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Post GDPR – New Marketing Strategies Abound

I have written a number of times about the impact of GDPR on marketing in the CTRM space. However, it has become very clear to me that ingenuity... continue reading

Mining ‘Gold’ From Data

The explosion of data combined with the application of proper data management, AI and ML and visualization tools is opening up previously unheard of opportunities in commodity trading... continue reading

Brady PLC Gears Up For Senior Managers Regime Regulations With Trailight

The Senior Managers Regime (SMR) is a part of UK financial regulations aimed at increasing the personal accountability of senior people in the financial services... continue reading

New CTRMRadio Episode Available – The Changing Nature of the CTRM Procurement Process

CTRMRadio – Episode 5 is now available to interested listeners. CTRMRadio 5 visits the topic of the changing... continue reading

Latest News

Drillinginfo Acquires Oildex Expanding Capability by Integrating Financial Automation Solutions

Austin, Texas (September 18, 2018) – Drillinginfo, the leading energy SaaS and data analytics company, has acquired Oildex,... continue reading

U.S. gives rare earths reprieve in revised $200 billion China tariff list

Tom Daly BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States did not include rare earth elements, metals used in magnets, radars and consumer electronics, from... continue reading

Lacima to provide commodity analytics capabilities for SAP Commodity Management

18 September 2018. Lacima, the industry acknowledged and award winning leading provider of energy and commodities analytics with... continue reading

Coffee producers seek urgent talks with industry on low prices

LONDON (Reuters) by Nigel Hunt – Coffee producers are seeking urgent meetings with major customers such as Nestle, Jacobs Douwe Egberts and Starbucks to... continue reading

Videos

CTRMRadio Edition 5 – The Changing Nature of the CTRM Procurement Process

CTRMRadio podcast 5 visits the topic of the changing nature of procurement in the CTRM and CM software space. The Cloud is helping shape a new way to procure software that uses proof of concept or trials to help shape and confirm a decision. With the help of our guests – David Calmonson of EnergyOne, Tim Rogers of Contigo, Richard Williamson and Bruce

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Blog

Post GDPR – New Marketing Strategies Abound

I have written a number of times about the impact of GDPR on marketing in the CTRM space. However, it has become very clear to me that ingenuity knows no bounds and the software vendors and service providers have adapted to the decimation of their email lists and the difficulties involved in putting out GDPR compliant campaigns. We too have had to shift our strategies a bit and responses to things like surveys are down – primarily because promoting them is now harder and they too are impacted by GDPR and privacy issues – just take a look at our 2018 Vendor Perception Survey to see that the first question is purely about privacy and GDPR. Despite that, we are getting a good response but if you... continue reading

Mining ‘Gold’ From Data

The explosion of data combined with the application of proper data management, AI and ML and visualization tools is opening up previously unheard of opportunities in commodity trading – as well as forcing some more conventional traders to pull back from the market. Take for example, CME Datamine. CME Datamine is “a self-service cloud solution offering an integrated, streamlined process with data delivery points in the marketplace. Inform your trading strategies with market data from CME Group, including CBOT, NYMEX, COMEX, DME as well as new third party data.” Among the data sets available are agricultural and energy data sets from Orbital Insight and TellusLabs, for example. Orbital Insight sources satellite, drone, balloon, and other unmanned aerial vehicle data and automatically analyzes it using artificial intelligence. Among all of that... continue reading

Brady PLC Gears Up For Senior Managers Regime Regulations With Trailight

Published 10 September 2018

The Senior Managers Regime (SMR) is a part of UK financial regulations aimed at... continue reading

New CTRMRadio Episode Available – The Changing Nature of the CTRM Procurement Process

Published 7 September 2018

CTRMRadio – Episode 5 is now available to interested listeners. CTRMRadio 5... continue reading

Commodities Engineering and Balsamo Ready to Take Off

Published 6 September 2018

What do you do if you work in the commodities trading business implementing CTRM for many years only... continue reading

