Volatility sparks funds’ energy markets return, but banks stay away

Recent volatility in the energy markets has encouraged some financial institutions, particularly smaller hedge funds, to increase their trading activity in the gas and power markets.

ICIS looks at why the volatility has piqued the interest of speculative players, and what the future holds for financial institutions looking to operate in the energy markets.

It is conceivable that recent changes in the political landscape, including Brexit and Donald Trump’s election, could change the regulatory framework which is currently discouraging many banks from trading.

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