Measuring the value of clearing

Central clearing houses offer major advantages to the electricity trading industry, says UK Power Exchange’s Paul Danielsen. He sets out a practical example to demonstrate how UK power firms can benefit from clearing

The case for financially settled contracts

Banks and hedge funds have shied away from trading electricity due to fear and ignorance of the physical nature of the market. But, as Todd Bessemer of Accenture points out, financially settled contracts can avoid the complexity of physical delivery and…

Margin notes

Brett Humphreys explains how to measure and manage margin risk, an often-overlooked – yet often-significant – risk exposure

US retreat hits European trading

The retreat of US energy firms from energy trading has reportedly hit European volumes hard. But volumes aside, James Ockenden finds that the withdrawal may bring a fundamental change in the market. With additional reporting by Eurof Thomas

Continuous-linked settlement: Extending to Asia

Continuous-linked settlement – the initiative designed to eliminate forex settlement risk – went live at the end of last year. But with only Australia and Japan represented in the first batch of currencies, what will CLS mean for Asia’s banks?

Clear in present danger

Energy companies are crying out for clearing solutions to reduce their counterparty credit risk. James Ockenden looks at new initiatives from London-based power exchange UKPX and German firm Clearing Bank Hannover

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