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On The Cusp?

Over the last 20-years, there have been moments when I have looked back and realized everything had changed. Sometimes, these moments of change were somewhat obvious; the collapse of Enron and the merchant sector, the entry of the financial speculators and the beginnings of the so-called commodity super...
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Allegro seems to have the wind at their back in the CTRM marketplace

We’ve recently begun preparation of our 2015 CTRM Global Market Size report and are in the process of collecting data from both private and public sources to ensure as accurate a picture of the market as possible. One of the many sources we use is the first-of-year press...
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Essen, E-World and the E-World Freebie Index

For the last couple of days, Patrick and I were in Essen for E-World. As usual, the trade show was huge (bigger even?) and attendance seemed very good – it seemed to me to be more crowded even than previous years. Of course, all the flamboyant booths were...
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Essen, E-World and the E-World Freebie Index

For the last couple of days, Patrick and I were in Essen for E-World. As usual, the trade show was huge (bigger even?) and attendance seemed very good – it seemed to me to be more crowded even than previous years. Of course, all the flamboyant booths were...
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Trayport Contigo – One Year On

It’s just over a year or so ago since Birmingham-based ETRM vendor Contigo was acquired by Trayport to become Trayport Contigo. As that anniversary approached, I ask Mr. Tim Rogers, head of Trayport Contigo‘s sales and business development functions, how it had gone so far……… Earlier this year, you...
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Commoditas Partners – Out to Revolutionize CTRM recruitment?

I recently spoke with the founders of a newly launched recruitment firm in the form of Commoditas Partners – Carl Vellenoweth, Manager Director and Chris Scott, Director. Commoditas Partners was recently created to ‘revolutionize’ the CTRM recruitment market and they are based in 2 locations in London, the...
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The winter of our discontent in CTRM

Its been a tough winter.  No, the weather hasn’t been particularly bad; in fact in Houston, its been downright balmy most of the time compared to winters past.  This winter has been particularly difficult is because the CTRM markets have gone a bit sideways, having been driven there...
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Visiting with Logaviv

Paris-based Logaviv has been in business over 20-years and got its start developing software for commodity brokerage management for a physical broker client. In 1994, when the exchange opened in Paris, the company also began to develop market data and risk management services and also built a software...
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DycoTrade and TFK Mercator Merger Update

On the 21st January a surprise announcement entered my email. It was from Dycotrade’s Managing Director, Mr. Ouko Reitsema regarding a merger with TKF Mercator. I was surprised on two levels by this announcement as (1) I will be honest and say that despite tracking the CTRM space...
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An ETRM vendor you may not know – EMK3

As you may know, at ComTech we track more than 80 vendors of ETRM / CTRM technology around the globe.  While many are well-known names in the industry, those serving the top global commodity traders, there are a number that have established themselves in a niche and have,...
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