Twitter

Welcome: Guest User

Register / Login

Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports

Bull Market Slows to a Jog in 2015

New York, December 2015

BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research today released its outlook for the markets in 2015, forecasting that the bull market in global equities will continue next year but returns will slow to single-digit rates. Strong fundamentals and healthy growth in the U.S. economy support a case for investor optimism and opportunism; however, in the lower-return, higher-volatility environment projected ahead, selective allocation and defensive portfolio moves will be crucial for performance.

Read more: Bull Market Slows to a Jog in 2015

The Enterprise at Risk: Is Trust the New Alpha?

London, November 2014

Historically, returns were paramount in the capital markets, while risk and regulatory concerns were hurdles to clear. Today, risk and compliance have become a significant consideration in business strategy.

Read more: The Enterprise at Risk: Is Trust the New Alpha?

CPMI and IOSCO issue report on the recovery of financial market infrastructures

London, 15 October 2015

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have today published a report entitled Recovery of financial market infrastructures.

Read more: CPMI and IOSCO issue report on the recovery of financial market infrastructures

Commodity Trading and Risk Management Technology

London, September 2014

In just under 2 week’s time, 120+ delegates from the global CTRM community (users, service practitioners, vendors etc). will meet in London to discuss best practice in CTRM technology and deployment and spend the day focused on the key issues and trends impacting the E/CTRM software category.

Read more: Commodity Trading and Risk Management Technology

FSB publishes feasibility study on aggregation of OTC derivatives trade repository data

London, 19 September 2014

G20 Leaders agreed in 2009 that all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives contracts should be reported to trade repositories, as part of their commitments to reform OTC derivatives markets in order to improve transparency, mitigate systemic risk and protect against market abuse. To date, a total of 25 trade repositories in 11 jurisdictions are either operational or have announced that they will be. Aggregation of the data being reported across these trade repositories is necessary to ensure that authorities are able to obtain a comprehensive global view of the OTC derivatives market and activity. The FSB is publishing today a study of the feasibility of various options for a mechanism to produce and share global aggregated data.

Read more: FSB publishes feasibility study on aggregation of OTC derivatives trade repository data

IOSCO updates survey on commodity derivatives

London, 9 September 2014

The International Organization of Securities Commissions today issued the Update to Survey on the Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets, which updates its 2012 review of the implementation of IOSCO’s principles for commodity derivatives markets.

Read more: IOSCO updates survey on commodity derivatives

CTRM Into the Future

London, September 2014

Increased complexity and the new demands being made on our industry – especially from regulators – has created a growing demand for E/CTRM systems: the category of software applications, architectures and tools that support the business processes associated with managing and trading commodity exposures and logistics. Trading, investing, and managing assets and liabilities in today’s complex commodity sectors requires sophisticated, robust, adaptable and scaleable technology – and never more so than now in the Big Data / Big Compliance era. 

Read more: CTRM Into the Future

How to effectively manage your portfolio

London, August 2014

Managing a large portfolio can be a challenging task, but for those doing so as a key part of their businesses, it’s not something that can easily be outsourced. To handle it effectively, it’s necessary to step back and view management itself as something that needs to be organized.

Read more: How to effectively manage your portfolio

Ukraine's Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

London, 20 Auguest 2014

Ukraine's next crisis will be a devastatingly economic one, as violent conflict destroys critical infrastructure in the east and brings key industry to a halt, furthering weakening the energy sector by crippling coal-based electricity production.

Read more: Ukraine's Next Crisis? Economic Disaster

The US manufacturing resurgence: can it continue into 2015?

London, August 2014

It has been a tough time for the US manufacturing industry for several decades, not just since the recent recession. Manufacturing was the backbone that built America, but since the 1950s, there have been problems that successive governments have worked to address. Yet innovation and sheer "can do" frames of mind have shown that America, the country that helped win two World Wars and put the first man on the moon, only needs to dig deep into its resources to continue its current manufacturing resurgence.

Read more: The US manufacturing resurgence: can it continue into 2015?