16 Nov 2010, Nick Sawyer, Patrick Blum, Risk magazine
Risk and Energy Risk magazines would like to invite you to participate in their Commodity Rankings 2011. Please note the Editors' Guidelines at the bottom of this article.
The poll is split into the following categories: Oil & products, natural gas, power, emissions trading, coal, weather, freight, energy structured products & exotics, research, precious metals and base metals. Please complete this survey by choosing your top three counterparty dealers in order of preference in each of the categories.
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The closing date for the poll is the 15th of December 2010
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- Companies are not allowed to send the link of the survey to their clients - any evidence that this has happened can lead to instant disqualification.
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- People vote for their own firm, or relatives of someone who works in that company vote for the firm
- There are multiple votes from the same person
- There have been multiple votes from a single IP address
- Web-based (eg hotmail or gmail) or fake email addresses have been used
- Votes by people who choose for the same firm indiscriminately throughout the poll, without due consideration
- Votes by people who clearly do not trade the product
- Block votes from groups of people on the same desk at the same institution voting for the same firm
- There is any indication that an unfair attempt has been made to influence the votes, other than what is mentioned above.
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