Allegations of manipulation are particularly bad for energy trading firms, which should respond by holding themselves to higher standards
Acer probed 10 cases under Remit in 2012, agency says, in report that sheds light on the development of monitoring regime
Regulatory change and tough market conditions are creating deep uncertainty for energy brokers. But Tradition’s Mike Anderson remains optimistic about the business, he tells Stella Farrington
More energy importing countries are in talks about hedging fuel purchases after Morocco’s sovereign hedging deal, say bankers
Despite coming into force in December 2011, Remit insider trading rules continue to raise questions among energy traders
The European Union is implementing new legislation and adopting an increasingly aggressive stance on energy market abuse. But the continent’s energy trading firms face an uphill struggle to comply with the rules. Stella Farrington reports
APX says creation of UK virtual hub could delay NWE power market coupling, but claim is strongly denied by Nord Pool Spot
Falling over-the-counter energy volumes in Europe and the US push liquidity to top of risk management agenda
Stress testing is a vital part of successful risk management, but risk managers at energy trading firms frequently face obstacles in designing and implementing successful stress testing programmes. In this article, Carlos Blanco provides some advice on...
Ice says a plan to shift the expiry dates of futures and options on Brent crude oil is an important fix that will tighten the link between the physical and futures markets. However, carrying out the necessary changes could be painful for market participants....
In some corners of the over-the-counter energy market, liquidity has become increasingly thin during the past few years. As a result, firms need to think more creatively about how they handle liquidity, say risk managers. Stella Farrington reports
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Shell becomes second energy company to seek swap dealer status under Dodd-Frank
Exchange delays plan to shift expiry calendar for Brent crude oil futures and options after firms complain they need more time to prepare
At Stadtwerke München, one of Germany’s largest municipal utilities, many of the issues facing risk management are different from those affecting big commercial energy firms. But concerns about the impact of financial regulation run just as high. Mark...
Countries including Japan and India are venting their frustration at the hefty premiums and inflexible terms they face in the global liquefied natural gas market. While there are signs things are beginning to change, participants say any further shifts...
Proposals to ensure convergence between futures and physical Brent cause firms to avoid trading long-dated options
Barclays clinches deal with Hawaii refinery as US Federal Reserve scrutinises physical commodity trading by banks
Ofgem senior economist makes case for power market reform and details proposals to alter balancing arrangements
Lack of credit team or CVA desk might make use of measure counterproductive, panellists worry
Acer director expresses frustration at power market coupling delays caused by exchanges and other stakeholders
Strain caused by regulation and renewables means European energy traders must adapt to survive, says RWE Supply & Trading CFO
As Hess turns into a leaner, upstream-focused oil company, chief risk officer Jonathan Stein tells Alexander Osipovich how enterprise risk management will assist in the firm’s transformation
Despite differences in the detail, the mechanics that unfold during episodes of financial and energy market hype are the same. To avoid repeating the errors of the past, companies and individuals should bear them in mind, argues Vincent Kaminski