Collateral, Credit and Liquidity Management in Energy Markets (0110-collateral)

Venue: Hyatt Regency

Location: Arlington, Virginia, United States

Event Date/Time: Jan 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 26, 2010
Early Registration Date: Jan 15, 2010
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For energy companies with significant trading operations, hedging and proprietary trading activities can require significant amounts of cash to post as margin. In an environment of tight credit, waning investor sentiment and general economic uncertainty, energy companies cannot rely solely on the debt and equity capital markets for the cash needed to support its trading operations. The consequences for energy trading organizations that do not manage their collateral risk prudently can be severe, as the past several months have shown. An appropriate, practical approach to collateral management can provide companies with the tools to mitigate the possibility of draining their corporate cash reserves and exhausting available credit.

This conference provides participants with a multi-disciplinary view of the current environment for credit that supports hedging and trading activities in the energy industry, with the aim of enabling organizations to manage successfully through this environment. It reviews the current appetite of banks to extend letters of credit to trading organizations and how brokers and dealers have changed their approach to counterparty analysis. It also reveals what observations lawyers in this line of work have made regarding current trends in the negotiations of OTC contract terms. In addition, it provides a forum for learning how energy industry peers are managing their cash in this environment and examines the state-of-the-art in collateral analytics. Finally, it provides insight into the impact of the recession on market activity and possible regulatory changes related to derivatives.

At the end of the conference, participants should not only understand the major issues related to accessing credit to support their hedging and trading activities, but also be equipped with state-of-the-art techniques to strengthen their liquidity position.


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Additional Information

The Early Bird price for this conference is USD $1,195.00. After January 15, 2010 the price will be USD $1,395.00.