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‘CTRM Leaders’ Video Interview with Mr. Steve Hughes of Aspect Enterprise

Here is the first of four videos in the Leaders in CTRM series that we shot in London a couple of weeks ago. Mr Steve Hughes is President and... continue reading

What’s Coming Up?

It has been a busy two-weeks at ComTech Advisory. Last week, Patrick and I were in London were we met with several vendors during a pretty hectic schedule managing... continue reading

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

Meet the future leaders of CTRM at the University of Houston

The ISACA student group at the University of Houston is hosting a mixer event for industry professionals and students of the university’s Energy Trading and Risk Management Systems course... continue reading

Bart Chilton, CFTC’s hippie poet, is riding into the sunset

Bart Chilton, undoubtedly the most polarizing figure in the CFTC, has just announced that he’s done.  After this morning’s 3-1 vote by the CFTC commissioners  to again impose “speculative”... 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

Brady PLC on a Roll?

Today, Brady announced a new license deal with MAG Commodities, an international food supply company, founded in 2012 in Baar, Switzerland, with offices in Barcelona (Spain), Kyiv (Ukraine) and... 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

Should you let a trader mark their own books? Probably not.

A few days ago, the CFTC released this news item: “The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today filed a civil injunctive enforcement action charging John Aaron Brooks with... 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