Opinion

The Conference Season

I’m not really sure how this works outside the UK, so apologies to the tens of thousands (!!) of you that read my blog that aren’t UK residents. In... 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

Brady Results Commentary

Brady PLC released its results today for the 6 months to June 30th 2017. The company did four license deals in H1 2017 on a recurring revenue basis  and... continue reading

Hurricane Harvey and Social Media

I’ve heard it said that social media is the democratization of information, a place where everyone gets their say…and that, frankly, is why it’s become almost useless as a... continue reading

Visiting With AnyData Solutions

An interesting trend that we have observed in recent months and years is in the development of various development platforms that allow rapid development and deployment of applications and... continue reading

Powel’s Intraday and automated trading solutions

I recently took a briefing from Powel, primarily around their intra-day and automated trading offerings. Powel is now a sizable company with offices in 7 countries including south America... continue reading

New Models For CTRM Procurement?

In the past, the typical CTRM procurement often involved long and expensive RFIs and RFPs, demonstrations, scorings and decisions. With the advent of the cloud along with all of... continue reading

Dislocations and Adaptions

In our book and many different papers over the years, Patrick and I have talked about the evolution of C/ETRM software in terms of technology adoption curves and market... continue reading

ETRM – Live in concert!

It’s been a few weeks since I put virtual pen to paper to entertain the masses. I’ve been occupied with other work activities and a family overseas wedding, which... continue reading

Talking Oil Price

It can’t be much fun to be Saudi right now. Everyday, talking up the idea that OPEC can and will put the oil market ‘in balance’ (thats price fixer... continue reading

FERDEC and Trade Surveillance

There are a host of consultancy companies that are focused on the various aspects of commodity trading and CTRM Software, and occasionally one of them morphs into becoming a... continue reading

Sign of the Times

I remember being a young, enthusiastic, and almost certainly arrogant (some may say not much has changed) Geologist at BP. I was keen to push the latest thinking and... continue reading

France rolls out new energy plan…

The French government has just announced their plans to make the country carbon neutral by 2050, and the initial reaction is…let’s say “skeptical”.  Among the actions they intend to... continue reading

Interesting Two Days At ETSCEE

I am back from my trip to Prague and the ETSCEE conference. It was an interesting agenda and a good place to meet people. I found the opening presentation... continue reading

Contigo Is Out of the Blocks Early in 2017

I recently spoke with Mr. Tim Rogers, Head of Sales & Business Development for Contigo, about Contigo and his views on what is happening across the industry. Top of... 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