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Riding the Wave: Strategies for Hiring and Retaining the New Generation of CTRM Talent

As the year 2023 begins, the Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) industry faces the challenge of attracting and retaining top talent. While resignation rates are expected to decrease... continue reading

Assoc Prof Simon Michaux – The quantity of metals required to manufacture just one generation of…

The quantity of metal required to make just one generation of renewable tech units to replace fossil fuels, is much larger than first thought. Current mining production of these... continue reading

Singapore Market Update

In Singapore, we recently ushered in the Year of the Tiger and with it the continued hope of growth and expansion in the commodity business specifically in CTRM. Singapore... continue reading

The Digitalization of a Commodity Organization

Before we can discuss what a digitalization strategy might look like for a Commodity Trader or organization in the Commodity Supply Chain, we have to first try to understand... continue reading

What’s on energy traders’ shopping lists in a time of COVID-19?

(Commodities People) In the last 3 months since COVID started wreaking havoc (gosh, it feels like so much longer…) myself and the team here at Commodities People have been... continue reading

The great oil refinery experiment is coming to an end at Delta Airlines

Airlines live and die on fuel prices – when the price of oil (and the jet fuel derived from that oil) is high, you’ll see lot of headlines about... continue reading

Trading Re-imagined – How Digitization is Reshaping the Commodity Trading Industry

The Commodity Trading industry is on the cusp of transformation – and Digitization is at the heart of the change. By Cyrus Dadachanji, Partner, Midstream CTRM Practice, Infosys Consulting... continue reading

Brexit: Passporting aside – regulatory considerations for firms providing investment services

Sophie Crisp, Manager, Risk and Compliance | 15 Jul 2016 Since the Brexit result, the focus for many has been on firms maintaining passporting rights under MiFID. Whilst this... continue reading

The latest trends in near shoring / Human Capital

At a recent gathering of CIO’s from some of the commodities traders it became clear that ‘near shoring’ is again the flavor of the month. Falling commodity prices over... continue reading

REMIT Reporting is nearly done – can we now forget about European regulation?

There are now only a few days to go until the second, and final, reporting deadline under REMIT, on 7th April. From that date, all “REMIT” contracts, generally physical... continue reading

The nu-clear Future

Researched and written by Paul Cassar of MJMEnergy Ltd – “Opponents of nuclear misread the science. It is safe and reliable. The challenge, as with other low carbon... continue reading

Key CTRM Recruitment Findings

Commoditas Partners has published its key CTRM Recruitment findings based on data collected through interviews with hiring managers of leading trading and investment companies, system integrators, consultancies and software... continue reading

CTRM Recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth of Commoditas Partners

Spike in LNG CTRM skills Over the last 18 months there’s been an increasing number of multi-national and national oil companies setting up trading hubs, such as: London, Houston... continue reading

Iron Ore: swapping the physical for the paper trade

By Ami Katschinski, Trayport’s Head of Global Commodities, offers his views on the future of the global iron ore market The iron ore markets have seen significant developments recently... continue reading

Are you ready for the digital revolution of recruitment?

Every good company knows that it’s most important asset is its staff, right? That a good hire can keep a business afloat through low points and help growth skyrocket... continue reading

November CTRM recruitment update with Carl Vellenoweth

In this month’s article, I would like to cover the involvement of social media, CTRM recruitment, and the growing demand for Metals CTRM talent. As the festive season nears... continue reading

REMIT Emerges – The Rise of Transaction Surveillance in the Energy Industry

Introduction In a world of ever increasing globalisation, markets which were once discrete have become increasingly interlinked and none more so than the wholesale energy markets within Europe. In... continue reading

October CTRM Recruitment Trends with Carl Vellenoweth

Post CTRM Conference Feedback In this months article, I would like to echo some of the topics mentioned at this years CTRM Conference in London, which I must say... continue reading

September Recruitment Update by Carl Vellenoweth

Nowadays, the recruitment market has a somewhat tarnished reputation along with other services within this sector. A good parallel example are the system integrators with their “Land and expand”... continue reading

Deutsche fined over 4.7M GBP for trade reporting errors – Is it time to panic? – Some thoughts

Last week the FCA published a final notice against Deutsche Bank fining them just over £4.7 million (after a settlement discount). The fine was for misreporting Equity CFD trades under... continue reading

Don’t panic! – Comply, but don’t be scared into unnecessary spend

Article by Mr. Aviv Handler of ETR Advisory published 28th July, 2014. The acronyms “EMIR”, “REMIT”, “MiFID II” and others have now been flashing in front of us for... continue reading