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The Results Are In – Which Vendor leads the Industry for E/CTRM?

Every two years, ComTech issues its vendor perception report. This is based on user and influencer opinions of the vendors in the space and with two decades of history... continue reading

As EU Carbon Prices Soar – Has the EU ETS Finally Found its Teeth?

EU ETS Carbon prices are around 20 Eur as of today, slightly off from their recent high of around 25 Eur in August. After several years in which the... continue reading

London Calling…

We were a bit quite on here last week. That is because we were both in London. The primary purpose of the trip was a presentation to a group... continue reading

FIS Kiodex Gets Physical

A couple of weeks ago, we had a briefing from Kiodex. Now part of the FIS family of products, Kiodex is a Software as a Service solution for commodity... continue reading

Eka Digital CM Platform and the changing CTRM technology paradigm

Last week, we had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Manav Garg, CEO & Founder of Eka, to discuss the company’s recent results, announcements and new developments. Referencing recent... continue reading

Singular Point Launches MARiS

A couple of weeks ago, Singular Point launched its MARiS software product for commercial shipping and chartering at an event in Geneva. We were invited but unfortunately, we could... continue reading

The VERY Last Chance!

Every two years, ComTech issues its’ highly anticipated Vendor Perception Study report. We have been putting this out for over a decade and a half now providing a really... continue reading

What Will the Future Commodity Trader Look Like?

Automated trading in European intraday power and gas markets is just the tip of the iceberg. According to a CFTC report published last year, there have been substantial increases... continue reading

Metals Industry to Get More Optionality from CTRM: Introducing Gen10

Metals and metals concentrates are notoriously difficult to handle in a CTRM solution and the choice of CTRM software for concentrates has been relatively limited in this market for... continue reading

New Entrants

Periodically, we learn of new entrants into the E/CTRM fold of providers. In the last couple of weeks, we have come across two new ones. The first was announced... continue reading

Trouble Up North….

Traders on Nordpool, and who are part of the Nasdaq clearing house, this last week faced a c.$133 million hole in a contingency fund as a trader defaulted as... continue reading

Post GDPR – New Marketing Strategies Abound

I have written a number of times about the impact of GDPR on marketing in the CTRM space. However, it has become very clear to me that ingenuity knows... continue reading

Mining ‘Gold’ From Data

The explosion of data combined with the application of proper data management, AI and ML and visualization tools is opening up previously unheard of opportunities in commodity trading –... continue reading

Brady PLC Gears Up For Senior Managers Regime Regulations With Trailight

The Senior Managers Regime (SMR) is a part of UK financial regulations aimed at increasing the personal accountability of senior people in the financial services industry. It came into effect in... continue reading

New CTRMRadio Episode Available – The Changing Nature of the CTRM Procurement Process

CTRMRadio – Episode 5 is now available to interested listeners. CTRMRadio 5 visits the topic of the changing nature of procurement in the CTRM and CM software space. The... continue reading

Commodities Engineering and Balsamo Ready to Take Off

What do you do if you work in the commodities trading business implementing CTRM for many years only to discover that each system has its own shortcomings? You start... continue reading