CommodityPoint Releases Whitepaper: In Search of Total Risk Management

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Aug 03, 2010

CommodityPoint Releases Whitepaper: In Search of Total Risk Management


CommodityPoint (A division of UtiliPoint International, Inc.) has released a new whitepaper titled In Search of Total Risk Management – The Physical Factor and Operational Risk Management. The whitepaper covers:


  • The key issues in the Physical Commodity Trading and Risk Management (CTRM) space, particularly in Operational Risk Management.
  • Shares findings on the study Changes in Commodity Markets – Impacts on Traders and Software, CommodityPoint Report, 2009 (
  • Describes how Eka Software Solutions is rapidly emerging as a leading provider of complete Commodity Trade and Risk Management Solutions.



“Risk management continues to be a challenge for commodity trading firms who face increased speed of markets, increasing regulation and oversight and increased stakeholder visibility into the bottom line. One key area of risk management that often gets less coverage than it deserves is that associated with the trading and movement of physical commodities. This whitepaper looks at that issue and at EKA’s CTRM offering as a solution.” Said Dr. Gary M. Vasey, MD Europe and Asia Pacific, CommodityPoint.


“In today’s complex business environment, commodity traders need to have a good IT strategy in place which is aligned and contributes to overall business strategy. The need of the hour is an evolved software system that can not only effectively manage the risks involved in physical & derivative trade of commodities, but also have the capability to provide consolidated information on varied business aspects that leads to optimized decision making.” Said Manav Garg , CEO & Founder, Eka Software Solutions


The whitepaper is freely available for download at, and


About CommodityPoint


CommodityPoint is a division of leading energy and utilities analyst and consulting firm, UtiliPoint International, Inc. CommodityPoint provides Commodity Trading & Risk Management (CTRM) research, analysis and consulting services. Our services bring insight into business issues, trends, processes and technology, to energy companies, utilities, banks, brokers, funds, investors and vendors, enhancing their competitive position and supporting critical business decisions. CommodityPoint has been formed to bring focus and clarity to the broad array of issues surrounding the wholesale trading of commodities. Our team provides expert analysis of market trends and, in particular, the technologies and applications supporting those that participate in regional or global commodity markets. Our principal analysts, Dr. Gary Vasey and Patrick Reames, bring years of practical experience to their roles. With offices in Europe and the US, and backed by an experienced research team, our organization provides an unparalleled view of the marketplace. For more information please


About UtiliPoint® International, Inc.


UtiliPoint is a leader in providing analysis and consulting services to the energy and utility industry. Our 76-year history and over 500 clients worldwide have led us to currently operate as an energy and utility consulting and issues analysis firm. Our staff is comprised of leading utility and energy experts with diverse backgrounds in utility generation, transmission & distribution, retail markets, mergers and acquisitions, new technologies, venture capital, information technology, outsourcing, renewable energy, regulatory affairs, and international issues.


About Eka Software Solutions


Eka is the global leader in providing Smart Commodity Management software solutions. Eka’s analytics-driven, end-to-end Commodity Management platform enables companies to efficiently and profitably meet the challenges of complex and volatile markets.


The company’s best-of-breed solutions manage commodity trading, enterprise risk, compliance, procurement, supply chain, operations, logistics, bulk handling, processing, and decision support. Eka partners with customers to accelerate growth, increase profitability, improve operational control, and manage risks and exposures.


Eka is a team of 315 staff with offices in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and EMEA, serving a rapidly growing global client base across multiple commodity segments.