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The Hedge Funds Are Back…..

According to a Bloomberg story, hedge funds in commodities are back and making money. My interest in hedge funds commenced back around 19-years ago when Peter Fusaro and I... continue reading

It’s Awards Time Again

And therefore time to roll out my annual thoughts on the banality of awards when it comes to CTRM software…. For those who do not know, some awards are... continue reading

Despite all the Deals, Customer Announcements Remain Difficult

As I reflect on what appears to have been a record year for many CTRM vendors in terms of activity levels and new deals and customers, one thing has... continue reading

Amphora’s Record Year Continues

Amphora’s year continues to go well as it has signed new clients in Dubai and China in the last month bringing its record year closings to a total of... continue reading

Brady Technologies’ Ecosystem of Software for European Power

A conversation with Chris Regan of Brady Technologies is always interesting and full of detail and enthusiasm. Brady Technologies is focused on energy markets in Europe these days via... continue reading

Energy One’s enFlow Deployed for Battery Optimization in Australia

With the energy transition, batteries have become an important asset on the grid to supply some capability to store excess power to use when needed. Needless to say, software... continue reading

CTRM – More Choice?

The history of CTRM is replete with brand names that came and went. In fact, I could likely name at least 30 right now off the top of my... continue reading

CTRMRadio – News and Views on the Move

I’m not sure how popular audio podcasts are in the commodities industry to be honest. Ours though is likely one of the oldest to have emerged and be launched... continue reading

Credit Risks on the Rise

The US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again by 0.75% this week saying it was “”very premature” to think about pausing and that the peak for rates would likely... continue reading

Early Vendor Perception Study Results Point to a Changed Market

Every two years we conduct the Vendor Perception Study and this year we have had a record response. I am about half way through totting up all of the... continue reading

Agiboo Sees Emerging New Trends Driving CTRM Demand.

There is no doubt that the market for CTRM and related software is hot this year. Almost all vendors report significant activity and signings in almost all geographies and... continue reading

CTRMCubed Happy With its Progress

I checked in recently with Simon Piercy, CEO of CTRMCubed and the man behind the development of the “modern cloud E/CTRM designed for the future. Lightning fast, reliable and... continue reading

$2.5 billion is a Large Number!

According to Reuters, the CFTC pursued 82 enforcement actions in fiscal 2021, with fraud cases representing the largest number of actions and imposed over $2.5 billion in fines and... continue reading

NASDAQ Risk Platform Sees Massive Interest in its IM Capabilities

I spoke recently with Adrian Carr of NASDAQ Risk Platform who was keen to tell me about its initial margin (IM) capabilities. A fully-fledged cross-asset trade and risk system,... continue reading

Orchestrade’s ETRM Enters the Market – Introduction and Views

Orchestrade has been around since 2009 and today has more than 40 customers and around 100 staff. In 2017, it began a collaboration with Engie after a successful Proof... continue reading

FIS Update

Irina Reitgruber was on her way to Houston last week she told me, and indeed, it is in the USA that FIS seems to be doing well at the... continue reading

CTRM in China – It’s Early Days Says Enuit

China. It is a commodities powerhouse and certainly a major commodities consumer. Yet, when it comes to CTRM software, it is still in its early stages and experiencing a... continue reading

Energy One Europe Adds More Than 25 New Logos YTD

Simon Wheeler, CEO of EnergyOne Europe, enjoyed Commodities People’s ETW recently, he told me saying “It was really good with a lot of Europeans travelling to the UK to... continue reading

Fendahl Sees Lots of E/CTRM Demand and Anticipates Record Year.

Fendahl is gearing up for a record year, says Henry Thornalley, head of Marketing. “We are set to exceed our previous record year in 2020 in terms of revenues... continue reading

CTRMRadio – An ad hoc podcast from ComTech Advisory

A couple of years or so ago, we started what may well have been the first podcast in the CTRM space – CTRMRadio. There are now some 32 back... continue reading

Cubelogic Sees Current Market Conditions Driving Demand for Risk Solutions

Cubelogic has had a very busy summer, said Sales Director Ian Sloggett. “There was no lull in July and August this year,” he told me. Trade surveillance interest has... continue reading