Companies around the world are now hedging 55% of their commodity exposure as a result of increased volatility and the global financial crisis, according to a survey by Connecticut-based research consultancy Greenwich Associates.
The London Energy Brokers' Association (LEBA) has announced that over-the-counter (OTC) carbon volumes have grown by 82% during the first five months of 2009, compared to the same period last year.
The purchase of distressed whole loans using taxpayer funds under the US Treasury's Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP) has been postponed, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has announced, raising speculation that the scheme might...
Discover the leading lights in the global energy trading and risk management industry as we reveal the winners of the 2009 Energy Risk Awards
Russia is the world's largest exporter of natural gas and holds the largest reserves. With Europe increasingly dependent on Russia for future gas supplies, Eric Fishhaut of GlobaView looks at Russia's influence over gas supply and demand
In this next article of the Masterclass series, Lacima Group focus on power trading and detail how industry practitioners typically value the flexibility of generation assets as real options while taking operating constraints into account
The Operations Management Group (OMG) on June 2 outlined its latest targets to improve the operational infrastructure of the over-the-counter derivatives industry.
Despite its size, the largest industrial bankruptcy in US corporate history is unlikely to have much of an effect on the credit derivatives markets, suggest analysts.
The US Government has initiated what is set to be a lengthy and complex debate over proposals for the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives, finds Pauline McCallion
Oil companies that profited from storing oil amid falling prices are unlikely to to see similar returns as the longer-term economic picture begins to brighten. Pauline McCallion reports
Steel producers remain sceptical of the benefits of hedging with futures contracts. Now interest in iron-ore derivatives could offer another way for steel players to hedge risk, finds Katie Holliday
The market for transferring UK pension scheme risk to an insurance company could fall to £4 billion this year, which would be approximately half the level of 2008, according to a report published today by London-based actuarial consultancy Lane Clark...
The British Bankers' Association says its members should be able to speed up disclosure and supervisory reporting, after European regulators criticised the delayed and obscure reports issued by many European banks.
Regulators from across the globe continue to review and adjust short-selling restrictions.
The Indian Bullion Market Association (IBMA), a national level body representing the Indian bullion trade and industry, was launched today in alliance with Mumbai-based National Spot Exchange (NSEL.)
Foreign exchange derivatives trading levels suffered declines this year as hedge funds and other players partly stepped back from the market. But the asset class remains liquid and is attracting a new breed of market participants. Hardeep Dhillon reports