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
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...
Shipping broker claims it has hedged forward price of container freight from Shanghai to Europe
It was a hectic start to the week for CVA traders, as the eurozone bailout shrank the exposures many faced, leaving them over-hedged.
An uptick in Nigerian oil production at the end of 2009 led to hopes of greater supply stability. However, with political uncertainty looming and attacks on oil facilities on the rise again, Lianna Brinded asks experts if they are still optimistic for...
US legislators are pressing for reforms that will lead to a big shake-up in how over-the-counter derivatives are bought and sold. The question is how this will affect the structured notes market. John Ferry reports
The Reserve Bank of India issued draft guidelines last November proposing a ban on reduced-cost derivatives structures – the source of much controversy in India’s corporate market during the past three years. But some corporates are not happy with...
Exempting commercial hedgers from mandatory clearing could create a loophole for the institutional investors often blamed for driving up commodity prices, according to the chief lawyer for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).