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Tag: Trade Risk Management

What is ETRM Software? – Energy Trade Risk Management Software

Energy trading, transaction and risk management ETRM software is that category of software applications, architectures and tools that support the business processes associated with trading energy commodities (Crude oil, Refined products, Natural Gas, NGLs, Electric Power and so on). In the broadest sense, commodity trading means both the buying and selling of energy commodities, the movement and delivery of those energy commodities and associated risk management activities. It therefore comprises a broad set of functions that can vary considerably depending upon which energy commodities are traded, what assets are employed in the business, where those assets are located and what... continue reading

What is CTRM Software? – Commodity Trade Risk Management Software

Commodity trading, transaction and risk management CTRM software is that category of software applications, architectures and tools that support the business processes associated with trading commodities. In the broadest sense, commodity trading means both the buying and selling of commodities, the movement and delivery of those commodities and associated risk management activities. CTRM therefore comprises a broad set of functions that can vary considerably depending upon what commodities are traded, what assets are employed in the business, where those assets are located and what the company’s business strategy and associated business processes are. ETRM Energy Trade Risk Management is also... continue reading

Catching up with Molecule Software

I had the opportunity to visit with Sameer Soleja and Sam Parikh from Molecule Software last week and got a look at the latest developments around their trading and risk management solution. As readers may know, Molecule is a Houston-based and relatively new entrant into the ETRM and CTRM technology space. Their flagship product, Molecule, is a web-based trading solution, aimed primarily at the low tiers of the market. After having seen the product a few times now, for me the solution’s headline capabilities are 1) its use of a unique natural language deal entry, facilitating rapid deal capture, 2)... continue reading

A Buyer’s Market?

2013 CTRM market results indicate it’s increasingly a buyer’s market By Patrick Reames – Managing Director When ComTech Advisory released our 2013 CTRM Global Market Size Report a couple of months ago, we were forecasting that market revenues in 2013 would show virtually no growth over 2012. Now that we are nearing the end of the year, it looks as if that forecast will be just about right. Given the head winds facing the global commodities markets (including increasing regulation, low prices and low volatilities across almost all commodity classes); traders, merchants and processors have had a difficult time for... continue reading

European Commodity Market Regulations – Updated 23 Apr 2014

Increased regulation and oversight of European energy and commodity trading has commenced as various aspects of the EMIR (European Market Infrastructure Regulation), REMIT (Regulation on wholesale Energy Market Integrity and Transparency), and other regulations start to bite. These regulations are already having an impact on trading and risk management business practices and may have far reaching and as yet, even un-thought of consequences for the industry. Unfortunately, the authorities have yet to define some of the detail and clarity needed to be able to determine this.... continue reading

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