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Join With The In Crowd In Amsterdam

So, you are wondering whether to attend the CTRM Conference on October 5th in Amsterdam. You want to know who else is going? Well, here are the current... continue reading

The Conference Season

I’m not really sure how this works outside the UK, so apologies to the tens of thousands (!!) of you that read my blog that aren’t UK residents. In the UK it’s the start of the ”party”... continue reading

Invensoft Sponsors CTRM Conference

Invensoft Technologies once again is sponsoring the CTRM Conference at the bronze level. We thank them for their support. Invensoft Technologies is an Information Technology Company providing Commodity... continue reading

Allegro Sponsors CTRM Conference

Allegro has signed up for a break sponsorship for the CTRM Conference and we thank Allegro for its kind support. Allegro Development Corp. is a global leader in... continue reading

Latest News

Electricity market data on smartphones and tablets

Now also for Android: ProCom app provides intraday electricity market data Aachen (Germany), September 22, 2017 – The... continue reading

Stormy weather exposes shortcomings of world’s oil refineries

by Libby George, Ron Bousso BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Hurricane Harvey’s crippling impact on U.S. oil refinery operations this month and the challenge buyers... continue reading

The graphite fix: Inside China’s newest commodity addiction

Manolo Serapio Jr, Tom Daly MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s aggressive environmental protection campaign has tightened supplies of graphite electrodes used in steelmaking, boosting the... continue reading

Freepoint Commodities Expands into Cotton Trading; Taps Industry Veteran to Lead; Appoints Global Head of Agricultural Products

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Freepoint Commodities LLC (“Freepoint”) announced today the continued expansion of its agricultural trading... continue reading

Videos

Mr. Andrew Bateman, SunGard Energy

In this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM, Patrick Reames visits with Mr. Andrew Bateman, President of SunGard Energy. Mr. Bateman discusses SunGard’s capabilities across multiple industries and provides his insights as to the latest ETRM market developments both near and long term.... continue reading

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Join With The In Crowd In Amsterdam

So, you are wondering whether to attend the CTRM Conference on October 5th in Amsterdam. You want to know who else is going? Well, here are the current delegate job titles and companies for you just to help a bit with that decision. Job Titles Managing Partner/Partner CEO Director Managing Director Head of Sales VP, Engineering Manager CTO CIO Partner Head of IT Companies ROITI Ltd eZ-nergy CTRM Cubed Adaptive Financial Baringa Energy One Ltd Contigo Sprinthive DataGenic Eileses Capital LLC Pioneer Solutions COFCO International Satoshi Systems The Technancial Company Bosgrove Ltd Agiboo Powel AB Daarnhouwer CapSpire SAP UK Generation 10 Engelhart Commodity Trading Partners MKS Switzerland Primetics Opportune Shell Allegro Atum Consulting Louis Dreyfus and several others…..   Don’t miss this event and register while there... continue reading

The Conference Season

I’m not really sure how this works outside the UK, so apologies to the tens of thousands (!!) of you that read my blog that aren’t UK residents. In the UK it’s the start of the ”party” conference season. This means great British seaside resorts like Blackpool, Brighton and Manchester are suddenly flooded – not by globally warming affected** swollen seas, but by politicians and their entourages (if that’s the plural).  ** I know our sponsor isn’t a great fan of this contentious subject – I must say, as a Mancunian, I have seen NO sign of any warming this year, or in living memory, to be honest. But if Donald thinks it’s Trumped up, then just maybe it is real! So these conferences are occasions for the respective political parties to talk amongst their own supporters... continue reading

Invensoft Sponsors CTRM Conference

Published 19 September 2017

Invensoft Technologies once again is sponsoring the CTRM Conference at the bronze level. We thank them for their... continue reading

Allegro Sponsors CTRM Conference

Published 18 September 2017

Allegro has signed up for a break sponsorship for the CTRM Conference and we thank Allegro for its... continue reading

CTRM Conference – What You Will Learn

Published 14 September 2017

The CTRM Conference is on October 5th in Amsterdam. This year we are co-hosted with EMART but in... continue reading

Factum joins list of sponsors for the CTRMConference

Published 13 September 2017

We’re pleased to announce that Factum Ltd, a US and UK based consultancy, has joined the growing list... continue reading

If You Have Anything to do with CTRM Software – This is a MUST Attend Event

Published 12 September 2017

Every year, I swear I will never try to do another CTRM... continue reading

Five Year CTRM Market Outlook – 2017-2021

Published 7 September 2017

We have just released our 5 year outlook for the global CTRM markets as part of our 2016-2021... continue reading

Brady Results Commentary

Published 7 September 2017

Brady PLC released its results today for the 6 months to June 30th 2017. The company did four license deals... continue reading

Hurricane Harvey and Social Media

Published 6 September 2017

I’ve heard it said that social media is the democratization of information, a place where everyone gets their... continue reading

News

Electricity market data on smartphones and tablets

Now also for Android: ProCom app provides intraday electricity market data Aachen (Germany), September 22, 2017 – The ITA mobile app from ProCom is for everyone who wants to keep a constant eye on the intraday electricity market from their smartphone or tablet. The app provides an overview of prices and price trends for products traded on EPEX SPOT, including trade volumes for the market segments Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium and the Netherlands. The ITA mobile app presents trading activities in chronological order and shows order books, market depth, and price trends of individual contracts. Users can also view and compare details of selected products. In addition, the app offers a handy reminder function for traders to alert them product trading deadlines. ITA mobile for Android... continue reading

