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ComTech is launching the 2017 CTRM SourceBook

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) is pleased to announce we’ve launched the data collection efforts for the 2017 CTRM SourceBook.  As I’m sure our readers know, the SourceBook has... continue reading

Contigo Adding Staff For Growth

Contigo tell me that they are adding staff, including a couple of more senior appointees, as they look to grow through 2017. One recent recruit is Paul Spencer... continue reading

Catching Up with Pioneer Solutions

I recently caught up with Hugo Stappers of Pioneer Solutions to discuss general market conditions and Pioneer’s recent activities. Hugo sees a stronger market coming into 2017 after... continue reading

In Retrospect, ETRM Was Probably The Wrong Abbreviation

A couple of decades ago, locked in mortal combat with another vendor in the early gas marketing, then power marketing, and then risk... continue reading

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Tin industry to begin reporting on supply chain standards: ITRI

Major tin producers have agreed to begin reporting on compliance with a new code of conduct starting from third-quarter 2017, an industry body... continue reading

Freepoint Europe uses DeltaXE solution in European markets

Commodity traders Freepoint Commodities Europe LLP (“Freepoint”) Europe uses DeltaXE solution in European markets Powel’s comprehensive software system DeltaXE is widely used by... continue reading

Europe’s Coal Power Is Going up in Smoke — Fast

(Bloomberg) by Jess Shankleman,Tino Andresen, and Mathew Carr – The long goodbye for coal in Europe is accelerating as the cost of shifting... continue reading

DycoTrade Relation event… Enlightening

Dycotrade – End of March, DycoTrade hosted their 4th annual Relation event in The Hague. On March 30 and 31st the Scheveningen Kurhaus hotel was the perfect location... continue reading

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ComTech is launching the 2017 CTRM SourceBook

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) is pleased to announce we’ve launched the data collection efforts for the 2017 CTRM SourceBook.  As I’m sure our readers know, the SourceBook has become more or less the definitive first source of information for those companies beginning a software selection process.  The most recent version, published in 2015, has been downloaded thousands of times and is the industries best known reference for software buyers and selection consultants seeking insights into the capabilities of vendors and their products. As a result, we believe that having a listing in the CTRM SourceBook is very important for all vendors in the space. If your company would like to be listed in the 2017 edition and you’ve not yet received your listing materials from us, please... continue reading

Contigo Adding Staff For Growth

Contigo tell me that they are adding staff, including a couple of more senior appointees, as they look to grow through 2017. One recent recruit is Paul Spencer who has joined as Head of Technology. Paul had previously worked as a Head of technical development since 2003 across varied markets including automotive, travel, finance, retail, and manufacturing, where his roles have been largely based on driving companies forward via innovative technologies and implementing new systems to increase efficiencies and gain richer functionality. Paul told us that his ‘aim will be to focus on product quality. We must be really proud of what we release. I am confident in our ability to increase flexibility to customers managing bespoke and hosted versions of Contigo software, as well as enriching our sophisticated product suite in our pursuit to become first... continue reading

Catching Up with Pioneer Solutions

Published 19 April 2017 - I recently caught up with Hugo Stappers of Pioneer Solutions to discuss general market conditions and Pioneer’s recent... continue reading

In Retrospect, ETRM Was Probably The Wrong Abbreviation

Published 18 April 2017 - A couple of decades ago, locked in mortal combat with another vendor in the early gas marketing, then... continue reading

Brady Invests For Growth

Published 11 April 2017 - Brady PLC released its’ preliminary results on March 14th. 2016 saw the company increase revenues by 11% to 30.3m GBP... continue reading

Changes are coming for the H1B program & it will leave a mark on this space

Published 7 April 2017 - One of Donald Trump’s campaign platforms was that he would either change... continue reading

Three Trends In European ETRM

Published 6 April 2017 - As we enter Q2 of 2017, three things seem to be apparent to me at any rate. They... continue reading

Coal – A Lifetime Theme

Published 5 April 2017 - I was reading a couple of Reuters articles this morning with interest about Coal and Trump’s rolling back... continue reading

A Never Ending Frustration

Published 4 April 2017 - I think I probably write this article about once a year and always get a couple of people inquiring –... continue reading

There Is A Bot For That

Published 3 April 2017 - The rise of renewables and development of the smart grid is having an impact on European power trading. Intra-day power... continue reading

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Tin industry to begin reporting on supply chain standards: ITRI

Major tin producers have agreed to begin reporting on compliance with a new code of conduct starting from third-quarter 2017, an industry body said, seeking to boost supply chain credentials ahead of new European rules on responsible sourcing of ore. Ten producers have signed up to the code, which will cover environmental performance, protection of human rights and responsible metal production among other elements, and will be a prerequisite for membership of the International Tin Research Institute (ITRI), the London-based body said on Friday. “The tin industry has an unusually high proportion of artisanal mining and this presents particular challenges in assessing and making improvements in the supply chain,” ITRI said. “ITRI and its members are committed to…engage and encourage positive change among the many small operators... continue reading

Freepoint Europe uses DeltaXE solution in European markets

Commodity traders Freepoint Commodities Europe LLP (“Freepoint”) Europe uses DeltaXE solution in European markets Powel’s comprehensive software system DeltaXE is widely used by power and gas trading companies in Europe. London-based Freepoint Europe now uses the solution for cross-border power scheduling in several European markets. “Freepoint required an internal and cross-border power scheduling solution for a range of delivery locations, with a number of listed functionalities and expectations,” says Dino Kilcher, Vice President Smart Energy, Energy Trade & Logistics. “Powel delivered the DeltaXE solution out-of-the-box, with the option of easily adding additional markets at a later stage.” “Furthermore, the solution allows Freepoint Europe to see failed position data uploads, queued messages, and unprocessed response messages, thereby allowing them to save, open or investigate accordingly. It also alerts... continue reading

Europe’s Coal Power Is Going up in Smoke — Fast

Published 19 April 2017 - (Bloomberg) by Jess Shankleman,Tino Andresen, and Mathew Carr – The long goodbye for coal in Europe is accelerating... continue reading

DycoTrade Relation event… Enlightening

Published 18 April 2017 - Dycotrade – End of March, DycoTrade hosted their 4th annual Relation event in The Hague. On March 30... continue reading

Undaunted by oil bust, financiers pour billions into U.S. shale

Published 17 April 2017 - By Ernest Scheyder | HOUSTON Investors who took a hit last year when dozens of U.S. shale producers... continue reading

New U.S. pipelines to drive natural gas boom as exports surge

Published 13 April 2017 - By Scott DiSavino U.S. energy firms are scrambling to finish a slew of pipelines that will unleash rich... continue reading

DataGenic extends its existing agreement with S&P Global Platts to distribute UAE’s Fujairah Oil Inventory Data

Published 12 April 2017 - London, 12th April 2017 – DataGenic Ltd, the leading global provider of... continue reading

Grains piled on runways, parking lots, fields amid global glut

Published 11 April 2017 - By P.J. Huffstutter and Karl Plume | CHICAGO Iowa farmer Karl Fox is drowning in corn. Reluctant to... continue reading

Oil surplus or scarcity? Shale makes it even harder to predict

Published 10 April 2017 - By Amanda Cooper | LONDON The shale oil boom has transformed the U.S. and global energy sector to... continue reading

Texas Southern University’s Jesse H. School Of Business To Use AspectCTRM For Next Generation Of Oil Traders

Published 7 April 2017 - Aspect, leading global provider of cloud commodity trading and risk management solutions,... continue reading

Industry Voices

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

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

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