What we do

 

CF Partners works with over 500 corporates and sovereigns across energy trading, risk mitigation and portfolio optimisation

MARKETS & PRODUCTS

CF Partners provides access to a range of energy and commodity products including natural gas, power, emissions, crude oil, refined products and coal. We actively trade on a number of exchanges and OTC markets.

We provide pricing and liquidity on standard products as well as more complex and structured strategies, including spot, futures, forwards, options, swaps, swaptions, index products, swings and spreads in various currencies.

RISK MANAGEMENT

CF Partners has a unique capability to structure and implement tailored risk management solutions for our Clients to protect against increasingly volatile energy and commodity prices. 

Our Clients operate across the energy and commodities value chain. Given their diverse nature, we work hand-in-hand to structure the most suitable solutions based on their unique situations and exposures.

PHYSICAL & PORTFOLIO OPTIMISATION

CF Partners provides solutions for physical buyers and suppliers in the gas, power and emissions markets.

We offer expertise in managing and optimising our Clients' physical flows and related pricing through supply or off-taking, restructuring physical contracts, volume flexibility as well as storage solutions. 

TRADING & EXECUTION

Our experienced Trading & Execution teams provide Clients with access to energy market liquidity, market intelligence, analysis and energy pricing for spot or forward curve management.

Clients can also access CFP Direct, our online trading platform, which offers live market pricing and the ability to securely trade a range of commodities and other products.

CF Partners manages funds and principal investments in the energy, commodities, equities and infrastructure sectors

ASSET MANAGEMENT

CF Partners Asset Management manages funds for institutional investors across the energy, commodities and infrastructure markets.

PRINCIPAL INVESTMENTS

CF Partners has seeded and invested in a number of opportunities across the globe. Investments include carbon reduction projects (wind, biomass, afforestation) and various early stage investments in energy, renewables and technology related businesses.

Awards

ENERGY RISK ANNUAL AWARDS 2015


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ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE ANNUAL RANKINGS 2014


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ENERGY RISK COMMODITY RANKINGS 2014


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ENERGY RISK ANNUAL AWARDS 2013


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ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE ANNUAL RANKINGS 2013


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ENERGY RISK COMMODITY RANKINGS 2013


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ENERGY RISK ENVIRONMENTAL RANKINGS 2011


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ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE ANNUAL RANKINGS 2014


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ENERGY RISK COMMODITY RANKINGS 2014


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ENVIRONMENTAL FINANCE ANNUAL RANKINGS 2013


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ENERGY RISK COMMODITY RANKINGS 2013


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ENERGY RISK ANNUAL AWARDS 2013


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ENERGY RISK ENVIRONMENTAL RANKINGS 2011


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ENERGY RISK ANNUAL AWARDS 2015


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Press
19/08/2015

Bloomberg

European energy prices will stay subdued through next year, capped by oil's slump and an unprecedented boom in renewables, according to Christian Coles, head of power and gas trading at CF Partners.
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18/08/2015

Bloomberg

CF Partners, the energy trading company that started out buying and selling carbon emission rights, is boosting its natural gas, power and oil operations as banks exit commodities markets.
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01/05/2015

Reuters

As UK Elections draw close, all the parties advocate some kind of change to Britain's liberalised energy marekt. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments.
Read More
19/04/2015

The Wall Street Journal

As European Utilities lag behind the Stoxx Europe 600 index by 10% in 2015, their appeal to investors may be waning. The Head of Research at CF Partners comments on how a big move in carbon prices could make a meaningful earnings contribution. (Subscription required)
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09/03/2015

Bloomberg

In this article, CF Partners comments on the effects of a merger between Areva and EDF.
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11/02/2015

Financial Times

Roland Vetter of CF Partners describes how Germany's green goals subsidies have led to an increase in generation from renewables, which has depressed wholesale power price and severely damaged the profitability of the integrated utilities. (Subscription required)
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07/02/2015

Les Echos

An interview with Roland Vetter, Head of Research at CF Partners, for the French daily financial newspaper discussing what cancelled infrastructure contracts could mean for the state. 
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05/02/2015

Institutional Investor

This article describes how Institutional Investors are showing increased interest in European equities. The Head of Research at CF Partners, however, argues how banking on European economic revival is not a one-way bet.
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20/01/2015

Energy Risk

Fred Payne of CF Partners comments on how the EU ETS is becoming a bigger priority for Industrials, and the impact of policy changes seeking to tighten the supply of emissions. (Subscription required)
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16/01/2015

Bloomberg

According to CF Partners, German power prices could fall below €30 in the year ahead, a level not seen since October 2003.
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12/01/2015

