Economic history is the history of people learning to manage risk…

Pytheas is strongly committed to providing liquidity on a consistent basis and being fully immersed in a vast range of financial markets.

Pytheas' pricing acumen and execution prowess allow clients to promptly increase or lessen their exposure to a specific financial instrument. Enabling and assisting clients to adjust their asset exposure efficiently and rapidly without disrupting the markets is a key component of the firm's risk management offerings.

Pytheas has the analytical talent, risk management expertise, structuring know-how and financial backbone to help issuers and investors protect their financial exposure against the vagaries of today's markets. Whether disruptions or opportunities arise from fluctuations in interest rates, currency values, commodity prices, stock values or credit ratings, Pytheas' unique combination of research, problem-solving insight, innovativeness and delivery proficiency ideally positions it to develop and implement solutions that help clients achieve their business goals and strategic risk/reward priorities.

In keeping with the organization's "all-around relationship" approach, derivative product professionals cooperate intimately with the investment banking and industry experts and regional specialists to design risk management solutions that are most appropriate and effective given industry characteristics and geographic constraints and imperatives.

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Did you know?

that Confucius about 2,500 years ago argued that the government should not compete for profit with the people, as it would only result to the exploitation of the population?

that 1 recycled tin would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours; 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes; 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours?

that annually, the amount of garbage that is dumped in the world’s oceans is three times the weight of fish that is caught from the oceans?

that recycling steel saves 75% of the energy that would be used to create steel from raw materials, enough to power 18 million homes?

that in a lifetime the average European or North American will discard more than 600 times his or her adult weight in garbage and about a ton of trash per person per year?

that recycling 1 ton of paper saves 17 mature trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 3 cubic yards of landfill space, 2 barrels of oil, and 4000 kilowatt hours of electricity; this is enough energy to power the average North American home for 5 months?

that the Boeotian Hesiod about 3000 years ago theorized on the entrepreneurship typical of the market (an early laissez-faire), identifying the effects of government debasement of the coinage, which causes a decrease in its purchasing power (think Adam Smith, Keynes and post Keynes), arguing about the importance of competition and the importance of justice and the law in order to foster order and harmony in society?

that every year, Americans buy more than 100 million cell phones, yet fewer than 20% of old cell phones are recycled and that recycling just a million cell phones reduces greenhouse gas emissions equal to removing 1,368 cars off the road for a full year?

that the revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue derived from movies, cruse ships, recorded music, theme parks and spectator sports combined?

that of all the restaurants that are opened, 90% of them fail in the first year and of the remaining ones that survive, 90% of those fail in the second year?

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