October 2018

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Risk: Measuring margins—Avoiding complacency when the market is stable

When top oil marketer Geneva Energy Markets LLC liquidated its trading book holding1 “millions of barrels of open interest across crude oil, refined products and natural gas,” managing partner Mark Vonderheide emphasized the pressures and potential damage of new market regulations.

Lamb, J., Allegro Development Corp.

When top oil marketer Geneva Energy Markets LLC liquidated its trading book holding1 “millions of barrels of open interest across crude oil, refined products and natural gas,” managing partner Mark Vonderheide emphasized the pressures and potential damage of new market regulations. New regulations are “seriously damaging the liquidity in the energy market,” Vonderheide explained. With fewer large players in the market, liquidity also decreases, bringing volatility concerns to a head for the entire market, regardless of size. From responding to regulatory changes and political uncertainty to balancing supply and demand and being prepared for disasters, market participants experience many fac

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