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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Energy and Natural Resources Law Guest Lecture: Maria Taylor, EDF Trading

7 February 2014

Time: 12:30 - 2:00pm
Venue: Room 3.1, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB

This event is only open to Queen Mary University of London students. ‘Risk Management Techniques in the Energy Sector’: Guest lecture by Maria Taylor, Head of Credit, EDF Trading Ltd.

The lecture will cover:

  • Lessons from the financial crisis
  • Credit risk management during economic crisis - An overview of techniques
  • Energy contracts and how they support effective risk management
  • Credit Event Planning - what to plan for and why
  • Intensive Risk Monitoring - what it is and why it works
  • Techniques for the 21st Century - an era for bespoke risk management techniques?

Maria is Head of Credit at EDF Trading Ltd an A3 rated entity with €2 billion shareholders equity and over 900 employees. EDF Trading is a leading player across the global energy markets. It has its own portfolio of assets and these, combined with EDF Group businesses, give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities across the wholesale energy markets. As Chair of the IECA European Education Group, Maria has lead the development of the educational activities including analysis training, sector seminars and established the IECA Education Foundation Scholarship to support students in further education.


For directions to the venue, please refer to the map.

How to Book

Please note that this event is open to Queen Mary University of London students only. This event is free but prior registration is required through the CCLS Eventbrite page.


For more information, please contact Katherine Zaim on

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