Highlights from Energy Risk Summit USA 2015

Exclusive coverage of the flagship congress for senior energy risk managers and traders

US electricity special report - Energy Risk - October 2012
Annual gathering of energy professionals from the US and beyond

Click on the articles below for coverage of the 2015 conference, held on May 12–14 in Houston. 

Video: FCStone calls for balance in capital and margin rules
The CFTC must balance the needs of stability and market liquidity in its US Dodd-Frank Act capital and margin rules, says INTL FCStone's global head of risk

Video: Prices and regulation posing challenges, says NRG's Mackey
Glenn Mackey, the CRO of NRG Energy, says low commodity prices and new rules are major concerns

Video: E.on North America compliance head praises CFTC shift
The head of legal and compliance for E.on Global Commodities North America says the CFTC is being more receptive of end-user concerns

Kraft allegations raise concern among energy end-users
A CFTC complaint against the successor firms of Kraft Foods is a good indicator of how it might deal with end-users holding dominant positions in other markets, say panellists 

US energy firms lament liquidity 'void' after bank exits
The retreat of banks from commodities has caused liquidity to dry up, making it much tougher to hedge, say participants

Data doesn't support CFTC on position limits, Giancarlo says
Proponents of the CFTC's proposed Dodd-Frank position limits rule are ignoring "the reality of the data", Republican commissioner Chris Giancarlo says

Massad sees exchange role in policing CFTC position limits
US exchanges could stay in charge of granting bona fide hedge exemptions to end-users as part of the new federal position limits regime, CFTC chairman suggests

CFTC's Massad woos energy firms with Dodd-Frank fixes
US Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman Timothy Massad stresses the agency will smooth out flaws in the agency's Dodd-Frank Act rules, but sidesteps a question over whether they were rushed

Video: CTRM vendors weigh in on changing demand from energy firms
Vendors say low oil prices, M&A activity and financial regulation are all having an impact on demand for commodity trading and risk management technology

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