Blog News Events Publications Directory Community Media

Risk Management

Topaz Technology Expanding its Footprint Amid Growth

Early in the new year, I had a chance to catch up with Jo Finnigan and Justin Howat of Topaz Technology. Topaz continues to grow and add new customers,... continue reading

WinRisk Thrives in UK’s Base Metals Commodities Markets

In a recent webinar appearance, I had mentioned that CTRM and related solutions often emerge from ‘five guys in a garage.’ So, as if to prove my point, I... continue reading

Where is Risk Headed?

Last year, we issued a report on trends in commodity risk. This year, I seem to have talked to no end of risk vendors and risk managers as well,... continue reading

Commodity and Currency Wars?

Reading Reuters or any other ‘mainstream’ media outlet promoting the prevailing western narrative, you would be hard pushed to figure that we are entering a new era. I happen... continue reading

CubeLogic Sees Good Growth and the Promise of More to Come

CubeLogic enjoyed a good year in 2022, according to Ian Sloggett. It signed more than half a dozen new clients – all international or regionally significant entities, he told... continue reading

Here We Go Again…

After 30 odd years in this business, everything becomes cyclic. I have a sense of deja vu reading the headlines this last couple of days and while everything seems... continue reading

Attracting and Retaining CTRM Talent in 2023?

I spoke to Carl Vellenoweth, CEO of Commoditas Partners who specialise in CTRM recruitment about the current challenges hiring and attracting CTRM talent. He sees talent retention as very... continue reading

The Skills Risk

An item that keeps on coming up in everything from our risk survey last year to briefings with various folk around the industry is that there is a skills... continue reading

Credit Risks on the Rise

The US Federal Reserve hiked interest rates again by 0.75% this week saying it was “”very premature” to think about pausing and that the peak for rates would likely... continue reading

$2.5 billion is a Large Number!

According to Reuters, the CFTC pursued 82 enforcement actions in fiscal 2021, with fraud cases representing the largest number of actions and imposed over $2.5 billion in fines and... continue reading

Trends in Commodity Risk Management Technologies

Our new mini report on trends in risk management technologies has been released and can now be downloaded here. This research was kindly sponsored by Amphora, Commodities People and... continue reading

Last Call for Input

We need your help and opinions…. in return, we will issue an informative report and it is FREE. We are looking at trends in commodity risk via this short... continue reading

Inflation, Volatility and Risk – Is This a CTRM Software Supercycle?

We quite often read about a commodities super cycle. The investment bankers seem particularly fond of the term. But does that translate into a CTRM software super cycle as... continue reading

Commodities People Sponsors Trends in Commodity Risk Research

Commodities People is sponsoring our Trends in Commodity Risk research project along with Amphora and the Nasdaq Market Technology Division. Commodities People will also support the study by polling... continue reading

cQuant.io is finding success in a turbulent and changing energy market

I recently spoke with David Leevan, CEO of cQuant.io, a US-based analytics platform provider, to get an update on not only the company’s recent developments, but also the trends... continue reading

Political Risk

For the last few years, we have been highlighting political risk or geopolitical risk as a key risk in commodities. As I sit here not 400 miles from a... continue reading

Tell Us How You See Risk?

We are undertaking research currently into trends in risk management in commodities and we would love to get your views. There are two ways to do that! Can you... continue reading

Trends in Commodity Risk Management Research Project Launched

Today we start a new research project – Trends in commodity risk management. Kindly sponsored by Amphora and the Nasdaq Market Technology Division, the study comprises a short survey... continue reading

Acquisitions and Investments

Perhaps missed in the run up to the holidays were two interesting announcements. The first involved the acquisition of Lacima by EEX and the second involved Dycotrade in which... continue reading

2022 ComTech Projects

As the year end rapidly approaches, we have been planning some activities for 2022. CTRM Market Sizing, Outlook and Trends The first thing we will be getting out will... continue reading

More on Risk

In a recent blog post titled Risk Management Software Should be Booming, I made the case for the emergence of two software classes in commodities – Commodities Advanced Risk... continue reading