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Five Big Issues in Commodity Management

London, July 2014

As the Greek philosopher Heraclitus noted, the only thing constant is change; and most certainly change is a constant characteristic of the commodity markets. Having closely watched these markets develop over the past two decades or so, the extent and the rapidity of change has been remarkable – and the current situation is certainly no different: By Dr. Gary M. Vasey & Patrick Reames.

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Unstuck In the Middle

London, July 2014

Disintermediation is coming to the energy value chain. Companies must prepare for the risks that arise as the ‘middle man’ begins to dissappear. By Ray Hood.

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A Simple Solution to EMIR Compliance: Brady Regulatory Reporting

London, July 2014

Since 12th February 2014, the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has defined the way in which Financial Counterparties and Non-Financial Counterparties (NFCs) report derivative transactions.

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How Efficient Is Your Current Collateral Management Strategy?

London, June 2014

Sapient Global Markets recently conducted a survey to understand how firms are managing and processing collateral—and to examine trends, issues and requirements for efficient collateral management.

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2014 CTRM Vendor Perception Study

London, June 2014

The 2014 CTRM Vendor Perception Study has been developed to provide insights into how the users, buying decision makers, and consultants that make-up the CTRM marketplace perceive the landscape of companies that produce and sell CTRM/ETRM products.

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Survey Reveals Industry Desire to Evolve Collateral Management to a Front Office, Revenue Generating Function

London, 29 May 2014

Sapient Global Markets, a division of Sapient (NASDAQ: SAPE), a leading global provider of business and technology services for the capital and commodity markets, today announced the results of a new survey it conducted which examines trends, issues and requirements for efficient collateral management across global market participants.

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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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