A shift in e-trading flows

The troubles at EnronOnline have boosted trading volumes at rival electronic platforms. But counterparty credit risk issues continue to haunt the industry.

UBS Warburg’s deal with Enron to take over EnronOnline – the electronic trading platform of the once-dominant energy company – has ended speculation about Enron’s prized asset. EnronOnline, at its peak, accounted for 5,800 daily trades with a notional value of about $2.8 billion, with energy contracts being the most actively traded. The uncertainty over the future of the platform – and the collapse of Houston-based Enron itself – has sent shockwaves through the world of energy e-platforms

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