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The Year of Geopolitical Risk

The commodities business is risky enough but this year, it has gotten even riskier. BREXIT, Russian sanctions, renewal of Iranian sanctions, trade wars, Syria, Venezuela, and more. All... continue reading

Trade Data Integration – Is it an Issue?

A lot of the research we have done over the years continues to suggest that managing trading and risk management activities and data can be a struggle. Many... continue reading

Is Your IT Department Protecting You From the Right CTRM Solution?

I was talking to a vendor salesperson a few days ago (who shall remain nameless). He told me that quite often, they demonstrate... continue reading

Brady Introduces New Service for I-SEM Settlement Management

On the 1st October 2018, I-SEM replaced the wholesale Single Electricity Market (SEM) in all of Ireland. The I-SEM was brought in “following... continue reading

Latest News

IKON Group selects Next Generation Fusion CTRM Software

March 21, 2019 Fendahl Technology Dubai, UAE – 5th of March 2019 Fendahl is pleased to announce that IKON Group has selected Fusion... continue reading

Asian, European LNG prices crash below $5 on oversupply

LONDON (Reuters) by Sabina Zawadzki – Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) broke below the $5 per million British thermal unit... continue reading

Exclusive: How Iran fuel oil exports beat U.S. sanctions in tanker odyssey to Asia

SINGAPORE/BAGHDAD/TRIPOLI (Reuters) – At least two tankers have ferried Iranian fuel oil to Asia in recent months despite... continue reading

SAP signals cloud intent as it ousts top in-house programmers

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – When business software company SAP announced in January it would lay off 4,400 staff, Chief Financial Officer Luka Mucic described... continue reading


Matt Bush – Bus. Dev. Director, Brady plc

In this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology, Dr. Gary Vasey visits with Mr. Matt Bush, business development director of Brady plc. Mr. Bush discusses the impact of digitalization on the market and Brady’s clients, Brady’s differentiators and his views of what makes for a good vendor/client relationship.

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Interview Corner

Contigo as an EnergyOne Company

Published 31 January 2019

An Interview with Simon Wheeler, Contigo Following EnergyOne’s acquisition of UK-based Contigo, a supplier of ETRM solutions to the western European gas and power markets,... continue reading

Disruptive and Enabling Technologies in Commodities

Published 9 January 2019

Interview with Matt Dolton CEO and Co-founder at Kynetix ComTech Advisory: We recently issued our disruptive technologies research report in which we discussed the massive... continue reading

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

CTRM Community

Energy and commodities highlights: Political change in oil states, LNG in Europe, trans-Atlantic freight

Published 22 March 2019

Spring 2019 is ushering in important political changes that are being watched for their impact on oil and other commodities. In Algeria new leadership was... continue reading

U.S. natural gas plant liquid production continues to hit record highs

Published 22 March 2019

Since 2012, when horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques became more common, U.S. production of natural gas plant liquids (NGPL) has significantly increased, averaging 4.3... continue reading

ESMA publishes more MiFID II position limits opinions

Published 22 March 2019

ESMA has this week published seven further opinion documents relating to position limits under MiFID II, of which six relate to gas and one to... continue reading

Despite closures, U.S. nuclear electricity generation in 2018 surpassed its previous peak

Published 21 March 2019

Electricity generation from U.S. nuclear power plants totaled 807.1 million megawatthours (MWh) in 2018, slightly more than the previous peak of 807.0 million MWh in... continue reading

Houston’s shipping bottleneck could curb expansion of major US oil and petchems hub

Published 21 March 2019

An impasse has emerged between key operators on the Houston Ship Channel, a critical lifeline for growing US energy exports, as thriving activity in both... continue reading

EIA projects U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions will remain near current level through 2050

Published 20 March 2019

Carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. energy consumption will remain near current levels through 2050, according to projections in EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2019. The AEO2019... continue reading

Big oil’s electric dreams could create new energy cartels

Published 20 March 2019

Oil companies want to become power utilities to meet rising demand from electricity in transport and from growing populations. The strategy makes sense, but would... continue reading

UBS fined £27.6m for transaction reporting failures

Published 20 March 2019

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has fined UBS AG 27.6 million pounds sterling for transaction reporting infringements under MiFID I. The penalty notice can be... continue reading

Industry Voices

The great oil refinery experiment is coming to an end at Delta Airlines

Airlines live and die on fuel prices – when the price of oil (and the jet fuel derived from that oil) is high, you’ll see... continue reading

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


  • Commodity Technology Advisory is the leading analyst organization covering the ETRM and CTRM markets. We provide the invaluable insights into the issues and trends affecting the users and providers of the technologies that are crucial for success in the constantly evolving global commodities markets. Our team is headed by Patrick Reames and Gary Vasey, a team whose combined 60-plus years in the energy and commodities markets provides depth of understanding of the market and its issues that is unmatched and unrivaled by any analyst group.