Under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation all derivatives deals – over-the-counter and exchange-traded – must be reported to a registered trade repository by both the buyer and seller. All parties must report their trades. Trades must be reported if a repository for the product type has been registered. Third parties act as trade repositories that then make the information available to the European Securities and Markets Authority. The requirement to report commodity derivatrives took effect on January 2, 2014.
* see also uropean Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR); swap data repository (SDR)
Commodity trading and risk management is a subject that is necessarily complicated, and is becoming more so. The Energy Risk Glossary seeks to disentangle and clarify the jargon by providing definitions of commonly used energy and commodity market terms.
These include definitions related to a variety of underlying energy products, as well as technical terms about the many instruments and benchmarks used by energy market participants.
Many of the most recent terms to have been added to our glossary stem from the actions of regulators since the 2008 global financial crisis. The onset of rules, such as the US Dodd-Frank Act and European Market Infrastructure Regulation, has markedly increased the cost and complexity associated with commodity trading. Perhaps they have also increased the need for a handy reference guide such as this.
The glossary is extensively cross-referenced, making for easy and thorough searches. We hope you find the latest edition of the Energy Risk Glossary to be a useful resource.
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