Managing geopolitical risk in energy markets

The increasing influence of geopolitical risk on energy markets is forcing risk managers to reassess their risk management strategies around such event-type risk, finds Gillian Carr

Weighing up geopolitical risk

A much-noted characteristic of energy markets last year was that prices were influenced more by geopolitics and macroeconomics than pure supply and demand fundamentals. This has left risk managers needing to reassess how best to measure and manage geopolitical risk.

The increasing influence of geopolitics is a trend many people see continuing for the foreseeable future for several reasons. First, the scale of unrest in some of the biggest energy-producing countries is at historically high levels

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