Bloomberg

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners describes how German power prices could fall as much as €3 in the year ahead if coal drops to $60 and carbon prices remain stable.
Read More
07/01/2015

Bloomberg

CF Partners comments on how the market hoped for a colder January '15 after a record warm 2014 year pushed German and French power as well as UK gas prices to record lows.  
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01/12/2014

The Wall Street Journal

This article reports how E.ON is spinning off its conventional energy business to focus on renewables. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on which factors will now affect its ability to attract investors. (Subscription required)
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08/10/2014

The Telegraph

According to CF Partners, subsidies for Britain's new nuclear power plants are likely to equate to £10 per household per year in 2023.
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08/10/2014

The New York Times

CF Partners comments on the EU's approval for constructing Britain's first nuclear power station since the mid-1990s.
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16/09/2014

Utility Week

CF Partners comments on how a reluctance to trade on the part of Europe's major utilities is playing a key role in weakening CO2 prices.
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06/09/2014

The Economist

Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments in this article which looks at how Centrica, Britain’s biggest energy supplier, faces problems which are not solely political.
Read More
27/08/2014

Bloomberg

Nuclear outages could send power prices soaring due to the concern that two Belgian reactors will remain shut into next year. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments.
Read More
09/07/2014

The New York Times

According to Roland Vetter of CF Partners, natural gas-fired power plants could be profitable with a 40% lower electricity price than what is being guaranteed for Hinkley Point's nuclear plant in England. 
Read More
10/06/2014

Reuters

Roland Vetter of CF Partners argues that although Britain's big energy suppliers are under pressure to cut household power and gas bills due to falling wholesale markets, they will need until autumn to properly assess the impact.
Read More
20/05/2014

Reuters

German utilities call for a "capacity market" to subsidise loss-making coal and power stations to stay online. "Without it, there's no willingness to invest in new power stations as costs can't be recovered", comments Roland Vetter of CF Partners.
Read More
04/05/2014

Financial Times

This article looks at leading scientists' claim that UK biomass subsidies are misguided. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on what a change in subsidies could mean for DRAX. (Subscription required)
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29/04/2014

Institutional Investor

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners looks at ways to earn positive investment returns on the back of regulation change in the utility and telecommunication sectors.
Read More
08/04/2014

Reuters

A planned investigation into price collusion by British energy suppliers threatens to undermine the competitiveness of UK energy market, as stated by Roland Vetter of CF Partners.
Read More
04/04/2014

Bloomberg

Roland Vetter, Head of Research at CF Partners, comments on the changes expected to the French energy market as Segolene Royal takes the helm as France's environment and energy minister.
Read More
25/03/2014

Die Zeit

Roland Vetter comments on how Siemens' plan to invest in a wind turbine assembly plant in the UK can deliver significant cost savings for the company.
Read More
19/03/2014

Reuters

In this article, CF Partners discusses how George Osborne's plan to freeze the UK carbon tax at 2015/16 levels will reduce wholesale electricity prices by £6.1/MWh by 2020.
Read More
18/03/2014

Financial Times

Roland Vetter, Head of Research at CF Partners, discusses his calculations about how much the carbon tax costs UK households. (Subscription required)
Read More
28/02/2014

Die Zeit

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners describes how EDF's deal with the UK government to develop a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will bring €175 billion in revenue.
Read More
28/02/2014

Eurohedge

CFP Equity, the energy and utilities-focussed fund, has completed its first year of trading and is attracting good inflows of investment following strong performance in 2013.
Read More
18/02/2014

Reuters

Roland Vetter at CF Partners argues that Investors in new gas fired power plants should focus on the UK where the market is getting tighter and there is a strong need for new capacity.
Read More
14/02/2014

Bloomberg

Fred Payne of CF Partners comments on the EU's measure to cut surplus of carbon permits, raising the prospect that European companies will not have sufficient allowances to match emissions for the first time since 2008.
Read More
06/02/2014

The New York Times

The EU parliament voted in favour of proposals to support its carbon trading scheme by reducing the number of carbon allowances in the market. According to Roland Vetter at CF Partners, EU officials sent a strong signal by doing so.
Read More
29/01/2014

Veckans Affarer

An interview with Thomas Rassmuson, Founding Partner of CF Partners, discussing how their Russian forestry project ensures the natural habitat of the Siberian Tiger remains protected.
Read More
21/01/2014

Reuters

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on how the business model for German utilities is crumbling following the country's decision to drop nuclear energy by 2022, record-low wholesale power prices and a boom in solar and wind capacity.
Read More
20/01/2014

Reuters

Poor generation margins could threaten some of Germany's numerous municipal power suppliers, according to the Head of Research at CF Partners.
Read More
14/01/2014

