Bespoke OTC reporting a struggle for energy firms

Dodd-Frank and Emir compliance tricky for non-standard trades


For many energy trading firms, reporting the details of energy derivatives transactions to trade repositories under new European rules has proven to be a costly, cumbersome and highly manual task, say industry participants.

Under Emir’s reporting mandate, which came into force in February, both counterparties to a listed or over-the-counter derivatives trade are required to report their side of the transaction to a repository. For the bulk of plain vanilla energy trades – for example, an oil swa