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European regulators get to grips with Remit monitoring

By mid-2014, the Regulation on Wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency is expected to see European energy market participants reporting masses of information about their trading activity to regulators. How do regulators intend to use this data…

The importance of trading to smart energy business models

Expertise in energy trading is vital to the success of smart energy business models, which rely on integrating decentralised generation assets with the wholesale energy market. That presents an opportunity for firms with the right skills, argue Jim…

Energy firms find Emir thresholds too close for comfort

The European Market Infrastructure Regulation will force non-financial counterparties to clear trades in over-the-counter derivatives once they reach a set of notional thresholds. And despite their original expectations, many energy companies could be…

Banks’ physical commodity trading comes under scrutiny

Amid a review of a 2003 determination by the Federal Reserve, the involvement of US banks in physical commodities has come under fire from regulators, politicians and the media. Could they really be forced to exit physical trading? Alexander Osipovich…

Head oil trader leaves Barclays

Senior energy trader exits JP Morgan; New Morgan Stanley gas origination team; Giancarlo nominated for CFTC role; Costantino joins Cargill; Noble nabs Shell power trader

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