With recent statistics showing an increasing number of financial institutions jumping into commodities, Lianna Brinded investigates whether this will cause more risks to end-users
Energy Risk catches up with the latest appointments, promotions and departures in global commodity markets
Playing a role in the development of a bespoke technology solution gives energy traders and risk managers more control over how they perform their daily duties, according to experts. Pauline McCallion finds out more
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
Puzzling out regulation
BlueStar Energy Solutions’ chief risk officer, John Wengler, speaks to Pauline McCallion about managing energy risk in the US power markets
Jaime Roman, head of risk management at Spanish utility Endesa, talks to Katie Holliday about the attitudes to risk management in Europe from the perspective of a major European utility operating in the growing Iberian markets
Risk management in Asia is arguably more difficult to estimate as each country has very different regulatory requirements and political risk. Lianna Brinded speaks to Akihiro Kawabe, executive officer and general manager of the corporate risk management...
This month, Scott O’Malia, a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, puts his questions to James Newsome, member of the board of directors of the CME Group and a former CFTC chairman
Richard Bowler, head of shipping and freight at Citigroup, talks to Katie Holliday about the highs and lows of working with freight derivatives and his recent move into the LNG market
Nigeria’s oil minister has dismissed market reports that the country’s oil supply will dramatically tighten following insolvency rumours and major plans for offshore drilling
More than 2,500 UK end-users could be stung with a hefty fine from the UK government, as a substantial number of executives at the country’s top firms admit they are unaware of the mandatory CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, reveals a new report
BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill will tighten global oil supply as US oil production is set to wane, following expectations the disaster will lead to stricter regulation and closer scrutiny of drilling operations in the US, say Barclays Capital
The International Energy Agency’s claim that China has overtaken the US as the largest energy user, has exacerbated concerns that supply and demand data could be out of sync with price forecasts
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
Rating agency gives a surprise boost to Malaysian oil company Petronas’s credit rating from negative to stable, despite the company’s substantial acquisition of an Iraqi oil field with Royal Dutch Shell
Iraq calls on foreign energy companies, such as BP, Eni and China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) to move swiftly to implement their recently awarded contracts
Chartered Financial Analyst, the qualification that is de rigueur for any aspiring fund manager, fails to address the principles of proper risk management.
Rating agency warns that a surprise Spanish government review of wholesale electricity prices could lead to a downgrade of Spain's power companies
The three products reviewed this month all have a strike date of 11 December 2009. The products are valued weekly and the results are shown along with the performance of the underlying asset. All three products are fairly typical of products that are...
The International Energy Agency says game changing events including sovereign debt issues, China’s oil demand and the BP Gulf of Mexico oil spill have forced it to revise the way it assesses oil markets
China Merchants Securities has upgraded its risk management systems ahead of planned international expansion and efforts to offer more derivatives, exchange-traded funds and warrants services