Energy Risk - Volume8/No5
Correction – Allegro: The following text should have been included in the software vendor directory in last month’s (July) issue.
Allegro Development has provided energy firms with transaction and risk management software solutions for almost 20 years. Founded in 1984, Allegro provides an industry-leading set of customisable energy software components for companies including…
Brett Humphreys discusses the attributes that combine to create a best-in-class market risk management division within an energy company
During his time as a senior commodities trader and risk analyst, Vincent Annunziata noticed an alarming trend: like any other trading outfit, his company was prone to human error. He was working for Phibro – formerly the commodities trading division…
Strong demand for US liquefied natural gas is accelerating the development of an active global spot market and pricing benchmarks, as Catherine Lacoursière discovers
Nine brokers operating in the over-the-counter energy markets in the UK formed the London Energy Brokers’ Association (LEBA) in July.
In this month’s Market Focus, GlobalView Software takes a look at the factors contributing to the current US natural gas crunch, which is drawing the attention of major political and financial figures
ABN Amro hires global energy trading head Dutch bank ABN Amro has hired Jonathan Arginteanu to the newly created positionof senior vice-president and deputy head of global energy trading operationsin New York. He was previously head of rival bank BNP…
US energy firm Mirant’s July bankruptcy filing bucks the recent trend of last-minute restructuring deals that have saved many of its rivals from a similar fate. But analysts say the company is likely to emerge from its filing with at least some of its…
A summary of the Committee of Chief Risk Officers’ (CCRO) emerging guidelines on capital adequacy, by Cinergy’s Antonio Ligeralde, Kenneth Robinson of El Paso Merchant Energy and CCRO head Michael Smith
While the coal market awaits pricing indexes to reinvigorate trading, emissions trading is getting a boost from increased coal burning. Catherine Lacoursière reports
Liquified natural gas (LNG) will have a minimal impact on a significant US gas storage shortfall in the winter of 2003/2004, despite its long-term promise, says Energy Security Analysis Inc (Esai), a Boston-based research firm.
Austria’s largest electricity consumer, rail firm Österreichische Bundesbahnen, talks to EPRM about its energy risk management strategy. And, as Paul Lyon discovers, other end-users could learn from the innovative company
Société Générale’s (SG) weather derivatives team completed an amicable management buyout of the weather division at the French bank. The buyout creates what is believed to be the largest range of dedicated weather derivative and catastrophe bond funds,…
Lukens Energy Group’s Hugh Li sets out an option method for valuing exploration and production projects, using a practical example
Blackouts across Italy in early July highlight the need for power plant investment – and the new market operator says promotion of derivatives trading is necessary to encourage such investment. But producers are yet to bite, finds James Ockenden