Can you stomach a move into commodities?

There is little doubt that the global commodities market place will continue to seduce buy-side firms seeking volatility and, by association, alpha. But as Stewart Eisenhart reports in this month’s feature starting on page 14, the commodities sector throws up more than its fair share of challenges from IT and operational perspectives.

It is no secret that when it comes to trading commodities in general, and energy more specifically, there is a veritable dearth of sophisticated trading and ris

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