Top of the agenda for the Dubai Mercantile Exchange and its chief executive, Christopher Fix, is assuring the integrity of its crude oil benchmark. He talks to OpRisk about the operational challenges stemming from the exchange’s unique regulatory obligations...
Regulatory change and tough market conditions are creating deep uncertainty for energy brokers. But Tradition’s Mike Anderson remains optimistic about the business, he tells Stella Farrington
Seeker of the true path
The countdown to mandatory trading on swap execution facilities started last month when Javelin Capital Markets became the first Sef to file a product list with US regulators. Its chief executive, Jamie Cawley, tells Peter Madigan why market participants...
Nordnet offers a range of listed products in the Nordics and has now partnered with SG for a product based on African equities. Product manager Alexander Tiainen talks to Vita Millers
Increased activity in credit-linked notes based on Spanish corporates has been the main feature of Inversis Banco’s latest structured product offerings. Jonathan López hears how Spanish investors are regaining confidence on local names that suffered...
Ditching the safety belt
At Stadtwerke München, one of Germany’s largest municipal utilities, many of the issues facing risk management are different from those affecting big commercial energy firms. But concerns about the impact of financial regulation run just as high. Mark...
As Hess turns into a leaner, upstream-focused oil company, chief risk officer Jonathan Stein tells Alexander Osipovich how enterprise risk management will assist in the firm’s transformation
For many countries, Basel III is not an all-or-nothing choice. Part of Michaela Erbenova's job at the IMF is to help them work out which bits make sense. By Lukas Becker
While Europe’s traditional energy firms have been suffering, Danske Commodities saw a 75% leap in profits for 2012. Chief executive Torben Nordal Clausen speaks to Gillian Carr
Mariana makes its UK debut
Morabanc extends its safety net
A careful balance
The DGAM Unique Strategies, named best specialist fund of hedge funds over three years at the Americas Awards 2013, seeks real diversification in complex and unusual hedge fund strategies
US insurer's op risk head Kay Rahardjo discusses solvency regulations and the lessons learned from 2012's superstorm
German government-owned development bank KfW managed to win an exemption from clearing and margin requirements under European derivatives regulation - a benefit not extended to its peers. Luke Clancy asks why
Finding frontier value
One move at a time