Q&A: Marc Fontaine, head of commodity derivatives, Americas at BNP Paribas

Training for growth

Marc Fontaine- BNP Paribas

Financial participants continue to grow their presence in physical energy markets partly in response to the regulatory regime change on the horizon under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, as well as renewed interest from hedge funds, private equity players and other investors.

BNP Paribas's acquisition of Fortis Energy Marketing & Trading in Houston and FB Energy Canada Corp in Calgary, completed in October 2010, has allowed the bank to boost its physical offering in

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