The bounce in the commodities sector following the financial crisis put a number of dealers on alert about money-making opportunities in Asia. Many leading dealers are amassing their resources in the region, particularly in the physical arena. But do...
Tata Steel has managed risks on multiple fronts during its transformation from an Indian company into a multinational corporation over the past 15 years. Adopting a proactive but prudent approach to using derivatives has helped achieve this growth. Rahul...
Asia is now the largest buyer of raw materials and its companies face significant hedging challenges to manage price volatility. But the fragmented nature of the region’s economies has hampered the exertion of meaningful influence in global commodity...
Market analysts have pinpointed the Iberian power market as one to watch due to recent increased participation from banks, hedge funds and utilities. However, some European energy companies are still highly critical of the market’s structure and regulatory...
Taking a more uniform approach to certain aspects of power market development in the US could help build a stronger, greener generation portfolio. 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
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...
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...
Following a $3 billion investment agreement made for a copper-gold mine last year, and the recent tender for $10 billion of infrastructure investment, Mongolia seems to be the new land of opportunity, but there are risks. Alex Davis reports
As thousands of barrels of oil continue to spill into the Gulf of Mexico, energy giant BP has seen its bond spreads widen to unprecedented levels. What will be the implications for Big Oil, and can investors factor in tail risks of this magnitude?
Asian demand for commodities continues to be insatiable. Alex Davis looks at how western investment banks are looking to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the growth
European refining has been in the doldrums for the last few years. Alex Davis looks at the outlook for Europe’s refiners and at how this will affect hedging strategies
Despite the integral role played by forests in efforts to combat global warming, the market for forest-based carbon offsets has been slow to develop. Katie Holliday talks to experts about how this landscape is now changing
Several North American power market system operators have switched to a nodal system in recent years in search of greater market transparency, more granular and accurate pricing and the ability to manage congestion more precisely. Pauline McCallion looks...
An uncertain landscape for the UK power market is discouraging the participation of smaller electricity companies and preventing the development of healthy liquidity levels, say experts. Katie Holliday investigates the market’s prospects
Elimination of a catch-all clearing exemption in US financial reform legislation looks like bad news for big energy companies – the industry warns mandatory derivatives clearing will do untold harm. Peter Madigan reports
With the Commodity Futures Trading Commission poised to implement position limits in energy markets, how will a dramatic expansion of the regulator’s power affect those plans? By John Ferry
With other safe haven assets looking increasingly risky, investors are turning to gold in unprecedented numbers – but a more liquid market may turn out to have pitfalls in the long term. By Alexander Campbell
Specialised quanto products are now driving demand in the weather derivatives markets. Alex Davis looks at why this is the case, and how improvements in data provision are making this possible
As the US takes further steps towards developing a low-carbon economy, Pauline McCallion examines the potential implications for power generation and whether gas is set to gain significant market share from coal