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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

Trends in Commodity Risk Management Technologies

Our new mini report on trends in risk management technologies has been released and can now be downloaded here. This research was kindly sponsored by Amphora, Commodities People and... continue reading

ION Upbeat About EMEA Success in 2022

I recently chatted with ION’s Yagnesh Savania (Yags) to see what he and ION Commodities had observed in the Europe, Middle East and African (EMEA) markets for its software... continue reading

All Eyes on the Dollar?

As a new week begins, the pace of commodities-focused news appears to have slowed considerably with all eyes now on a midweek announcement from the Fed. A large rise... continue reading

Busy Times

It is busy times at ComTech as we have just issued the 2022 CTRM Sourcebook update and will shortly issue the 2022 research report – Trends in Risk Management... continue reading

EU energy News Review

Things move quickly here in Europe. So, a quick summary of events. The ECB increased interest rates by 75 bp and the Euro responded by gaining 1%. Deutsche Bank... continue reading

News Round up in EU Energy

The markets await the ECB’s decision on interest rates today expecting a potential record rate hike and also watching later in the day a speech by a member of... continue reading

EU Scrambles….

There is nothing like a political crisis to force politicians hands is there? Reuters today reporting some really interesting turnarounds by political leaders in Europe from Liz Truss, new... continue reading

The Perfect Storm – Opinion

As an CTRM market analyst, I must stay on top of the news every day, reviewing and analyzing developments that impact the commodity trading sector and the buyers of... continue reading

Energy one Europe Continues its Momentum

Recently, I talked with Simon Wheeler, CEO of Energy one Europe. He was pretty upbeat in his analysis reporting that, since June, it had completed four new ETRM deals... continue reading

Last Call!

We have had a good response to the 2022 Vendor Perception Survey so far but we will keep it open until September 15th after which it will be closed... continue reading

Coal Is Back?

A few months ago, we wrote a blog arguing that despite everything, coal was set to make a comeback – at least in the short to medium term. We... continue reading

Brady Technologies’ Power and Risk Focus Paying Off

Craig Vintcent, CRO at Brady Technologies, says that it has a 100% focus on making sure that it is offering a world class power and credit software portfolio. That... continue reading

Previse Systems Sees Dynamic Market

Previse Systems says that it is seeing good momentum in the market, which has been strong since the beginning of the year. I spoke with Marc Zumstein, a week... continue reading

It’s all about Innovation Says Gen10’s Williamson

Conversations with Gen10 CEO, Richard Williamson, are always fun and informative as I find Richard to be one of the industry’s true innovators. Always one step ahead of the... continue reading

An Amicable Split Allows for Broader Focus and Investment at Brady.

A few days ago, Brady Technologies announced that its commodities side was being acquired by STG and our inquiries to Brady for further details resulted in an informative call... continue reading

Topaz Technology Sees Plenty of Market Potential

Newcomer, Topaz Technology, has developed a trading and risk analytics platform that is currently used by a large major and several other trading companies CEO, Jon Fox, told me... continue reading

Don’t Forget to Give us Your Opinion!

Every two years since 2004, ComTech or its predecessor has conducted the Vendor Perception Survey. Unlike anything else in the industry, as neutral analysts we get users to tell... continue reading

STG Acquires the Brady Commodities Business – Initial Thoughts

The announcement that Brady Technologies had divested its commodities software business to STG this morning was no surprise here. There had been a pervasive rumour for many months that... continue reading

CTRM – More Choice Than Ever

With our vendor perception survey in full swing seeking bone fide user opinion on CTRM and related solutions, and the work we are doing to update the CTRM Sourcebook,... continue reading