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Optimize trading strategies to maximize profits with our ETRM and CTRM solutions

In today’s competitive commodity markets, front offices need an energy and commodity trading and risk management (ETRM/CTRM) solution that increases visibility into market conditions, physical and financial positions, and risk exposures to optimize trading decisions. It’s crucial to identify favorable strategies, stress test them, and execute them from a unified solution to maximize profits and mitigate risks.

ION offers commodities trading solutions for any business involved in the trading, risk management, and logistics of commodities. From packaged, multi-tenant SaaS ETRM/CTRM solutions to highly customizable solutions to advanced trading and risk management analytics solutions, ION aims to support your business’ current and future needs.

Why choose an ION ETRM or CTRM solution?

  • Advanced pre-trade analytics

    Model hypothetical scenarios to evaluate the impact of possible future events. Test complex deal scenarios using multiple parameters to gain a better understanding of market price risk across the entire portfolio.

  • Portfolio valuation

    Revalue portfolios with the latest market prices for intraday decision support to quickly capitalize on profitable opportunities. See the impact of logistical movements on your positions as soon as they are received. Integrate with major commodity exchanges for seamless straight through trade processing.

  • Position and P&L reporting

    Analyze your portfolio with accurate physical and financial positions across the enterprise. Structure your exposure and P&L reports to align with your business hierarchies and strategies, and drill into details to unlock insights and maximize profitability.

CTRM and ETRM solutions that expand with your business

Your business’ profitability is dependent on your ability to make the right decisions at the right times. ION Commodities’ ETRM/CTRM software consolidates your relevant data and provides reporting tools to empower your organization with a complete view of your portfolio’s P&L, exposure, and value-at-risk for faster, clearer decisions. Integral to our product portfolio are commodity trading and risk management solutions for planning, procuring, processing, managing, moving, and trading energy and other commodities. Our various solutions support all industries, regions, and company sizes.

  • Agtech

    An integrated solution to manage the agricultural product lifecycle from field to fork.

  • Allegro

    A customizable, industry-leading CTRM for utilities and energy companies.

  • Aspect

    A multi-tenant, SaaS CTRM for liquid hydrocarbons and metals traders moving off spreadsheets.

  • Decision Support Center (DSC)

    Support traders globally by providing access to a market data and news aggregation platform, available on all devices. Mitigate price risk in uncertain and volatile markets with full pricing automation.

  • FEA

    A suite of leading portfolio risk analytics and asset optimization tools for decision support.

  • Openlink

    A comprehensive, multi-commodity CTRM for industry leaders operating at scale.

  • RightAngle

    A CTRM with robust scheduling and logistics capabilities for liquid hydrocarbon companies.

  • TriplePoint

    An out-of-the-box, multi-commodity CTRM with configurable functionality.

FAQs

  • I run a small commodities business. Do I really need an ETRM/CTRM solution?

    Even with limited resources, an ETRM/CTRM can be a huge asset to your business. Our solutions deliver unparalleled functionality for addressing the commodity market’s top challenges, including managing price volatility, identifying the cause of P&L shifts, and ensuring regulatory compliance. No matter the size of your business, an ETRM/CTRM can unify your business and bring transparency to the information you need the most when you need it.

  • What can you expect with an ION ETRM/CTRM solution?

    Our solutions empower energy and commodity trading businesses to manage trading and enterprise risk management.

    • Trading: Gain complete control over trading operations, enabling traders to optimize position management and leverage real-time data to take advantage of market movements.
    • Price risk management: Mitigate price risk with sophisticated analytical tools for performing portfolio stress testing, sensitivity analyses, and what-if analyses. Analyze real-time position and exposure—market, volumetric, credit, delivery, and FX—at granular and enterprise levels.
    • Chartering and vessel operations: Manage all chartering, post-fixture activities including freight risk management and the financial aspects of commercial vessel operations in a single system.
    • Scheduling: Plan, execute, and optimize complex physical movements for bulk commodities in real time. Manage all transactions, from straightforward physical trade matching to complex itinerary scheduling.
    • Counterparty credit risk management: Measure, manage, and mitigate the risk arising from counterparty default.
    • Hedge accounting: Automate the entire hedge accounting process for commodities and access a comprehensive risk management program.

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ION Commodities tops Energy Risk Software Rankings 2024 across multiple categories

3 April 2024
LONDON – 03 April 2024: ION Commodities, a leading provider of energy and ...

Chartis Research ranks ION Commodities as a leading technology provider for energy markets for the fourth time in a row

28 February 2024
London – 28 February 2024: ION Commodities, a global leader in energy and ...

ION recognized by IDC FinTech Rankings as a FastTrack FinTech company

4 December 2023
LONDON – 4 December 2023: ION, a leading global provider of trading, analytics, ...

ION Commodities wins CTRM Software House of the Year for the second consecutive year at Energy Risk Asia Awards 2023

10 October 2023
LONDON – 10 October 2023: ION Commodities, a leading provider of energy and ...

ION Commodities ranks #1 in Chartis Research’s Energy50, winning 12 awards

17 August 2023
LONDON – 17 August 2023: ION Commodities, a global leader in energy and ...

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