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New Version of the European Regulatory Report Issued

ComTech Advisory and ETR Advisory have issued a new and revised version of the European Regulatory report released just last week to incorporate the new reporting dates (in several... continue reading

A Slow Summer for News and Deals?

Is it me or has this been a very slow summer? There hasn’t been much news coming out from the vendors or anywhere else to be honest and the... continue reading

Agiboo Launch Short Video Preview of Agiblocks

Agiboo has launched a short video to introduce prospective buyers to its new Agiblocks CTRM software. The Agiblocks software is highly modular and developed on state of the art... continue reading

CTRMCenter Social Networking

Do you want to stay up to speed with CTRMCenter news and posts? Would you like to join in the discussion? Would you like to be the first to... continue reading

Prices and P/L – There’s an App for That!

Trading natural gas and/or power in Europe means dealing with multiple exchanges, market operators, regulators, authorities and other bodies. Each region or country has its own infrastructure and access... continue reading

ComTech Advisory’s First Survey

Yes, our first research survey is now underway and it is to support our joint research project with ETR Advisory on European Regulations. The survey won’t take much of... continue reading

How Things Change aka Cycles

Back in 2005 a colleague asked me if I had noticed the hedge funds trading energy commodities. The fact was I had no idea what a hedge fund was... continue reading

Generation 10’s Commodity Manager Focuses on Supply Chain Optimization

Generation 10 Ltd. is a Liverpool-based software development company and vendor that offers a number of solutions including a CTRM solution called the G10 Commodity Manager. Established in 2000,... continue reading

Eka Targets Enterprise Risk with Eka.Risk

Last week I had a presentation and short demonstration of Eka’s recently announced new risk product – Eka.Risk. Eka.Risk is aimed at solving the enterprise risk issue in commodities... continue reading

Under Attack?

These days it does seem a little like commodity markets aren’t the flavor of the month? In recent days as I work on the European Regulatory study report (sponsored... continue reading

Current Research Agenda

Commodity Technology Advisory is currently busy working on, or readying, a number of research projects.The initial two are already underway and more details may be found below. European Regulatory... continue reading

Work Starts on The European Regulatory Study

If all had gone to plan, I would be sat on a beach in Florida today looking at two-weeks of sun, sea and Disney. As it turned out, my... continue reading

A Visit to Contigo

I visited with Contigo last week in the Midlands and as usual, enjoyed every minute of my time there. The purpose of my visit was to catch up with... continue reading

A Visit with Richard Quigley at DataGenic

DataGenic provides data management solutions to the commodities trading and other industries. Founded in 2002, the company has been led by CEO, Richard Quigley, since mid-2007 and he has... continue reading

AgiBoo Making Progress with its CTRM Solution AgiBlocks

Agiboo was founded in the Netherlands in 2009 to provide next generation CTRM solutions and consulting services to the industry. Last week I had a catch up demonstration with... continue reading

The Boys Are Back in Town

This article originally published as a ComtechAlert newsletter – sign up for your ComTechAlert here. For the last 18-months, I have been working on the ‘end user’ side of... continue reading

One Month In…

One month after rejoining Patrick here at ComTech Advisory, I am already busy. Having got this site populated and launched, I am now focused on assisting a client shortlist... continue reading

ComFin and Comcore

As you may imagine, I am catching up with all the vendors again since joining Patrick at ComTech Advisory. One of those calls was with ComFin Software of Vienna.... continue reading

The Rush to the Cloud?

As I was boarding my flight today at London Heathrow, I was reading the FT and the story regarding IBM and Salesforce.com making large acquisitions of cloud companies. IBM... 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... 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... continue reading