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Under Attack?

These days it does seem a little like commodity markets aren’t the flavor of the month? In recent days as I work on the European Regulatory study report (sponsored... continue reading

The Big Story in US Crude Production is not North Dakota

While doing a bit of research for an upcoming ComTechAlert article, I was reviewing oil production stats for the US and was a bit surprised by the numbers. Much... continue reading

Current Research Agenda

Commodity Technology Advisory is currently busy working on, or readying, a number of research projects.The initial two are already underway and more details may be found below. European Regulatory... continue reading

Work Starts on The European Regulatory Study

If all had gone to plan, I would be sat on a beach in Florida today looking at two-weeks of sun, sea and Disney. As it turned out, my... continue reading

Moody’s Indicates that the Triple Point deal is a Fait Accompli

From the ComTechAdvisory.com Blog Moody’s released their rating of the new debt being taken on in Ion’s acquisition of Triple Point…pretty much sealing this transaction as a done deal,... continue reading

Sizing-up Market Trends in E/CTRM

A Commodity Technology Advisory ComTechAlert Article June 26, 2013 ComTech Advisory is beginning to pull together the granular analysis that is the foundation of our E/CTRM Technology Market Sizing... continue reading

A Visit to Contigo

I visited with Contigo last week in the Midlands and as usual, enjoyed every minute of my time there. The purpose of my visit was to catch up with... continue reading

A Visit with Richard Quigley at DataGenic

DataGenic provides data management solutions to the commodities trading and other industries. Founded in 2002, the company has been led by CEO, Richard Quigley, since mid-2007 and he has... continue reading

AgiBoo Making Progress with its CTRM Solution AgiBlocks

Agiboo was founded in the Netherlands in 2009 to provide next generation CTRM solutions and consulting services to the industry. Last week I had a catch up demonstration with... continue reading

The Boys Are Back in Town

This article originally published as a ComtechAlert newsletter – sign up for your ComTechAlert here. For the last 18-months, I have been working on the ‘end user’ side of... continue reading

ComTech Advisory visits with Mr. Gavin Lavelle – President and CEO, Brady PLC

ComTech Advisory visits with Brady’s president and CEO, Gavin Lavelle in this latest episode of Trends and Issues in CTRM Technology. Mr. Lavelle discusses several of the emerging issues... continue reading

Triple Point Sale – A Poorly Kept Secret?

As posted in the ComTechAdvisory.com Blog… Its being widely reported, both in the press and through the grapevine, that the buyer for Triple Point is ION Trading. ION is... continue reading

One Month In…

One month after rejoining Patrick here at ComTech Advisory, I am already busy. Having got this site populated and launched, I am now focused on assisting a client shortlist... continue reading

ComTech Advisory Inverviews Ray Hood – President and CEO of Allegro Development

In the premier episode of Commodity Technology Advisory’s new video series examining the trends and issues in CTRM technology, we visit with Mr. Ray Hood, president and CEO of... continue reading

ComFin and Comcore

As you may imagine, I am catching up with all the vendors again since joining Patrick at ComTech Advisory. One of those calls was with ComFin Software of Vienna.... continue reading

The Rush to the Cloud?

As I was boarding my flight today at London Heathrow, I was reading the FT and the story regarding IBM and Salesforce.com making large acquisitions of cloud companies. IBM... continue reading

Welcome to the CTRMCenter

Welcome to the newly launched CTRMCenter! CTRMCenter is your source for everything ‘CTRM’. This online portal, sponsored by Commodity Technology Advisory, features the latest news, opinions, information and insights... continue reading

Vendor Websites Often Leave a Lot to be Desired

This last few days I have been visiting a lot of websites. Before anyone should get the wrong idea regarding my browsing habits, I have been reviewing and looking... continue reading

Everything and Nothing

Over the last week or so I have managed to catch up with quite a lot of contacts, colleagues and friends across the industry. Having been away for 18-months... continue reading

Day One

So today is my first official day back as an analyst (yesterday was a holiday in the Czech republic). It is nice to be back too. It is good... continue reading

Aspect Enterprise Solutions Notches First Win in Ags

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, having established themselves in the last couple of years as the leader in SaaS delivered CTRM solutions for oil trading, announced last week that they have... continue reading