Commodity position limits may make hedgers think twice

Mark Pengelly - Energy Risk

The dramatic surge in commodity prices witnessed prior to mid-2008 now seems like a distant memory, but the impact of it remains. On both sides of the Atlantic, politicians and regulators have come down strongly against speculators for high food and energy prices, and looked to place restrictions on the exposures companies can take via commodity derivatives.

As of late January, European Union institutions were busy negotiating the final text of a second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive

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