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Commodity Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Commodity Derivative Products

Edited by: Edmund Parker, Marcin Perzanowski

ISBN13: 9781905783373
Published: August 2010
Publisher: Globe Law and Business
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £138.00

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Commodity derivatives are financial instruments whose value is based on underlying commodities, such as oil, gas, metals, agricultural products and minerals. Other assets such as emissions trading credits, freight rates and even the weather can also underlie commodity derivatives.

Although the market has been around for centuries, commodity derivatives remain a vital and increasingly sophisticated product today. Airlines continue to hedge themselves against volatility in fuel prices, mining corporations against declines in metal values and power companies against rises in the price of natural gas.

Although the popularity of commodity derivatives has grown spectacularly in recent years, little has been written about the array of products or their documentation.

Commodity Derivatives: Documenting and Understanding Commodity Derivative Products examines the full spectrum of commodity derivative transactions. This accessible title explains each type of transaction, together with the documentation involved. In particular, the book analyses and guides the reader through the full suite of over-the-counter, exchange-traded and structured commodity derivative documentation, and provides a detailed guide to International Swaps and Derivatives Association and other leading documentation platforms.

The book further contains detailed analysis of the regulatory and tax issues affecting commodity derivative products in the United Kingdom and United States.

Banking and Finance
Part I: Introduction to commodity derivative products
Overview and introduction to commodity derivatives
Reasons for entering into 37
commodity derivative

Part II: Commodity derivative instruments
Over-the-counter (OTC) commodity derivatives
Structured commodity derivatives
Exchange-traded commodity derivatives

Part III: ISDA commodity derivative documentation
ISDA suite of commodity derivative documentation
Introduction to the 2005 ISDA Commodity Definitions
Standard commodityderivative confirmations
Bullion transactions
Weather index derivative transactions
Gas derivative transactions
Power derivative transactions
Emissions trading Avanthi Gunatilake
Freight derivative transactions

Part IV: Other documentation platforms for commodity derivatives
Overview of documentation produced by the Futures and Options Association
The European Federation of Energy Traders
Overview of other documentation platforms for OTC commodity derivatives

Part V: Tax and regulatory aspects of commodity derivative transactions
Tax aspects
UK and EU regulatory aspects of commodity derivatives
US regulation of commodity derivatives.