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2016 CTRMConference – Speaker Profile – Aviv Handler

We are very pleased to have Mr. Aviv Handler back at the 2016 CTRMConference this year where he will deliver a regulatory update... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Alexander Lamb

Mr. alexander Lamb will speak in the morning session on Risk Management and Surveillance – Is it time for AI to step in... continue reading

BJSS Brings Agile Development to Commodities’ Top Tier

I had a call with a UK-based consulting firm last week that had contacted us to give us a briefing on their activities... continue reading

Aspect Announced As CTRM Conference Bronze Sponsor

Aspect have signed up again as a bronze sponsor of the CTRM Conference and we thank them for... continue reading

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CONTIGO WORKS WITH LACIMA TO PROVIDE A NEW RISK ENGINE IN ITS ENTRADER® ETRM SYSTEM

Contigo, Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) solutions provider for the European power and gas markets, has  worked... continue reading

Software Firm Ignite ETRM Announces – Recently Founded Physical Oil Trading Operation Deploys Ignite ETRM Cloud Solution.

London, United Kingdom / Geneva, Switzerland, August 30 2016. Ignite’s ETRM Cloud Solution to Serve as Core Enterprise Trading... continue reading

EDF chief urges Britain to give go-ahead to nuclear plant

Reuters – The head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C nuclear power project, an explicit... continue reading

Oil Industry Shifts From Survival to Growth

(Bloomberg) by Rakteem Katakey – Multibillion-dollar oil and gas deals are back on the table. More than $11 billion of transactions were announced globally in July as crude’s recovery fueled... continue reading

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2016 CTRMConference – Speaker Profile – Aviv Handler

We are very pleased to have Mr. Aviv Handler back at the 2016 CTRMConference this year where he will deliver a regulatory update and moderate a panel discussion on regulation. Mr. Handler works closely with ComTech Advisory and indeed, has co-authored our reports on regulations. He has a unique ability to find humor in a dry topic and is a walking dictionary when it comes to Commodity regulations. Mr. Aviv Handler Aviv Handler is a specialist in the regulation of the commodities and energy market providing advice and services to the energy and commodity markets in the understanding, preparation and implementation of European Energy and Commodity Market Regulations. He focuses focus on all streams of regulation including EMIR, REMIT, MiFiD II, CRD IV and MAR as well... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Alexander Lamb

Mr. alexander Lamb will speak in the morning session on Risk Management and Surveillance – Is it time for AI to step in to protect us from the unexpected?. Mr. Lamb also spoke at last years CTRM Conference. Alexander Lamb Alexander Lamb is the Head of Business Development for The Technancial Company Ltd. With over 40 years of experience operating within the commodities and financial sector’s in a wide variety of roles including Head of Trading, Chief Operating Officer and President of a major US Futures brokerage; Alex has accumulated a vast wealth of experience. Within the CTRM Conference, Alex will be giving us an insight into his future outlook of risk management in our operating space, specifically... continue reading

BJSS Brings Agile Development to Commodities’ Top Tier

Published 29 August 2016 - I had a call with a UK-based consulting firm last week that had contacted us to give us... continue reading

Aspect Announced As CTRM Conference Bronze Sponsor

Published 29 August 2016 - Aspect have signed up again as a bronze sponsor of the CTRM Conference and we thank them for... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Stanislav Shcheredin

Published 26 August 2016 - The CTRM Conference will have a strong regulatory focus in the early... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Alex Shaw

Published 25 August 2016 - Mr. Alex Shaw, Business Development Manager for the LME, will deliver a presentation on Warehousing & Beyond: Observations... continue reading

2016 CTRM Conference – Speaker Profile – Saurabh Goyal

Published 24 August 2016 - Here in the second of our speaker profiles, we feature Mr. Saurabh... 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

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CONTIGO WORKS WITH LACIMA TO PROVIDE A NEW RISK ENGINE IN ITS ENTRADER® ETRM SYSTEM

