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The Results Are In – Which Vendor leads the Industry for E/CTRM?

Every two years, ComTech issues its vendor perception report. This is based on user and influencer opinions of the vendors in the space... continue reading

As EU Carbon Prices Soar – Has the EU ETS Finally Found its Teeth?

EU ETS Carbon prices are around 20 Eur as of today, slightly off from their recent high of around 25 Eur in August.... continue reading

London Calling…

We were a bit quite on here last week. That is because we were both in London. The primary purpose of the trip was a presentation to a group of CIO’s on the evolution of E/CTRM that... continue reading

FIS Kiodex Gets Physical

A couple of weeks ago, we had a briefing from Kiodex. Now part of the FIS family of products, Kiodex is a Software as a Service solution for commodity risk and compliance management. Though Kiodex has been... continue reading

Latest News

Barak Fund Management Selects TRMTracker.com for Multi-Commodity CTRM

TRMTracker.com, the award-winning CTRM Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering powered by Pioneer Solutions, announced today that Barak Fund Management Limited (Barak) has selected its cloud-based... continue reading

Trade off: China soybean imports set for biggest drop in 12 years amid tariff conflict

(Reuters) – China’s soybean imports are set to drop by a quarter in the last three months of... continue reading

Drillinginfo: 3-Year Crude Oil Oversupply Finally Curbed, But A Lid on Price Remains

Introduces OptiFlo Gas aimed at capturing insights on the constantly changing gas market Austin, TX (October 17, 2018)... continue reading

Barchart Launches cmdtyView® to Revolutionize Physical Grain Trading

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Barchart, a leading provider of market data and technology, is pleased to announce the launch of cmdtyView®, a market leading... continue reading

Videos

An Interview with Michael Hinton, CCO & SVP, Allegro

This is episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology, Mr. Michael Hinton, Chief Customer Officer and SVP of Services and Products at Allegro, discusses current market developments (with focus on the global utility segments) in light of the recent collapse in energy and commodity prices.

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Blog

The Results Are In – Which Vendor leads the Industry for E/CTRM?

Every two years, ComTech issues its vendor perception report. This is based on user and influencer opinions of the vendors in the space and with two decades of history around doing it, it provides a wonderful retrospective on the industry. Well, the results are in and I’m in the process of preparing the final report. I won’t give anything away but it does look really intriguing! There are a few vendors that have performed very well and will be on the radar screen for the very first time and others who have slipped away….. The report, when published, will be a free download from this site so do look out for it. We still have... continue reading

As EU Carbon Prices Soar – Has the EU ETS Finally Found its Teeth?

EU ETS Carbon prices are around 20 Eur as of today, slightly off from their recent high of around 25 Eur in August. After several years in which the EU ETS was flooded with permits and prices were very low, prices are up around 300% over a 12-month period. Driving the rise in prices for carbon is the European Union plan that CO2 certificates which were not sold at auctions, will be transferred into a so called Market Stability Reserve (MSR) starting in January 2019, in order to make the market more resistant to turbulences. The EU aims to take 24 percent of certificates in circulation out of the market between 2019 and 2023, thus... continue reading

London Calling…

Published 15 October 2018

We were a bit quite on here last week. That is because we were both in London. The primary purpose... continue reading

FIS Kiodex Gets Physical

Published 12 October 2018

A couple of weeks ago, we had a briefing from Kiodex. Now part of the FIS family of products, Kiodex... continue reading

Eka Digital CM Platform and the changing CTRM technology paradigm

Published 10 October 2018

Last week, we had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Manav Garg,... continue reading

Singular Point Launches MARiS

Published 5 October 2018

A couple of weeks ago, Singular Point launched its MARiS software product for commercial shipping and chartering at... continue reading

The VERY Last Chance!

Published 28 September 2018

Every two years, ComTech issues its’ highly anticipated Vendor Perception Study report. We have been putting this out for over... continue reading

What Will the Future Commodity Trader Look Like?

Published 27 September 2018

Automated trading in European intraday power and gas markets is just the tip of the iceberg. According to... continue reading

Metals Industry to Get More Optionality from CTRM: Introducing Gen10

Published 25 September 2018

Metals and metals concentrates are notoriously difficult to handle in a CTRM... continue reading

New Entrants

Published 20 September 2018

Periodically, we learn of new entrants into the E/CTRM fold of providers. In the last couple of weeks, we have... continue reading

News

Barak Fund Management Selects TRMTracker.com for Multi-Commodity CTRM

TRMTracker.com, the award-winning CTRM Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering powered by Pioneer Solutions, announced today that Barak Fund Management Limited (Barak) has selected its cloud-based Risk Management solution to better manage physical logistics and accounting, support the growth of Barak’s multi-commodity operations. AMSTERDAM (PRWEB) October 18, 2018 TRMTracker.com, the award-winning CTRM Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering powered by Pioneer Solutions, announced today that Barak Fund Management Limited (Barak) has selected its cloud-based Risk Management solution to better manage physical logistics and accounting, support the growth of Barak’s multi-commodity operations. Established in 2008, Barak is a privately-owned investment manager with assets under management in excess of USD 1 billion. As investment manager to Barak Fund SPC Limited, Africa’s leading alternative... continue reading

Trade off: China soybean imports set for biggest drop in 12 years amid tariff conflict

