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2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Alex Shaw

Mr. Alex Shaw, Business Development Manager for the LME, will deliver a presentation on Warehousing & Beyond: Observations on the Global Commodity Financing... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Saurabh Goyal

Here in the second of our speaker profiles, we feature Mr. Saurabh Goyal, of OLAM Europe Ltd. Mr. Goyal will speak on the... continue reading

CTRM Zombies

With the market for ETRM/CTRM software now almost 25 years old, I find it interesting to look back at the litany of vendors and products that have succeeded, disappeared or have simply hung around over that time.... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile

In the run up to the 2016 CTRM Conference, we will feature some of our speakers lined up for the event. This year we have a compelling line... continue reading

Latest News

Energy One Ltd expands reach with gas transmission software acquisition

Energy One Ltd (ASX:EOL) has completed the acquisition of the pypIT software business engaged in the scheduling of gas transmission rights for major... continue reading

Welspun scandal follows years of plummeting Egyptian cotton output

By Luc Cohen | NEW YORK Reuters – A scandal involving the alleged sale of falsely labeled Egyptian cotton products by an Indian... continue reading

Think zinc: miners bet big on revival in key base metal market

By James Regan | SYDNEY Reuters – Resource companies are racing to dig zinc mines, betting that markets for the metal used to... continue reading

This ‘Hot Commodity’ Is Destined to Cool Off Soon: Citigroup

(Bloomberg) by Jasmine Ng – Iron ore, dubbed by Citigroup Inc. as one of the hot commodities of 2016, looks set to cool off.... continue reading

Videos

Mr Henry Bonner – SVP, OpenLink

In this video from ComTech Advisory, Gary Vasey visits with Mr. Henry Bonner, EVP of Commodity Solutions with OpenLink. Mr. Bonner discusses technology requirements across multiple types of ag and softs firms, including merchants, processors and CPGs. He also provides his views of market drivers that are leading to increased adoption of CTRM for those industries.... continue reading

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2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Alex Shaw

Mr. Alex Shaw, Business Development Manager for the LME, will deliver a presentation on Warehousing & Beyond: Observations on the Global Commodity Financing Ecosystem. Given recent scandals around inventory in warehouses used as collateral multiple times, this is a very important topic. The LME has introduced a new software platform – LME Shield – to help with tracking, audit and assurance around inventory in warehouses. About Alex Shaw Alex focuses on the development of new products and services, particularly in relation to warehouse receipting and precious metals. He is also responsible for client engagement for the LBMA Platinum and Palladium Price Discovery Process. Prior to joining the LME, Alex was a Strategy Consultant at Monitor Deloitte, where he led client engagements and teams on projects across financial services.... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Saurabh Goyal

Here in the second of our speaker profiles, we feature Mr. Saurabh Goyal, of OLAM Europe Ltd. Mr. Goyal will speak on the topic ‘CTRM: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities – An end users view‘ in the afternoon of the CTRM Conference. Saurabh Goyal Saurabh has overall 18 years of experience in the trading and risk management domain. Saurabh currently heads the CTRM portfolio for Olam Europe Ltd. In the last 7 years at Olam, he has implemented & supported several CTRM solutions for agri products like Grains, Cocoa, Coffee, Cotton, Sugar, Palm/Rubber and CFS (Commodity Financial Services). He also lead the development of Olam’s Risk portal where all the enterprise, counterparty, credit and market risks are consolidated. Saurabh holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a... continue reading

CTRM Zombies

Published 23 August 2016 - With the market for ETRM/CTRM software now almost 25 years old, I find it interesting to look back at the... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile

Published 23 August 2016 - In the run up to the 2016 CTRM Conference, we will feature some of our speakers lined up... continue reading

August In Europe: A Continent On Vacation

Published 19 August 2016 - One thing I know very well is that Americans simply don’t take proper vacations. In Europe, I think... continue reading

Where are They Now?

Published 18 August 2016 - Patrick and I started in the CTRM world early. A long time ago now. We were both at a vendor... continue reading

CTRM Conference Agenda Finalized

Published 17 August 2016 - The agenda of the CTRM Conference is now mostly finalized with only confirmation of initial roundtable panelists now... continue reading

CTRM Conference Regulatory Panel Finalised

Published 15 August 2016 - The 2016 CTRM Conference to be held October 27th in London will look at CTRM software in the... continue reading

David and Goliath

Published 10 August 2016 - For the last twenty-years, I have been reliably informed by all sorts of experts that eventually, the CTRM software sector... continue reading

Oil Traders Panic…not because of prices, but because Yahoo Messenger is going away

Published 9 August 2016 - Yahoo announced last month that they’re ending support of their legacy versions... continue reading

