Specialised quanto products are now driving demand in the weather derivatives markets. Alex Davis looks at why this is the case, and how improvements in data provision are making this possible
The global oil industry is increasingly turning away from WTI as a physical price benchmark, says industry consultant
Strong Q2 trading volumes reassert WTI's place as global pricing benchmark
Regulators have pushed hard to ensure buy-side firms are able to access central counterparties since the crisis began. But despite the launch of several new services, very few buy-side participants are actually using them. By Mark Pengelly
Uncertainty over the final shape of regulatory reform is reportedly making buy-side firms wary of committing to central clearing.
Clearing houses could cause large losses for their members if they don't put limits on portfolio allocation, dealers think.
Despite regulatory calls for buy-side clearing of credit derivatives, few client trades are being cleared.
Vendors and their clients are focusing on the implementation of liquidity analytics to boost credit risk management
The commodity market is divided on position limits for metal derivatives.
A dollar-denominated, cash-settled crude palm oil futures contract will begin trading on CME Globex on May 23, 2010 under a partnership between CME Group and Bursa Malaysia.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched a clearing service for credit default swaps on December 15, with several major dealers and buy-side firms as founding members. Will it capture market share from rival IntercontinentalExchange? By Alastair Marsh
Choice Environmental, a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), has brokered the first CME-cleared snowfall hedging risk instrument – a snowfall binary option contract for Detroit.
The clearing house of global exchange CME Group - CME Clearing - has announced it will now accept gold as collateral for trades on the exchange.
The CME Group has pre-empted long-awaited action from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to implement position limits for energy trading, publishing its own suggestions for a regime.
Members of the US House Agriculture Committee voiced concerns today that government proposals for regulating over-the-counter derivatives would negatively affect end users.
Chicago-based CME Group has published details of a proposed hard-limits regime, calling on all exchanges to adopt the same measures.