Bloomberg

Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on French industry group's claims that EDF should cut rates for large industrial users to maintain competitiveness with France's EU neighbours.
Read More
03/01/2014

Bloomberg

CF Partners argues that as German power prices are expected to weaken, carbon has the greatest potential to change electricity prices this year.
Read More
18/07/2013

Bloomberg

Fred Payne of CF Partners argues that low trading volumes of Certified Emission Reduction permits is contributing to CO2 price volatility. “If you want volume, you’ll have to pay the offer price, and that’s squeezed prices higher.”
Read More
28/06/2013

Bloomberg

In this article, Fred Payne of CF Partners comments on measures taken by EU lawmakers that could temporarily cut an oversupply of carbon allowances. “We still don’t know the details of how supply will be returned to market, complicating price forecasts.”
Read More
24/06/2013

Bloomberg

CF Partners argues that the rise in EU carbon prices stems from increased confidence that the European Parliament will support measures to temporarily cut an oversupply of allowances.
Read More
22/04/2013

The New York Times

Thomas Rassmuson, Founding Partner of CF Partners, and Fred Payne, Trader, comment on Europe's carbon market after the EU Parliament spurned an effort to shore up prices by reducing the number of allowances.
Read More
09/03/2015

Bloomberg

In this article, CF Partners comments on the effects of a merger between Areva and EDF.
Read More
11/02/2015

Financial Times

Roland Vetter of CF Partners describes how Germany's green goals subsidies have led to an increase in generation from renewables, which has depressed wholesale power price and severely damaged the profitability of the integrated utilities. (Subscription required)
Read More
07/02/2015

Les Echos

An interview with Roland Vetter, Head of Research at CF Partners, for the French daily financial newspaper discussing what cancelled infrastructure contracts could mean for the state. 
Read More
05/02/2015

Institutional Investor

This article describes how Institutional Investors are showing increased interest in European equities. The Head of Research at CF Partners, however, argues how banking on European economic revival is not a one-way bet.
Read More
20/01/2015

Energy Risk

Fred Payne of CF Partners comments on how the EU ETS is becoming a bigger priority for Industrials, and the impact of policy changes seeking to tighten the supply of emissions. (Subscription required)
Read More
16/01/2015

Bloomberg

According to CF Partners, German power prices could fall below €30 in the year ahead, a level not seen since October 2003.
Read More
12/01/2015

Bloomberg

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners describes how German power prices could fall as much as €3 in the year ahead if coal drops to $60 and carbon prices remain stable.
Read More
07/01/2015

Bloomberg

CF Partners comments on how the market hoped for a colder January '15 after a record warm 2014 year pushed German and French power as well as UK gas prices to record lows.  
Read More
01/12/2014

The Wall Street Journal

This article reports how E.ON is spinning off its conventional energy business to focus on renewables. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on which factors will now affect its ability to attract investors. (Subscription required)
Read More
08/10/2014

The New York Times

CF Partners comments on the EU's approval for constructing Britain's first nuclear power station since the mid-1990s.
Read More
08/10/2014

The Telegraph

According to CF Partners, subsidies for Britain's new nuclear power plants are likely to equate to £10 per household per year in 2023.
Read More
16/09/2014

Utility Week

CF Partners comments on how a reluctance to trade on the part of Europe's major utilities is playing a key role in weakening CO2 prices.
Read More
06/09/2014

The Economist

Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments in this article which looks at how Centrica, Britain’s biggest energy supplier, faces problems which are not solely political.
Read More
27/08/2014

Bloomberg

Nuclear outages could send power prices soaring due to the concern that two Belgian reactors will remain shut into next year. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments.
Read More
09/07/2014

The New York Times

According to Roland Vetter of CF Partners, natural gas-fired power plants could be profitable with a 40% lower electricity price than what is being guaranteed for Hinkley Point's nuclear plant in England. 
Read More
10/06/2014

Reuters

Roland Vetter of CF Partners argues that although Britain's big energy suppliers are under pressure to cut household power and gas bills due to falling wholesale markets, they will need until autumn to properly assess the impact.
Read More
20/05/2014

Reuters

German utilities call for a "capacity market" to subsidise loss-making coal and power stations to stay online. "Without it, there's no willingness to invest in new power stations as costs can't be recovered", comments Roland Vetter of CF Partners.
Read More
04/05/2014

Financial Times

This article looks at leading scientists' claim that UK biomass subsidies are misguided. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on what a change in subsidies could mean for DRAX. (Subscription required)
Read More
29/04/2014

