Pound for Pound – Is It Really the Same?

Pound for Pound – Is It Really the Same?

In a nutshell, it seems that the financial exposure from Trump’s golf business related debt was based on US Dollars to be paid back – not British Pounds. This has resulted in an FX shortfall to the tune of $40-million.  “His Aberdeen course started racking up debts from the beginning of its operations in 2006, when £1 was worth nearly $2. Now, £1 is worth just $1.42 (as of 09th June 2021).”

From Data Repository to a System of Insight

From Data Repository to a System of Insight

I moved home this weekend. To say it was stressful is an understatement. The amount of ‘stuff’ accumulated by two full grown and three small humans was almost embarrassing. But I looked for a silver lining and I found it. This was an excuse for my family and I to...

CTRM Software Implementation Times – Can They Be Reduced?

CTRM Software Implementation Times – Can They Be Reduced?

The implementation of CTRM software can be a long and arduous task, whether its an in-house solution or off the shelf package. During my career as a software implementation consultant, I’ve been involved in many implementation projects, including choosing a new or...

Ransomware and CTRM

Ransomware and CTRM

Ransomware has been plaguing the energy sector for years and it appears this fraudulent practice will come to a stop anytime soon.  The first (known) attack on a power grid goes back to the end of 2015 when millions of Ukrainians were left in the dark for more than 6...

What is ETRM Software?

What is ETRM Software?

As described by CTRM Center, ETRM (energy trading, transaction and risk management) software is that category of software applications, architectures and tools that support the business processes associated with trading commodities. In the broadest sense, commodity...

The Future of CTRM Software in the Brave World of Blockchain

The Future of CTRM Software in the Brave World of Blockchain

One morning last week, I saw this post by CTRM Center, and I left a brief comment to the question, ‘Is blockchain the future of CTRM?’. But later I thought it deserved a closer look and wanted to take a deep dive into the question posted and its implications to CTRM...

CTRM Software and the Year+ of the Pandemic

CTRM Software and the Year+ of the Pandemic

Now that I have received the second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and the numbers have started to look less scary around where I live, I feel a glimmer of hope that we might be gradually returning to some level of normalcy – call me a cockeyed optimist. So, what...

Five Signs of When Enough is Enough

Five Signs of When Enough is Enough

Jack Welch, ex-Chairman and CEO of General Electric famously said, “If the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” With the technological advances in trading and risk management solutions of recent years, many...

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