IECA Webinars


IECA Webinars offer timely, on-point educational sessions presented by subject matter experts. Webinars run between 60-90 minutes in length and cover such diverse industry topics.

Once you purchase an IECA webinar, you receive 24/7 access to content and materials. Click on any title below to watch a preview of the session. Webinars are a FREE benefit for IECA Members!

(On-Demand Webinars do not offer CPE credits)


Sessions

Diversity Improves Your Bottom Line and How You Can Achieve More of It

Apr 13, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Apr 13, 2017 1:00pm

Identification: WEB170413

Credits: None available.

April 13, 2017

This webcast will provide practical, effective ways your organization can increase its bottom line wile increasing gender diversity and improving cross-gender communication with customers and teams. Gender diversity is too often seen as a women’s issue but it has positive benefits for everyone. This workshop will be led by Andie Kramer and Al Harris, the authors of the new book Breaking Through Bias: Communication Techniques for Women to Succeed at Work. Publishers Weekly calls their book “a well-organized, well-thought-out call to action.” Andie and Al offer simple, unique, and highly effective techniques for dealing with the unconscious biases pervade even the best intentioned organizations. They will address tricky, real world scenarios that illustrate the pervasive and harmful effect of unconscious gender stereotypes. Andie and Al have had great success with diverse groups in many industries in conveying the value of gender diverse workplaces and providing the information and methods needed to make them a reality.

Learning Objectives:

  • recognize the existence of gender stereotypes
  • learn practical strategies to avoid the discriminatory effect of these stereotypes
  • Armed with this information and strategies, you will be in a position to make positive, bottom-line enhancing changes to your organization and your personal communication techniques

Speaker(s):
Members: $0.00
Standard: $35.00

Introducing the IECA Master Netting Agreement

Feb 15, 2017 12:00pm ‐ Feb 15, 2017 1:00pm

Identification: WEB170215

Credits: None available.

February 15, 2017

The IECA has created and published a best-in-class master netting agreement. The IECA MNA is designed to reduce credit risk through close-out netting across a broad spectrum of commodities, including gas, power, oil, metals, derivatives, and environmental products. It has the flexibility to cover transactions documented not only by master trading agreements, but also by longform confirmations or bespoke arrangements. It is short, crisp, and supported by enforceability opinions under both New York and English law. Tune in to learn more from two of North America’s leading trading lawyers and members of the drafting team.

Speaker(s):
Free Standard: $35.00

Internal Rating for Non-Rated Counterparties

Jan 24, 2017 2:00pm ‐ Jan 24, 2017 3:00pm

Identification: WEB170124

Credits: None available.

January 4, 2017

Although certain credit policies/decisions are often tied directly to credit ratings, credit professionals also need to evaluate non-rated and privately held counterparties for creditworthiness. RMG Financial will discuss the key elements used to determine internal credit ratings as often applied to credit decisions in wholesale energy markets. This session will consider various aspects of the evaluation and rating of non-rated counterparties with a focus on the process of financial analysis and credit scoring. Topics will include the determination of “creditworthiness”, the underlying importance of financial statement analysis, credit scoring methods and the ranking and scaling of quantitative and qualitative factors.

Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
Members: $0.00
Standard: $35.00

Mark to Market Insurance - A Canadian Perspective

Dec 13, 2016 1:30pm ‐ Dec 13, 2016 2:30pm

Identification: WEB161213

Credits: None available.

December 13, 2016

Mark to Market insurance is relatively new, but it has been pioneered here in Canada owing largely to the unique participants in our marketplace. This presentation will focus on the specific attributes of the insurance as well as the opportunities here in Canada for coverage.

Speaker(s):
Standard: $35.00

Credit in the Energy Environment: Oil Price Outlook and the Impact on Financing

Nov 1, 2016 11:00am ‐ Nov 1, 2016 12:00pm

Identification: WEB161101

Credits: None available.

November 1, 2016

Two years in, the oil price pullback has resulted in a sharp increase in defaults and a corresponding urgency in understanding creditworthiness and the impact of oil price volatility.


 

Join us as we discuss:


 

    • Key drivers and the outlook for oil prices
    • The current credit environment for upstream providers
    • Capital markets access, including borrowing bases

    Speaker(s):
    • Jim Elder, Director, Risk Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence
    • Thomas A Watters, Managing Director, Sector Specialist, Corporate Ratings
    Speaker(s):
    Members: $0.00
    Standard: $35.00

    EFC’s – What You Need To Know

    Sep 27, 2016 1:30pm ‐ Sep 27, 2016 2:30pm

    Identification: WEB160927

    Credits: None available.

    September 27, 2016

    During this webinar, Mr. Anderson will review the fundamentals of Eligible Financial Contracts, their importance in the energy commodity space and the nuances of how determining if your contracts are in fact EFC’s. He will provide an update on recent cases that have impacted the safe guards of EFC’s and how you can enhance your contracts for further assurance.


