Vendor news & updates

Catching Up With Blacklight Systems

Just before the Christmas holidays, I talked with David Edwards, Managing Director, of BlackLight Systems. BlackLight Systems claims to be the first commodity trading and risk system to be... continue reading

Aquilon is moving energy settlements to the cloud

I visited with Michael J. Snayd, VP of Business Development & Marketing at Aquilon Energy Services a few days ago to get an update on their activities.  For those... continue reading

Beacon Update – A Conversation with Michael Kirch

It has been a while since I had talked to Beacon, creators of an institutional quant platform that delivers the architectural model of investment bank systems like SecDB at Goldman... continue reading

Christmas Conga Anyone?

As a marketing person at heart, I do love a good marketing program and I want to turn your attention to the Christmas game that Contigo are running –... continue reading

In case you missed it….MCG acquires Paragon

Though there doesn’t seem to be a formal press release issued to the wires, the two companies announced via website postings a couple of weeks ago that MCG has... continue reading

Black Friday Blues

Most Americans will be returning today from a four day holiday. I recall from living there, that this was usually the longest vacation many Americans take and the contrast... continue reading

Research into CEE ETRM Vendors for Power and Natural Gas

Having been based in the Czech republic this last decade, I am aware of a number of ETRM solutions on the market within the region. Vendors like IPESoft, Transition... continue reading

Allegro continues to find success in 2017

I had the opportunity to get a briefing from Allegro’s marketing and product management teams this week…and in summary, its clear that 2017 has been a good year for... continue reading

New Platform Targets Ferroalloys and Specialty Metals Trading

Last week, I had a call with Frank Jackel, founder of metalshub, to discuss this interesting initiative in more detail. According to its website, metalshub will provide a digital... continue reading

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

ION Investment Group and Aspect Enterprise Solutions – What’s The Deal?

Last week, we had a conversation with Aspect Enterprise Solutions (Aspect) CEO, Steve Hughes and SVP of Marketing, Brigette Gebhard, with the main topic of conversation being the recently... 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

Contigo Highlights Recent Wins and Germany Focus

Contigo continue to make progress and I had an upbeat call with head of marketing, Debbi Bavin, late last week who gave me some of the recent highlights. Two... continue reading

Factum joins list of sponsors for the CTRMConference

We’re pleased to announce that Factum Ltd, a US and UK based consultancy, has joined the growing list of supporters of the 2017 CTRMConference as a Bronze sponsor.  While... 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