(Reuters) – China’s soybean imports are set to drop by a quarter in the last three months of 2018, their biggest fall in at least 12 years as buyers curb purchases amid the Sino-U.S. trade war and high domestic stockpiles. Soybeans, crushed to make protein-rich animal feed ingredients and vegetable oils, have been at the heart of the tit-for-tat trade dispute between the world’s top two economies. China in July imposed a retaliatory 25-percent import duty on U.S. soybeans as part of the conflict, a saga that has gathered steam since then with the introduction of fresh tariffs on other products. Soybean imports by China, which buys 60 percent of the oilseed traded worldwide, will... continue reading

Drillinginfo: 3-Year Crude Oil Oversupply Finally Curbed, But A Lid on Price Remains

Published 17 October 2018

Introduces OptiFlo Gas aimed at capturing insights on the constantly changing gas... continue reading

Barchart Launches cmdtyView® to Revolutionize Physical Grain Trading

Published 17 October 2018

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Barchart, a leading provider of market data and technology,... continue reading

CIC launches blockchain-powered global physical commodities e-trading platform

Published 17 October 2018

(FinTech Innovation) – Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) has launched Singapore’s first physical... continue reading

Exclusive: Don’t mention the oil price – U.S. legal threat prompts change at OPEC

Published 17 October 2018

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – OPEC has urged its members not to mention oil... continue reading

Global steel body hikes demand forecasts, but says risks remain

Published 16 October 2018

TOKYO (Reuters) – The World Steel Association on Tuesday doubled its 2018 and 2019 forecasts for growth in... continue reading

New Executive Vice President of Smart Energy

Published 12 October 2018

Powel is delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Darell as the new Executive Vice President, Smart Energy... continue reading

The Vessel Group is Proud to Announce a Successful Go-Live of Allegro CTRM Software at Par Pacific

Published 9 October 2018

American Energy Company Implements Allegro’s CTRM Software with The Vessel Group DALLAS... continue reading

Allegro Announces New Metals and Mining Software

Published 8 October 2018

Allegro’s market-leading, analytics-driven CTRM software will provide the industry with the solution for smarter trading, enhanced operational risk... continue reading

Interview Corner

Regulatory Compliance TRADESPARENT

Published 17 September 2018

An interview with Mr. Alexander Regnault, Director Operations, TRADESPARENT ComTech Advisory: TRADESPARENT now offers a variety of different solutions from risk management to regulatory compliance... continue reading

ETRM and PPAs – The View from Down Under

Published 7 August 2018

An interview with Mr. Shaun Ankers, CEO, Energy One ComTech Advisory: Can you give us an update on Energy One? What key initiatives are you... continue reading

FIS Looks to Leverage Products into Energy & Commodities

Published 26 June 2018

ComTech Advisory: FIS Energy & Commodities is just a part of a larger group of products and business units offering trading and risk products that... continue reading

Brady’s Product Strategy and Direction – Interview with Ms. Libby Koehn, Chief Product Office, Brady PLC

Published 3 April 2018

Ms. Libby Koehn joined Brady PLC recently as Chief Product Officer. We asked her about Brady’s strategy, products and views on market developments. ComTech Advisory:... continue reading

An Interview with Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon

Published 27 March 2018

Comtech recently had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon to get his thoughts about Beacon Growing Rapidly and Finding... continue reading

FIS Gear Up to Launch Multiple Product Strategy into Commodities

Published 20 February 2018

Commodity Technology Advisory asks Dr. Markus Seiser, COO, FIS Energy, about FIS’s strategy and plans for Energy & Commodities ComTech Advisory: FIS now markets its... continue reading

Interview with Metafused

Published 1 February 2018

ComTech Advisory: What is Metafused and what does it offer? Madhuban Kumar: Metafused’s platform provides automated AI predictions for financial services and increases their efficiencies... continue reading

Capco’s Energy Practice post-FIS – A Conversation with the Leadership Team

Published 4 December 2017

FIS announced their intention to spin-off the company’s Capco consulting business in May of this year. With the transaction completed in August, we recently visited... continue reading

CTRM Community

Natural gas pipeline rupture in Canada affects U.S. energy markets

Published 18 October 2018

The October 9, 2018 rupture of Enbridge’s BC natural gas pipeline near Prince George, British Columbia, continues to affect natural gas supply, electricity generation, and... continue reading

Monitoring fine in the UK and manipulation cases in the US

Published 18 October 2018

Activity in the anti abuse sphere continues, in addition to the large REMIT fine levied in France last week (see here). In the UK, the... continue reading

Australia’s bid to be the world’s largest LNG exporter may fizzle out

Published 18 October 2018

Australia’s bid to challenge Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter has been weakened by several factors including gas shortages, domestic supply commitments, natural declines... continue reading

Spectre of Iran’s ‘ghost ships’ haunts oil outlook

Published 18 October 2018

Source: Financial Times, 18th October 2018 Tanker tracking suggests Tehran is still finding plenty of buyers for its crude Read the full article on FT.com... continue reading

Industry Voices

Trading Re-imagined – How Digitization is Reshaping the Commodity Trading Industry

The Commodity Trading industry is on the cusp of transformation – and Digitization is at the heart of the change. By Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Midstream... continue reading

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

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