Energy Risk - Volume 6/Issue 12

Building demand

One year after the collapse of Lehmans, fundamentals for the energy and metals markets continue to evolve, with emerging market demand, especially from China, set to have an increasing impact. Pauline McCallion discusses the outlook with experts

Navigating the energy market

Gary Worby, managing director at EnergyQuote, speaks to Roderick Bruce about increasing energy market complexity and how end-users can achieve optimal energy purchasing

Buying smart

Guy Newsam, general manager at Muntons, a UK-based energy-intensive corporation, talks to Katie Holliday about how the company is addressing its exposure to volatile energy costs and carbon risk

Get ready for the revolution

Global events and climate change have fundamentally changed the face of energy procurement. Chris Bowden of Utilyx looks at the issues facing energy-intensive businesses in the UK

Too much of a good thing

The price of US natural gas has hit record lows, but with storage fit to burst and demand in the doldrums, any hope of a price pick-up may remain a pipe dream for now, writes Pauline McCallion

Power adaptor

Alpiq Group was created at the beginning of 2009 as a result of the merger of Swiss utilities Atel and EOS. Peter Heydecker, head of trading and services, talks to Rachel Morison about Alpiq’s culture and presence in European power markets

Profile: Tradition's David Pinchin

As part of our 15th anniversary profile series, recently retired David Pinchin gives his farewell interview to Rachel Morison reflecting on his experiences as chief operating officer of international interdealer broker Tradition and co-founder of its…

Trading positions

Energy Risk catches up with the latest appointments, promotions and departures in global commodities markets

Evaluating credit & market exposure

Today’s volatile energy prices and the lower creditworthiness of some energy intensive users means energy providers have to assess counterparty risk thoroughly. David Coffman of GDF SUEZ Energy Resources provides some tips for assessing risk in the non…

Taking a health check

When global economic recovery eventually takes place, it is essential energy trading organisations are in a position to capitalise on market changes. Julie Shochat and Ryan Rogers of Enite set out some guidelines

Cutting edge: Visualising value-at-risk

Risk transparency is an important yet elusive goal of any risk management process. One challenge is to understand the diversification effects of the portfolio elements. Wentao Zhao and Kevin Kindall introduce a graphical technique based on value-at-risk…

US commodity ETFs blow hot and cold

Increasing attention has turned to commodity exchange traded funds (ETF) in the US this month as part of the wider investigation by the CFTC into the need for tighter oversight of energy futures markets. Rachel Morison investigates

Gold rally could break by year-end

Gold has pushed above $1,000 an ounce for the first time since February, strengthened by the weak dollar. But how sustainable is the most recent rally?

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