Energy Training & Services

Introduction to Energy Trading and Hedging

2-Day Public Session  |  12 CPE's

Get the tools needed to successfully integrate trading, hedging and risk management into your company's operations.

In two dynamic, information-packed days, you'll develop a solid foundation in energy trading and hedging as you examine all the instruments, tools and techniques available to the energy trader today. You'll explore the nuances and quirks specific to the energy markets, understand the risks and rewards across sectors, and develop a macro view designed to improve your timing and help you develop a successful trading program.

This course is designed to help individuals at all levels of companies with energy exposure to cope in the quickly evolving world of energy risk management. Now is the time to get a handle on best practices, getting started, the more common tools and techniques, governance and control issues and more. You'll learn the terminology necessary for a better understanding of what your risk managers are saying and doing. You'll also get an excellent overview of state-of-the-art of risk management methodology and the big picture on where the industry is heading.

What you will learn in Energy Trading & Hedging

  • The basics and fundamentals of energy trading
  • The structure and participants of the energy market
  • The intertwined relationship of fundamentals and futures
  • Technical and fundamental analysis; how and when to combine the two
  • Market behavior
  • System development and testing
  • Real time trading examples for all products in the energy infrastructure using the various technical tools and techniques
  • What the various energy trading and risk management instruments, tools and techniques are and how they work
  • Getting started in hedging energy
  • Governance and controls to successfully integrate a program into your company's operation
  • How to value the risk and periodically assess the success of the program
  • How to manage hedge programs using non-discretionary models
  • Risk measurement and designing a risk management program
  • Defining your price/margin exposure
  • Quantifying the volume of energy
  • The myths and what companies are really doing to protect margins
  • Reviewing the structure of your supply contracts
  • Assessing the risk profile of your company, establishing your corporate risk policy and obtaining board approval
  • Designating individual(s) responsible for hedging
  • Establishing futures and OTC accounts
  • Defining hedge objectives and appropriate hedge strategies for your company

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