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Barclays is getting out of energy trading

Reuters is reporting that Barclays, one of Britain’s largest banks, is existing the energy markets, joining others financial institutions such as RBS Sempra and Deutsche Bank who had... continue reading

The Amazon Cloud is Starting to Feel like Skynet

As more CTRM vendors and customers look at moving their systems into the cloud, its worth noting that Amazon Web Services (AWS) just wrapped-up their latest Amazon cloud... continue reading

Run Santa Run….. Contigo’s Email Campaign is Fun

As many people know, I am a marketer at heart and I take a lot of interest in the different tactics used by... continue reading

A Trip To Heidelberg and the SAP Commodity Management Forum

Around 80 delegates attended the SAP Commodity Management Forum in Heidelberg a couple of weeks ago to network and to learn about developments.... continue reading

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Eka Software Revolutionizes Stockpile Management with Drone Technology

Partners with the University of Adelaide to develop drone photogrammetry for commodities to provide more accurate and efficient stockpile evaluation. Norwalk, Conn. –... continue reading

Barclays’ exit from energy trading stirs concerns over liquidity

(Reuters) By Catherine Ngai & Olivia Oran – British bank Barclays Plc (BARC.L)has joined the list of top banks to exit energy trading,... continue reading

FIS Introduces Gas Trading, Scheduling and Invoicing SaaS ETRM App for Retail

(FIS Blog) Although commodity prices have begun to recover, utilities, gas retailers, energy marketers and small producers remain... continue reading

BP’s Mad Dog leads the oil pack’s return to the Gulf of Mexico

Reuters – By Jessica Resnick-Ault | NEW YORK BP Plc’s decision to move ahead with a $9 billion (7.10 billion pounds) project to... continue reading

Videos

Dr. Markus Seiser – COO, FIS Energy Solutions

In this episode of ComTech Advisory’s Conversations with Leaders in CTRM video series, Dr. Markus Seiser, COO of FIS’ Energy Solutions business unit, discusses the implications of the recent FIS acquisition of SunGard for his business’s customers, the impact of the recent collapse in energy prices and his outlook for the mid-term future of the energy technology markets.... continue reading

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Barclays is getting out of energy trading

Reuters is reporting that Barclays, one of Britain’s largest banks, is existing the energy markets, joining others financial institutions such as RBS Sempra and Deutsche Bank who had previously given up on energy. Reuters notes one potentially significant impact of the closing of their energy business: The departure of Barclays exacerbates the scarcity of counterparties for trade when producers are trying to hedge their production for 2018 and beyond, potentially raising the cost to lock in that output. That increase could force cash-strapped producers to forgo protection altogether, putting them at risk if the market takes another leg down. Some producers seek to lock in future profits and fund expansion through selling as much as 80 percent of production years into the future. “It’s one less bank... continue reading

The Amazon Cloud is Starting to Feel like Skynet

As more CTRM vendors and customers look at moving their systems into the cloud, its worth noting that Amazon Web Services (AWS) just wrapped-up their latest Amazon cloud conference, titled re:Invent, and announced a bunch of interesting “cloud stuff”. The event, covered nicely in a summary slideshow by Network World, featured the roll-out of a number of new services – some that software developers can use to enhance their cloud capabilities or to create dedicated Amazon cloud solutions; others that allow developers and users to more easily access their cloud data and/or analyze it on-line; and they debuted a big truck that lets you haul your data into the cloud. That’s right, a truck. Amazon now allows you to throw a big data hose in the back... continue reading

Run Santa Run….. Contigo’s Email Campaign is Fun

Published 2 December 2016 - As many people know, I am a marketer at heart and I take a lot of interest in... continue reading

A Trip To Heidelberg and the SAP Commodity Management Forum

Published 1 December 2016 - Around 80 delegates attended the SAP Commodity Management Forum in Heidelberg a couple of weeks ago to network... continue reading

The Oil Price Dance

Published 30 November 2016 - Am I the only one that seems a bit puzzled over oil prices? As the chances for an OPEC agreement... continue reading

Current Dislocation Event will Change the Vendor Landscape

Published 28 November 2016 - As 2016 winds down to a close, we are beginning to see the undeniable signs of the ‘dislocation... continue reading

Agiboo’s Subscription Approach Brings Dividends

Published 24 November 2016 - Back in June 2016, Agiboo made an announcement regarding making its Agiblocks CTRM solution available in the cloud... continue reading

Trains, Taxis and Dislocation Events

Published 18 November 2016 - I spent the first part of this week at the SAP Commodity Management Forum in Heidelberg – of... continue reading

The coming sea change in CTRM technology

Published 16 November 2016 - We’ve been seeing it for some time now – the increasing momentum toward adoption of web-delivered and cloud-based... continue reading

