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Raising the Next Generation of Commodity Traders

It was the early ‘70s and I was done with the “kids games” of my youth. Chutes & Ladders, Sorry, and a colorful deck of Go-Fish cards sat... continue reading

Is European CTRM Demand Finally Picking Up?

With significantly lower commodity prices, a plethora of new regulations to deal with, structural changes in the industry (read renewables largely), more difficult to find trading opportunities and... continue reading

SAP Update: Rolling Out New Rural Sourcing Management Application

I recently took a briefing call from SAP speaking with the VP for Agribusiness and Commodity Management, Ms. Anja Strothkaemper. At the moment,... continue reading

The Technologically Fabulous and Economically Challenged World of Rare Earth Metals

Perspective and point of reference is critical when making conversation.   For example, I recently picked up a pair... continue reading

Latest News

Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) Goes Live on Nasdaq Trading Technology

NEW YORK and TOKYO, Sept. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) today announced the successful go-live of TOCOM’s... continue reading

Ancoa becomes a Trayport Certified Software Provider

London, 22 September, 2016 Trayport, a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide, announced today that Ancoa has... continue reading

Top Singapore Based Utility Selects OATI Solutions for Commodity Trading and Risk Management Solution

Minneapolis, MN – OATI is pleased to announce its first international contract in the Asia-Pacific region with a... continue reading

Kynetix collaborates with Imperial College London to put blockchain theory into practice

Kynetix, the leading provider of solutions which enable physical commodities to be represented electronically in the financial and... continue reading

Videos

Mr. Gavin Lavelle, CEO Brady PLC, November 20th, 2013

Gavin joined Brady in September 2007, with over 25 years experience in the international financial software and banking industry. Having worked in investment banking for 10 years with Banque Paribas as Head of Equity Derivative Trading and latterly Director of Deutsche Bank where his responsibility was Global Head of Equity Derivative Trading, Gavin founded RioFin, a Cambridge based software development company focused on... continue reading

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Raising the Next Generation of Commodity Traders

It was the early ‘70s and I was done with the “kids games” of my youth. Chutes & Ladders, Sorry, and a colorful deck of Go-Fish cards sat gathering dust on the shelf while I fed my infatuation with grown-up board games such as Monopoly and Clue. Then my parents put one of the most awesome games I’d ever seen under the Christmas tree. It was unlike any game I’d ever played before and it still intrigues me today. A 3-dimensional wonder, it was one of the most mechanically interactive board games of the time, no batteries required. It was King Oil. King Oil was exactly what its name implied. You bought properties, you drilled for oil, and you tried to get rich. An innovative game board... continue reading

Is European CTRM Demand Finally Picking Up?

With significantly lower commodity prices, a plethora of new regulations to deal with, structural changes in the industry (read renewables largely), more difficult to find trading opportunities and so on, the market for CTRM software has been difficult this last 18-months or so. However, with much of the regulatory work now behind us, there does seem to be signals of an increase in activity levels. As I talk with many of the vendors in Europe, I am hearing that there are more incoming opportunities in the form of RFPs and that pipelines are quite robust in terms of opportunities. Maybe, we are across the hump (sag?) in demand? However, things have definitely changed. Traditionally, we have looked at the market as segments and tiers where the tiers... continue reading

SAP Update: Rolling Out New Rural Sourcing Management Application

Published 19 September 2016 - I recently took a briefing call from SAP speaking with the VP... continue reading

The Technologically Fabulous and Economically Challenged World of Rare Earth Metals

Published 15 September 2016 - Perspective and point of reference is critical when making conversation.   For example,... continue reading

Gary Craze joins the CTRMCenter Blog

Published 14 September 2016 - We’re pleased to announce that longtime CTRM industry veteran, Gary Craze, has joined the CTRMCenter blog as a... continue reading

Brady Sees 5% Revenue Growth in Tough Market

Published 12 September 2016 - Highlights Brady PLC released its interim results for the 6-months through 30th June today. The company saw a... continue reading

Six Reasons to Attend the 2016 CTRMConference

Published 9 September 2016 - The 2016 CTRM Conference is the event for those considering replacing, upgrading or acquiring a new Commodity/Energy Trading... continue reading

Catching up with capSpire

Published 7 September 2016 - Last week, I visited with Lance Laubach, CEO of capSpire, over a cup of coffee to catch-up on recent developments... continue reading

Allegro Is A Bronze sponsor of the CTRM Conference

Published 7 September 2016 - Allegro has taken a bronze level sponsorship of the 2016 CTRM Conference to be held on October 27th... continue reading

Energy One Dominates Australian Power & Gas ETRM Software Markets

Published 6 September 2016 - Energy One Ltd is an Australian ETRM and related software vendor that... continue reading

