The goal of this series is to provide a brief list of the top news stories each month for the Commodity and Energy Trading and Risk Management industries. These stories come from some of the industry’s top sources spanning from Bloomberg Businessweek to Oilprice.com.
When the credit crisis was evaluated during the G20- summit, the over-the-counter (OTC) derivative market was flagged as one of its primary causes. For this reason, the Dodd-Frank Act (US) was born. In Europe, the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and and the Regulation on Energy Market Integrity and Transparency (REMIT) were developed, along with several other regulations.
With regulations like the Dodd-Frank Act, EMIR and REMIT continuing to impact energy and commodity trading operations this year, many are wondering how organizations that operate in the European arena will be affected. The following is a discussion of how EMIR will affect the European Union and how your organization can be prepared.