The US Dodd-Frank Act envisioned a new type of trading venue for over-the-counter derivatives, known as swap execution facilities (Sefs). But in the energy markets, at least, it appears Sefs are dead and...
Updated OTC derivatives rules satisfy concerns of energy traders, but inconsistencies with Dodd-Frank remain
Interview with Jeff Drobny, chief investment officer, and Mark Schulze, senior portfolio manager at Black River, about the Commodity Trading Fund, winner of best commodity/energy fund 2013
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Regulators, including the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, are aggressively targeting uneconomic trading in a crackdown on potential market manipulation. Such moves have striking parallels in the history of baseball - some of which might prove...
Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking (SG CIB) wins this year’s Energy Finance House of the Year award for demonstrating deep commitment its clients, even in the face of tight deadlines and political and economic turmoil. One such client...
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The US Federal Energy Regulatory Authority has seen its authority sapped by squabbles over turf – most recently, losing a court battle over an attempt to fine Brian Hunter, a former natural gas trader at imploded hedge fund Amaranth Advisors. Could...
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Technology can provide a competitive advantage in banking. How it is applied by Tier 1 and Tier 2 institutions, to the benefit for their risk management systems, is discussed.
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