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Powel Calls For Greenovation

One of the benefits of being an analyst in the commodity trading and risk management space is undoubtedly attending the various vendor user forums. This year, I was invited... continue reading

SunGard Adaptiv Eyes Regulatory Changes in Energy and Commodities

Last week, I took a briefing from SunGard regarding its Adaptiv software product line. The software was originally designed for the capital markets that are already highly regulated and... continue reading

SAP Commodity Management Update

Last week, I was invited to SAP’s Commodity Management Forum 2015 in Heidelberg, Germany. It was a well-attended event with representatives of 15 customers, and 7 partner firms, as... continue reading

The Low Commodity Price Challenge

A quick peak at our lists of vendors and their clients is enough to see that many top tier firms in commodities such as the big marketers, for example,... continue reading


It is November and it’s the month when some of us decide to try to grow something on our top lips to raise money for charity… The charity is... continue reading

It’s a Wrap

The 2015 CTRM Conference is officially over. Around 100 delegates attended and the day appears to have been a success for everyone involved. Shortly, we will post photos of... continue reading

All Primed For 2015 CTRM Conference

Tomorrow at 6:30pm, the CTRM Conference 2015 will begin with an informal reception at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel and kicks off at 9am the following morning. We have... continue reading

New CTRMCenter Directory For Vendor Research

We are excited to launch an innovative vendor research platform for E/CTRM technology right here on CTRMCenter today. Built in partnership with Diliger Research, who have provided their vendor... continue reading

TRADESPARENT Make Significant Enhancements For Next Release

Last week, TRADESPARENT Risk Management Solutions were kind enough to give me a look at some new functionality due in the next release in the coming few days. The... continue reading

Scalable Commodity North American Success

I spoke to John Crew, Director of Australian MS Dynamix vendor Scalable yesterday. Scalable have an extension specifically for commodities called Scalable Commodity and are one of a number... continue reading

Creative Genius at Work?

This weekend, I had a go at tidying my desk. My desk is always a total mess. However, apparently, that’s not such a bad thing. Albert Einstein asked the... continue reading

IP Systems Sponsor CTRM Conference

Budapest-based IP Systems has signed up as bronze sponsor for the 2015 CTRM Conference to be held in two-weeks time at the London Thistle Marble Arch Hotel. IP Systems... continue reading

Mickey Mouse and Surveys

Commodity Technology Advisory LLC undertakes research – perhaps 3-4 times a year – in which we use survey instruments as part of the research. Right now, we are doing... continue reading

Matt Barrett Announced As 2015 CTRM Conference Keynote

The keynote speaker for the 2015 CTRM Conference will Mr. Matt Barrett. Matt is a Director and co-founder at Adaptive Financial Consulting Limited, a bespoke trading platform design and... continue reading

CTRM Conference Attracting Delegates

The 2015 CTRM Conference is looming and we will all be getting together on October 22nd in London to read the tea leaves as it relates to CTRM software... continue reading

G10 Set to Double Up On Staff

I spoke to Richard Williamson a couple of weeks ago to find out how things were going at G10. He told us that the company had ‘won a few... continue reading

Allegro Becomes 12th Sponsor of the 2015 CTRM Conference

Allegro has become the 12th sponsor of the 2015 CTRM Conference to be held on October 22nd at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel. Allegro is a leading provider of... continue reading

Brady Posts First Half results

A few days ago, Brady PLC unveiled its first half performance for 2015 and I discussed these with Brady PLC CEO Gavin Lavelle. The company had revenues of 14.1m... continue reading

Catching Up With Powel’s New GM

On August 17th of this year, Powel announced that it had appointed Dr. Josef Janssen as General Manager for its Swiss office. Following on from the acquisition of Delta... continue reading

9-11 – Remembering a colleague

There are some people that you meet in life who leave a lasting positive impression upon you. Today, I’d like to remember a man who certainly left a great... continue reading

ComTech Welcomes G10 As 2015 CTRM Conference Bronze Sponsor

Generation 10 has become a bronze sponsor of the 2015 CTRM Conference to be held on October 22nd at the Thistle Marble Arch Hotel. Established in 2000, G10 has... continue reading