Risk Management

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

Lacima Targets the Trader’s Desktop with New Risk Tools

I recently spoke to Dr. Chris Strickland, CEO of Lacima. Lacima has today announced a new product line in Lacima Trader and he was keen to update us with... continue reading

Last Call!

This is the last call – we still need responses for our risk snapshot survey please? It won’t take too long to complete and the report when we have... continue reading

Viruses, Worms, and Other Strange Internet Creatures

A few years ago, I was in charge of the operations of a power trading in firm in Prague reporting to the Board of Directors. I discovered just how... continue reading

Still Seeking Your Views On Risk

When ComTech puts out a research report, it is free of charge. More importantly perhaps, we don’t collect any information about who is downloading and using the research. This... continue reading

Are People Your Biggest Risk?

I’m very much looking forward to seeing the results in a couple of months of our latest snapshot survey around risk management. Having spent a couple of years managing... continue reading

Participate In Our New Snap Survey on Risk?

ComTech is undertaking some research into risk management in all its forms in the industry and we would very much like your help. Please do go over and complete... continue reading

Thinking about CTRM Architecturally – A new ComTech Whitepaper

Over the last 20-years, CTRM solution providers have worked diligently to improve their product capabilities and expand their market reach, with some seeking to bring to market an “all... continue reading

Are Spreadsheets Ever The Right Solution?

I had a briefing this morning from Contigo and one of the topics that came up in the discussion was the use of spreadsheets. It’s a truism that almost... continue reading

Traceability May Be The Hot Issue For 2017

Traceability is rapidly becoming or is already a major issue for many commodities. The widely accepted definition of traceability from the International Organization for Standards (ISO) is as follows,... continue reading

Solving Risk Reporting Issues in Heterogeneous CTRM Environments

I had a fascinating call with TRADESPARENT last Friday. TRADESPARENT provides a platform-independent Risk Management Solution for commodity traders & processors that supports the analysis of commodity-related risk, margins... continue reading

Increasing Role of the Internet Threatened by DDoS Attacks

Last week, a French hosting company experienced the largest Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack ever recorded. The attack was conducted by a botnet composed of at least 150,000... continue reading

Risk Edge Innovating With Predictive analytical Tools

I recently had a call with Nitin Gupta with Risk Edge as he is currently in London working with a client. Risk Edge is an Indian vendor that specializes... continue reading

What Happened to Credit Risk?

After the collapse of the merchants, credit risk was the bogeyman of the energy sector. The collapse of Enron and other merchants really had the industry focused on credit... continue reading

Paragon and the Energy Credit Risk Marketplace

I sat down with Paragon Consulting’s president, Kevin Gerold, and  SVP of sales and services, Jason Wells, last week to get their take on the current state of the... continue reading

VuePoint Solutions – Multi-Tenanted ETRM in the Cloud

A week or so ago, I talked to Mr. Mark Taylor and Mr. David Hirst of VuePoint Solutions. VuePoint is a software development company based in Hampshire, England that... continue reading