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CubeLogic Closes Four Major Deals

The last time I spoke with Lee Campbell, CEO of CubeLogic, he told me that CubeLogic had doubled in size over the last 12-months to around 55 staff... continue reading

North Korea – A Guest Blog by David Calmonson

I thought that may get your attention. I was thinking more about a North Career summit – i.e. are there any jobs worth... continue reading

European Energy…

I’m here in Budapest attending the ETCSEE Conference. It seems well attended and the morning sessions were interesting. I’m writing this during a break. However, the initial presentation by the Head of Wholesale Markets, European Commission, Mr.... continue reading

Reuters says Exxon is going to expand trading ops and is looking at ETRM software

Reuters posted a story overnight that Exxon Mobil, the “largest non-trading energy company in the world”, is going... continue reading

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Trade wars put the squeeze on commodity trading houses

(Platts) Shocks to the global trading system due to escalating trade disputes are being felt in a very niche business — the large-scale... continue reading

Europe looks down under for commodities trading solutions

Australian software specialist Scalable Data Systems has successfully wooed a European giant with its signature product, Scalable Commodity. With a €4 billion turnover... continue reading

Mocoh, SA Selects Allegro’s ETRM Software Solution

Geneva Based Oil Trader Chooses Allegro’s ETRM Platform to Manage Risk and Gain Operational Control as it Continues to Expand DALLAS (PRWEB) June... continue reading

Genstar Capital Announces Agreement to Acquire Drilling Info Holdings, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments... continue reading

Videos

Harry Knott – Product Marketing Manager, Brady plc

In this episode of Conversation with Leaders in CTRM Technology, Dr. Gary Vasey visits with Mr. Harry Knott, product marketing manager of Brady plc. Mr. Knott discusses current market conditions across multiple commodities, the use of micro-services within Brady’s product line and shares his thoughts about blockchain and the hype that surrounds it.

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Blog

CubeLogic Closes Four Major Deals

The last time I spoke with Lee Campbell, CEO of CubeLogic, he told me that CubeLogic had doubled in size over the last 12-months to around 55 staff and 25 clients. Founded in 2009, with a ‘clear vision to provide out of the box risk and reporting solutions using the latest Business Intelligence platforms and concepts,’ it now has offices in the UK, USA, Singapore and Bangalore. At that time, Mr. Campbell told me the company had won a couple of deals. However, today the company announced four major new clients and deals. The new clients are across of variety industry segments including a leading mining and minerals firm utilizing RiskCubed in the cloud, a supply chain finance organization using RiskCubed in the cloud, and other deals in energy and commodities. The announcement can be found here.... continue reading

North Korea – A Guest Blog by David Calmonson

I thought that may get your attention. I was thinking more about a North Career summit – i.e. are there any jobs worth doing in the North (sorry – a bit UK focussed) as opposed to the South? I’m from Manchester. That’s probably a huge surprise to those of you who have read my earlier blogs. I’ve been lucky. It’s never really seemed to hamper my career prospects. I’ve worked from home most of my life, sometimes popping into the office when I’ve been needed at a sales meeting whether that’s been in Harrogate, London, Farnborough, Dallas or Sacramento! It’s incredible what you can do from home these days – but I remember starting off working from home well before the internet (t’internet in the North) and... continue reading

European Energy…

Published 13 June 2018

I’m here in Budapest attending the ETCSEE Conference. It seems well attended and the morning sessions were interesting. I’m writing... continue reading

Reuters says Exxon is going to expand trading ops and is looking at ETRM software

Published 12 June 2018

Reuters posted a story overnight that Exxon Mobil, the “largest non-trading energy... continue reading

This Week – Budapest

Published 11 June 2018

I find myself doing a lot more travel than is usual at the moment and this week I shall attend... continue reading

An Update: Long Island Iced Tea/Long Blockchain Corp crashes to Earth

Published 8 June 2018

As readers of this blog may remember, back in December I looked... continue reading

A Day in Frankfurt at the Visotech Algo-Trading Innovation Hub

Published 8 June 2018

I just stepped in the door back from a day trip to Frankfurt where yesterday, I attended the... continue reading

Disruptive Technologies and ETRM – What Does The Contigo Survey Tell Us?

