Report recommends ways to tackle energy market manipulation

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Recent market manipulation cases brought against energy market participants leave few clues as to how such fraud is defined by regulators, according to Shaun Ledgerwood, senior consultant at The Brattle Group. He believes a sound definition for market manipulation is needed so traders can be sure they are trading legally and will not shy away from the market.

A discussion paper published by The Brattle Group last week outlines a framework for analyzing market manipulation. It concentrates on los