Low power prices have dented the need for electricity producers and consumers to hedge with derivatives, while regulatory reform is also making life difficult for market-makers. But market participants...
Power hedging activity could increase with rising prices and greater regional variation across the US
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Insurers are investigating a new breed of fund mechanism – the ICPPI – which allows them to offer individualised guarantees on their products more cheaply and flexibly than other types of funds. But it is not without its costs. Louie Woodall reports...
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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