Published 31 May 2018

Just recently, Contigo conducted a snap survey around disruptive technologies and I... continue reading

2018 Vendor Perception Study Kicks Off

Published 30 May 2018

Every two years, Commodity Technology Advisory hosts the Vendor Perception Study. This is the ONLY unbiased and comprehensive... continue reading

Central & Eastern European ETRM

Published 29 May 2018

The survey looking at CEE region vendors hasn’t had many responses to date, which is rather disappointing as... continue reading

News

Trade wars put the squeeze on commodity trading houses

(Platts) Shocks to the global trading system due to escalating trade disputes are being felt in a very niche business — the large-scale commodity trading houses that keep a low profile but have a huge influence on global trade with revenues running into hundreds of billions of dollars. Commodity traders were some of the first to feel the heat, with metals, agriculture and energy trading desks hooked on to the US president’s Twitter account for market signals. This weekend, sabre rattling between the US and China intensified, leaving many trading houses stuck with cargoes on the water or at loading ports, with uncertain destinations. Unipec, the trading arm of China’s state-owned Sinopec, was scheduled to load eight VLCCs of US crude in June, but by the time... continue reading

Europe looks down under for commodities trading solutions

Australian software specialist Scalable Data Systems has successfully wooed a European giant with its signature product, Scalable Commodity. With a €4 billion turnover in 2017 and operations in 16 countries, Danish Agro had been in the market for a new common ERP system for its Agribusiness DK, Agribusiness International and agri-related business units for some time. After a wide-ranging review, Danish Agro chose Scalable’s powerful and flexible Commodity Trading module integrated with Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 Finance Operations ERP. “Other products were evaluated” Danish Agro’s CIO Bo Ronn said, “but none of the others were developed enough for implementation in Dynamics 365.” The deal between Brisbane-based Scalable and the European agricultural group follows a four-month product trial in 2017. Danish Agro enlisted iStone of Sweden to work with... continue reading

Mocoh, SA Selects Allegro’s ETRM Software Solution

Published 19 June 2018

Geneva Based Oil Trader Chooses Allegro’s ETRM Platform to Manage Risk and Gain Operational Control as it Continues... continue reading

Genstar Capital Announces Agreement to Acquire Drilling Info Holdings, Inc.

Published 19 June 2018

SAN FRANCISCO, June 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Genstar Capital, a leading private equity firm... continue reading

Oil hit by flaring tensions over U.S.-China trade

Published 19 June 2018

Amanda Cooper LONDON (Reuters) – Oil fell on Tuesday as an escalating trade dispute between the United States... continue reading

China’s tariffs on U.S. oil would disrupt $1 billion monthly business

Published 18 June 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – China’s threat to impose duties on U.S. oil imports... continue reading

CubeLogic signs four major new clients in three months

Published 18 June 2018

Extends sectorial reach and expands blue chip client base ‘RiskCubed in the Cloud’ consolidates SaaS credit risk solution... continue reading

European Cross-Border Intraday (XBID) Solution and 10 Local Implementation Projects successful go-live

Published 14 June 2018

Nominated Electricity Market Operators (NEMOs) and Transmission System Operators (TSOs) are pleased... continue reading

Are our processes ready for blockchain? And vice versa? ProCom delivers answers

Published 14 June 2018

ProCom advises municipal utility companies and energy enterprises on blockchain issues Aachen... continue reading

Singular Point Accelerates Growth

Published 13 June 2018

Singular Point keeps growing since its inception, and thus continues to write its success story. “We are pleased... continue reading

Interview Corner

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

Commodity Markets – A Headhunter’s View

Published 8 November 2017

ComTechAdvisory: Given all of the turmoil in commodity markets this last year or so, how has the job market been impacted? James Richmond: The markets... continue reading

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

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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