Stormy weather exposes shortcomings of world’s oil refineries

by Libby George, Ron Bousso BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) – Hurricane Harvey’s crippling impact on U.S. oil refinery operations this month and the challenge buyers faced in filling the gap in gasoline supplies has exposed a shortage of spare refining capacity around the globe. Nearly a quarter of U.S. refining capacity was knocked out by the storm this month, driving U.S. gasoline prices to two-year highs above $2 a gallon. Many plants are still struggling to resume normal operations, prompting other refineries around the world to crank up output to fill the gap. Global refining is considered to be running at its maximum when capacity utilization is 85.5 percent, the highest level reached in the modern era,... continue reading

The graphite fix: Inside China’s newest commodity addiction

Published 21 September 2017

Manolo Serapio Jr, Tom Daly MANILA/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s aggressive environmental protection campaign... continue reading

Freepoint Commodities Expands into Cotton Trading; Taps Industry Veteran to Lead; Appoints Global Head of Agricultural Products

Published 20 September 2017

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Freepoint Commodities LLC (“Freepoint”) announced today the... continue reading

Amphora Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Published 20 September 2017

Stamford, CT:  September 19, 2017 – Amphora, Inc, a key provider of commodity trading and risk management software... continue reading

U.S. natural gas prices rise as winter stocks look tight: Kemp

Published 19 September 2017

LONDON (Reuters) – U.S. natural gas stocks look somewhat tight after low prices this summer worked off the... continue reading

Tipco Asphalt Goes Live with Allegro Commodity Management Software

Published 18 September 2017

Thailand-based asphalt manufacturer and crude oil refiner is now managing complex trading... continue reading

Seaboard Corporation successfully completes Fendahl Fusion CTRM Implementation Project

Published 18 September 2017

ISLE of MAN, September 2017 – Seaboard Overseas Limited, a division of... continue reading

Openlink announces Rich Grossi as CEO, John O’Malley assumes strategic role as Executive Chairman of the Board

Published 18 September 2017

Company also unveils new branding as it reaches its 25th year UNIONDALE,... continue reading

Interview Corner

Trends in Technology

Published 12 July 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Contigo seeing in terms of uptake of the ETRM in cloud and what are the benefits of such an approach? Adrian Bullock:... continue reading

Developments in CEE – An Interview with David Kučera

Published 28 June 2017

An Interview with David Kučera, General Secretary of the Prague Energy Exchange („PXE“) ComTechAdvisory: Tell us a little about PXE – its history and objectives... continue reading

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Published 27 April 2017

An Interview with Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Energy Trading and Risk Management at Infosys Consulting ComTechAdvisory: Please tell us a little about Infosys Consulting and the... continue reading

New Business Models and Consumer Focused Digital Transformations

Published 28 March 2017

ComTech visits with Amir Soufizadeh, Head of Commodities & Utilities Practice at BJSS. Founded in 1993, BJSS operates across the UK and USA, providing consultancy... continue reading

Kynetix explains Distributed Ledger Technologies and its future

Published 21 March 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is Kynetix’ interest in Blockchain technologies? Scott Riley: There are three primary drivers to Kynetix’s interest in DLT: 1. Our mission at Kynetix... continue reading

An Interview with Michael Kirch CCO of Beacon

Published 19 January 2017

ComTechAdvisory: What is the Beacon platform and what was the impetus for developing it? Dr. Michael Kirch: Mark Higgins and Kirat Singh founded Beacon in... continue reading

Commodity Auctions and Exchanges

Published 10 October 2016

Interview with Phil Bird Perfect Channel ComTechAdvisory: Can you tell us a little about Perfect Channel? How did it get started and what are its... continue reading

The Importance of Modern Technology to Minimise Risk in Energy Trading

Published 1 July 2016

We recently asked Adrian Bullock, CEO at Contigo, what he was seeing in terms of ETRM software in Europe. His take was that having a... continue reading

Industry Voices

Brexit: Passporting aside – regulatory considerations for firms providing investment services

Sophie Crisp, Manager, Risk and Compliance | 15 Jul 2016 Since the Brexit result, the focus for many has been on firms maintaining passporting rights... continue reading

The latest trends in near shoring / Human Capital

At a recent gathering of CIO’s from some of the commodities traders it became clear that ‘near shoring’ is again the flavor of the month.... continue reading

REMIT Reporting is nearly done – can we now forget about European regulation?

There are now only a few days to go until the second, and final, reporting deadline under REMIT, on 7th April. From that date, all... continue reading

The nu-clear Future

Researched and written by Paul Cassar of MJMEnergy Ltd – http://www.mjmenergy.com “Opponents of nuclear misread the science. It is safe and reliable. The challenge, as... continue reading

Key CTRM Recruitment Findings

Commoditas Partners has published its key CTRM Recruitment findings based on data collected through interviews with hiring managers of leading trading and investment companies, system... continue reading

CTRM Recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners

Spike in LNG CTRM skills Over the last 18 months there’s been an increasing number of multi-national and national oil companies setting up trading hubs,... continue reading

Iron Ore: swapping the physical for the paper trade

By Ami Katschinski, Trayport’s Head of Global Commodities, offers his views on the future of the global iron ore market The iron ore markets have... continue reading

Are you ready for the digital revolution of recruitment?

Every good company knows that it’s most important asset is its staff, right? That a good hire can keep a business afloat through low points... continue reading

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