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Commodity Portfolio Management Research & Reports

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Exports and Sanctions, Criss-Crossing the Atlantic

London, 3 August 2014

It’s been a busy week in energy, particularly on the geopolitical front, with Washington at a loss over exactly whose side to take in the Iraq-Kurdish oil showdown, the implications of new sanctions against Russia unclear at best, and continued conflict and chaos in Iraq, Syria and Libya that has speculators reaching the limits of their predictive powers.



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Regulatory Ruins? The Aftermath of a Financial Crisis

London, July 2014

The balancing act between financial stability and economic growth is a delicate matter but, asks Anthony Perrotta, TABB Group principal and head of fixed income research, in new commentary just published, has regulation and intervention into the financial markets gone too far?

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CME, Thomson Reuters win battle to replace century-old silver benchmark

London, July 2014

CME Group and Thomson Reuters will operate an electronic silver benchmark when the 117-year-old "fix" is disbanded in August, in a move widely seen preceding sweeping reforms of precious metals price-setting.

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Expansion into the commodities world: Bloomberg

London, 23 June 2014

From lean hogs to gold, the world of commodities is as vast as the world around us. On July 1, Bloomberg will take control of UBS’s leading commodity index, a diversified index that provides investors with exposure to the most widely followed commodities in the world. The index will be renamed from the “Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index” to the “Bloomberg Commodity Index”.

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