For 2012, QSL managed the following five pools:
- QSL US Quota Pool
- QSL Guaranteed Floor Pool
- QSL Actively Managed Pool
- QSL Discretionary Pool
- QSL Harvest Pool
Each pricing mechanism provided a different level of risk and return, and delivered a range of benefits to millers and growers according to their different needs.
Each Pool was allocated revenues and expenses from the QSL Shared Pool. The Shared Pool includes items such as physical sales and quality premiums, direct and indirect selling costs, handling and storage charges and marketing services.
2012 Pool Performance
*Represents the price achieved if no market view was taken by following an evenly-spread sales pattern, adjusted for applicable constraints such as infrastructure, storage and time available to price.