Modelling platforms are critical to a trading company’s risk management and decision making process. This white paper looks at the difficulties of effective trade model platform development and considers different solutions to overcome these difficulties.
The nature and investment profile of infrastructure assets and investment funds using infrastructure as an underlying asset are discussed. This white paper is designed to benefit the entire investment management community and help improve asset allocation and portfolio construction decisions.
The rising interest of institutional investors for commodities since the early 2000s prompted remarkable financial engineering in the commodity index space which is now in its third generation. This white paper reviews this evolution and gives an assessment of index performance.
What implications does recent commodity price spikes have for European derivatives regulations? This white paper offers a fresh view on current thinking.
This survey analyses the views of European fund industry professionals on non-financial risk and performance in a changing regulatory framework. It analyses the risks those in the industry face as a result of regulation and of their practices, assesses their importance and impact in terms of…
With more than 15 years of experience in energy trading in the UK, Derek Abernethy was appointed commercial director UK of APX-ENDEX in February this year. He discusses the developments of the UK power market and how APX-ENDEX is responding to these challenges by introducing new products and…
Baris Ertan, ETRM practice lead at The Structure Group, provides a consultant's outlook for 2012.
Volatility and anticipated quantitative easing have left commodity players struggling to make sense of the markets. Frederic Hervouet, head of commodity derivatives for Asia at BNP Paribas in Singapore, sheds light on what we can expect from Asian commodity markets.
APX-ENDEX is on the verge of launching the world’s first wood pellets exchange later this year. The company’s product manager, Sipke Veer, explains what motivated the development of the exchange and the benefits it will bring.
Risk management for the buy side has many similarities with that for the sell side, but there are also many significant differences.