Institutional Investor

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners looks at ways to earn positive investment returns on the back of regulation change in the utility and telecommunication sectors.
Read More
08/04/2014

Reuters

A planned investigation into price collusion by British energy suppliers threatens to undermine the competitiveness of UK energy market, as stated by Roland Vetter of CF Partners.
Read More
04/04/2014

Bloomberg

Roland Vetter, Head of Research at CF Partners, comments on the changes expected to the French energy market as Segolene Royal takes the helm as France's environment and energy minister.
Read More
25/03/2014

Die Zeit

Roland Vetter comments on how Siemens' plan to invest in a wind turbine assembly plant in the UK can deliver significant cost savings for the company.
Read More
19/03/2014

Reuters

In this article, CF Partners discusses how George Osborne's plan to freeze the UK carbon tax at 2015/16 levels will reduce wholesale electricity prices by £6.1/MWh by 2020.
Read More
18/03/2014

Financial Times

Roland Vetter, Head of Research at CF Partners, discusses his calculations about how much the carbon tax costs UK households. (Subscription required)
Read More
28/02/2014

Eurohedge

CFP Equity, the energy and utilities-focussed fund, has completed its first year of trading and is attracting good inflows of investment following strong performance in 2013.
Read More
28/02/2014

Die Zeit

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners describes how EDF's deal with the UK government to develop a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point will bring €175 billion in revenue.
Read More
18/02/2014

Reuters

Roland Vetter at CF Partners argues that Investors in new gas fired power plants should focus on the UK where the market is getting tighter and there is a strong need for new capacity.
Read More
14/02/2014

Bloomberg

Fred Payne of CF Partners comments on the EU's measure to cut surplus of carbon permits, raising the prospect that European companies will not have sufficient allowances to match emissions for the first time since 2008.
Read More
06/02/2014

The New York Times

The EU parliament voted in favour of proposals to support its carbon trading scheme by reducing the number of carbon allowances in the market. According to Roland Vetter at CF Partners, EU officials sent a strong signal by doing so.
Read More
29/01/2014

Veckans Affarer

An interview with Thomas Rassmuson, Founding Partner of CF Partners, discussing how their Russian forestry project ensures the natural habitat of the Siberian Tiger remains protected.
Read More
21/01/2014

Reuters

In this article, Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on how the business model for German utilities is crumbling following the country's decision to drop nuclear energy by 2022, record-low wholesale power prices and a boom in solar and wind capacity.
Read More
20/01/2014

Reuters

Poor generation margins could threaten some of Germany's numerous municipal power suppliers, according to the Head of Research at CF Partners.
Read More
14/01/2014

Bloomberg

Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments on French industry group's claims that EDF should cut rates for large industrial users to maintain competitiveness with France's EU neighbours.
Read More
03/01/2014

Bloomberg

CF Partners argues that as German power prices are expected to weaken, carbon has the greatest potential to change electricity prices this year.
Read More
18/07/2013

Bloomberg

Fred Payne of CF Partners argues that low trading volumes of Certified Emission Reduction permits is contributing to CO2 price volatility. “If you want volume, you’ll have to pay the offer price, and that’s squeezed prices higher.”
Read More
28/06/2013

Bloomberg

In this article, Fred Payne of CF Partners comments on measures taken by EU lawmakers that could temporarily cut an oversupply of carbon allowances. “We still don’t know the details of how supply will be returned to market, complicating price forecasts.”
Read More
24/06/2013

Bloomberg

CF Partners argues that the rise in EU carbon prices stems from increased confidence that the European Parliament will support measures to temporarily cut an oversupply of allowances.
Read More
22/04/2013

The New York Times

Thomas Rassmuson, Founding Partner of CF Partners, and Fred Payne, Trader, comment on Europe's carbon market after the EU Parliament spurned an effort to shore up prices by reducing the number of allowances.
Read More
19/04/2015

The Wall Street Journal

As European Utilities lag behind the Stoxx Europe 600 index by 10% in 2015, their appeal to investors may be waning. The Head of Research at CF Partners comments on how a big move in carbon prices could make a meaningful earnings contribution. (Subscription required)
Read More
01/05/2015

Reuters

As UK Elections draw close, all the parties advocate some kind of change to Britain's liberalised energy marekt. Roland Vetter of CF Partners comments.
Read More
19/08/2015

Bloomberg

European energy prices will stay subdued through next year, capped by oil's slump and an unprecedented boom in renewables, according to Christian Coles, head of power and gas trading at CF Partners.
Read More
18/08/2015

Bloomberg

CF Partners, the energy trading company that started out buying and selling carbon emission rights, is boosting its natural gas, power and oil operations as banks exit commodities markets.
Read More

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