Contigo, Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) solutions provider for the European power and gas markets, has  worked with award-winning energy and commodity analytics specialist, Lacima, to offer a new  risk engine embedded in its enTrader® ETRM system. Lacima is a widely recognised energy and commodity analytics software provider, and this is the first time that the company has embedded part of its risk functionality into an ETRM system. The new enTrader® Analytics Module calculates Value at Risk (VaR) at any given time, giving risk mangers the information they need to put into place appropriate risk management strategies. The easy-to-use module, which is fully integrated into enTrader®, supports European power and gas markets, in multiple... continue reading

Software Firm Ignite ETRM Announces – Recently Founded Physical Oil Trading Operation Deploys Ignite ETRM Cloud Solution.

London, United Kingdom / Geneva, Switzerland, August 30 2016. Ignite’s ETRM Cloud Solution to Serve as Core Enterprise Trading and Risk Management Solution for Newly Founded Trading Organization. ELEMENT Alpha SA, a newly founded, Geneva-based Crude Oil and Refined Oil Products trading organisation, has chosen Ignite ETRM’s cloud-based trading and risk management solution from a short list of C/ETRM vendors. ELEMENT was formed end of 2015 by a group of seasoned oil traders who are specialized in Crude Oil and Refined Oil-Products trading. With no initial systems in place, Ignite ETRM has quickly and methodically implemented its flagship ETRM solution, InterConnect, thus enabling ELEMENT’s business to quickly ramp up its trading and operational activities. ELEMENT’s Senior Risk Manager had this to say – “To... continue reading

EDF chief urges Britain to give go-ahead to nuclear plant

Published 28 August 2016 - Reuters – The head of EDF Energy has urged the British government to approve the Hinkley Point C... continue reading

Oil Industry Shifts From Survival to Growth

Published 26 August 2016 - (Bloomberg) by Rakteem Katakey – Multibillion-dollar oil and gas deals are back on the table. More than $11 billion... continue reading

Energy One Ltd expands reach with gas transmission software acquisition

Published 25 August 2016 - Energy One Ltd (ASX:EOL) has completed the acquisition of the pypIT software... continue reading

Welspun scandal follows years of plummeting Egyptian cotton output

Published 25 August 2016 - By Luc Cohen | NEW YORK Reuters – A scandal involving the... continue reading

Bay State Milling, next Go-Live DycoTrade at hand

Published 25 August 2016 - 25-8-2016: DycoTrade’s valued customer Bay State Milling (BSM), a family-owned company with a strategic intent to support the growth... 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

CTRM Community

EIA now using near-real-time export data to improve weekly petroleum consumption data

Starting with today’s release of the “Weekly Petroleum Status Report” (WPSR), EIA is now publishing weekly petroleum export and consumption estimates based on near-real-time export data... continue reading

Trigon Agri sowings off to better start, dodging south Ukraine drought

The debt-laden group unveils a rise in underlying profits too, relieving markets and helping its shares soar – as a bank deadline looms Read More... continue reading

Sugar price jump ‘may spur food groups to buy mills’

… says Rabobank, focusing on Asia, where food and drink companies look particularly vulnerable to the surge in sugar prices Read More... continue reading

Hybrid solar thermal-heat pump on trial

With space and water heating still accounting for close to half of Europe’s primary energy demand, innovation in heat networks offers considerable scope for environmental and... continue reading

More push back on position limits

See here for an article on the Complinet web site written by Reuters which highlights further push back by certain MEPs on the revised Regulatory Technical... continue reading

Coca-Cola’s Dasna plant shuts operations; Pollution violations reason

Operations at Coca-Cola’s Dasna bottling plant in Uttar Pradesh have been shut for the time being due to alleged pollution violations. … Read More... continue reading

Tata Sampann spices launched in Mumbai; Available in 100g 5-in-1 packs

Tata Sampann spices were launched in Mumbai recently. Following a phase-wise roll-out plan, the spices have been available in the northern and eastern markets since last... continue reading

PM markets: grain futures tumble further ahead of expiry

The Egyptian ergot ban threatens short term wheat demand, sending front-month grain futures to fresh lows Read More... 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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