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Opportunities and Threats 2023 – Part 1 – CTRMRadio 36

To kick off the year we decided to poll a few people around the industry as to what they saw the opportunities and threats posed by 2023 might be... continue reading

Credit Risk in Commodity Markets – An Interview with Brady Technology’s Ian Tobin

ComTech Advisory: How do you see the market for credit solutions in commodities right now and what is driving that? Ian Tobin: We are seeing a lot more activity... continue reading

2022 CTRM Vendor and Products Perceptions Report

The 2022 Commodity Technology Advisory’s Vendor Perception Study (VPS) is a biennial survey and analysis conducted to establish end-user and market influencer perceptions of the CTRM vendors and software... continue reading

Russ Meyer – Capco

Russ Meyer, a Partner with Capco, visits with Patrick Reames of Commodity Technology Advisory on this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology. Mr. Meyer discusses how ETRM... continue reading

Ken Han – Enuit | Leaders in CTRM Technology

Mr. Ken Han, co-founder and CEO of Enuit visits with Patrick Reames, co-managing director of ComTech Advisory in this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology. Mr. Han... continue reading

Approaches to Accounting Integration

The integration of trade and risk management solutions with the corporate accounting solution has long been an area of focus for commodity companies and software vendors alike. There are... continue reading

Batteries and Battery Optimisation Software – CTRMRadio Episode 35

As we face an interesting winter in Europe with volatile power and gas prices, potential power cuts and more, batteries and their role in the grid have come increasingly... continue reading

Amphora’s David Glasspool talks about its forthcoming new CTRM for concentrates – Alchemy

Amphora has been working a new CTRM solution for concentrates called Alchemy. ComTech asked Sales Director David Glasspool at Amphora about this initiative as it isn’t often an existing... continue reading

Ion – Strategy and Developments with Andre Jaeger – CTRMRadio Episode 34

We had quite a conversation with Andre Jaeger of Ion Commodities recently to learn more about Ion Commodities, its strategy, positioning and plans. Patrick Reames and I then discussed... continue reading

Trends in Commodities Risk Management Technologies – CTRMRadio Episode 33

ComTech has issued a new report available for free at ctrmcenter.com on Trends in Commodities Risk Management Technologies (https://www.ctrmcenter.com/publications/reports/trends-in-commodity-risk-management-technologies/). The report was sponsored by NASDAQ Risk Platform, Amphora and... continue reading

Trends in Commodity Risk Management Technologies

Commodity trading is fraught with various types of risk. In recent years, the number of types of risks that businesses that trade, procure, consume, or use commodities are exposed... continue reading

How can your ETRM / CTRM solution help with credit

Current market conditions are forcing many firms exposed to commodities to perform a re-evaluation of their credit risk systems and business processes. As most commodity prices are extremely volatile... continue reading

CTRM SourceBook 2022

The Commodity Technology Advisory LLC (ComTech) CTRM Sourcebook of vendors and products is designed to be a highly usable and rich resource of information to those seeking insights into... continue reading

CTRM and Treasury – Enhanced Cash Management in Times of Volatility – CTRMRadio Episode 32

High commodity prices and volatility, inflationary pressures and FX volatility are all features of today’s commodity markets. This is driving more emphasis on risk and cash management. We talk... continue reading

Renewable energy and risk management

An interview with Luca Pedretti – COO, Co-Founder, Pexapark ComTech Advisory: How did Pexapark start? Luca Pedretti: Together with Michi, we had a vision to address the growing needs... continue reading

Carbon and Net Zero Impacts

In this episode we talk with J. Lance Fogtman, VP of Product Strategy, ION Commodities and Hugo Stappers of Hitachi Energy about what they are seeing in terms of... continue reading

Jens Bartenschlager – Fidectus

In this episode of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology, Patrick Reames visits with Dr. Jens Bartenschlager, Co-founder and CEO of Fidectus. Dr. Bartenschlager provides an overview of the... continue reading

Tasja Botha – Brady Technologies

Tasja Botha, Business Lead of Brady Commodities visits with Patrick Reames in this latest edition of Conversations with Leaders in CTRM Technology. Ms. Botha discusses the impact of current... continue reading

New Tools for Managing Freight and Shipping Risk

An interview with Advanced Freight Trading Leadership ComTech Advisory: Tell us a little about your new venture and its objectives? Advanced Freight Trading: We are a diverse and experienced... continue reading

Critical Success Factors in Implementing CTRM Software – CTRMRadio Episode 30

An ETRM / CTRM software acquisition and implementations can impact the entirety of a wholesale commodity-centric company and are a very significant investment in terms of cost and effort... continue reading

Managing the Worlds Metals

In an era that is likely to be dominated by the energy transition, metals are set to become the new foundation of modern society. As more of everything is... continue reading