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17 Aug 2010 07:08:07

Risk Management in Energy Trading



Houston, TX – August 13, 2010 – marcus evans, a conference producing company, will host the 3rd Annual Risk Management in Energy Trading Conference, October 21-22, 2010 in Houston, TX. More than 18 leading experts will provide insights on best practices for risk management in energy trading, including managing liquidity risk, optimizing stress testing programs and complying with new CFTC regulatory reforms.

“As energy and financial markets have become more efficient and interwoven, it has become increasingly important for everyone involved with managing the risks associated with energy transactions to learn as much about the topic as possible,” said Michael Carter, Director—Credit Risk, at EDF Trading. “Recent history is littered with stories of those who failed.”

Carter, who has 25 years of experience in the energy industry, will share his knowledge on practical aspects of risk management with this year’s conference attendees.

With a one-track focus, the 3rd Annual Risk Management in Energy Trading Conference is a highly intensive, content-driven event that includes case studies, presentations and panel discussions over two full days. This conference targets industry leaders in risk management roles in order to provide an intimate atmosphere for both the delegates and speakers.

Due to the historic passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, this event will provide a comprehensive look at impending regulatory reforms affecting the energy trading industry. Commissioner Jill E. Sommers from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will deliver the conference’s keynote address to provide a firsthand perspective on pressing regulatory issues. Other regulatory reform speakers include Jim Allison, Regional Risk Manager, Gas and Power NA, at ConocoPhillips, and Lisa Epifani from law firm Van Ness Feldman.

“The energy trading and risk management landscape is continuously evolving,” said Darilyn Jones, SVP Risk Control at Sequent Energy Management, and this year’s conference chairperson. “It is a dynamic landscape where the impact of key drivers is sometimes difficult to predict and constantly changing. Understanding the current market and regulatory environment is very important.”

marcus evans invites risk management professionals to join in this cutting-edge, peer-to-peer conference that examines best practices in the energy trading industry. In addition to two days of conference sessions, attendees will have extensive networking opportunities with their peers.

Says Carter, “I have been fortunate enough to experience a marcus evans conference as both an attendee and as a presenter. Regardless of which side of the podium I was on, I was pleased with the knowledge I gained from the program and the interaction with other participants.”

For more information on this conference or to get a complete list of speakers, sessions or past attendees, visit http://www.marcusevansch.com/RMET or email Michele Westergaard, Michelew@marcusevansch.com

About marcus evans
marcus evans conferences annually produce over 2,000 high quality events designed to provide key strategic business information, best practice and networking opportunities for senior industry decision-makers. Our global reach is utilized to attract over 30,000 speakers annually, ensuring niche focused subject matter presented directly by practitioners and a diversity of information to assist our clients in adopting best practice in all business disciplines.

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Contact
Michele Westergaard
312-540-3000 ext. 6625
Michelew@marcusevansch.com


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