     

    If you joined the association recently and you aren't able to register as a member, please contact Tracy Custis at tcustis@ieca.net

    Speaker(s):
    Members: $0.00
    Standard: $35.00

    Credit Rating Downgrades to Deal Counterparties: Traditional Strategies and Lessons Learned From 2016 Oil & Gas Bankruptcies, M&A Markets, and Commodity Price Volatility

    Sep 20, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Sep 20, 2016 1:00pm

    Identification: WEB160920

    Credits: None available.

    September 20, 2016

    A company’s “creditworthiness” and financial health go hand in hand, and a key assessment of a company’s ability to pay its financial obligations is its credit rating. While a credit rating does not guarantee performance or reflect other types of risk (such as liquidity or market risks), it is a factor that carries great weight in predicting future behavior. In this session, our hosts will review a “Recovery Plan” that will discuss impacts on deals from your company’s credit rating as well as your counterparty’s credit rating, and how you can address those situations to “recover” the deal! Drawing from their legal and accounting backgrounds as viewed against the backdrop of oil & gas bankruptcies, M&A markets, and commodity price volatility in the energy space in 2016, the panel will identify issues and discuss contract language to address those issues before credit rating problems occur, as well as potential responses to consider when an actual credit rating downgrade occurs.


     

    If you joined the association recently and you aren't able to register as a member, please contact Tracy Custis at tcustis@ieca.net

    Speaker(s): Speaker(s):
    Members: $0.00
    Standard: $35.00

    Developing and Using Internal Ratings – an Important Tool for Evaluating the Credit Health of Your Counterparties

    Jun 14, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Jun 14, 2016 1:00pm

    Identification: WEB160614

    Credits: None available.

    June 14, 2016

    Please join us for a presentation and discussion regarding developing and using internal ratings. Rachel Reisenauer, Vice President of RMG Financial Consulting, will cover throughout the presentation the benefits and uses of scoring (and point out some weaknesses too) including:

    • Consistency across counterparties particularly non-rated entities
    • Limitations of rating agency ratings
    • Caution against over-reliance on just the results (need to do some homework too)
    • Scoring should be just one of many tools to evaluate counterparties
    • Mapping your score to credit limits

     

    She will also point out various methods of credit scoring and the pieces needed in developing scoring including:

    • Scorecards by counterparty type (one size does not fit all)
    • Layering in adjustments (beyond financial statement info), including, quantitative adjustments to financials, qualitative factors and rating agencies
    • Model should have some flexibility and transparency, and be easy to use and understand
    • Importance of backtesting and validation of your model
    • CDS

    Speaker(s):
    Members: $0.00
    Standard: $35.00

    Failing Companies and the Commonalities Among Them

    May 24, 2016 12:00pm ‐ May 24, 2016 1:00pm

    Identification: WEB160524

    Credits: None available.

    May 24, 2016

    Please join us for a presentation and discussion regarding defaults in the energy sector. James H. Gellert will present commonalities among energy companies that have failed since the beginning of 2015, and explain how these defaults did not happen overnight. Mr. Gellert will show attendees what factors were identifiable and the areas within the companies' financials that gave the most early warning. Mr. Gellert will present elements from a financial health perspective, as well as the capital market's perspective.

     

    In this webinar, Gellert will: 

    • Review the top 5 industry groups, sorted by percent of defaults
    • Discuss the profiles of failed vs. successful companies in the industry over the past 12-18 months
    • Discuss the volatility in energy bonds, principally in the U.S. High Yield bond market, and how the Fed's rate guidance is impacting energy markets
    • Present Rapid Rating's 2016 Outlook for the Energy Sector"

    Speaker(s):
    Members: $0.00
    Standard: $35.00

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    Natural Gas 101

    Mar 1, 2016 12:00pm ‐ Mar 1, 2016 1:00pm

    Identification: WEB160301

    Credits: None available.

    March 1, 2016

    This will be the first in a series of presentations by the IECA designed to introduce industry participants to those commodities commonly encountered in your day to day energy practice.  Our first program will be presented by a panel of business and legal industry participants.  Their discussion, which will focus on natural gas,  will explore where the product comes from, how it is transported and used and the various contracts that often arise.

    Speaker(s):
    • Francis J Lawall, Esquire - Pepper Hamilton LLP (Philadelphia office)
    • John W Carroll, Esquire - Pepper Hamilton LLP (Harrisburg office)
    • John P Evenstad, Director Credit & Contracts - Concord Energy LLC
    • Zarin Imam, Chief Compliance and Regulatory Officer - Iberdrola Energy Holdings, LLC
    Members: $0.00
    Standard: $35.00
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