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TRADESPARENT Broadens its Scope

TRADESPARENT continues to grow and is expanding in the US and Asia, Norbert Verhagen told me in a recent catch up call. The company has just completed a... continue reading

Contigo Snap Survey Produces Interesting Results

UK-based, Europe-focused ETRM vendor, Contigo, just put out the results of a snap survey it did during March 2018. It got 56 responses and the results are very... continue reading

Give us Your Point of View!

As we head into the weekend, we still have two surveys going and are looking for responses. Each takes around 5 minutes to complete and each will result... continue reading

Brady PLC Gets Focused

A couple of weeks ago, I spent the day with a team at Brady PLC headed by Ms. Libby Koehn, Chief Product Officer. It had been a while since we had had a full briefing from the... continue reading

Latest News

Higher PJM auction prices won’t save some U.S. nuclear plants

(Reuters) by Scott DiSavino – U.S. nuclear power generators are sticking with plans to shut several reactors after none of them cleared an auction... continue reading

Hamburg Energie chooses ProCom solution for FES research project

BoFiT optimizes marketing of power from thermal storage facilities Aachen (Germany), May 24, 2018 – In the framework of the project Future Energy... continue reading

Cyber researchers, Ukraine warn of possible Russian attack

TORONTO/KIEV (Reuters) by Jim Finkle & Pavel Polityuk – Hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries,... continue reading

Microsoft certification catapults Australian tech company into the CTRM big league

Microsoft certification has given Australian company Scalable Data Systems a boost in the competitive commodity trading technology sector.... continue reading

Videos

Michael Hinton – Chief Strat & Cust Officer, Allegro

Michael Hinton, chief strategy and customer office of Allegro visits with Patrick Reames in this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM. Mr. Hinton discusses Allegro’s approach to helping their customers achieve “digitalization”, Allegro’s investments in the metals space and provides insights into what their customers are seeking as the markets continue to evolve.

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Blog

TRADESPARENT Broadens its Scope

TRADESPARENT continues to grow and is expanding in the US and Asia, Norbert Verhagen told me in a recent catch up call. The company has just completed a rebranding to better reflect what it believes to be its differentiation and capabilities; offering data and analytics solutions. Our mission is “to assist companies in unlocking the full potential of their data through the creation of a One Single Source of Truth Data Repository and the application of intelligent analytics to bring their data to life,” Mr. Verhagen told me. Now with 10 customers, including a number of prestigious brands in the ags & softs space, it has found mileage on the regulatory reporting side of things as well as the risk and analytics side by virtue of its single trade repository approach and architecture. “It is a fully... continue reading

Contigo Snap Survey Produces Interesting Results

UK-based, Europe-focused ETRM vendor, Contigo, just put out the results of a snap survey it did during March 2018. It got 56 responses and the results are very interesting. According to the survey, most respondents are both excited and concerned by the pace of change in energy trading citing in particular challenges like the move to automated trading, the rise of renewables and advances in storage as three of the trends set to have the largest impact on energy trading in Europe over the next 5-years. One of the clearest findings was that data in real-time will be a very important feature of ETRM over the next 5-years. As Contigo comment “In this challenging and fast-changing energy market everything is pointing to the importance of having the... continue reading

Give us Your Point of View!

Published 11 May 2018

As we head into the weekend, we still have two surveys going and are looking for responses. Each takes around... continue reading

Brady PLC Gets Focused

Published 10 May 2018

A couple of weeks ago, I spent the day with a team at Brady PLC headed by Ms. Libby Koehn,... continue reading

CTRMRadio – M&A in the CTRM Industry

Published 9 May 2018

Our new monthly podcast series has proven to be quite popular and is getting a lot of listeners... continue reading

2018 Vendor Perception Study

Published 3 May 2018

Commodity Technology Advisory is in the early stages of commencing the 2018 Vendor Perception Study. Conducted every two... continue reading

An Introduction to EGSSIS

Published 2 May 2018

While we track over 100 vendors in the CTRM and related space, we still frequently happen upon other vendors. Recently,... continue reading

CTRMCenter Directory Additions

Published 1 May 2018

Periodically, we happen across vendors that we were not previously aware of. In the last 6-months, we have... continue reading

A Kyos Update

Published 24 April 2018

Kyos, founded in 2008, is a firm that provides analytics software along with some consulting and training. Its head office... continue reading

BJSS Expands – Open Houston Office

Published 16 April 2018

Last week, I spoke with Amir Soufizadeh, Head of the Commodities & Utilities practice for BJSS. BJSS is... continue reading

News

Higher PJM auction prices won’t save some U.S. nuclear plants

(Reuters) by Scott DiSavino – U.S. nuclear power generators are sticking with plans to shut several reactors after none of them cleared an auction to supply capacity in the country’s largest power grid despite winning bids nearly doubling, energy companies and analysts said on Thursday. A record amount of nuclear capacity failed to clear the auction by PJM Interconnection to make sure the power grid, located in all or parts of 13 U.S. Mid-Atlantic and Midwest states, has enough resources in the June 2021-May 2022 delivery year. PJM said on Wednesday the auction produced a price of $140 per megawatt-day for much of the PJM footprint, compared with $76.53 last year. Nuclear plants are economically challenged... continue reading

Hamburg Energie chooses ProCom solution for FES research project

BoFiT optimizes marketing of power from thermal storage facilities Aachen (Germany), May 24, 2018 – In the framework of the project Future Energy Solution (FES), Hamburg Energie wants to explore ways to efficiently market power storage facilities with high system inertia in the reserve capacity and short-term markets. In the project – a joint endeavor of Hamburg Energy, Siemens Gamesa and the Hamburg-Harburg University of Applied Sciences, with funding from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) – an electric hot-air blower converts electricity into heat for storage in a bulk material storage facility. On demand, this heat drives a steam turbine to generate electricity. The aim of BoFiT Optimization is to ensure the maximum financial benefit from this thermal storage facility. Energy and... continue reading

Cyber researchers, Ukraine warn of possible Russian attack

Published 23 May 2018

TORONTO/KIEV (Reuters) by Jim Finkle & Pavel Polityuk – Hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage... continue reading

Microsoft certification catapults Australian tech company into the CTRM big league

Published 23 May 2018

Microsoft certification has given Australian company Scalable Data Systems a boost in... continue reading

Oil producers boost 2019 hedging – Goldman Sachs

Published 22 May 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) by Stephanie Kelly – Oil producers have picked up the pace in hedging against further... continue reading

Varun Dinodiya appointed new Director of Business Development at Kynetix

Published 22 May 2018

Kynetix, the leading provider of financial technology which connects markets to the... continue reading

Oil prices rise as China, U.S. put trade war ‘on hold’

Published 21 May 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday as markets reacted to... continue reading

UK announces extra measures to support shale gas development

Published 17 May 2018

Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) – The British government announced measures on Thursday to speed up planning applications to... continue reading

Allegro and BroadPeak Announce Global Strategic Partnership

Published 16 May 2018

DALLAS, May 16, 2018 – Allegro Development Corp., a leading provider of commodity trading and risk management (CTRM)... continue reading

India’s Infosys sets up blockchain-based trade finance network with seven banks

Published 16 May 2018

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s Infosys Ltd (INFY.NS) has formed a blockchain-based trade... 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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