ComTech Advisory and ETR Advisory Team to Release Important New Report on the European Regulatory Environment in Energy and Commodities

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New report on European regulations in energy and commodity trading released.

This guide is intended to act as a map to compliance and explain in one place the different aspects of compliance and the products and services available.

Commodity Technology Advisory, the leading analyst firm for energy and commodity trading and risk management (E/CTRM) software, and energy trading regulation specialists ETR Advisory, have released their research report on European energy and commodities regulations. The report, European Regulations – Implementation, Impacts and Solutions, Part 1, is available as a free download from the ComTech Advisory and CTRMCenter websites. The research was kindly sponsored by TriOptima.

This research aims to help to clarify the issues and to examine the impact of regulation on software requirements in the trading and risk management business function with an initial focus on the upcoming EMIR and REMIT rules. It looks at the current implementation schedule of the regulations and examines some of the implementation impacts of the yet to be defined details of the regulations. It also reviews the software, services and platforms available in the market to support aspects of the European regulatory environment and establish the readiness of European traders for operating under the regulations.

“This important report is essential reading for anyone in the energy and commodity trading world here in Europe. Not only does it attempt to clarify the regulatory picture but it includes a directory of software and services that will assist any firm trying to meet the regulatory requirements,” said Dr. Gary M. Vasey, report co-author and co-MD of ComTech Advisory.

”Preparing to comply with the multiple sets of rules in the pipeline requires informed navigation and preparation. The ability to do so is hampered by the scattered information and constantly changing details, each of which can have a significant impact on a participant’s plan,” said Aviv Handler, report co-author and Managing Director of ETR Advisory. He added, “This guide is intended to act as a map to compliance and explain in one place the different aspects of compliance and the products and services available. It will be constantly updated in line with an ever changing scene.”

The two firms envisage issuing periodic updates to the report to keep it in line with the current regulatory environment. Additionally, the two firms are currently surveying the industry on regulatory readiness and expect to release part 2 of the research later in the year that will outline the findings of the survey. The survey may be found at the ComTech Advisory website and the CTRMCenter web portal ( for those who would like to participate.

About ComTech Advisory

Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech Advisory) is the leading analyst organization covering the Energy and Commodity Trading and Risk Management (E/CTRM) technology markets. Led by Patrick Reames and Dr. Gary M. Vasey, ComTech Advisory provides invaluable insights, backed by primary research and decades of experience, into the issues and trends affecting both the users and providers of the applications and services that are crucial for success in markets constantly roiled by globalization, regulation and innovation.

About ETR Advisory

ETR Advisory (Energy Trading Regulation) provides advice and services to the energy and commodity markets in the understanding, preparation and implementation of the complex labyrinth of European Energy and Commodity Market Regulations. We focus on all streams of regulation including EMIR, REMIT, MiFid II and CRD IV as well as applicable rules across the globe. We adopt a dual business and IT facing approach which permits us to understand both the business and technology implications of upcoming rules, and consequences of the decisions made by regulatory bodies.

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