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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

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