Commodity and energy derivatives house of the year: JP Morgan

Risk awards 2012

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Big derivatives market-makers invariably have complementary strengths in the underlying asset class – big interest rate swap players also underwrite debt and trade bonds, for example. The same principle applies to commodity derivatives, but is much harder to put into practice – commodities finance and trading requires the ability to store and transport huge volumes of physical assets. As a result, many banks have sought to build a commodities business by starting out in derivative