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Favourable hedges protect unregulated power company ratings next year, but 2012 expiries could leave sector exposed
Editor's letter: December 2010
Oil hedging strategies revised after Irish bail-out
Malaysian Airlines (MAS) reduced its jet fuel hedging capacity amid uncertain price movements
Risk managers say gas price rises will force a rethink on current hedging strategies for power generation assets.
Experts link drop in natural gas trading activity and liquidity to fundamentals and regulatory uncertainty
Macro hedging in disrepair
Digital options lead to two outcomes and are most commonly used with capital protected structured products.
The sharia effect
The perfect storm
The head of risk at Spanish utility company Endesa speaks to Lianna Brinded about the co-ordination of optimisation and hedging of power generation assets.
Frederic Hervouet, head of commodity derivatives for the Asia-Pacific at BNP Paribas, talks to Lianna Brinded about hedging strategies for energy and commodities
Arthur Tait, president and managing director of Gazprom in Singapore, talks to Lianna Brinded about the growth and development of energy and commodities demand in Asia
Charles Maulino, head of global energy & commodities coverage, Asia-Pacific at Natixis, speaks exclusively with Lianna Brinded about the evolution of energy and commodities financing and hedging strategies
To swap is not to insure
Lianna Brinded sends us a special report from Hong Kong and Singapore, after speaking to several leaders from the energy and commodities market about risk management
Coping with correlation
Experts say the removal of the ban on Indian sugar futures trading will spur volumes and is an important step towards reducing government control on its commodity futures market
The value of hedge books was hugely volatile during the crisis, forcing loan portfolio managers to think carefully about whether to monetise their gains. Those who chose not to saw windfall profits wiped out in a matter of weeks – but there’s still...
Production keeps lid on prices
End-users are ploughing into hedging their oil positions, as prices remain in a tight range, says Standard Chartered Bank’s head of energy and environmental research