Aspect Blog

In-Memory Database – Exactly How Fast Is AspectCTRM?

Posted by Thomas Bowcutt on Oct 11, 2016 11:03:00 AM

Did You Know…that AspectCTRM relies on an in-memory database for its fast processing speeds?

Exactly what does this mean to the business user?

If you ever wondered why Excel can run millions of calculations almost instantaneously when updating a cell but most ETRM or CTRM solutions, other than AspectCTRM, can take 5 minutes to open a single deal, the answer is "in-memory."

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Topics: Technology, Oil Markets, Metals Trading

U.S. Crude Oil Exports, Or The Threat Of Exports

Posted by James Gooder on Oct 6, 2016 3:11:30 PM

This editorial piece is brought to you by Argus Media.

The lifting of the US crude export ban at the beginning of this year has the potential to put the US Gulf of Mexico at the epicentre of global oil trade and price benchmarking.

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Topics: Oil Markets

Celebrating Our Website Award & 25 Years Of The World Wide Web

Posted by Brigette Gebhard on Sep 6, 2016 1:00:00 PM

I’m not one to toot my own horn, but it’s been a long time since I’ve won an award at work. Back in my 20's while I was an advertising copywriter in NY I had won a few awards for slogans and advertisements. A few years before that while writing copy for Trump Casinos, my team won a few design/copy awards. It was fun.

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Topics: Technology, Aspect

Metals Trading -- What You Need To Know

Posted by Justin Howat on Aug 24, 2016 8:33:59 PM

With 118 elements listed on the periodic table, 91 of them are categorized as Metals – a material that is typically opaque, shiny, hard, malleable, fusible, ductile and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. While they are divided into nine families of elements with similar properties, the rare-earth metals as well as base metals and precious metals provide a variety of trading opportunities in today’s commodity market.

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Topics: Metals Trading

Women In Financial Technology (FinTech)

Posted by Brigette Gebhard on Aug 9, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Below is an excerpt from a magazine focusing on women in financial services and technology. It was published by Harrington Starr, a global leader in financial services and commodities technology recruitment. This excerpt features an interview with Aspect CIO Chetna Bhatia who expresses her thoughts about women in the technology sector. Chetna has been with Aspect since 2009, has been VP of Partnerships and Services, is on the Aspect Management Team, and now leads Aspect’s global IT agenda as CIO.

The Financial Technology (FinTech) sector is booming today because of new market players, business models and new innovations. With changing times, what needs to change is the mind-set of the organisations empowering this change. Last year's International Women’s Day sparked a debate at the Innovate Finance Global Summit around the lack of females holding board-level positions in the FinTech sector and elsewhere.

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Topics: Technology, Aspect

New EU Regulation Impacts Oil & Commodity Derivatives Trading Companies

Posted by Don Parry on Aug 1, 2016 10:30:00 AM

I’m writing to ensure oil and commodities trading companies understand new legislation that became law July 3rd of this year.  It’s particularly important, because its impact will be felt throughout trading organisations in terms of business process and individual behaviour and not meeting these obligations can be viewed as a criminal offence in some instances. 

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Topics: regulations

First Half Year Review: Aspect Sales Soar As Cloud Takes Hold Of CTRM Market

Posted by Steve Hughes on Jul 21, 2016 5:12:48 PM

Here at Aspect we’re enjoying more success in our 16th year in business. Following last year’s record sales, this year’s first 6 months is even better. We’ve booked more than $7M in new business, an increase of 127% over the same period in 2015. See my previous blog covering 2015 sales here .

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Topics: Aspect

Crude Oil Trading: Where It Began & Future Predictions

Posted by Brigette Gebhard on Jul 12, 2016 1:30:00 PM

Crude oil is a staple financial instrument for hedgers, traders and investors around the globe and one of the most significant resources in the world. Keeping up with crude markets requires a keen attention to detail as well as patience in what is typically an unpredictable industry.

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Topics: Oil Markets

Do Your Homework Before Choosing An ETRM or CTRM Software Solution

Posted by Brigette Gebhard on Jun 2, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Trading companies of all sizes benefit from an energy and commodities trade and risk management solution. The problem has been, that these solutions have not always been affordable to smaller and mid-size companies. But with the overwhelming use of cloud solutions across industries now in play, which do not require up front capital or investments in teams of resources to manage the infrastructure -- access to a professional trade and risk solution is possible for just about any size company. Systems like these are important for managing risk, supply chain activities, gaining credit from banks, and for regulatory compliance. When selecting a commodity or energy trade and risk management solution, there are many questions you should consider, and here are just a few.

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Topics: Technology, Oil Markets, Metals Trading

Reasons To Try AspectDSC For Commodity Market Data & Trade Analysis

Posted by Brigette Gebhard on Apr 28, 2016 2:25:07 AM

“Time is Precious” is an expression that applies to traders more than the average person. As an energy or commodity trader, your daily routine involves making important decisions based on up-to-the second market pricing data, news and historical statistics. There is no time to waste when financial results depend on decisions based on immediate market prices.

With AspectDSC, commodity traders from all over the globe and companies of all sizes can access a wide range of oil prices, metal prices, natural gas prices, agriculture and biofuels prices, bunker market information and more from leading exchanges and news sources through their desktop, tablet and mobile devices. We host our services in state-of-the-art data centers enabling us to offer ultra-low latency for high-speed transactions. With AspectDSC, you can access live, tick-by-tick futures anywhere, anytime.

Check out these links for more information. You'll be persuaded to take a closer look into why companies trading multiple commodities are logging into Aspect Cloud solutions:

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Topics: Markets