VERTCAP WELCOMES YOU
VertCap ensures a value-added, professional, confidential and independent energy and commodity consulting service.
We are also providing independent advice on energy offers. Please do not hesitate to call to further discuss.
In conjunction with our partners we provide specialist wealth management services.
We partner with our clients from start to finish, focusing on their needs while producing new ideas, developing effective strategies and designing high quality and scalable solutions. Contact us to learn more.
Looking to develop your business but not sure where to turn? Need help planning or executing your next project? Let us guide you. Any organization can move forward with small incremental changes, but building for the future in today’s rapidly evolving environment means taking bold chances and making insightful decisions. Our investment in you:
Renewable Energy Project Evaluation
Power Purchase Agreements
Energy Supply Contracts
Wealth Management Strategies
With years of experience, our staff has the capabilities and expertise to take your business to the next level. At VertCap, we combine our insights and skills to transform your processes and strategies, and in turn, your company. We’re proud to help shape and improve how our clients structure and manage their business.
Our investment in you:
VertCap reviews and values portfolios of derivatives and physical contracts on an ongoing basis for clients. The underlying transactions are evaluated for fairness of pricing, and the portfolios are reviewed for appropriateness of the transactions in the context of the client's business. VertCap has a team of quantitative and structured products specialists who have built up an extensive library of financial instruments, allowing quick and accurate evaluation of most proposed financial structures. Portfolio valuation can be performed on an ongoing basis or as a once-off service as part of proposed acquisitions and mergers, or as an independent external check on valuations derived internally.
Members of the VertCap team have acted as Project Managers for our customers in the implementation of strategic initiatives. These include:
The establishment of a trading and middle office function for an energy retailer
· the development and review of electricity price risk management policies and procedure
· the development of credit risk management policies for energy traders
· the valuation of energy derivatives portfolios
· the facilitation of trading, business development and systems workshops for commodity price risk management
· the development and delivery of energy systems strategic planning workshop
· the independent review of industry price risk management reports
John is a senior financial markets professional with extensive domestic and international experience in investments, derivatives and structured products as a trader, business developer and manager in London and Melbourne.
John began his career in commodities trading and finance with Credit Suisse, successfully transacting complex financial hedging structures for central banks, mining houses and hedge funds. John headed up the global precious metals department for Commerzbank before moving back to Melbourne to work in the newly deregulated energy market as Originator for Shell owned, EdgeCap.
John has transacted with generators and retailers developing wholesale and retail products and services in electricity, gas, environmental, demand side, hybrids and PPA’s. He also founded a start-up providing risk management and trading services to energy retailers and generators in Australia.
John holds a Bachelor of Business degree, Banking & Finance, from Monash University, Post-Graduate Diploma in Finance from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Financial Services (AFMA).
Michael has extensive experience including trading, risk management and reporting in financial and energy markets, network regulatory strategy and development. Michael 's career includes roles with Trust Bank, Aurora Energy, TasNetworks and the Tasmanian Economic Regulator, and he has undertaken various consulting project assignments.