Leading the pack

To borrow a cliché from the sporting world, the real winner of the 2007 Energy Risk commodity rankings is the game itself. The survey this year attracted a record 1400 valid responses, underscoring the continually growing importance of energy derivatives trading.

Even with the oil price slipping, vast pools of investor capital are still making a beeline for the commodities space, while corporate end-users are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their demands. This in turn has increased com