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VertCap ensures a value-added, professional, confidential and independent energy, carbon and commodity consulting service.

Our senior financial markets professionals have extensive trading experience gained at leading financial and commodity trading institutions in Australia and Europe. 


We understand your needs, from sourcing Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's)  to implementing  a physical commodity sales strategy for strategic and critical minerals or pricing and executing a longer term finance and hedging structure for a precious metals producer. 


We can assist with this and a lot more.


Please contact us to further discuss.

“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

Micro-grid Evaluation 

Power Purchase Agreements

Energy Supply Contracts

Bullion Investments

Hedging Structures

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:

Managing teams

Deal Origination


Portfolio Management 

Helping Businesses


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Portfolio Management

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.

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Project Management

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 Patitsas


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).


Charles Rendigs

Business Development

Charles has over 11 years’ experience in providing business development services and advisory to Australian energy efficiency companies, as well as to a diverse range of start-ups.

Before joining VertCap, Charles worked across leading renewable companies such as Thermoshield, Green Street Consulting, Climate Friendly and Village Green Environmental Solutions.

His expertise spans both government and private industry on carbon energy projects and carbon management solutions, compliance and reporting requirements for environmental energy regulations, as well as energy saving, technical data and cost effectiveness.

Prior to moving to Australia in 2004, Charles was based in New York City where he worked with his father on Wall Street.

Charles is a member of the Australian Institute of Energy as a National Director and as Deputy Chair of the Melbourne Branch. Charles is on the Stewards Council of Living Legacy Forests and is an active member of the Carbon Market Institute and Facility Management Association. He was on the Engineers Australia Technical Committee for the National Electrical Energy Conference 2017.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcasting, Film and Computer Science

Michael Sward

Senior Consultant

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.  




Nick is supporting consultants with financial reporting, maintaining and updating commodity price databases and the production and distribution of the market report. 


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Disclaimer: The information contained in this report is purely factual in nature and does not take account of your personal objectives, situation or needs. The information is objectively ascertainable and does not constitute financial product advice. In particular, it is not intended to be a recommendation or statement of opinion or to influence you in relation to making any decision about a financial product. VertCap Pty Ltd, its officers, agents, representatives and employees do not hold an Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL). If you require advice about a financial product, you should contact a properly licensed or authorised financial advisor.

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