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CTRM Vendor Perceptions Survey – Less than a week left!

Just a reminder…ComTech will close the survey effort for the vendor perception study at the end of April, so there is just a... continue reading

New Video – A Conversation with Michael Hinton, CCO and SVP of Allegro

I was in Dallas last week to visit with the team at Allegro, including Paul French, the company’s... continue reading

2016 CTRMConference Shaping Up

The 2016 CTRMConference is set for October 27th and that still seems like a long way in the future. The CTMConference will take place at the Amba Hotel,... continue reading

A Visit With Agiboo

While in the Netherlands last week, I also took a trip to visit with Agiboo in Almere just outside of Amsterdam. There, I had lunch with Jan van den Brom and Bart Kroon (Managing Partner & Co-founder... continue reading

Latest News

OpenLink Selects Diyar United as Strategic Partner, Supporting Energy, Commodities, and Corporates in the Middle East

Dubai and London – May 4, 2016 – OpenLink, the global leader in trading and risk management solutions... continue reading

Paragon Energy Software opens new London Office and appoints Ian Tobin, Executive Director, EMEA Operations

New client wins lead to company expansion into EMEA Houston and London – Paragon Energy Software, a leading... continue reading

China stats bureau halts some commods data amid probe

BY DAVID STANWAY AND CHEN AIZHU Reuters – China has suspended the release of output data for several key commodities amid a crackdown... continue reading

As oil plows through $45 a barrel, U.S. producers rush to lock in prices

BY LIZ HAMPTON Reuters – U.S. oil producers pounced on this month’s 20 percent rally in crude futures to the highest level since... continue reading

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CTRM Vendor Perceptions Survey – Less than a week left!

Just a reminder…ComTech will close the survey effort for the vendor perception study at the end of April, so there is just a few days left to share your thoughts and opinions about the current state of market of CTRM software vendors. As we’ve previously noted,  we DO NOT accept submissions from vendor personnel and we ask for identifying information to ensure such responses are excluded. That being said, we will keep all responses confidential and will use that identifying information only to validate the responses.  Also, we do encourage vendors to get their customers to complete the survey. So, if you haven’t had the chance yet, please take a couple of minutes in the next two or three days to complete the survey at this link:... continue reading

New Video – A Conversation with Michael Hinton, CCO and SVP of Allegro

I was in Dallas last week to visit with the team at Allegro, including Paul French, the company’s new CMO, Samantha Johnston, VP of Marketing and Michael Hinton, Allegro‘s Chief Customer Officer and SVP of services and products.  As part of my visit, Michael sat down with me for a new episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology.  You can view the video here – https://www.ctrmcenter.com/videos/ctrm-leaders-video-series/interview-michael-hinton-cco-svp-allegro/ During our video conversation, Mr. Hinton discusses his and Allegro‘s view of current CTRM market developments (with focus on the global utility segments) in light of the collapse in energy and commodity prices.... continue reading

2016 CTRMConference Shaping Up

Published 19 April 2016 - The 2016 CTRMConference is set for October 27th and that still seems like a long way in the... continue reading

A Visit With Agiboo

Published 15 April 2016 - While in the Netherlands last week, I also took a trip to visit with Agiboo in Almere just outside of... continue reading

Vendor Perception Study – Not Much Time Left

Published 15 April 2016 - ComTech will close the survey part of the vendor perception study at the end of April meaning that... continue reading

The Marketing Shift

Published 14 April 2016 - As first and foremost a marketeer myself, readers will know that I follow changes and trends in vendor marketing quite... continue reading

A Day With Dycotrade

Published 13 April 2016 - Last week, I attended the Dycotrade Customer event in Rotterdam. It was held at the private Royal Maas Yacht Club... continue reading

ComTech releases the 2016 CTRM Market Update

Published 12 April 2016 - New report provides an interim review of market trends and market size ComTech has just released our 2016... continue reading

Ags & Softs Report Issued

Published 11 April 2016 - ComTech issued the CTRM for Agricultural & Soft Commoditiess research report last week and it is now available... continue reading

Exciting Time at ComTech

Published 4 April 2016 - Exciting times at ComTech! Ags & Softs Report We finally managed to get the Ags and Softs research study over... continue reading

News

OpenLink Selects Diyar United as Strategic Partner, Supporting Energy, Commodities, and Corporates in the Middle East

Dubai and London – May 4, 2016 – OpenLink, the global leader in trading and risk management solutions for the energy,commodities, corporate and financial services industries, has selected Diyar United as its strategic partner when workingwith clients across the Middle East. Diyar United is a leading regional information and communication technology company, headquartered in Kuwait, with morethan 1,500 employees across the Middle East. Its client industries include oil and gas, aviation, transport and variousgovernment entities, and its culture is built on bringing the comfort of ‘Home’ (“Diyar” meaning Home in the Arabic language) to its clients, whilst delivering the best global solutions in the international marketplace. Amer Attar, Director of Business Development for MEA at... continue reading

