Weather derivatives specialist wins praise for consistent, high-quality service
December 1997 saw one of many false starts for weather derivatives
Greater role for risk management in strategic plans proposed
Weather risk management firms predict renewables and thinner energy market liquidity will drive growth
Purchase of RenRe Energy Advisors could lead to new weather hedging tools for renewable energy
Blowing in the wind?
Weathering the storm
Hedging programmes have a positive effect on a company’s share price and financial performance, according to a new academic study that examines the use of weather derivatives by US utilities
The extreme weather that hit North America recently has spurred interest in tools designed to hedge weather risk, according to participants speaking at Energy Risk USA
There is now an array of instruments available to hedge weather exposure, but evaluating that exposure is far harder than quantifying standard exposures such as commodity price risk. Garth Renne and Shaun Hatch discuss approaches to analysing wind and...
Brighter skies ahead?
US weather conditions are purported to become more neutral this year, but forecasters are already looking to Asia as a potential risk management growth area. Pauline McCallion reports
Robust stock levels
The price volatility seen in energy markets in recent years has had a big impact on the bottom line of many airlines, both in the form of higher prices as well as hedging losses. Pauline McCallion speaks to industry participants about the outlook for...
Choice Environmental, a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), has brokered the first CME-cleared snowfall hedging risk instrument – a snowfall binary option contract for Detroit.
Weather trading is seeing strong volume growth in the US, largely due to the influx of hedge funds into the market. Why such a big increase in interest, and what sort of strategies are the funds adopting? By Joe Marsh