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ComTech Advisory on the Road

Patrick and I are in London this week and have a full agenda of visits and video interviews culminating in attending the Commodity Now awards dinner on Wednesday night.... continue reading

Updated Version of the Regulatory Report Now available

As of today, an updated version of the European Regulatory Report is available for download, The new version – v3.1 – includes updates specifically around data repositories and data... continue reading

Here We Go….

You had been warned and told. Now you have just three months to be ready even if that means you have to be dragged kicking and screaming to reporting... continue reading

New edition of European Commodity Market Regulations report to be published on 7th April

A new edition of the European Commodity Market Regulations report written in conjunction with ETR Advisory and kindly sponsored by TriOptima will be published on the 13th November, shortly... continue reading

All Change?

Many years ago, we came up with a model of how the E/CTRM software market works. It was based, in part, on a technology adoption curve and employed the... continue reading

Next Up – 2013 CTRM Market Size

Primarily worked by Patrick, the 2013 E/CTRM Market Sizing Study report is almost ready for publication probably on the 8th November. As usual, it will be a free report... continue reading

A European Acquisition – Powel AS Acquires Delta Energy

News today that Powel AS has acquired Swiss vendor Delta Energy. Powel is a 240 strong spin-off from the Norwegian Electric Power Research Institute (EFI), a part of the... continue reading

CTRM in the Cloud Discussion

There is a super discussion thread right now on Linkedin around our topic of CTRM in the Cloud. It’s well worth a visit over there to read and even... continue reading

TriOptima Energy Commodities Portfolio Compression Run has Very Interesting Results

Multilateral compression of OTC derivative contracts is an effective and efficient process not only for reducing notionals and eliminating trades but also for managing counterparty exposures and releasing capital... continue reading

Eka’s solution for Industrial Customers

Recently we had a briefing from Eka on its solution for Industrial Customers perhaps otherwise known as solutions for commodity procurement, supply chain planning and hedging. Commodity processors such... continue reading

Brady Sees Cloud Potential

Patrick and I spoke yesterday to Gavin Lavelle, CEO of Brady. Mr. Lavelle sounded remarklably upbeat having just returned from a very well attended user group meeting in Madrid... continue reading

European Regulations, ETRM Software, Ovals and Bacon Butties – A Day at Contigo’s User Group Meeting

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting and speaking at the Contigo User Group meeting held at the The Oval cricket ground. The event was well organized and... continue reading

Agiboo Releases VaR Module for Agiblocks

Agiboo announced the release of its VaR module for its Agiblocks CTRM platform last week and more details may be found here. Agiblocks is a significant new addition to... continue reading

Win an iPad Mini

Yes – you read that right! The ComTech Advisory is undertaking a survey on behalf of a client and when we have enough responses, we will select one lucky... continue reading

ComTech Advisory Launches New Research Project – CTRM in the Cloud

ComTech Advisory is commencing its new research project looking at CTRM in the Cloud kindly sponsored by Aspect Enterprise and Generation 10. Part of our research will involve getting... continue reading

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