Paragon Energy Software opens new London Office and appoints Ian Tobin, Executive Director, EMEA Operations

New client wins lead to company expansion into EMEA Houston and London – Paragon Energy Software, a leading supplier of credit risk software to energy and commodities trading companies, has appointed Ian Tobin Executive Director, EMEA Operations with affect from 1st May 2016. Tobin has over twenty years of risk management and trading experience in the commodities, energy and investment banking markets. He was a Founder and Head of Product Strategy at Raft International (now Brady Plc) and was subsequently Managing Director (EMEA) and Chief Strategy Officer for the ROME Corporation (now Triple Point Technology). For the past 6 years Ian has headed up RedShift International, a specialist consulting company that offers credit risk expertise... continue reading

China stats bureau halts some commods data amid probe

Published 3 May 2016 - BY DAVID STANWAY AND CHEN AIZHU Reuters – China has suspended the release of output data for several... continue reading

As oil plows through $45 a barrel, U.S. producers rush to lock in prices

Published 2 May 2016 - BY LIZ HAMPTON Reuters – U.S. oil producers pounced on this month’s... continue reading

Refining’s silver lining loses luster at Exxon and Chevron

Published 29 April 2016 - (Reuters) by Ernest Scheyder – Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp posted sharp drops in quarterly results on... continue reading

LME launches LMEshield warehouse electronic tracking system

Published 28 April 2016 - (Reuters) by Eric Onstad – The London Metal Exchange (LME) said on Thursday its new electronic tracking system for... continue reading

Perfect Channel supports growth in online trading of 66 billion litre international dairy market

Published 28 April 2016 - London, April 26, 2016 – A new 24/7 dairy trading platform, launched... continue reading

Etihad Airways Takes Off with OpenLink’s Commodities, Treasury and Risk Solution

Published 27 April 2016 - Abu Dhabi and London – April 27, 2016 – OpenLink, the global... continue reading

Eka Software Announces the Addition of ATOM Solutions to Partner Program

Published 26 April 2016 - ATOM joins Eka’s partner eco-system to support growth in energy and agriculture... continue reading

Hedge Funds Double Bets on Crops Rally as Weather Gets Nastier

Published 25 April 2016 - (Bloomberg) by Lydia Mulvany – With drought in Brazil and flooding in Argentina threatening crops, the weather is getting... continue reading

Publications Commodity Technology Advisory LLC

2016 CTRM Market Update
2016 CTRM Market Update

Given the significant decline in commodity prices throughout the year in 2015, and impact that decline has had on the markets for CTRM/ETRM software, Commodity Technology Advisory LLC (ComTech) has recently completed an interim update to its biannual in-depth review of the CTRM software market space. This update is based upon an analysis of reported vendor results for 2015 and confidential conversations with several of the larger CTRM vendors regarding financial performance, unannounced deal closings and deal flow. Additionally, our analysis has factored in trends in the job market created by CTRM software and other sources of data.

Please note: This interim analysis is a topside adjustment to previously published forecasts and is not a comprehensive top-down analysis of the market as presented in our biannual CTRM Market Trends and Outlook publication.

CTRM Community

Europe’s largest animal feed group to list this month

ForFarmers chief executive flagged shareholder support for the listing as a vote of confidence for futures expansion ... continue reading

Indian sugar production to fall sharply next season

US officials warn of a sharp drop in Indian exports, although thanks to heavy stocks, the country will remain a net exporter ... continue reading

“Quick fix” agreed for MiFID II

An agreement has been reached between the European Parliament’s negotiating team and member state representative on how to effect the delay to MiFID II, according to... continue reading

Almost all U.S. gasoline is blended with 10% ethanol

Blends of petroleum-based gasoline with 10% ethanol, commonly referred to as E10, account for more than 95% of the fuel consumed in motor vehicles with gasoline... continue reading

Shell speeds up cuts as oil price bites

Source: Financial Times, 4th May 2016 Group pledges to accelerate savings expected from its recent £35bn takeover of rival BG Group Read the full article on... continue reading

CAG audit report raises serious questions over implementation of NFS Act

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has raised serious questions on the implementation of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) in its audit report... continue reading

Mills produce 246.03 lakh tonne of sugar till April 30; down 11%: ISMA

From the beginning of the current 2015-16 season and till April 30, 2016, sugar mills have produced 246.03 lakh tonne of sugar, down 11% as compared... continue reading

Oil Prices and the Impact to the ETRM Software Market

Continue Reading about Oil Prices and the Impact to the ETRM Software Market... continue reading

Industry Voices

2016 CTRMConference Shaping Up

The 2016 CTRMConference is set for October 27th and that still seems like a long way in the future. The CTMConference will take place at... 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

November CTRM recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth

In this month’s article, I would like to cover the involvement of social media, CTRM recruitment, and the growing demand for Metals CTRM talent. As... continue reading

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