Commodity Trading

Will Blockchain Be the End of CTRM?

It’s difficult not to feel a sense of hype about blockchain – or more accurately distributed ledger technology. Everyday brings a bunch of new announcements regarding blockchain pilots, proof... continue reading

Structural Change and Impacts on CTRM

One of the trends that ComTech is advising clients around is the structural change in the industry. Today’s Reuter’s story shows that this change continues unabated as commodity volatilities... continue reading

Disruptive Technology Study

We are now ready to get the disruptive technology study underway with a survey that is ready to be completed on the topic. Over the last year or so,... continue reading

It’s all about data

I had a chance to talk briefly with periodic CTRMCenter contributor Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners yesterday to get his views on employment trends in the industry and what... continue reading

Generation10’s Vision Takes Root

G10 has a surprising array of tools, applications, and services available to the commodities business and the company’s growth, at a time when others are retracting, is evidence that... continue reading

Alpiq Presentation Added to CTRM Conference Line up

We have now added the last presentation to the agenda for the CTRM Conference. It will be titled The Digital Utility and will be presented by Karl Najsson of... continue reading

CTRM Conference – What You Will Learn

The CTRM Conference is on October 5th in Amsterdam. This year we are co-hosted with EMART but in no way does this mean we are focussed on energy. We... continue reading

If You Have Anything to do with CTRM Software – This is a MUST Attend Event

Every year, I swear I will never try to do another CTRM Conference again. Not only is it time consuming organizationally, it is nail biting stuff seeing people register... continue reading

One Month To Go

There is now just one month to go before the 2017 CTRM Conference in Amsterdam. The early bird discount on registrations is good for another two weeks…. The agenda... continue reading

Where is CTRM Headed?

This last 6-months or so, this is a question I have been asking myself. The interest levels in Blockchain are high and many trials are being conducted in the... continue reading

The Market for CTRM Products and Services declined by more than 7% in 2016

ComTech is currently finalizing our 2017 CTRM Market Trends and Outlook Report, our annual review of market developments, including a detailed look at the size of the global CTRM... continue reading

Data Scientist to Present at CTRM Conference

We are pleased to announce that Moritz Volland, PhD, will be presenting at the CTRM Conference on October 5th in Amsterdam. Dr. Volland will present on New Insights Through... continue reading

Where’s the Profit?

It’s been quite meager times for commodity traders over the last couple of years. Profitable trades are getting harder and harder to find as arbitrage and basis disappear. Market... continue reading

Traceability is Transforming Commodities

Traceability is a growing requirement for many commodities. As explained in prior blog articles and a white paper, traceability comes in three forms; 1. Product Segregation – Certified materials... continue reading

Interview Corner – The CTRMCenter Interviews Point To Technology Disruption

The CTRMCenter will often conduct short written interviews with people from around the industry. The interviews can be found in the Interview Corner section of the website under the... continue reading

Catching Up With Cadran

A couple of weeks ago I caught up with Ed Pieters, CEO of Cadran Consultancy, to see how things were going. I discovered that Cadran has been very busy.... continue reading