An EU directive issued in 2004 that came into force in 2007, which harmonised investment services regulations across European Economic Area states. MIFID added to the Investment Services Directive and furthered several concepts include “passporting” (the ability to trade across the states if authorised in one), best execution, rules about transparency, order handling and others. Companies primarily trading in commodities and energy were largely exempted. This exemption will expire with the introduction of MIFID II, which may require those in the energy markets to comply.
The Energy Risk Glossary, now in its eighth edition, provides an at-a-glance explanation of the myriad specialised terms and acronyms used in energy trading and risk management.
This year, the guide has been updated by Aviv Handler of ETR Advisory. Energy Risk would like to thank him for his input into this edition, which benefits greatly from his valuable experience and insight into energy markets.
The fast-changing nature of these markets means much has changed since our last edition – almost 200 new entries and revisions have been made this year. Reflecting the increasing importance of regulation, definitions of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFid) and the Ljubljana-based Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (Acer) make it into the glossary for the first time. A focus on improving back-office infrastructure and mitigating counterparty risk is also apparent from the inclusion of terms such as ‘portfolio reconciliation’ and ‘portfolio compression’.
The glossary is extensively cross-referenced, making for easy and thorough searches. We hope you find it useful.
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