SOURCE: Triple Point Technology

Triple Point Technology

May 18, 2011 11:31 ET

Triple Point Launches Commodity XL for Dodd-Frank: End User Exemption

Software Assisted Compliance (SAC) Ensures OTC Derivatives Are Not Subject to Central Clearing

WESTPORT, CT--(Marketwire - May 18, 2011) - Triple Point Technology, the leading global provider of software to manage commodities and enterprise risk, announced today the availability of Commodity XL for Dodd-Frank: End User Exemption™. The compliance solution is designed to ensure that organizations comply with Dodd-Frank rules for validating hedging programs in order to avoid central clearing and additional margin requirements.

Dodd-Frank will require that all OTC trades be centrally cleared but exempts companies that trade to mitigate their commercial risk. Commodity XL for Dodd-Frank: End User Exemption enables the exemption process for each hedge, allowing companies to protect their hedging programs and ensure that valuable working capital is retained.

Triple Point's compliance solution manages the exemption process on a hedge by hedge basis. Key functionality of the product includes a complete audit trail of hedging activity, effectiveness testing, and automated documentation and disclosure management. Commodity XL for Dodd-Frank: End User Exemption will be continually updated as regulations evolve.

"The business impact of failing to get Dodd-Frank end-user exemptions for bona fide hedges starts with increased margining but ultimately ends with hedging programs becoming too expensive to maintain. This puts organizations at risk of an increasingly volatile market," said Michel Zadoroznyj, VP, treasury and regulatory compliance, Triple Point. "There are better uses of capital than having it sit in margin accounts. To ensure exemptions, organizations need to have the right software solution in place."

For the third year running, top analyst firm Gartner has named Triple Point as a 'Leader' in trading & risk management. Among Triple Point's many core strengths, Gartner stated that Triple Point continues to offer the most comprehensive FASB compliance solutions.

About Triple Point Technology
Triple Point Technology® is the leading global provider of software to manage commodities and enterprise risk. The company provides innovative solutions to competitively address the complex commodities value chain: buying, selling, trading, and procurement; enterprise risk management; scheduling and logistics; storage; processing; and settlement and accounting. Triple Point's Commodity Management platform enables over 260 customers in 35+ countries to profitably manage exposure to energy and raw materials across industries including energy; metals; agriculture; transportation; shipping; consumer products (CP); discrete manufacturers; and big box retailers. Triple Point was named a 'Leader' in Gartner's ETRM Magic Quadrant for its completeness of vision and ability to execute in 2009, 2010, and 2011. Founded in 1993, the company employs over 600 staff in 12 offices and support centers around the globe. www.tpt.com

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