Instead of making things easier and reducing risk, standardisation of energy and commodities' contracts could increase risk
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association is carrying out its biggest overhaul for years of commodity definitions, which will include new products to reflect market developments
With commodity market conditions seemingly ripe for consumer hedging, Lianna Brinded looks at whether there has been a recent uptick in consumer hedging activity
Asian demand for commodities continues to be insatiable. Alex Davis looks at how western investment banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the growth
Energy risk managers from across North America convened at Energy Risk’s annual US conference in May to discuss the many challenges currently facing the sector, including derivatives regulation and carbon market growth, as Pauline McCallion reports
Gazprom quells market fears over a future European gas shortage by confirming its “readiness” to ensure additional gas deliveries to Europe in the event of Belarus shutting off Gazprom’s main gas transit system through the country
Markit, the giant independent financial information services firm, will bring energy and commodities risk managers closer to assessing real market risk with its launch of a commodities derivatives valuation service that is set to create more transparency...
Russia forges a stronger foothold in the global power markets, after two exchanges team up to launch a power futures contract
With the US set to unveil the largest set of financial regulation reforms of the past 30 years, Energy Risk USA's conference could not have come at a better time in order to gauge market concern
SHFE considering allowing foreign institutional investors access to commodities futures contracts through QFII scheme
Senate financial reform bill could leave power companies facing major collateral problems
The former Enron derivatives pioneer believes forcing trades on exchanges will benefit niche players and smaller companies
Power risk managers may face previously unforeseen cost challenges in the next few years, as not enough research has been done to quantify the marginal effects carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions prices will have on the electricity generation sector, says...
Crude oil prices will stay range-bound over the next three years, due to substantial Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) spare capacity, growing global demand and significant financial flows, says Credit Suisse’s head of global...
The energy markets still face an unprecedented level of regulatory risk over the next year, as impending changes to the US financial system loom, while at the same time, BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has presented major operational risk factors for...
With the US set to unveil the largest set of financial regulation reforms of the past 30 years, Lianna Brinded reports from Houston, Texas, on how these changes will effect the energy and commodities industry.
Have traditional energy market correlations changed permanently as a result of the credit bubble bursting and how will this impact trends in price forecasting and modelling? Pauline McCallion reports
This month, Simon Grensted, managing director, business development, at LCH.Clearnet, puts his questions to Michael Cosgrove, managing director, head of energy and commodities, at GFI Group and formerly chief executive of Amerex prior to its 2006 purchase...
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
European Union regulators to clarify controversial new derivatives and central clearing rules in a new regulation rather than previously intended directive, avoiding lengthy and politically sensitive procedure
As appetite for listed products and the transparency they offer increases, Société Générale (SG) has launched its first exchange-traded notes (ETN) on the London Stock Exchange, giving investors access to single commodities in a variety of currencies.