At December 31, 2020
The Group had no commodity hedges at December 31, 2021.
Credit and counterparty risk
In the normal course of business, the Group is exposed to the risk of counterparties being unable to honor their contractual obligations.
For example, the Group is exposed to credit risk in the event of default by its clients and to counterparty risk in respect of its investments of cash and its purchases of derivative instruments.
With several hundreds of thousands of corporate and public authority clients at December 31, 2021, the Group has a highly diversified customer base. Moreover, its clients include all types of entities, ranging from large and medium-sized corporates to national, regional and local public authorities to SMEs.
The Group diversifies its exposure to financial counterparties by investing available cash with a variety of leading financial institutions. About 80% of investments are with institutions rated investment grade.
Its maximum exposure to a single financial counterparty represented less than 20% of the total funds invested at the closing date.