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Is there a deal in place for Triple Point?

As many know, there was a recent article in the press that said Triple Point’s owners, Welsh Carson, had put the company on the block, seeking to leverage the solid success the company has had over the last few years (20-30% year over year growth) into a very...
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Your Bloomberg Terminal has been watching you

Bloomberg’s terminal business has been caught up in a bit of a scandal this week (it does seem to be a week for doing that type of thing).  Numerous stories indicate the company has been passing around terminal user information to the company’s sales staff and news reporters;...
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Commodity Technology Advisory and ETR Advisory Team to Conduct Commodity Regulation Research

Houston, TX, USA and Prague, Czech Republic, May 16th 2013. Commodity Technology Advisory, the leading analyst firm for energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) software, is teaming up with energy trading regulation specialists ETR Advisory, to undertake a new sponsored research project into European regulations in...
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Everything and Nothing

Over the last week or so I have managed to catch up with quite a lot of contacts, colleagues and friends across the industry. Having been away for 18-months or so I am keen to catch up so if anyone would like to brief me on their activities...
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Day One

So today is my first official day back as an analyst (yesterday was a holiday in the Czech republic). It is nice to be back too. It is good to be working with Patrick again and to be reconnecting to a lot of people that I have known...
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Commodity Technology Advisory Announces the Appointment of Dr. Gary M. Vasey as Partner

Dr. Gary M. Vasey joins leading analyst organization covering C/ETRM software – Commodity Technology advisory – as Partner and co Managing Director with Patrick Reames Houston, TX, USA and Prague, Czech Republic, April 30th, 2013. Commodity Technology Advisory is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary M. Vasey is...
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Aspect Enterprise Solutions Notches First Win in Ags

Aspect Enterprise Solutions, having established themselves in the last couple of years as the leader in SaaS delivered CTRM solutions for oil trading, announced last week that they have signed their first customer in the Ags/Softs space.  According to their press release, the company signed-up Switzerland-based  Soyuz Commodities...
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EKA Buys EnCompass

Eka announced this morning that they had purchased Calgary-based EnCompass Technologies.  According to the press release, “All employees of EnCompass have joined Eka, and the two co-founders, CEO Andy Bout and COO Stewart Brightman, will take key leadership roles in the combined organization. Andy and Stewart will be...
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Does the Cyprus Crisis Signal New Trouble Ahead for the E/CTRM Market in Europe?

While Cyprus is a relatively small economy in the overall EU scheme, the announcement that EU regulators wanted to require banks there to seize 10% of Cypriots’ accounts (equal to 5.8 billion EURO) as part of a bail-out package is causing great concern and rattling investor confidence across...
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Does the Cyprus Crisis Signal New Trouble Ahead for the E/CTRM Market in Europe?

While Cyprus is a relatively small economy in the overall EU scheme, the announcement that EU regulators wanted to require banks there to seize 10% of Cypriots’ accounts (equal to 5.8 billion EURO) as part of a bail-out package is causing great concern and rattling investor confidence across...
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