March 5, 2019


  Matters relating to insider information, trade surveillance and market manipulation are among the most delicately complex matters in modern day trading. After all, rather than a question any formalised business function, it's so often one of personality, trust, habits or even culture. With that, we think it's crucial to get as much insight into what's actually happening on trading floors as possible in order to gai...

February 11, 2019

As compliance and regulatory professionals know all too well, in some ways, all roads in the quest for compliance reach the nest of Greek legend: Hydra.

In other words, "cutting off one of its heads makes two more grow in its place" - and so the job never really is done, is it?

With that, we're always keen to take overarching views on compliance in general and we even like to chime in with organisations who spend time with practitio...

December 19, 2018

Kaj Forsberg is a Senior Analyst & Advisor as well as a member of ACER's Market Integrity and Transparency Working Group. We are readily excited for Kaj’s discussion on algorithmic trading, the potential REMIT review and recent cases at ETRC, March 2019.

Kaj recently presented a document on area price hedging and the Nordic market model. Kaj goes into depth about ‘network codes. In the context of European electricity markets the ‘the ne...

December 17, 2018

On the run up to ETRC 2019 this March, we thought we'd dig up some work undertaken by our speakers to help you get a feel for what they're all about.

One of our regulars, from ElCom (Swiss power regulator), Cornelia Kawann; joins ETRC to dissect the regulatory impact of blockchain technology.

In the meantime, we thought we'd share some news from ElCom's 2018 annual conference where they discussed the evolution of the trading framework in...

January 31, 2018

Cornelia Kawann, Head of Market Surveillance at the Swiss electricity regulating authority, ElCom, a veteran speaker, an expert on electricity markets, and someone who follows closely what the EU members are doing around REMIT, shares with us why EICom enjoys ETRC!

1. You work for the Swiss Electricity Commission; how much cooperation is there with the EU NRAs? In your opinion, what direction could take a revie...

January 11, 2018

Clemens Wagner-Bruschek, Energy Market Specialist, E-Controlwill sit on the Q&A session with other NRAs, he agreed to let us have a preview at some of his comments on REMIT and the challenges faced by NRAs.

1. How is E-Control working together with ACER to ensure the compliance of Austrian companies?

Due to ACER's role as a data hub for (most) REMIT data and its coordinative role in market surveillance of European power and gas wholesale...

January 10, 2018

Peter Krusaa, Sr Lead Regulatory Advisor - Regulatory Affairs, Ørsted (formerly DONG Energy)- one of the ETRC veterans, joins us on a discussion around the role of exchanges in the context of regulatory requirements. Here are his takes.

Peter will be speaking on Day 1, 6th March 2018 at 16.30, on:

The changing role of exchanges

Where do exchanges fit in the new trading landscape?

Regulatory constraints for exchanges

Organising the reporting...

December 5, 2017

The European Commission released on the 1st of December 2017 a report aiming at rationalising financial regulations within the EU. After consulting with 300 stakeholders, the Comission decided that 4 areas in particular deserved a bit more of attention.

Read part 2 here

Post 2007-crisis regulations in the EU are often criticised for putting too much pressure on legal entities in the energy trading sector.

In addition, some regulatory inic...

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