US producers move to oil plays, 2011 natural gas hedging programmes not expected to support current production levels
The price volatility seen in energy markets in recent years has had a big impact on the bottom line of many airlines, both in the form of higher prices as well as hedging losses. Pauline McCallion speaks to industry participants about the outlook for...
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Experts quash fears that tighter restrictions following BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill will result in oil to gas fuel switching in the US, thus pushing up gas prices
Experts warn that major UK end-users may face another quarter of power and gas price volatility, indicating the necessity of a risk management programme
End-users’ energy and commodities hedging strategies are growing in sophistication as they adopt more complex products and non-traditional tools, says the head of RWE npower’s optimisation desk
Hedging programmes for oil & gas companies show widely differing outcomes according to the latest flurry of company results
Major end-user NATS saved £1.7 million after installing a new hedging strategy and energy risk management programme
The development of domestic bond markets and longer-dated hedging instruments in Asia during the past 15 years has helped insurers to manage their duration mismatches. But there is still a long way to go. By William Rhode*
Norwegian oil and gas giant Statoil's results are hit by major losses on hedging derivatives in spite of a rise in profits and production
A substantial number of mining companies refuse to have a hedging programme, leaving them vulnerable to a possible sharp drop in prices
With commodity market conditions seemingly ripe for consumer hedging, Lianna Brinded looks at whether there has been a recent uptick in consumer hedging activity
European refining has been in the doldrums for the last few years. Alex Davis looks at the outlook for Europe’s refiners and at how this will affect hedging strategies
US legislators are shoring up a range of sweeping financial regulations to tighten derivatives trading. Pauline McCallion provides an overview to the regulatory changes in the pipeline
Impending regulation changes will have a profound impact on the operational side of the energy markets as energy companies face capital adequacy issues. Lianna Brinded investigates how companies will cope and what repercussions the changes will have on...
Pauline McCallion speaks to industry experts to find out what new derivatives regulations could mean for the end-users of energy hedging products
New US derivatives regulation is expected to compel companies to redefine their risk management strategies
Deutsche Bank has listed short-bond ETFs on the London Stock Exchange as an interest rate hedge or for taking directional views on UK and US sovereign debt
Events over the past three years have generated extreme levels of volatility in the commodities arena. In this article, Standard Chartered provides companies and investors with some keen advice on hedging against these sharp moves, and the clear advantages...
The European Union and International Monetary Fund agreed a €750 billion emergency loan package in early May, aimed at averting a sovereign default and wider crisis across the eurozone. Nonetheless, banks have been preparing for the worst, stress testing...
Popular risk mitigation strategies could be sunk by new rules on the designation of hedges