ZE has been in the commodity space for quite some time now, what are the major trends you’ve seen emerging over the years in that industry ?

   We continue to see substantive consolidation of data processes within companies of all sizes. Those companies that have so far relied on in-house systems are finding that they can no longer suppo...

  Ito van Lanschot had struggled for the past 25 years trying to deliver complete and accurate daily reports on exposures and performance in the commodities industry. Born out of frustration he founded Commodity Services and Solutions in 2010, which was renamed TRADESPARENT in 2016, a software solution for the commodities industry that...

  It has been a week and a half now since excess organic chloride levels were detected in Urals crude supplies exported from Russia via the Druzhba pipeline. Later it was confirmed that contaminated oil was supplied to the Baltic port of Ust-Luga as well. It seems now increasingly likely that it will take Russia

several weeks to restore...

The LNG market continues its transformation. We have witnessed very few FIDs since 2016, but we expect a flood of FIDs over the next 24 months.

  After witnessing FIDs of some 15-20 million tonnes per annum for the past 15 years, in 2016, we had 6 mmt of FIDs; in 2017, only 3 mmt; and in 2018, so far only 4 mmt.

  The slow pace of FIDs is...

 While long-term cycles in the refining business may come to a slow end in the latter part of the 2020s, the short term cyclical movements are remarkable as we head towards IMO.

  Gasoline cracks have seen a stunning rebound, lifting refining margins globally. Everyone is asking whether it can last. We think it can, but it will be a mix...


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No means no, but not no oil : 

 On Monday, a US press release stated that there would be no e...

The agricultural sector is subject to a number of risks that should not be neglected but, on the contrary, regularly monitored in order to preserve and ensure a certain security with regard to the environment that encompasses it.

Ali Muhammad Lakdawala, procurement in-charge at India’s premier FMCG conglomerate at ITC Ltd compagnie in In...

January 18, 2019

The very nature, nay, notion of risk inherently encompasses an extremely wide-ranging and diverse set of small and not-so-small variables; each idiosyncratically disproportionate in regards to their eventual impact to any given argument.

In other, less verbose, terms, risk is a complex and nuanced matter.

With that, one of the major theme...

January 17, 2019

As is the norm for any regular readers, on the run up to Comrisk, we try and spend some time with each of our speakers to give you an idea of why they end up on the stage.

This year, Scott Wellcome is a risk manager with an extensive background in trading in soft commodities will be discussing his approach to risk management alongside a...

January 17, 2019

As we're sure you'd know a lot more than us, risk is an element which transcends many of the boundaries of conventional productivity.

As a result, surely there's a lot of room for exploration when talking about areas where risk professionals may be overlooking in the opinion of a leading risk director of Alvean, Kim Benni.

Ahead of his pa...

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