Aspect Enterprise Solutions Goes CTRM, Gears Up For Growth

By Geoff Twibell

Aspect Enterprise Solutions (AES), a leading provider of software as a service (SaaS) trading and risk management solutions, today underscores its multi-commodity market credentials with a new CTRM identity across its solutions portfolio.

The new Commodities Trading and Risk Management identity replaces the previous ETRM (Energy) branding. The change reflects AES' 10-year journey from the energy sector only into the oil, natural gas, marine fuels, biofuels, coal, emissions, metals, steel, agriculture and softs markets it addresses today.

With the world's first fully Web-delivered market data, trading and risk management platform for desktops through to mobile devices, AES has built a substantial global user base for its fast to deploy, easy to support and simple to learn and use solutions. The company's technology scales readily from small trading companies through to large enterprises.

Additionally, as it gears up for growth in the broader commodities sector the company has appointed a senior metals specialist to strengthen its team. Experienced metals industry executive Rob Hamilton is appointed to the newly-created post of global sales director for metals trading and risk management. In this role he will build and lead an international team dedicated to selling AES solutions into metal trading, brokerage, hedge funds and other investment firms, as well as mining, fabrication and end user organizations worldwide.

Announcing the moves, AES chief executive Steve Hughes said they signaled the next phase of growth for the company as it starts to capitalize on a large and untapped market for new generation commodities trading and risk management solutions built around SaaS architecture.

“As volatility increases across global markets, so too does the demand for professional risk management and trading systems. Rob joining is a real step forward addressing that need. He has exactly the right skills and experience to take the rebranded AES portfolio into a market where the AspectDSC decision support offering is already well established.”

Hamilton brings to the global sales director position more than 20 years senior sales management experience in banking and finance technology. He joins from Brady Plc, a UK-based metals trade/risk software vendor, where he was UK and European sales manager.

About Aspect Enterprise Solutions
Aspect Enterprise Solutions provides enterprise class market information, trade and decision support tools for energy, metals and commodities professionals. The company delivers near real time position keeping, risk management, market prices and intelligence to users virtually anywhere, anytime. Trusted by over 500 corporations in more than 80 countries, the company's solutions routinely support more than $10Bn of transactions every day. They go live quicker, fit more exactly and deliver greater ROI yet cost far less to implement than first generation offerings. See for more information.

AES applications include AspectCTRM®, its flagship full-featured commodity trading and risk management suite for front, middle and back office. AspectDSC is its decision support center for traders offering oil, metals and agricultural market news, prices, futures and analytical tools on desktops and mobile devices including iPhone®, iPad® and BlackBerry®.