THE DE LAVAL YEAGER GROUP: Your Commodity Market Experts

It has been said many times that ‘there is no substitute for experience”. In some sense this is true. There is no substitute for the confidence that comes from working with individuals who have “been there, done that” and have the battle scars, intuition and insights that come from seeing and dealing first-hand with situations and their consequences. In business, the difference between success and failure often comes down to whether the people executing your most critical initiatives have adequate experience to meet the challenges that will surely come.

This is certainly true for businesses that participate in wholesale energy, agricultural and metals markets. Otherwise successful companies of all sizes, some household names, have been brought to their knees by failing to properly understand, anticipate and adjust to challenges related to physical and financial participation in these commodity markets. These challenges have only increased with the most recent wave of new regulations arising out of the Dodd-Frank Act. In the past, a firms greatest risk was that it might take on too much exposure to price movements. Now, in the words of the CRO at one prominent firm, “our greatest risk is being shut out of the markets entirely as a result of failure to satisfy some new regulatory requirement”.

Ideally, your business already employs people with the decades of experience required to navigate the difficult waters ahead. Even so, situations inevitably arise where you need additional expertise to succeed. This may arise from a new opportunity, a changing marketplace, loss of key personnel, a legal or regulatory matter, or a number of other situations.  When those situations arise, look to The De Laval Yeager Group to fill your experience gap. Our experts each have 15-30 years of experience or more working in various capacities in physical and financial commodity markets, serving in roles including c-suite executives, project developers, negotiators, valuation agents, asset managers, marketers, traders, brokers, and risk managers.

The De Laval Yeager Group delivers expertise to our clients primarily through two service lines:

  • Through our Litigation Services we provide expert based analysis and testimony supported by industry experience and academic expertise across a broad range of criminal, civil & regulatory matters related to participation in energy, agricultural and metals markets, as well as in the broader financial markets.

  • Through our Business Services we help our clients who participate in wholesale energy, agricultural and metals markets to more effectively and profitably manage commercial activities including the purchase or sale of physical commodity, hedging or trading through derivatives, or development, acquisition or optimization of physical assets.

If you would like to learn more about how The De Laval Yeager Group can help you succeed, contact Jack Yeager at   jyeager@tdyg.com