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Eka acquires stake in MatrixGroup

Bangalore, 16 July 2013

Eka Software Solutions, a global provider of end-to-end commodity solutions, today announced that it has extended its commodity management platform with MatrixGroup, the state-of-the-art automated commodity handling software vendor.

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Talks on US swaps rules run to the wire

Source: Financial Times, 8th July 2013

Passing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s cross-border guidance looks likely to become a final, fractious chapter in its three-year process of writing rules to rein in the $633tn swaps market

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Hannam ‘paradigm’ in insider trading case

Source: Financial Times, 2nd July 2013

Dealmaker challenging market abuse fine in a hearing that will help determine what inside information is as part of a case that has divided the City

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Eka expands further into US agriculture markets

Bangalore, 1 July 2013

Eka Software Solutions, a global provider of advanced commodities and energy trading and risk management technologies (CTRM & ETRM), today announced further expansion into the US and global grain markets. Eka’s growth continues apace with Agrex Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, selecting Eka for the company’s agricultural commodity trading and risk management. Eka’s end-to-end platform for agri-commodity management, Eka.Agriculture, will be deployed for Agrex’s US grain origination and exports.

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RTS Realtime Systems expands in Greater China

Shanghai, 24 June 2013

RTS Realtime Systems Group, a leading global trading solutions provider, announced today a number of actions the firm has taken to further build on its growth in Hong Kong and Mainland China. The steps include the launch this week of a Chinese-language website and recent establishment of a Shanghai office and expansion of its staff there. In Hong Kong, RTS has expanded into new office space and initiated plans to move its data center to the Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx) co-location facility.  The firm will develop low latency gateways to capitalize on HKEx’s new Orion initiatives and connect to its equities and derivatives platform.  

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Key-man risk a commodities traders’ issue

Source: Financial Times, 21st June 2013

Some investors are concerned that many big commodities trading houses are not planning succession well ahead.

The leadership changes in Louis Dreyfus Commodities and Bunge are a good reminder that chief executives do not stay forever – and a wake-up call for some big trading houses facing a “key-man risk”.

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Brady CTRM selected by Agrifert SA

London, 19 June 2013

Brady plc, a leading global supplier of trading, risk management and settlement solutions to the metals, recycling, energy and softs sectors, announced today that Swiss-based soft commodities trading company, Agrifert SA, has licensed Brady’s Trading & Risk Management solution to handle its global soft commodities trading and risk requirements.

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Eka.Risk Platform launch set to break new ground

London, 19 June 2013

Eka Software Solutions, a global provider of advanced commodities software, today announced that it is set to launch a new, ground-breaking  risk management platform for commodities - Eka.Risk Platform -  which has the potential to transform how commodities firms view their existing risk management practices.

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Louis Dreyfus appoints new chief

Source: Financial Times, 17th June 2013

Serge Schoen, who boosted profitability at agricultural trading house, is to retire and will be replaced by chief operating officer Ciro Echesortu

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Louis Dreyfus appoints Echesortu chief

Source: Financial Times, 17th June 2013

Serge Schoen, who boosted profitability at agricultural trading house, is to retire and will be replaced by chief operating officer Ciro Echesortu

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