Thoughts on Inatech and Techoil

Published 3 September 2018

The ETRM/CTRM software category comprises a wide range of solutions, from those that attempt to cover multiple commodities,... continue reading

Powel Focuses on Automation Across Value Chain

Published 29 August 2018

Recently, I had a call with Stefan Zähringer, General Manager at Powel AG., to catch up with developments... continue reading

iRely is back and finding solid success in Ags and Softs

Published 28 August 2018

We had the opportunity to catch-up with iRely recently, visiting with Meetesh Shah, iRely’s president, and Greg Taylor,... continue reading

Is The Hype around Blockchain Over?

Published 24 August 2018

Just recently, I have noticed more ‘negative’ stories about blockchain appearing. The latest were around a report by... continue reading

Reducing complexity via targeted solutions – Drillinginfo’s Curvebuilder Lite

Published 7 August 2018

Recently, an email crossed my desk from Drillinginfo. The content was a... continue reading

News

Drillinginfo Acquires Oildex Expanding Capability by Integrating Financial Automation Solutions

Austin, Texas (September 18, 2018) – Drillinginfo, the leading energy SaaS and data analytics company, has acquired Oildex, the largest oil & gas financial automation software firm in North America. This combination will transform the way the industry connects, collaborates, and automates data exchange for financial transactions and field operations. “By acquiring Oildex, we immediately expand our E&P and Oilfield Services base and reach across the energy value chain with Oildex’s full suite of financial automation solutions for automating invoicing, payments, field tickets, and data exchange. Oildex is a leader in managing relations between operators and their valued mineral rights owners, which enables us to accelerate our growth priority in the large mineral owner market. Our common core... continue reading

U.S. gives rare earths reprieve in revised $200 billion China tariff list

Tom Daly BEIJING (Reuters) – The United States did not include rare earth elements, metals used in magnets, radars and consumer electronics, from its final list of tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, underscoring its reliance on China for the strategic minerals.China is the world’s largest producer of rare earths and the biggest supplier to the United States, according the U.S. Geological Survey. Rare earth elements and minor metals have broad applications in U.S. industry, ranging from jet engines to mobile phones to oil and gas drilling. Most of the minerals the U.S. had originally targeted for tariffs were on a list of 35 minerals published by the U.S. Department of the Interior in... continue reading

Lacima to provide commodity analytics capabilities for SAP Commodity Management

Published 18 September 2018

18 September 2018. Lacima, the industry acknowledged and award winning leading provider... continue reading

Coffee producers seek urgent talks with industry on low prices

Published 17 September 2018

LONDON (Reuters) by Nigel Hunt – Coffee producers are seeking urgent meetings with major customers such as Nestle, Jacobs... continue reading

BP, Vitol go head to head in West African crude trading

Published 14 September 2018

LONDON (Reuters) by Dmitry Zhdannikov – Oil major BP has clashed with rival Vitol in the once-languid West... continue reading

Trumped: How Seoul’s U.S. trade ‘coup’ left Korea steel in limbo as Japan marches on

Published 13 September 2018

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) – As much as half of output capacity at some... continue reading

Allegro Study: 94 Percent of Commodity Businesses Believe Advanced Analytics are Key to Future Growth

Published 12 September 2018

Commodity businesses turn to advanced analytics to manage explosive amounts of data... continue reading

Powel completes Nordkraft delivery – on budget and ahead of schedule

Published 12 September 2018

Northern Norwegian power producer Nordkraft Produksjon AS has operationalised Powel’s Smart Energy... continue reading

CubeLogic establishes Scandinavian office

Published 12 September 2018

– Expansion will enable acceleration of growth in sales, professional services and customer support – BREXIT contingency plan... continue reading

ION sees cross-industry growth in implementation of treasury and risk management systems worldwide

Published 12 September 2018

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — ION, the largest global provider of trading, analytics... continue reading

Interview Corner

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

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

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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