Crunch time for corporates
Stay of execution?
Dealers enjoyed a bright start to the year but endured a slow second quarter and a savage start to the third as political wrangling over European and US debt contributed to a surge in volatility and risk aversion. For the third year in a row, Deutsche...
Mexico's 2012 oil hedging programme
Accentuate the negative
This week Mexico’s Congress will begin to debate the price at which the country hedges its oil exports next year
The put skew in Brent crude oil is close to its yearly high. This is being driven by the hedging programme of Mexico, as well as more general risk aversion on macroeconomic worries, according to brokers
Asian currencies on the rise
Foreign banks in China, particularly thinly capitalised branches that are not locally incorporated in the country, greeted a decision by China’s banking regulator to postpone rules aimed at limiting non-hedging business onshore with relief this month....
Alejandro Gonzalez, senior commodities risk manager at the chemicals giant BASF, spoke at Energy Risk USA 2011 in Houston about his approach to hedging in a volatile environment
Data reporting systems may be far from Dodd-Frank friendly in the energy sector, but experts say users are likely to benefit once they are up and running
Dow Jones has integrated a currency hedging mechanism into its benchmark commodities index to meet demand from non-US dollar investors
Energy market participants have expressed doubt that European position limits proposals will achieve reductions in market volatility, and warned of unintended consequences for end-users' risk management
Banks in the Asia-Pacific region have benefited from a more active year in derivatives, as corporates seek to hedge their currency and interest rates exposures following a slowdown during the financial crisis
S&P launches oil-hedged index to address inflation fears
Meeting the calls
Technology innovation of the year
Inflation-linked structured products attracting UK investors
High natural gas supply, weak prices to continue; non-investment grade producers to suffer as current hedges roll off
CFTC’s latest position limits plan attracts thousands of comments; opinion deeply divided; new commissioner to affect final vote
Volatility remains muted despite unrest in Asia, says Deutsche Bank
JP Morgan jumps on Asia potential