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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

Interesting Two Days At ETSCEE

I am back from my trip to Prague and the ETSCEE conference. It was an interesting agenda and a good place to meet people. I found the opening... continue reading

It’s Prague for ETCEE this week!

I will be headed to Prague this week for a couple of days to attend the Energy Trading – Central and South Eastern Europe Conference in Prague. In... continue reading

Latest News

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

By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE As the global oil market frets about a stubborn supply glut, faltering demand... continue reading

Reuters Exclusive: London Metal Exchange to cut fees, see if volumes can be lured back – sources

By Pratima Desai | LONDON The London Metal Exchange is expected to cut trading fees within months after... continue reading

BES UTILITIES (BES) FUTURE PROOFS ITS ENERGY TRADING WITH CONTIGO’S AWARD WINNING SOFTWARE SUITE

UK energy supplier BES selected Contigo’s award winning energy trading and risk management (ETRM) system enTrader, coupled with... continue reading

OpenLink Announces Asset Transaction Management to Streamline Midstream and Downstream Operations

New self-service web portal enables the automation of nominations, ticketing, allocations and invoicing JUNE 21, 2017 – Houston,... continue reading

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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 tools and business intelligence to extract more meaning from data, and the list goes on. We have been doing our best to cover these trends and their potential impacts by bringing you news stories, interviews and research around these topics and will continue to do so. So, when it came to thinking of a relevant topic and theme for the 2017 CTRM Conference which will take place in Amsterdam on October 5th in conjunction with Synergy’s EMART, it became a rather obvious choice – disruptive technologies and CTRM. Right now, we are working hard pulling the detailed agenda together... 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 – Analytics and BI applied to CTRM data – Automation and machine learning – Data mining in social media and other non-structured formats All in the context of wholesale commodity trading… If you would like to make a presentation please contact us at gvasey at comtechadvisory dot com. Many Thanks,... 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

Where’s the Profit?

Published 1 June 2017 -

It’s been quite meager times for commodity traders over the last couple of years. Profitable trades are getting harder and... continue reading

Traceability is Transforming Commodities

Published 30 May 2017 -

Traceability is a growing requirement for many commodities. As explained in prior blog articles and a white paper,... continue reading

News

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

By Henning Gloystein | SINGAPORE As the global oil market frets about a stubborn supply glut, faltering demand growth in key Asian crude importers is further hampering efforts to restore market balance. A fuel glut in China, a hangover from demonetization in India, and an ageing, declining population in Japan are holding back crude oil demand growth in three of the world’s top four oil buyers. The three countries make up a fifth of 97 million barrels per day (bpd) in global oil consumption, and any hiccups among them will mean lower-than-expected oil demand growth in Asia, helping to undercut the OPEC-led effort to support prices. “We are indeed seeing lower demand from more than... continue reading

Reuters Exclusive: London Metal Exchange to cut fees, see if volumes can be lured back – sources

By Pratima Desai | LONDON The London Metal Exchange is expected to cut trading fees within months after two years of complaints but might only do so for a trial period of up to six months to see if volumes that moved to over-the-counter markets return to the exchange, sources said. A 31 percent average fee hike in January 2015 is cited by metal industry sources as a major reason behind tumbling LME volumes. Three metal industry sources said cutting the fees would be the result of a discussion paper on market structure launched by the exchange in April. Responses are due by the end of June. The LME said it would be inappropriate to... continue reading

BES UTILITIES (BES) FUTURE PROOFS ITS ENERGY TRADING WITH CONTIGO’S AWARD WINNING SOFTWARE SUITE

Published 21 June 2017 -

UK energy supplier BES selected Contigo’s award winning energy trading and risk... continue reading

OpenLink Announces Asset Transaction Management to Streamline Midstream and Downstream Operations

Published 21 June 2017 -

New self-service web portal enables the automation of nominations, ticketing, allocations and... continue reading

ZE Deploys Cloud Infrastructure to Mobilize Client Data and Analytics

Published 21 June 2017 -

June 20, 2017, RICHMOND, B.C., Canada — ZE PowerGroup Inc. (“ZE”), the... continue reading

How technology is changing the market for energy commodities

Published 20 June 2017 -

By Kent Berhard for the Houston Business Journal An experiment performed by a startup in Brooklyn, New York,... continue reading

Oil falls to seven-month low on more signs of growing crude glut

Published 19 June 2017 -

By Scott DiSavino | NEW YORK Oil prices fell about 1 percent on Monday to a seven-month low... continue reading

Glencore to move sugar trade to Rotterdam

Published 19 June 2017 -

Glencore will move its global sugar trading desk to Rotterdam from London early in 2018, an industry source... continue reading

CONTIGO ETRM NOW SUPPORTS DAY-AHEAD AND INTRADAY ON EPEX SPOT

Published 14 June 2017 -

Europe-wide ETRM specialist, Contigo, has launched a new interface for its award-winning enTrader® software, becoming an independent software... 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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