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Future of Commodities Trading Secure In The Cloud

London, April 2014

The Cloud is unquestionably the future for energy and commodities trade and risk management (E/CTRM) solutions, according to Commodity Technology Advisory. The pace with which it is getting there is accelerating. And even very large trading firms are now embracing the Cloud as earlier concerns over security are allayed. These are the headline findings from a new industry round table conducted by analyst and research firm Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech) and revealed today by vendor Aspect Enterprise Solutions.

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Financial markets IT spending exceeding $100bn by 2018

London, 18 March 2014

After a few tumultuous years following the banking crisis, IT tech spending in the financial markets is set to rise, according to new research from Ovum. There is a consensus across the capital markets, corporate banking and asset management that tech spending will grow between now and 2018, with overall financial markets spending exceeding $100bn in 2018. This is attributed mainly to investment in IT driving cost-savings elsewhere in the business.

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FIX Trading Community Announces Industry’s Adoption of FIX Protocol for TESI

London, 27 Februry 2014

FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced that the industry has begun implementation of the guidelines set down by the FIX Trading Community to reduce operational risk and enable more efficient set up of clients on OTC electronic trading platforms.

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CTRM in the Cloud – Report

Houston, Prague, January 2014

Commodity Technology (ComTech) Advisory, the leading analyst firm for energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) software, has released its eagerly anticipated ‘CTRM in the Cloud’ research report. ComTech Advisory undertook the research effort reflected in the report to fully examine the trends and issues, as well as the potential business benefits, of the increasing adoption of Energy and Commodity Trading and Risk Management Software (ETRM/CTRM) solutions in the cloud. The research was undertaken with the support of the following sponsors: Aspect Enterprise, Brady PLC and Generation 10.

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IT infrastructure top priority for Financial Markets in 2014

London, 10 December 2013

New research* from Ovum, a leading global analyst firm, reveals that as profitability is more difficult to find than prior to the financial crisis, 2014 will be a year of foundational investment for the financial markets, with the primary focus on investment in IT infrastructure.

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European Regulations – Implementation, Impacts and Solutions

Prague, September 2013

Commodity Technology Advisory, the leading analyst firm for energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) software, and energy trading regulation specialists ETR Advisory, have released their research report on European energy and commodities regulations. The report, European Regulations – Implementation, Impacts and Solutions, Part 1, is available as a free download from the ComTech Advisory and CTRMCenter websites. The research was kindly sponsored by TriOptima.

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FIX Protocol announces rebrand and the launch of new website

London, 19 August 2013

FIX Protocol Ltd, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global financial trading, today announced the rebranding and name-change of the organisation to “FIX Trading Community”, in addition to the launch of a new website that creates a unique platform where the global FIX community can meet and exchange knowledge.

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MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management

London, July 2013

Gartner recently published the MarketScope for IT Governance, Risk and Compliance Management (IT GRCM), 2013". The report presents a global view of Gartner's assessment of the main platform vendors that should be considered by organizations seeking a technology solution to automate processes for governance, risk management, and compliance related to IT.

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Data Management - a Finance, Risk and Regulatory Perspective

London, July 2013

The finance, risk and compliance operations of any financial institution need nimble access to business information, for performance measurement, risk management, and client and regulatory reporting. But although the underlying data may be the same, their individual requirements are different, reflecting the group-level view required by senior management and regulators, and the more operational view at the individual business level - New White Paper: Wolters Kluwer Financial Services.

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Report on High Frequency Trading (HFT): WFE

Paris, May 2013

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) released a review on High Frequency Trading (HFT), describing it as a technology that financial firms are embracing around the world. Besides, the study notes the many initiatives and risk management practices that exchanges have adopted to enhance the safety, stability and integrity of the markets.

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