News

Energy One Ltd expands reach with gas transmission software acquisition

Energy One Ltd (ASX:EOL) has completed the acquisition of the pypIT software business engaged in the scheduling of gas transmission rights for major gas pipelines, for $1.5 million in cash. Energy One’s current software products manage, for large gas customers (known as shippers), the contracting process for the movement and delivery of gas to a specific point on a given pipeline. The pypIT software receives these gas contracts on behalf of pipeline operators and process them in order to schedule the gas for delivery. The acquisition will initially bring in about $572,000 in annual revenue and circa $381,000 EBITDA to Energy One. Most importantly, the acquisition provides a strategic addition to Energy One’s stable of... continue reading

Welspun scandal follows years of plummeting Egyptian cotton output

By Luc Cohen | NEW YORK Reuters – A scandal involving the alleged sale of falsely labeled Egyptian cotton products by an Indian textile manufacturer to U.S. big box retailers highlights a stiff reality facing the high-end fiber market: there isn’t much Egyptian cotton any more. The shortage of cotton from Egypt, which commands a premium due to its superior quality, creates an incentive to blend it with other types of cotton without disclosing it or to counterfeit the label altogether, cotton traders said, exacerbating a problem that has plagued the industry for years. Welspun India has lost 42 percent of its market value in the three days since Target Corp said it would sever ties with the textile manufacturer, one of the world’s largest, accusing it... continue reading

Think zinc: miners bet big on revival in key base metal market

Published 24 August 2016 - By James Regan | SYDNEY Reuters – Resource companies are racing to dig zinc mines, betting that markets... continue reading

This ‘Hot Commodity’ Is Destined to Cool Off Soon: Citigroup

Published 23 August 2016 - (Bloomberg) by Jasmine Ng – Iron ore, dubbed by Citigroup Inc. as one of the hot commodities of 2016,... continue reading

LNG slump, cost cutting spur rare output curb at Australian plant

Published 19 August 2016 - (Reuters) by Sonali Paul – Spending cuts and weak global liquefied natural gas... continue reading

Oil traders rush to secure vessels as U.S.-Europe export arb opens

Published 18 August 2016 - (Reuters) by Catherine Ngai and Liz Hampton – A rare opening of an... continue reading

Welcome to the ‘Meat Casino’! The Cattle Futures Market Descends Into Chaos

Published 18 August 2016 - By Kelsey Gee Wall Street Journal – CHICAGO—Wild swings in the cattle... continue reading

CMA says may revoke ICE’s $650 million Trayport takeover

Published 17 August 2016 - By Huw Jones | LONDON Reuters – Financial and commodity markets operator Intercontinental Exchange (ICE.N) should consider reversing... continue reading

After years of pain, coal becomes one of the hottest commodities of 2016

Published 17 August 2016 - By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE Reuters – Less than a year after... continue reading

CTRM Community

PM markets: soybean futures tumble despite big export sales

Heavy pod counts weigh on soybean markets, while sugar and coffee bounce back after the previous session’s slump Read More... continue reading

Oil recovers as Iran confirms Opec attendance

Source: Financial Times, 26th August 2016 Fuelling speculation of co-ordinated action to prop up prices in the face of persistent oversupply Read the full article on... continue reading

IGC hikes world grains output hopes – but flags fears over milling wheat

The IGC flags “escalating concerns” of a squeeze on milling wheat supplies, even as it lifts its world grains harvest forecast to a record high Read... continue reading

Monthly U.S. renewable electricity generation in 2016 surpasses previous years

Renewable electricity generation has surpassed levels from previous years in every month so far this year, based on data through June. Both hydroelectric and nonhydroelectric renewables... continue reading

Iran oil minister to attend Algeria Opec meeting

Source: Financial Times, 25th August 2016 Bijan Zanganeh will attend gathering of ministers in Algeria in September Read the full article on FT.com Read More... continue reading

AM markets: grains gain, but not by much, despite tour data

Sure, a key US crop tour is showing corn yields below official forecasts. But was that already factored into prices? Can export data perk up markets?... continue reading

EU milk output surge ‘over’, boding well for prices

EU milk output growth, a big weight on world prices, has ended, say Fonterra – and Rabobank, which flags potential for higher China imports too Read... continue reading

Why marine credit managers are losing sleep

With shipping markets in the doldrums, Bunker Bulletin caught up with several marine fuel industry credit VIPs and asked them what keeps them up at night. The answer was unanimous: a... continue reading

Industry Voices

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

Are you ready for the digital revolution of recruitment?

Every good company knows that it’s most important asset is its staff, right? That a good hire can keep a business afloat through low points... continue reading

November CTRM recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth

In this month’s article, I would like to cover the involvement of social media, CTRM recruitment, and the growing demand for Metals CTRM talent. As... continue reading

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