News

Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) Goes Live on Nasdaq Trading Technology

NEW YORK and TOKYO, Sept. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Nasdaq, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDAQ) and the Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) today announced the successful go-live of TOCOM’s new trading system, which is powered by Nasdaq’s Genium INET technology, as well as Nasdaq Pre-Trade Risk and SMARTS Market Surveillance solutions. The new system is now fully integrated with the Osaka Exchange’s derivatives trading system (J-GATE), which also runs on the same Nasdaq trading technology. This approach of a mutually-shared trading system between two separate exchanges is one of first of its kind in the world. Nasdaq and TOCOM have been technology partners since 2009. “We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our partner Nasdaq who has contributed to the successful integration of TOCOM’s new... continue reading

Ancoa becomes a Trayport Certified Software Provider

London, 22 September, 2016 Trayport, a leading provider of energy trading solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide, announced today that Ancoa has been successfully accredited as a Trayport Certified Software Provider (CSP). Trayport’s CSP program is designed to enable third party suppliers to connect to the Trayport system in order to better support mutual clients. Trayport’s conformance testing ensures peace of mind for both the provider and clients ensuring security, stability and reliability against Trayport technology. The changing regulatory landscape means that many energy market participants now require surveillance and analytics tools to ensure that they remain compliant. For Ancoa, becoming a CSP was a desired step to ensuring that they could confidently serve the needs of any Trayport clients looking for these tools. “We welcome... continue reading

Top Singapore Based Utility Selects OATI Solutions for Commodity Trading and Risk Management Solution

Published 21 September 2016 - Minneapolis, MN – OATI is pleased to announce its first international contract... continue reading

Kynetix collaborates with Imperial College London to put blockchain theory into practice

Published 19 September 2016 - Kynetix, the leading provider of solutions which enable physical commodities to be... continue reading

CREMER Licenses Eka’s Insight CM – Agriculture Next-Generation CTRM Software

Published 19 September 2016 - STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 19, 2016 — Eka Software Solutions, the leading global... continue reading

U.S. natural gas market rebalancing well underway: Kemp

Published 16 September 2016 - (Reuters) By John Kemp –The U.S. natural gas market is well on the way to rebalancing as unusually... continue reading

SDiX partner with Kynetix to use Sentinel as strategic platform for growth

Published 15 September 2016 - Having successfully launched the world’s first and only electronic commodities exchange trading... continue reading

Brady’s revenue rises despite difficult commodity market conditions

Published 14 September 2016 - DigitalLook – Trading and risk management provider for metals, recycling, energy and... continue reading

Commodity Trader Olam Hunts Bolder Deals After $2 Billion Spree

Published 14 September 2016 - Bloomberg – Olam International Ltd., one of the world’s largest food commodities traders, is targeting more acquisitions next... continue reading

Progress Energy Selects Eka’s Next-Generation ETRM Software to Manage Natural Gas, Crude, and Refined Products

Published 13 September 2016 - Energy leader required an advanced, best-of-breed energy trading and risk management software... continue reading

CTRM Community

Soybean futures punch down through technical support levels

Harvest pressure and demand worries are outweighing concerns over the wet US outlook Read More... continue reading

Maharashtra keen on tie-up with Poland for dairy, food processing

At a recent interaction co-organised by World Trade Centre Mumbai and All India Association of Industries, Mahadev Jankar, minister of animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries,... continue reading

Food processing ministry to host World Food Summit in New Delhi in 2017

The ministry of food processing industries (MoFPI) has decided to host the World Food Summit in New Delhi in March 2017. … Read More... continue reading

Chinese miners to lift coal output

Source: Financial Times, 24th September 2016 Decision aims to help mitigate price rises hitting steel mills Read the full article on FT.com Read More... continue reading

The changing face of Europe’s flat steel industry

As China looks set to create the world’s second largest steelmaking company through the merging of Baosteel and Wuhan I&S, Europe’s steel industry is on the... continue reading

Hydrocarbon production in the Utica play increasingly targets natural gas-rich areas

Production of oil and natural gas in the Appalachian Basin’s Utica play-which includes both the Utica and Point Pleasant formations-has increased significantly since 2012. Monthly natural... continue reading

Egypt may suffer lasting hangover from ergot rumpus

Egypt may face a need to accelerate wheat purchases at a time when it is being forced by wary merchants to pay a premium Read More... continue reading

Harvest pressure tells on grain prices, despite rain worries

Enough US farmers dodge heavy rains to harvest crops and put pressure on grain prices. Still, spring wheat outperforms, as quality fears hit Canada… Read More... 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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