he definitive third edition of the best-selling multi-author reference source on global energy and power markets - fully revised, updated and extended to incorporate current market realities and theory enabling practitioners to effectively measure, structure, hedge and manage risk in today's energy related transactions. - Provides a complete review of the current state of the energy markets, with insights into how leading practitioners, academics and regulators are w tackling the issues and developments - All the main energy areas including natural gas, oil, coal and electricity as well as related markets such as emissions are covered within five easily accessible sub sections, each introduced by Vincent Kaminski to help correlate the entire book: - Energy Instruments - Developments in Energy Markets - Risk Measurement and Reporting - Tools for Risk Analysis - Real Options - Relates quantitative issues to both the needs of today's corporations and to the reality of current market practice - Explains technical terms and concepts using worked examples and real life market insights - Largely re-written to incorporate developments over the last four years, this third edition w includes additional new chapters that cover the management of retail energy markets, gas storage, the emissions market, international coal markets and the issue of financial style hedging and risk management of assets that are subject to physical risk amongst others - Brings together contributions and insight from some of the world's most respected practitioners, academics and regulators to reflect the current state of price risk management in the energy industry - A near complete compendium of kwledge designed to enable risk managers and senior executives make more informed decisions as well as identifying some key unanswered questions to help direct future research on the subject matter
Vincent Kaminski Mr Vincent Kaminski has spent fourteen years working in different positions related to quantitative analysis and risk management in the merchant energy industry. The companies he has worked for include Citigroup, Sempra Energy Trading, Reliant Energy, Citadel Investment Group, and Enron (from 1992 to 2002) where he was the head of the quantitative modeling group. Prior to beginning a career in the energy industry, Mr Kaminski was a vice president in the research department, bond portfolio analysis group, of Salomon Brothers in New York (from 1986 to 1992). In September 2006 Mr Kaminski accepted an academic position with Rice University in Houston (Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business) where he is teaching MBA level classes on energy markets, energy risk management and valuation of energy derivatives. Mr Kaminski holds an M.S. degree in international economics, a Ph.D. degree in theoretical economics from the Main School of Planning and Statistics in Warsaw, Poland, and an MBA from Fordham University in New York. He is a recipient of the 1999 James H. McGraw award for Energy Risk Management (Energy Risk Manager of the Year). Mr Kaminski has published a number of papers, and contributed to several books, on the energy markets.