Energy Risk - December 2013/January 2014

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Commodity investment goes back to fundamentals

The past year has not been a good one for commodity investment. Passive commodity indexes have delivered disappointing returns, while a number of high-profile commodity hedge funds have been forced to close. What is the outlook for investor interest in…

Risk management should be more than just a decoration

Despite massive investment in human capital and technical resources, risk managers failed to warn about the dangers of toxic assets and excessive leverage in the run-up to the global financial crisis. Their lack of authority is partly to blame, writes…

Revived Dodd-Frank position limits worry energy firms

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is gearing up for another big fight over position limits, after its original rule was rejected by a federal court. The agency’s latest proposal, released in November, gives market participants little reason for…

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