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Interview Corner - Newsletter

ETRM and PPAs – The View from Down Under

Published 7 August 2018

An interview with Mr. Shaun Ankers, CEO, Energy One ComTech Advisory: Can you give us an update on Energy One? What key initiatives are you involved in? Shaun Ankers: Energy... continue reading

FIS Looks to Leverage Products into Energy & Commodities

Published 26 June 2018

ComTech Advisory: FIS Energy & Commodities is just a part of a larger group of products and business units offering trading and risk products that have some commodity capabilities. Can... continue reading

Brady’s Product Strategy and Direction – Interview with Ms. Libby Koehn, Chief Product Office, Brady PLC

Published 3 April 2018

Ms. Libby Koehn joined Brady PLC recently as Chief Product Officer. We asked her about Brady’s strategy, products and views on market developments. ComTech Advisory: What is the strategy at... continue reading

An Interview with Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon

Published 27 March 2018

Comtech recently had the opportunity to visit with Mr. Rich Jefferson, Commodities COO at Beacon to get his thoughts about Beacon Growing Rapidly and Finding Fertile Ground in Commodity Trading... continue reading

FIS Gear Up to Launch Multiple Product Strategy into Commodities

Published 20 February 2018

Commodity Technology Advisory asks Dr. Markus Seiser, COO, FIS Energy, about FIS’s strategy and plans for Energy & Commodities ComTech Advisory: FIS now markets its solutions for energy and commodities... continue reading

Interview with Metafused

Published 1 February 2018

ComTech Advisory: What is Metafused and what does it offer? Madhuban Kumar: Metafused’s platform provides automated AI predictions for financial services and increases their efficiencies by 20%. Its platform comprises... continue reading

Capco’s Energy Practice post-FIS – A Conversation with the Leadership Team

Published 4 December 2017

FIS announced their intention to spin-off the company’s Capco consulting business in May of this year. With the transaction completed in August, we recently visited with leadership team of Capco’s... continue reading

Commodity Markets – A Headhunter’s View

Published 8 November 2017

ComTechAdvisory: Given all of the turmoil in commodity markets this last year or so, how has the job market been impacted? James Richmond: The markets have been slow in the... continue reading

Thought Leaders RoundTables - Newsletter

How will the CTRM vendor landscape evolve? – Thought Leaders Q&A

Published 21 September 2016

This last quarter, we asked our Thought Leadership panel the following questions. ComTech: “In our recently released 2016 CTRM Vendor Perceptions Report, when our respondents were asked to name vendors... continue reading

Impacts of low commodity prices on CTRM software

Published 23 May 2016

Commodity Technology Advisory Question – We’re hearing that OPEX is under considerable pressure at a majority of energy and commodity trading shops, with some facing cuts as high as 30%... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Panel Addresses “Build vs Buy”

Published 26 February 2016

Question: In conversations with several global scale commodities traders over the last few months, ComTech has noted an increasing interest in pursuing internal builds of CTRM systems. The question is... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Roundtable #2 – Demand for Technology in a Down Market

Published 1 September 2015

With the dramatic fall in commodities prices through this year, culminating in a accelerated crash to 16-year lows in the last 30-days, we wanted to visit with our CTRM Thought... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Roundtable – The Question is Mobile Computing

Published 1 June 2015

Over the last several years, we’ve seen the CTRM industry, like many others, focus on a number of emerging technology topics, including cloud computing, Big Data, data visualization, real-time analytics... continue reading

Special Editions - Newsletter

Carbon Trading: If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again

Published 13 October 2016

It had been a rough day in the carbon markets for Arnulf Kohler. But that was typical for Arnulf (known by Arn to his very few friends) who led an... continue reading

Blurred lines – CM, ERP and CTRM

Published 7 September 2016

One of the key topics in the recently released CTRM for Ags & Softs study report was the definition of Commodity Management and Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM). We... continue reading

ETRM / CTRM Software – To Build or Buy? That is The Question

Published 14 March 2016

With around 90 or more software vendors offering a variety of commercially available solutions in the area of ETRM and CTRM software and a history of commercial solution development going... continue reading

What You Should Not Have Missed From The CTRM Center

Published 13 November 2015

The Importance of Price Curve Management In A More Regulated Commodity Trading Environment In an era of significantly tighter regulation and oversight of commodity markets, forward price curves have taken... continue reading

2015 CTRM Conference – Your Opportunity to Explore CTRM

Published 16 September 2015

In just over a month, we will be hosting the 2015 CTRM Conference in London. This unique one-day event is the only one of its kind focused on the technologies... continue reading

CTRM Thought Leaders Roundtable #2 – Demand for Technology in a Down Market

Published 1 September 2015

With the dramatic fall in commodities prices through this year, culminating in a accelerated crash to 16-year lows in the last 30-days, we wanted to visit with our CTRM Thought... continue reading

Why The Big Secrecy?

Published 28 August 2015

The longer we spend in this industry, the more CTRM software products we see, the more requirements that we listen to, the more we’ve come to understand that actually, much... continue reading

Allegro and JustCommodity – A Winning Combination?

Published 25 June 2015

Allegro Development has been, at least until last week, the only top 5 CTRM software vendor (as measured by annual revenues) that hadn’t pursued the acquisition of another CTRM related... continue reading