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Aspect Comes of Age

The last couple of years have not been exactly stellar when it comes to the fortunes of CTRM software vendors. In fact, I think it is probably accurate to say, they have been difficult. Commodity prices collapsed,... continue reading

Visiting with Enuit

I had the opportunity to visit with David Meyers, co-founder and CEO of Enuit LLC, this afternoon to get an update on his company’s recent activities and the overall state of the market from his perspective.  Though... continue reading

A Single European Market With A Single ETRM Solution?

I often have to field the question regarding ETRM software for European power and related commodities. What is the best commercial solution? The... continue reading

Is It Time To Replace?

In my experience, replacing E/CTRM software isn’t something that users do lightly – if at all – until they are forced to do so. The problem is that even though the software may no longer be supported... continue reading

Latest News

London Metal Exchange cuts deal with banks to propel gold futures

By Peter Hobson | LONDON The London Metal Exchange has reached a 50:50 revenue-sharing deal with a company founded by a group of... continue reading

Intertek and Generation 10 Collaborate for Cocoa Sustainability

London, UK, 22nd February, 2017: Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide and Generation 10, a provider of cloud-based traceability and... continue reading

Oil rises towards top of recent trading range as OPEC cuts output

By Christopher Johnson | LONDON Oil rose on Tuesday after exchange data showed hedge funds placing record bets on North Sea and U.S.... continue reading

DataGenic launches real-time curve builder application

Next generation forward curve application capable of building millions of customised real-time curves each day. London, UK – 20th February 2017: DataGenic, the... continue reading

Videos

Interview with TrayPort and Trayport Contigo

The last of our four videos shot in London a couple of weeks ago was recorded at the offices of Trayport in London to discuss the recent acquisition of Contigo by Trayport. In the video, I ask Mr. Simon Piercy about the acquisition and its likely impact on Contigo and its customers before discussing the background to the acquisition with Mr. Elliot Piggot,... continue reading

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Blog

Aspect Comes of Age

The last couple of years have not been exactly stellar when it comes to the fortunes of CTRM software vendors. In fact, I think it is probably accurate to say, they have been difficult. Commodity prices collapsed, buyers cut budgets, and were meanwhile inundated with sweeping regulatory demands – particularly in Europe. At the same time, markets continued to evolve and new issues manifested themselves in areas like an increased need for traceability, the rapid rise and impact of renewable generation not to speak of a good deal of political uncertainty following BREXIT and the election of a new President in the US. Against all of this however, one vendor has apparently not just weathered the market but has actually thrived. In a note posted to Aspect’s blog recently, CEO Steve Hughes outlines the recent successes of... continue reading

Visiting with Enuit

I had the opportunity to visit with David Meyers, co-founder and CEO of Enuit LLC, this afternoon to get an update on his company’s recent activities and the overall state of the market from his perspective.  Though the Houston-based company may not be the most well-known of the many CTRM vendors in the market, Enuit has created a solid business since their founding in 2008, usually knocking down a few notable deals each year and growing both their product coverage and their geographic reach with each new sale.  Now, with customers in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pac region, they’ve developed a solid, though somewhat quiet, track-record of success. Though they started in the natural gas and power space in the US, the company has expanded into a number of other commodities.  With the recent hiring of... continue reading

A Single European Market With A Single ETRM Solution?

Published 17 February 2017 - I often have to field the question regarding ETRM software for European power and related commodities. What is... continue reading

Is It Time To Replace?

Published 16 February 2017 - In my experience, replacing E/CTRM software isn’t something that users do lightly – if at all – until they are... continue reading

Are Spreadsheets Ever The Right Solution?

Published 15 February 2017 - I had a briefing this morning from Contigo and one of the topics that came up in the... continue reading

CTRMCenter Resources

Published 6 February 2017 - The CTRMCenter includes a ‘resources’ area that we continue to improve and build up. It is a searchable list of... continue reading

Is BlockChain the New Golden Bullet in Commodities Technology?

Published 1 February 2017 - Blockchain is the technology behind Bitcoin. In essence, Blockchain is a digital ledger that it is a permanent,... continue reading

Can We Have Science Back Please?

Published 25 January 2017 - I write this as a holder of a Ph.D. degree earned by conducting original science, passing a peer... continue reading

Well, that was fast…

Published 24 January 2017 - Coming out of the election, almost everyone I know was wondering if Trump’s pre-election platform positions on energy policy would... continue reading

A Kilowatt for Your Thoughts…

Published 20 January 2017 - “A kilowatt for your thoughts dear…”, said Jane Smith as her husband peered intently at a 3D holo-advertisement... continue reading

News

London Metal Exchange cuts deal with banks to propel gold futures

By Peter Hobson | LONDON The London Metal Exchange has reached a 50:50 revenue-sharing deal with a company founded by a group of banks to promote trade in its new gold futures contracts, sources said, aiming to overcome market scepticism surrounding their launch in June. Usually, exchanges merely consult potential users about their needs when planning new financial and commodity contracts. But in this case, the LME has opted for a radical departure from normal practice as it tries to grab a piece of London’s $5 trillion-a-year gold market. Sources close to the matter told Reuters that the five banks and a proprietary trader which are shareholders in the new company have undertaken to bring guaranteed minimum levels of trade in the gold futures. Should they meet... continue reading

Intertek and Generation 10 Collaborate for Cocoa Sustainability

London, UK, 22nd February, 2017: Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide and Generation 10, a provider of cloud-based traceability and risk management solutions, are pleased to announce their new farm sustainability audit and analytics platform. This progressive web application addresses the challenging issue of data collection and access in often remote cocoa producing regions to help streamline the survey process of Intertek’s sustainability program. End-users both up and downstream will gain access to trends, insights and benchmarks based on data collected and analysed. Intertek will be putting several years’ historical data of farm sustainability on Generation 10’s Supply Chain Map in order to help their clients validate their responsible sourcing initiatives via the interactive platform. Modules will be rolled out in the course of... continue reading

Oil rises towards top of recent trading range as OPEC cuts output

Published 21 February 2017 - By Christopher Johnson | LONDON Oil rose on Tuesday after exchange data... continue reading

DataGenic launches real-time curve builder application

Published 20 February 2017 - Next generation forward curve application capable of building millions of customised real-time curves each day. London, UK –... continue reading

U.S. export market access hurt by lack of traceability

Published 17 February 2017 - by Barbara Duckworth NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The American goal to increase beef exports is hampered by lack of... continue reading

As U.S. shale oil activity surges, sand could be in short supply

Published 17 February 2017 - By Jarrett Renshaw | NEW YORK Demand for frac sand has surged in recent weeks as U.S. producers... continue reading

Commodity Deals Show China Flexing Muscles in Trading Clout Hunt

Published 16 February 2017 - (Bloomberg) China’s stepping up its campaign for greater clout in global commodities trading. The Asian nation’s state-run Sinochem... continue reading

Emissions Trading System: European parliament vote marks major step towards reaching agreement

Published 16 February 2017 - The European Parliament yesterday adopted its position in support of the Commission... continue reading

Aspect And BJSS Partner To Bring Technology Transformation To Commodities Trading Firms

Published 16 February 2017 - UK – February 16, 2016 – BJSS, the award-winning delivery-focused IT consultancy,... continue reading

California demand for wind power energizes transmission firms

Published 15 February 2017 - By Nichola Groom | LOS ANGELES A firm controlled by Philip Anschutz, the billionaire entertainment and pro sports... 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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