With the market standardisation of energy and commodities contracts still falling behind more traditional asset classes, Lianna Brinded asks if this is a crucial step for the energy sector
The oil markets have stubbornly resisted electronic trading for 10 years. Alex Davis finds out if this is about to change
The Chicago Climate Exchange’s founder, Dr Richard Sandor – who played an instrumental role in the development of spot & futures markets under the US Acid Rain Program – speaks to Pauline McCallion about the similar role environmental markets can...
Technological developments have transformed the face of European energy broking beyond recognition. Now regulatory changes could potentially alter this landscape even further. Alex Davis and Katie Holliday speak to the major brokers about their vision...
Regulators should consider liquidity when deciding which over-the-counter derivatives should be cleared, say market participants
Banks could lose margins and competitive edge as a result of derivatives reforms in Dodd-Frank Act
A substantial number of mining companies refuse to have a hedging programme, leaving them vulnerable to a possible sharp drop in prices
HSBC and Total Oil Trading expect to offer their first products in a few months' time
Several major energy and commodities companies such as Royal Dutch Shell and BP are to face a substantial rise in derivatives trading costs, following the adoption of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.
As US regulators embark on redefining over-the-counter derivatives trading, energy end-users need to be aware of how they will be categorised and the potential impact on trading costs.
Nearly one third of all oil and gas companies are more susceptible to systemic risk, as a report reveals 31% of these firms lack an energy trading and risk management (ETRM) solution for their operations
Financial reform legislation passes in the US Senate, as focus turns to the complex issue of implementation
European securities regulator suggests electronic confirmation could be mandatory
Shell Gas Direct’s chief tells Energy Risk that major end-users’ credit worthiness will be one of four major challenges for industrial and commercial users in the next few years
CFTC Chairman confirms regulator will propose new rule on position limits as part of its expanded remit under financial legislation that could be enacted imminently by US President Obama
The head of the financial infrastructure group at the New York Fed tells Mark Pengelly why transparency is key to the functioning of the derivatives market.
Final version of Dodd-Frank financial reform bill tones down most draconian elements.
The collapse of Lehman Brothers, a bank that had produced massive amounts of index-linked products for the Italian insurance sector, left retail investors weary of structured investments and led to a big regulatory shake-up. What role can structured product...
As exchanges see a rise in carbon trade volumes, consolidation among brokers is expected.
Instead of making things easier and reducing risk, standardisation of energy and commodities' contracts could increase risk
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...
With a raft of financial market reforms set to alter the landscape of energy and commodities trading by the end of the year, Lianna Brinded takes a look at how financial technology needs to develop in order to keep up with regulatory changes
A new position limits regime for energy trading in the US could have a significant impact on the sector. Pauline McCallion examines the proposals and finds out about the potential implications for energy players