Energy Risk - Volume1/No7

Fair weather future

Judging from the success of the weather risk market in the Asia-Pacific region,the Chicago Mercantile Exchange couldn’t have picked a more opportune timeto launch Japanese weather futures. By Paul Lyon

The waiting game

The Italian power market has finally opened to competition, but how long willenergy users have to wait until they can trade on the new electricity exchange? Joe Marsh reports

A history lesson

Abstract: The size of bid/ask spreads in electricity options has both valuationand credit implications. Here, Ted Kury of The Energy Authority shows how toderive theoretical spreads using historical option price data so they can beused as liquidity…

The cost of optimism

Petroleum engineers and financial regulators have never spoken the same language,as the recent Royal Dutch/Shell debacle has shown. And this has led to confusionover state oil reserves. By Maria Kielmas

Nord Pool’s back-up

Nord Pool Clearing is the first pure electricity clearing house to obtain capitalsupport through insurance to cover defaults by its trading counterparties. Areenergy companies set to follow suit? Joe Marsh reports

Simulating spots

Abstract: The use of Monte Carlo simulation is becoming increasingly importantin energy trading and risk management. Here, Les Clewlow and ChrisStrickland present the first in a series of articles looking at the implementation of…

Heart broker

A bitter dispute involving an employment contract, three coal brokers and a claimfor £2 million in damages has highlighted the importance of observing contractuallaw when hiring and firing. By James Ockenden

Heroes or cowboys?

Banks and energy companies alike are sceptical about the role that hedge fundsplay in energy markets. Are they really an aid to market stability, or is theirpresence compounding market volatility? Paul Lyon reports

Price wars

Ferc is preparing to analyse the results of its survey on energy price reporting.But the American Public Gas Association is concerned that a voluntary reportingscheme cannot guarantee reliable indexes. By Paul Lyon

Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks, president of Constellation Power Source, outlines his contributionto the Constellation Group’s success. By Joe Marsh

Reliably informed

Pat Wood, chairman of US interstate energy regulator the Federal Energy RegulatoryCommission, talks to James Ockenden about reliability, regulation, and wherenext for the competitive market in the US

The right charge

Savvy firms now accept risk is inevitable. Those that use their risk capitalefficiently outperform those that don’t. Brett Humphreys looks at alternativeinvestments to find out what the right risk-adjusted return on capital chargesmight be

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