Aspect Enterprise Solutions wins four ACQ5 Awards for commercial success in commodities

24 October 2018

24 October 2018: ION, the largest global provider of trading, analytics and risk management solutions for capital markets, commodities and treasury management, today announced that Aspect has won four global business awards recognizing outstanding commercial success, and best-in-class in the CTRM software sector.

The awards are from ACQ5, a leading publisher of online business magazines. Judging is conducted by staff, contributors, readers and sector experts across the world. Aspect secured 2018 awards in the International category for: Growth Company of the Year (SaaS), CTRM Software Company of the Year and Gamechanger of the Year in CTRM. Aspect’s CEO Steve Hughes won the award for Inspired Leadership of the Year in CTRM.

Aspect consistently earns recognition for its SaaS in the cloud trade and risk solution for all size companies. Its cloud technology has levelled the playing field for small and mid-size companies who now have access to the same trade and risk tools as the largest trading firms in the world. With Aspect companies don’t require hardware, software and IT teams to manage their enterprise, which removes risk and capital expense traditionally needed to leverage commodities trading software.

Aspect also earned the awards for its out-of-the-box, rapid implementation approach, and for its high performance in-memory database that enables real-time P&L, VaR and exposure reports and analysis. It also powers through large volumes of data delivering instant end-of-day and end-of-year reports.

“Aspect began as an industry game changer 17 years ago with web-based apps,” said Hughes. “Our team has been innovating and disrupting the market ever since. These awards serve as independent testimony not only to our efforts, but also to the business success our customers have achieved through using our solutions.”

“Experts whose intimate knowledge and expertise in the corporate, cultural, financial and legal arenas are redefining our industry,” says Jake Robson, Group Editor of ACQ5. “The 2018 ACQ5 Global Award winners represent the best of breed in all industry sectors and have earned these honours by standing out in a group of highly rated finalists.”

About Aspect Enterprise Solutions
Aspect (, a division of ION, provides award-winning SaaS in the cloud ETRM and CTRM solutions for commodities trading companies. It’s the only solution with a built-on market data offering for pre-trade analysis, integrated with front, middle and back office functions.

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About ION Group

ION Group provides mission-critical trading and workflow automation software, high-value analytics and insights, and strategic consulting to financial institutions, central banks, governments, and corporates. Our solutions and services simplify complex processes, boost efficiency, and enable better decision-making. We build long-term partnerships with our clients, helping transform their business for sustained success through continuous innovation. For more information, visit

About ION Commodities

ION Commodities delivers data-driven energy and commodities trading and risk management solutions across the supply chain. Our scalable ETRM and CTRM solutions equip clients to use real-time risk analytics and reporting, minimize supply chain risks, automate critical business processes, and make faster, more informed decisions. We provide full support and transparency for procurement, supply, and trading to a global community of over 1,200 clients. For more information, visit