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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

The Oil Price Dance

Am I the only one that seems a bit puzzled over oil prices? As the chances for an OPEC agreement on production oscillates between they will or they won’t, the oil price gyrates in step with sentiment... continue reading

Current Dislocation Event will Change the Vendor Landscape

As 2016 winds down to a close, we are beginning to see the undeniable signs of the ‘dislocation event’ that has been occurring... continue reading

Latest News

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

(Reuters) By Catherine Ngai – After OPEC’s first output cut in eight years, long-dated oil futures spreads flipped into positive territory for the... continue reading

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

Reuters – By Clyde Russell | LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) The trick... continue reading

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

Belle Vernon PA, London and New York – December 1, 2016 – OpenLink, the global leader in trading,... continue reading

European Commission adopts rules to strengthen regulation of commodities markets

The following press release was issued by the European Commission on December 1, 2016 12:20. The package completes... continue reading

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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 in the market to promote their wares and how that is changing through time. I have written several blogs about use of multimedia, outbound versus inbound marketing and so on over the last year or so. Today, I received a Christmas email from Contigo that fit very much into the category of interesting marketing approaches. The email carries it’s message around fast implementation of the company’s ETRM solution very well within the framework of a Christmas gift. Nothing unusual there perhaps, but I am also offered an opportunity to win 250GBP of Amazon gift vouchers if I can run Santa 500m! Get... 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. With over 100 licensed customers globally, SAP is moving ahead at a surprisingly rapid pace offering an ‘all in one’ solution that is strong in traditionally complex areas like commodity pricing, settlement, and logistics. Highlights of progress in 2016 include enhanced support for comingled stocks, end of day processing with the in memory SAP HANA database to allow soft closes and real-time reporting, improved basis and differential pricing functionality, and delivery allocation for lot pricing, and more. Delegates also heard from three current customers who were or had implemented the solution in areas like concentrates, hydrocarbons, and agricultural commodities as well as from SAP... 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

The CTRM Software space remains dynamic

Published 2 November 2016 - Meeting with the good people who attended the CTRM Conference last week, one thing remains apparent. The CTRM... continue reading

It’s A Wrap! CTRM Conference 2016 Completed

Published 31 October 2016 - The 2016 CTRM Conference was attended by the over 105 delegates who registered for the event last Thursday... continue reading

News

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

(Reuters) By Catherine Ngai – After OPEC’s first output cut in eight years, long-dated oil futures spreads flipped into positive territory for the first time in two years on Thursday, suggesting an end to the global crude glut is in sight. The tell can be found in a trade known as “Dec Red” – the spread between the December 2017 and 2018 U.S. crude futures contracts CLZ7-Z8. That trade, a popular one in oil markets, flipped on Thursday for the first time since October 2014, as the 2017 contract is now trading at a higher price than the 2018 contract. The “red” term is one used to refer to a same-dated contract one year in... continue reading

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

Reuters – By Clyde Russell | LAUNCESTON, AUSTRALIA (The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.) The trick with the OPEC agreement is not to view it as a cut to output, but rather as the partial removal of excess crude oil from the global market. While there is little doubt that OPEC’s agreement to remove 1.2 million barrels per day (bpd) will tighten the global oil market, there is still likely to be plenty of crude around in the first half of next year. This will likely be the case even if Russia and other non-OPEC producers make good on a commitment to cut production by a further 600,000... 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

Oil Tumbles as Saudi-Iranian Discord Puts OPEC Agreement at Risk

Published 29 November 2016 - (Bloomberg) by Mark Shenk – Oil fell to a two-week low as an OPEC deal to curb output... continue reading

ENSYTE Signs New Client

Published 29 November 2016 - ENSYTE is pleased to announce the addition of one of New England’s largest energy delivery companies to our client base.... continue reading

Gunvor to pull out of agricultural futures trading

Published 29 November 2016 - Reuters – Nov 28 Global commodity trading group Gunvor is set to withdraw from agricultural futures trading which... continue reading

Oil prices fall on doubts over OPEC production cut

Published 29 November 2016 - Reuters – By Christopher Johnson | LONDON Oil prices fell around 2 percent on Tuesday on signs leading... continue reading

CTRM Community

Dairy price rebound ‘not enough yet’ to revive NZ milk output

New Zealand milk production will fall in 2017 for a third successive year, for the first time in more than half a century, US officials say... continue reading

UK wheat exports face sharp slowdown – boding well for prices

The revived appetite for wheat of the Ensus bioethanol plant, after a weaker UK harvest, looks like putting an end to a rapid pace of exports... continue reading

China dominates conversations at Platts Asian steel events

S&P Global Platts stages many steel conferences and forums around the world, but regardless of the location China is invariably the dominating topic. And this was... continue reading

India has no franchise law; Some nations have stringent franchise laws

India is one of the countries that does not have a franchise law of its own, and the countries that have laws governing the franchising business... continue reading

Processed food major Bikano to foray into ready-to-eatfood segment

Bikano, one of India’s leading processed food manufacturers, plans to foray into the ready-to-eat segment with a product range comprising Shahi Paneer, Rajma and Sarson Ka... continue reading

Agiblocks Commodity Trade and Risk Management Software for Sugar accommodating success in a changing sugar industry.

On 1 October 2017 the European Union production quota for sugar will be cease to exist. Again a reduction of market interference by the EU policy... continue reading

New U.S. border-crossing pipelines bring shale gas to more regions in Mexico

U.S. pipeline capacity for natural gas exports to Mexico has rapidly expanded in the past few years and currently stands at 7.3 billion cubic feet per... continue reading

Progress on RTS 20 and 21

Following the earlier announcement, the European Commission have announced new versions of both RTS 20 on the Ancillary Activity test, and RTS 21 on Position Limits.... 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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