OpenLink is moving rapidly to the Cloud

Published 7 November 2016 - I attended OpenLink’s 2016 Global Summit last week in New York City and had the privilege to visit... continue reading

News

Eka Software Revolutionizes Stockpile Management with Drone Technology

Partners with the University of Adelaide to develop drone photogrammetry for commodities to provide more accurate and efficient stockpile evaluation. Norwalk, Conn. – December 1, 2016: Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, partnered with the University of Adelaide to revolutionize stockpile management by using drones for commodity surveying. State of the art drones powered with standard SLR cameras take hundreds of images of stockpiles in just a few hours, completing in one day what would typically take a piloted aircraft or individuals with hand scanners a week or more. The images are imported into Eka’s 3D Stockpile Manager which creates a real-time, extremely accurate 3D volumetric model of... continue reading

Barclays’ exit from energy trading stirs concerns over liquidity

(Reuters) By Catherine Ngai & Olivia Oran – British bank Barclays Plc (BARC.L)has joined the list of top banks to exit energy trading, an exodus that analysts say raises concern among oil producers that falling liquidity means they cannot use derivatives for their basic function: to hedge risk by locking in future prices. Wall Street firms have scaled back in commodity markets since the 2008 financial crisis from owning physical assets or taking positions in the market in the face of regulatory scrutiny. The banks were big players in the market for derivatives years into the future. The departure of Barclays exacerbates the scarcity of counterparties for trade when producers are trying to hedge their production... continue reading

FIS Introduces Gas Trading, Scheduling and Invoicing SaaS ETRM App for Retail

Published 5 December 2016 - (FIS Blog) Although commodity prices have begun to recover, utilities, gas retailers,... continue reading

BP’s Mad Dog leads the oil pack’s return to the Gulf of Mexico

Published 5 December 2016 - Reuters – By Jessica Resnick-Ault | NEW YORK BP Plc’s decision to... continue reading

Red-letter day for oil spreads, as market now sees 2017 rebalancing

Published 2 December 2016 - (Reuters) By Catherine Ngai – After OPEC’s first output cut in eight... continue reading

OPEC’s big cut to oil output may not be so impressive: Russell

Published 2 December 2016 - Reuters – By Clyde Russell | LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA (The opinions expressed here... continue reading

OpenLink to Deliver Leading Trade and Risk Management Solutionfor Guttman Energy, Inc.

Published 1 December 2016 - Belle Vernon PA, London and New York – December 1, 2016 –... continue reading

European Commission adopts rules to strengthen regulation of commodities markets

Published 1 December 2016 - The following press release was issued by the European Commission on December... continue reading

Oil, dollar, energy shares and bond yields leap on OPEC deal

Published 1 December 2016 - Reuters – By Shinichi Saoshiro | TOKYO Oil prices and energy shares swept higher on Thursday after OPEC... continue reading

Saudis say to take ‘big hit’ on oil output for OPEC deal, Iran can freeze

Published 30 November 2016 - Reuters – By Ahmad Ghaddar, Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal |... continue reading

CTRM Community

AM markets: palm oil hits 4-year top, helping oilseed gains

Palm oil’s rally continuing, keeping values firm elsewhere in oilseeds too. But corn gives back some of Monday’s gains. What will data later bring? Read More... continue reading

Hedge funds lift bullish ag bets. Cotton, soy, hard wheat in demand

But are hedge funds overegging the pudding in, say, going record net long on cotton? For soybeans, Argentine weather looks key Read More... continue reading

US position limits reproposed

While we digest the latest editions of MiFID II RTS 20, on the Ancillary Activity test, and RTS 21, on Position limits (more posts later this... continue reading

China boosts Mexico ties by grabbing oil blocks

Source: Financial Times, 6th December 2016 Sale considered jewel in the crown of country’s energy reform Read the full article on FT.com Read More... continue reading

Looking back to ISO sugar London 2016

Bringing Sugar Together for 25 Years   This year the International Sugar Organization celebrated its 25th Silver Jubilee Seminar in London; little did it know that... continue reading

Crude Oil Forecast: WTI Setup for Correction

Crude Oil rose substantially last week after OPEC agreed to cut output by 1.2 million barrels per day. The week posted the largest percentage gain since... continue reading

Opec rally sends oil to $55

Source: Financial Times, 5th December 2016 Conviction grows that Opec members are resolved to enforce a much-discussed output cut Read the full article on FT.com Read... continue reading

Thanksgiving holiday causes unique electricity usage patterns across the country

In terms of electricity usage, Thanksgiving Day is one of the most unusual days of the year. Typically at this time of year, electric loads in... continue reading

Industry Voices

Run Santa Run….. Contigo’s Email Campaign is Fun

As many people know, I am a marketer at heart and I take a lot of interest in the different tactics used by software vendors... 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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