Energy Risk - Volume3/No8

The end of an era?

Latin American governments are hiking taxes and forcing changes to contracts with oil and gas investors in a marked departure from the economic liberalisation of the 1990s. But reality may prompt a rethink, writes Maria Kielmas

BNP Paribas appoints Amine Belhadj

BNP Paribas has appointed Amine Belhadj as global head of commodity derivatives. He reports to Dominique Remy, global head of energy, commodities, export and project finance (ECEP) and Yann Gerardin, global head of equities and derivatives, and will…

Steve Leppard

BP's Steve Leppard combines quant skills with sound business sense to create effective risk management solutions. He speaks to Oliver Holtaway about his career

Clearing the way for competition

Until recently, NOS was the only player offering clearing for freight derivatives. But with the arrival of new players, competition is set to intensify. Oliver Holtaway reports

Benefits of compliance

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 profoundly increases regulatory risk for energy market participants in the US, but implementing an effective compliance programme can have long-lasting benefits, writes former FERC executive William Hederman, Michael Griffen…

Optimal results

Effective portfolio management has become crucial for energy companies, but creating the optimal portfolio is fraught with challenges, writes Colin Cooper

Stepping up a stage

Optimism over the freight derivatives market, which waned a little at the end of last year, is on the rise again, as volumes increase and new players enter. There are still hurdles to overcome though

The price is right?

For banks entering the physical power markets the opportunities are many, but pricing contracts in these volatile markets is fraught with difficulties. Aarzoo Shah, Riccardo Anacar and Antony Kakoudakis look at how to tackle these challenges

Knowledge is power

The first year of European carbon trading came to a bumpy end in May. But now the market finally has hard data about emissions, the ride should get smoother. Oliver Holtaway reports

Kick-off for spot

After years of relying on long-term contracts, LNG suppliers are committing more volumes to the short-term market in hope of exploiting tight fundamentals. Oliver Holtaway explores this new trend

Industry gets energised

Attracting some 300 delegates, this year's Energy Risk USA conference was by far the biggest and most successful it's been since the fall of Enron, writes Stella Farrington

Asia's maritime centre

Traders hope that the arrival of freight and oil derivatives clearing for the first time in an Asian time zone will boost the growing FFA market in Asia

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