Energy Risk - 2009-02-06

Give us credit

Credit is widely seen as the biggest challenge facing energy risk managers in 2009, with many believing a radical overhaul of existing risk practices is due. Pauline McCallion investigates

A barren landscape

The credit crunch has changed the investment landscape for major energy infrastructure projects, as companies review capex plans and finance drains away. Roderick Bruce examines the implications

Managing credit risk - Escaping credit risk

Managing credit risk is now one of the most pressing issues in energy trading. Britta Berlinghof, senior credit officer at Nuon, looks at implications of the 2008 crisis, and suggests some best practices in managing credit risk

To be or not to be in 2009?

Commodity hedge funds performed particularly badly last year, losing over $200 billion collectively, with 15% of energy funds now closing shop. Michael Laznicka of Gardner Finance asks whether commodity funds will reappear and recover in 2009

Choppy outlook

Dry freight rates begin the year at levels far below the start of 2008 on plummeting demand. Peter Norfolk at SSY discusses the outlook for 2009

LNG buyer, beware

LNG aggregators are becoming increasingly active in LNG markets but buyers need to be aware of key issues during purchase negotiations with them, write Susan Farmer and Ben Smith of Fulbright & Jaworski

Vincent Van Pelt

Vincent Van Pelt is recognised within the banking industry for establishing businesses from scratch. Rachel Morison finds out what drives Standard Chartered's head of equities and commodities to keep starting again

One stop shop

The world’s biggest commodity exchanges continue to expand the range of products they offer, often into diverse commodity classes. Rachel Morison looks at the benefits and drawbacks for traders as commodity exchanges branch out beyond their traditional…

Commodity Rankings 2009

Results and analysis of the 16th annual Commodity Rankings, the largest poll of its kind in the energy and metals markets. Research by Xiao-Long Chen , reporting by Roderick Bruce and Donna Haws

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