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Welcome to our Commodity Management blog, bringing you fresh insight and engaging discussion from our team of commodity management experts. Our blog covers a wide spectrum of issues of interest to producers, processors, traders and consumers of commodities. These relate to physical and financial products, markets, risk management, regulation, IT systems, financing, financial reporting, processing and supply chain / logistics.

07 July 2016

25 million euros – Can you afford NOT to have Trader Surveillance?

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Eren Erman Follow @eerman24 A few years ago surveillance in commodity markets was just a conceptual idea, implemented by only the biggest or most...

01 July 2016

The Market Abuse Regulation is imminent: 7 things you need to know

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Eren Erman Follow @eerman24 Last week I had the privilege of presenting at the EnergyRisk Summit 2016 on the topic of Market Abuse Regulation...

15 June 2016

Should miners hedge?

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By David Coulon and Tom Poppelaars Last week was an interesting week for us and our clients in the mining sector, as we hosted our...

12 May 2016

Market Abuse Regime (MAR): knock knock, who’s there?

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Eren Erman “It’s the regulator”. A wise man once said “one cannot plan for the unexpected”. So trust me when I say that an...

15 April 2016

The next piece of the MiFID II puzzle

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Eren Erman Back in October 2015 we posted a blog following ESMA’s release of the MiFID II draft technical standards. We wrote about the...

24 March 2016

Optimising regulatory capital: How commodity traders can lower capital charges

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By David Coulon PwC recently published a thought leadership paper identifying how commodity traders may have the opportunity to use new capital rules to their...

16 February 2016

REMIT Phase 2: The ball is now in your court

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Amy Thompson With less than two months to go until REMIT Phase 2 go-live, there is still much work to be done by ACER,...

07 January 2016

A Tricky Exposure

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Nick James, Director in Commodity Management at PwC Developing the optimal hedging strategy for exposures in illiquid markets using a holistic risk management approach....

14 October 2015

Unlock profits using enterprise optimisation across the commodity value chain

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Nick James, Director in Commodity Management at PwC Achieving maximum operating profitability and the ability to make sound long term strategic decisions might sound...

Reshaping your IT cost base for today’s market realities

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Jonathan Chevalier, Senior Manager in Commodity Management at PwC Vigilance on IT purchasing and operational costs moved back into the spotlight during the 2009...

06 October 2015

It could never happen here: conduct, controls and culture at commodity firms

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By Jonathan Rose, Commodity Management at PwC As market and regulatory scrutiny increases, commodity traders need to consider both the specific findings as well as...

Commodity industry absorbs final MiFID II technical standards: Time to get cracking

This page has moved. If you are not redirected automatically, please click here to access this page on the Treasure and Commodity Talk blog site. By David Coulon, Commodity Management Partner at PwC MiFID II is one step further to finalisation with ESMA’s publication of the updated Regulatory Technical Standards...