Energy Risk Management


This course provides an in-depth examination of price risk mitigation tools and techniques that will help you survive and even thrive in today’s volatile energy markets. Learn which hedging tools are best suited to various market environments. Understand the benefits and limitations of each hedge instrument and how best to apply them given your company’s view of outright price risk as well as basis risk.

Have you hedged too early? Applied suboptimal trading tools? Are you familiar with all of the hedging instruments used in today’s energy markets? Let Mr. Richard Weissman, GARP ERP, a world-renowned author and specialist in energy risk management share techniques, analysis and insights that only his thirty plus years of trading and risk management experience can bring. You’ll gain a practical understanding of outright price risk, basis risk and optionality risk as well as the pros and cons of mitigating each of these risks.

What You Will Learn

  • Best practices for a commercial hedging entity
  • Establishment of a corporate risk policy
  • Designing the risk management program
  • Determining hedge objectives and strategies
  • Implementation of a daily mark-to-market
  • How to reduce spot market exposures and guard against price spikes
  • How to hedge with energy futures, options and swaps
  • Hedging implementation, monitoring and adjustment
  • The differences and similarities of futures, options, swaps and spot markets
  • Real-time hedging examples for various products in energy markets using futures and options
  • Setting up futures, options, and derivatives accounts
  • How to initiate and sustain protocols required for external auditors
  • Margins and futures brokers
  • The basis between spot and futures; How and when to hedge the basis
  • Commonly employed tools and techniques for energy risk managers
  • Popular options spread strategies used by commercial hedgers

**Approximate price per attendee via Zoom is $1295 USD.

**Approximate price per attendee in-person is $1995 USD.