AspectCTRM provides metal trading businesses with a solution underpinning the entire trading lifecycle. This includes modules for Trade Management, Risk Management, Financial Operations & Physical Operations. AspectCTRM for Metals is ready out-of-the-box and it takes only days to configure your portal and start managing trade activity.
Physical Metal Types
This screen shows Aspect’s LME Metals Card, featuring daily longs / shorts and cumulative totals by metal. Physical and Futures trades are easily captured into the system, and various reports (both standard – such as this one – and customized) are available to traders and risk managers.
AspectCTRM features rich functionality for capturing and managing the complexities required for base metals trading with complete administration and straight-through-processing support from trade capture to invoicing and hedging. Trade support includes:
AspectCTRM supports Ferrous Metals trading. This includes physical (including assays & penalties for iron ore, freight linked to Baltic Exchange indices), and derivative contracts including iron ore, coking coal, steel and FFA swaps & options.
AspectCTRM offers a complete standard system with customized functionality unique to precious metals trading to help you manage metal forwards, lease trades and exchange-traded precious futures and options, and also:
AspectCTRM gives you the tools you need to manage price risks across your physical and derivative trading activities, ensuring your physical positions are hedged in line with your risk appetite. Continuously manage changing positions through Aspect’s robust real-time profit and loss, exposure and risk analysis functions and reports. AspectCTRM provides users with support for invoicing, broker reconciliation, VaR, stress testing and more.
Aspect Enterprise Solutions offers very powerful reporting functionality. Users can easily create and customize their own reports using Aspect’s scripting language – here is an example of a customized base metal concentrate report.
Most AspectCTRM customers also subscribe to our AspectDSC Market Data & Analytics solution which allows for a seamless transfer of market prices to AspectCTRM to validate trades and update positions. AspectDSC delivers the metals industry with business-critical market news and data, benchmark price assessments and insightful market reports from leading sources like London Metal Exchange (LME), COMEX, Shanghai Futures Exchange, Dow Jones Metals Wire, Platts and Argus metals and steel indicators, and other key exchanges and sources.Learn more about AspectDSC
Learn the basic principles of using hedging instruments to mitigate exposure to commodity price movements. View simple examples which illustrate: How hedging works to measure and manage spread risk, and “how AspectCTRM supports price risk management and hedging.”
Read the blog post from CTRMCenter that says, “Aspect Enterprise Solutions has moved a long way beyond oil and liquid hydrocarbons ETRM in the cloud and can now boast a truly multi-commodity CTRM platform that supports an increasing number of commodities and customers.”
Through a series of demonstrations which apply to all market sectors including ferrous, base and precious metals, you’ll learn how to avert risk and maintain full visibility of combined physical and derivative positions and risks.