What we do

We buy and sell emissions trading instruments on our own account for our clients, and arrange structured emission trading transactions. 

We work and trade with over 1,000 clients in Europe, international banks, financial institutions, funds and large traders.

We trade on all the main carbon exchanges, including EEX and ICE.


Our clients and counterparties include:

  • Industrial companies which are part of the EU Emission Trading Scheme
  • CDM and JI project owners which trade CERs from projects
  • Trading houses and banks with emissions trading desks
  • Governments that buy and sell emissions instruments

Most of our clients are based in the European Union but we do business globally.

The products we trade include spot and forward trades of EU Allowances, CERs; swaps between vintages and different instruments; repos and forward transactions with advance funding for raising working capital. 

Much of our work is to do with helping clients solve problems profitably. Clients might need to raise funding, overcome technical obstacles with registries or bureaucracies, understand and reduce risks their business is exposed to. We design trades and investments to address such problems. For some case studies click here.

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Vertis enters renewable energy market and is member of RECS International
25 September 2017
Vertis Environmental Finance started the trading of Guarantees of Origin (GOs), a special tracking certificate that labels...
Vertis acquires Alco2
18 September 2017
Vertis Environmental Finance has completed the acquisition of Alco2, the Brussels based emissions trading firm. Alco2 team...
Vertis voted 2017 Best Research in Emissions by Energy Risk users
11 August 2017
In the survey by the top commodity and energy risk journal, Energy Risk Vertis has been voted 2017 Best Research in Emissions...

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EUA Dec17: Price heads back into trend channel
25 September 2017
Lower power prices and the deteriorating profitability of coal fired power plants weighed on the price of carbon last week...
EUA Dec17: Price might consolidate near 7 euro
18 September 2017
Despite hitting the highest level in 2 years at 7.72 euro last week, the EUA Dec17 finished the week 1.7% lower in a weekly...
EUA Dec17: Investors focus on the trilogue negotiations Wednesday afternoon
11 September 2017
The EUA Dec17 gained more than 1 euro in one week and hit an almost 2 year high on Friday. The benchmark carbon contract...

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