Energy Risk - March 2014

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Trading OTC may be costlier than you think

Debate continues to rage about the merits of clearing, with some market observers arguing that the benefits of using central counterparties are outweighed by the precipitous costs involved. But such criticisms fail to take the full burden of over-the…

Development of LME Clear proves a test of mettle

A change of ownership and an evolving regulatory landscape have thrown up big challenges for the London Metal Exchange in its quest to clear its own trades. Trevor Spanner, the chief executive of LME Clear, speaks to Mark Pengelly about the project

Off-the-shelf ETRM software taking off, survey reveals

Off-the-shelf energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems are more popular than ever before, according to Energy Risk’s annual software survey. However, companies say they still require significant customisation and rarely meet all their ETRM needs…

Coal derivatives market fosters burning ambition

Increased attention from both traders and hedgers is providing a boost to the coal derivatives market, say participants, fuelling the success of the API 8 index linked to Chinese coal imports and stimulating further product development efforts elsewhere…

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