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Weather derivatives mooted for Thai futures exchange

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is assessing launching weather futures and perhaps other weather derivatives in order to provide weather risk management tools in an exchange traded environment for farmers.According to the Bangkok Post, the Thailand Futures Exchange (TFEX) would be the eventual home of the tradable weather risk read the full article →

Exchange-traded weather insurance products set for launch in India

Once again the discussion of exchange-traded weather risk management products for Indian farms, companies and insurers has come to the fore, but this time the plan is for a product to be launched after September of this year.The National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) of India has been developing weather-index read the full article →

The push for weather derivatives continues in India

The Indian financial markets have been pushing for regulation to be introduced that would allow for the use of commodity options and derivatives, including weather derivatives, has been under way for nearly two years now. We've written about this previously, here and here, with the latter article discussing moves by read the full article →

CME weather volumes down in 2011 but niche contracts up significantly

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which is the main location that weather futures and derivatives are traded, has experienced a significant drop in the volume of contracts traded across the exchange during 2011 when compared to the prior year. The CME has been experiencing good growth each year but 2011 read the full article →

Indian association wants to stimulate weather derivatives trading

We last wrote about the push to get weather derivatives listed as a tradable instrument on the commodity exchanges of India back in September last year when the Indian government approved laws to allow commodity options and futures to be traded in the country. It was hoped that the new read the full article →

CME adds Kansas City to rainfall weather risk product locations

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has recently added a new location where monthly and seasonal rainfall index futures can be traded. The CME now offer ten locations in the U.S. where these rainfall weather risk products can be bought and sold.Kansas City is the latest location to be added and read the full article →

Australian businesses take part in global discussion on managing weather risk

The Weather Risk Management Association held their Australian meeting, a conference and networking opportunity for members and interested parties in Australia and New Zealand, last week. With the scale of recent weather disasters in Australia, such as flooding, wildfires and droughts, weather risk is a very hot topic at the read the full article →

Weather hedges at the ready; here comes a cold snap

It's that time of year when companies who have exposures due to colder weather are watching the long range weather forecasts and deciding whether or not to hedge their weather risks this year. We're hearing that there has been increased interest in cold weather hedging this year after the extremes read the full article →

Artemis interview: Marty Malinow, CEO & Co-founder, Galileo Weather Risk Management Advisors LLC

Our third in this series of interviews with leading industry figures features Marty Malinow of Galileo Weather Risk Management Advisors LLC. Marty has been involved in the weather risk management marketplace for twelve years and in capital markets for twenty years. Before co-founding Galileo Weather he was co-founder of XL read the full article →

CME to launch rainfall futures in nine U.S. cities

CME Group has announced that it will begin to list rainfall futures, options on futures and binary options beginning on 31st October to be traded from 1st November. Both monthly and seasonal contracts will be available March to end of October across nine cities in the U.S. to businesses that read the full article →