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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Issues Final Trade Execution Rules

On May 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved a new regulatory framework applicable to swap execution facilities (SEFs). The regulatory framework governs the registration and operation of SEFs, and is largely based on the Core Principles and other requirements contained in Section 5h of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).... continue reading

Welcome to the CTRMCenter

Welcome to the newly launched CTRMCenter! CTRMCenter is your source for everything ‘CTRM’. This online portal, sponsored by Commodity Technology Advisory, features the latest news, opinions, information and insights on commodity markets technologies delivered by some of the industry’s leading experts and thought leaders. CTRMCenter features; * A blog focused... continue reading

CFTC rules on swaps trading put demands on compliance oversight

By Nick Paraskeva, for Compliance Complete NEW YORK, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – New U.S. rules requiring many over-the-counter derivatives to be traded on swap execution facilities and exchanges will have a major impact on the compliance and risk processes of market participants. Price quotation, execution and trade reporting requirements... continue reading

Energy traders to sniff out agricultural assets -ABN AMRO

By Sarah McFarlane LONDON, May 29 (Reuters) – Oil traders are expected to invest more in agricultural assets, using their financial muscle to diversify their interests and position themselves to take advantage of the long term bull case for the farm sector, a senior ABN AMRO executive said. Energy giants... continue reading

U.S. fines FCStone $1.5 mln for ‘massive’ natgas trade

By David Sheppard and Josephine Mason NEW YORK May 29 (Reuters) – U.S. regulators fined commodity broker FCStone LLC on Wednesday for allowing two natural gas traders to amass a “massive” position in 2008 that eventually blew up, leading to $127 million in losses for the brokerage. The size of... continue reading

Vendor Websites Often Leave a Lot to be Desired

This last few days I have been visiting a lot of websites. Before anyone should get the wrong idea regarding my browsing habits, I have been reviewing and looking at all of the vendor websites across the CTRM space. Its a good way to catch up and stay in touch... continue reading

Allegro Addresses Changing Regulatory Environments with Derivatives Regulation 8.2 and Enhanced FERC Connect 8.2

Automated Report Formatting and Direct Connectivity to Regulatory Authorities Simplify Compliance for Allegro Users   Allegro Development Corporation, a leading provider of energy trading and risk management (ETRM) software, announced today the release of two key software offerings designed to help companies report trading and business activities to regulatory authorities... continue reading

Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) powers regulatory compliance through 3rd party reporting solution & connects to the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC)

28 May 2013: Cleartrade Exchange (CLTX) has announced the launch of its third party reporting service, through an electronic connection to the Swap Data Repository owned by The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC). Derivatives contracts traded through CLTX can now be automatically reported to the DTCC in real-time, allowing... continue reading

Fuel Distributor SJ Fuel Chooses iRely LLC for Integrated Software Solution

May 1, 2013 Fort Wayne, IN – iRely LLC, a leading developer of petroleum distribution software, announced today a partnership with SJ Fuel to implement a full enterprise software solution for their petroleum distribution services. SJ Fuel in Brooklyn, New York and SJ Fuel South in Barrington, New Jersey will... continue reading

Santander Celebrates Local Business Success at the University of Warwick

Small and medium sized businesses from across the West Midlands are attending an exclusive event, held at the Warwick Arts Centre, part of the University of Warwick, on 23 May to celebrate and promote exceptional business growth across the region. The Santander Breakthrough Live event will give local entrepreneurs the... continue reading

Associated Energy Services Selects Allegro Energy Trading and Risk Management

DALLAS, TX, April 30, 2013 – Allegro Development Corporation, a leading provider of energy trading and risk management (ETRM) software, announced today that Associated Energy Services (Associated) has chosen the Allegro 8 platform for its petroleum marketing and crude oil first purchasing business headquartered in Houston, Texas. Associated required an... continue reading

Commodity Technology Advisory and ETR Advisory Team to Conduct Commodity Regulation Research

Houston, TX, USA and Prague, Czech Republic, May 16th 2013. Commodity Technology Advisory, the leading analyst firm for energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) software, is teaming up with energy trading regulation specialists ETR Advisory, to undertake a new sponsored research project into European regulations in Commodity trading.... continue reading

ZE PowerGroup Inc Announces Automation for Pricing of CME Group Contracts

May 22, 2013 – RICHMOND, B.C., Canada – ZE PowerGroup Inc. (ZE), developer of the enterprise data management software the ZEMA Suite, announced today it is providing CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, with an automation tool that will enhance the efficiency of deriving settlement pricing... continue reading

Commodity Software Provider iRely LLC Partners With Delante Group

May 22, 2013 Fort Wayne, IN – iRely LLC, a leading developer of enterprise software for commodities, announced today their partnership with the Delante Group to cooperatively sell the iRely Management Dashboard product. Based in Chicago, Ill., the Delante Group works with businesses and information technology teams to facilitate and... continue reading

Contigo become a Trayport® Certified Software Provider

Contigo, the leading provider of Energy Trading and Portfolio Risk Management (ETRM) software solutions, is delighted to announce that they have become a Trayport® Certified Software Provider (CSP). Trayport is a leading provider of Energy Trading Solutions to traders, brokers and exchanges worldwide. This will enable Contigo to extend the... continue reading

Lacima named Technology House of the Year

Sydney – May 15, 2013 – Lacima is proud to announce that it has been named Technology House of the Year in the Energy Risk Awards 2013 at a gala dinner held last night. Lacima was also honoured at the dinner for its first place rankings in four categories in... continue reading