Energy Risk - 2007-07-01

Renewed interest

Green certificate trading is growing in Europe, as renewable power generators seek to exploit consumer demand for green energy. But market design could be improved, as Oliver Holtaway reports

Full steam ahead for FFAs

The freight derivatives market has attracted an influx of new players recently thanks to the spread of clearing. With more banks and hedge funds poised to enter, Roderick Bruce looks at what opportunities the market offers and how it needs to develop next

Up in the air

Rising wind power prices are encouraging US producers to turn to the short-term and spot electricity markets. Increasingly sophisticated risk management techniques may follow. David Watkins reports

Cross purposes

Cross-commodity trading, once the preserve of the large banks, isbecoming a more widespread practice throughout the energy tradingspace. Nathan Amery explores the phenomenon

Profit and loss explained

Profit and loss explained analysis and reporting has become arequired tool for the middle and front office. Brian Shydlo investigates

Investors go green

More and more private equity firms are entering the renewable energy space. For some firms, this means adjusting their traditional investment approach. Tom Murley of HgCapital speaks to Oliver Holtaway about the prizes and pitfalls of investing in…

Operating optimally

The increase in energy trading in recent years has brought significant ­opportunities but also a rise in operational risk, leaving systems struggling to keep up. Barney Brown at Detica identifies some areas of operational risk deriving from both internal…

Energy Risk in Asia

Last month risk management professionals from all over the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Singapore for the inaugural Energy Risk Asia conference. Oliver Holtaway reports on some of the highlights

The net widens

Grid computing is ubiquitous in investment banking, yet until now the energy trading and risk management space has been slow on the uptake. This looks set to change, reports David Watkins

Steve McMillan

Steve McMillan, a pioneer and veteran of the derivatives business and the new chief executive of Imex, tells Roderick Bruce about the personal and career challenges presented by his new role

Drought damage down under

The current drought in Australia has driven power prices to recordhighs. Early-June storms brought increased volatility and makinghedging even trickier for all market participation. Joe Marsh reports

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