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.
Proposals by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) - now also proposed in the recently approved Senate Bill on Finanicial Reform - to limit larger energy traders' positions, could drive down liquidity in energy markets across the board, causing...
Carbon trading set to become the biggest commodity market in the world
Goldman takes the commodity derivatives crown
Commodities are back in favour with investors looking for diversification and absolute returns. But market conditions, coupled with the fact that most commodities remain in contango, means passive beta investments could disappoint. How are dealers structuring...
The interests of trading desks may not always be aligned with the best interests of a vertically integrated company’s assets. Charles Ford discusses some approaches that address this issue
US senators have published a climate change bill establishing a cap-and-trade system for power plants and industrials that permits only exchange-traded and cleared transactions.
Energy Risk brings you a snapshot of what's moving and shaking the markets with a special look at energy credit.
BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill will lead to approval and production delays in the European shale gas industry as governments crack down on environmental safety regulations.