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Aspect Announced as Break Sponsor at CTRMConference

Aspect have signed up as a break sponsor for the 2017 CTRMConference. Aspect (www.aspectenterprise.com) is a leading global provider of multi-commodity trade, risk... continue reading

Data Scientist to Present at CTRM Conference

We are pleased to announce that Moritz Volland, PhD, will be presenting at the CTRM Conference on October 5th in Amsterdam. Dr. Volland will present on New Insights... continue reading

Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Sector

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning on the smart grid and in intraday trading, big data and mining social media for trading information, trends and actionable intelligence, visualization... continue reading

Call For Papers

ComTech is seeking good presenters and presentations for the 2017 CTRM Conference in October. We are particularly seeking the following; – Blockchain and trading/settlement – CTRM in the cloud – pros and cons and different approaches –... continue reading

Latest News

ProCom and Deloitte cooperate to provide services for power plant optimization

Aachen, 27 June 2017 – From now on the global consulting company Deloitte and its offices in the... continue reading

ANZ Suffered ‘Substantial Losses’ in Alleged Nickel Receipt Scam

By Emily Cadman and Mark Burton Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. told a U.S. court that... continue reading

Oil pipeline firms’ discounts rile clients, roil markets

By Catherine Ngai | NEW YORK U.S. pipeline operators are selling their underused space at steep discounts to keep crude flowing – angering... continue reading

Eka Proprietary Research Finds 84 Percent of Companies Use Manual Processes to Collect and Enter Data for Reporting and Analysis

Poll of 130 executives demonstrates need for automated data collection, integration, and analysis. Norwalk, Conn. June 27, 2017:... continue reading

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Aspect Announced as Break Sponsor at CTRMConference

Aspect have signed up as a break sponsor for the 2017 CTRMConference. Aspect (www.aspectenterprise.com) is a leading global provider of multi-commodity trade, risk and operations management applications delivered Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the cloud. With almost 500 customers in 90 countries, it’s one of the fastest growing providers with rapid deployment, affordable subscriptions, and immediate ROI for all size companies. Solutions include AspectCTRM®, a full-featured commodity trading and risk management enterprise suite for front, middle and back office. It’s available in three editions: Lite, Standard and Enterprise, expanding in functionality according to the needs and budgets of clients. Aspect is the only ETRM/CTRM solutions provider with market data and analytics tools delivered with its trade and risk functions on the same platform. This provides users with a seamless... continue reading

Data Scientist to Present at CTRM Conference

We are pleased to announce that Moritz Volland, PhD, will be presenting at the CTRM Conference on October 5th in Amsterdam. Dr. Volland will present on New Insights Through Unstructured Data: News Analytics in Commodity Market Trading Models.. Mortiz is a Data Scientist at DataGenic, a leading provider of data management for commodity market participants; With a background in big data management, network analysis, machine learning, statistics and language processing, the current project involves designing and developing products that can provide new insights for commodity trading models. He will talk about the following; New information has always played a key role in financial markets, impacting on volumes of trade, stock returns and volatility of prices. Consequently, news has always been a key source of investment information. With... continue reading

Disruptive Technologies Impacting the Sector

Published 20 June 2017 -

Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and machine learning on the smart grid and in intraday trading, big data and mining... continue reading

Call For Papers

Published 16 June 2017 -

ComTech is seeking good presenters and presentations for the 2017 CTRM Conference in October. We are particularly seeking the following;... continue reading

Interesting Two Days At ETSCEE

Published 16 June 2017 -

I am back from my trip to Prague and the ETSCEE conference. It was an interesting agenda and... continue reading

It’s Prague for ETCEE this week!

Published 12 June 2017 -

I will be headed to Prague this week for a couple of days to attend the Energy Trading... continue reading

The 2017 CTRM Conference

Published 9 June 2017 -

The 2017 CTRM Conference will be held on the 5th October at the RAI Amtrium, Amsterdam in conjunction with Synergy’s... continue reading

Contigo Is Out of the Blocks Early in 2017

Published 7 June 2017 -

I recently spoke with Mr. Tim Rogers, Head of Sales & Business Development for Contigo, about Contigo and... continue reading

eZ-nergy Tackles Operations in Europe

Published 5 June 2017 -

From time to time, we find a vendor that was previously unknown to us. About a year ago,... continue reading

Reminder – 2017 CTRM SourceBook Submissions are due soon!

Published 2 June 2017 -

Just a reminder to all ETRM/CTRM product vendors – submission materials and listing agreements for the 2017 SourceBook... continue reading

News

ProCom and Deloitte cooperate to provide services for power plant optimization

Aachen, 27 June 2017 – From now on the global consulting company Deloitte and its offices in the Czech Republic and the Aachen-based company ProCom will be offering joint services for power plant optimization in the European Market. For operators of power plants, optimization means that their facilities can be used more economically and they as operators benefit from greater transparency over the operating status and financial success of their assets. The aim of optimization is to provide improved marketing of their flexibility in the long and medium-term electricity trading market or in the day-ahead and intra-day sector. The cooperation of the two consulting houses was announced during the latest ETCSEE conference (Energy Trading Central... continue reading

ANZ Suffered ‘Substantial Losses’ in Alleged Nickel Receipt Scam

By Emily Cadman and Mark Burton Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. told a U.S. court that its commodities trading arm suffered “substantial losses” after it discovered that receipts for metal held in Glencore Plc’s Access World warehouses are probably fake. When ANZ looked into selling the nickel, it discovered 83 out of 84 receipts it held were likely forgeries, the Australian lender said in a June 6 petition filed in a U.S. court in San Francisco. It’s part of a request for information the bank could use in lawsuits in other jurisdictions. ANZ has hired lawyers in the U.S., Hong Kong and Singapore to attempt to recover its losses and pursue the alleged... continue reading

Oil pipeline firms’ discounts rile clients, roil markets

Published 28 June 2017 -

By Catherine Ngai | NEW YORK U.S. pipeline operators are selling their underused space at steep discounts to... continue reading

Eka Proprietary Research Finds 84 Percent of Companies Use Manual Processes to Collect and Enter Data for Reporting and Analysis

Published 27 June 2017 -

Poll of 130 executives demonstrates need for automated data collection, integration, and... continue reading

A European Power Market Designed to Deliver a Clean Future for European Citizens

Published 27 June 2017 -

Thirteen industry leaders and associations have launched “Make Power Clean,” a joint... continue reading

In disaster’s wake, BP doubles down on deepwater despite surging shale

Published 27 June 2017 -

By Jessica Resnick-Ault | THUNDER HORSE OIL PLATFORM, GULF OF MEXICO About... continue reading

The “Peak Oil” Pig Returns With A New Shade Of Lipstick

Published 26 June 2017 -

David Blackmon, CONTRIBUTOR to FORBES Proponents of a new strain of the... continue reading

Clogged oil arteries slow U.S. shale rush to record output

Published 26 June 2017 -

By David Gaffen | GUERNSEY, WYOMING A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East... continue reading

China, India, Japan hamper Asia oil demand growth, efforts to balance market

Published 23 June 2017 -

By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE As the global oil market frets about... continue reading

Big Oil turns to big data to save big money on drilling

Published 23 June 2017 -

By Swetha Gopinath and Liz Hampton In today’s U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest... 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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