CEOs Discuss The Future of ION Commodities: Video Interview With Energy Risk
Energy Risk recently interviewed Aspect CEO Steve Hughes, TriplePoint CEO Mark Tirschwell, and Openlink CEO Richard Grossi to explore the future of the ION Commodities portfolio. In 2013, ION purchased TriplePoint, followed by Aspect Enterprise Solutions and Openlink in early 2018. ION commodities trade and risk management software portfolio now...
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Cast Your Vote In The Energy Risk Software Rankings Survey
We would like to invite you to participate in Energy Risk’s annual energy trading and risk management (ETRM) software rankings survey. Click Here To Vote  Your vote helps validate ION’s leading position in the market with the most comprehensive collection of energy and commodities software solutions in the market. These solutions,...
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Advanced Scripting Technology Supports Custom CTRM Solutions
Did You Know…that Aspect Enterprise Solutions offers clients advanced scripting capabilities in its commodities trade and risk management (CTRM) Cloud software? Aspect’s industry leading scripting functions allow clients to fully customize a unique experience that meets their specific business requirements for buying, selling, moving and storing commodities through the supply...
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Saudi Arabia Faces Oil Supply Juggling Act After Vienna Cut Pledge
Saudi Arabia will do the heavy lifting for OPEC in the 1.2mn b/d OPEC/non-OPEC production cut that takes effect in January. Under the new agreement with 10 non-OPEC producing countries led by Russia, OPEC will cut output by 800,000 b/d below the group’s officially announced October production of 32.9mn b/d...
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IMO 2020 Regulations and Fuel Price Impact Explained
The global shipping world in 2020 will see a challenge no other petroleum-dependent industry has witnessed to date. The repercussions could prove to be a game-changer and, though many questions remain, set the stage for high fuel prices. IMO 2020 In A Nutshell The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decreed...
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Volatile Global Fuel Market Impacts Bunker Prices
World oil indexes ended last week with the first weekly loss in a while under the combined weight of various bearish factors, and the downward trend continues this week. Some analysts still believe we could witness Brent at US$100 a barrel before the year’s end, while others are more guarded...
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Petrochemicals Market Outlook for EMEA
New global supply will continue to set the tone for European petrochemicals this year while economic fences being built across the globe bring trade flow uncertainty. The long-awaited cracker and methanol capacities in other corners of the world are finally starting up and are already sending ripples to Europe. The impact translates...
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Aspect Clients & Industry Colleagues Enjoy Houston Astros Game
Commodity and energy trading professionals kicked off Labor Day weekend by watching an exciting Houston Astros baseball game Friday night in Aspect’s premium box suite. Guests enjoyed complimentary food and beverages while networking with industry peers from luxury seats. US Sales Director, Patrick Hayes, spoke with trade, risk and operations...
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Market Fundamentals Remain The Key Driver of Saudi Oil Policy
Saudi Arabia’s aggressive financial investments abroad, the role of Saudi Aramco in expediting these ventures, and the creation of yet another new high-level governing body have raised concerns that a major shift in the kingdom’s oil policy is under way. A raft of speculative reports that political and economic machinations...
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What Determines Oil Prices?
Rising and falling oil prices significantly impact global micro and macroeconomics. Economies rely on the valuable commodity to provide power to factory floors and fuel for transportation. Oil prices fluctuate throughout the day due to many reasons. Although supply and demand are the most common factors in dictating the price...
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