As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.
A Brazilian company with over 40,000 employees committed to generate more value for our shareholders and the society. We are one of the largest producers of oil and gas in the world, primarily engaged in exploration and production, refining, energy generation and trading. We have acquired expertise on deep and ultra-deepwater exploration and production as a result of almost 50 years spent developing the Brazilian offshore basins, becoming world leaders in this segment.
Vortexa tracks more than $1.8 trillion of waterborne energy flows around the world - in real time. Vortexa’s intuitive platform provides leading energy trading and shipping companies with the most complete global data picture to empower them to identify and seize opportunities before others. The web-based platform shares highly detailed oil & gas products flows, produced by hard data, machine learning and state-of-the-art technology with oversight from in-house global industry experts providing real-world context to continually train and improve the models. Founded by Fabio Kuhn, former Head of Trading Technology and Analytics at BP, who serves as CEO, and Etienne Amic, former Head of European Energy at JP Morgan and Mercuria, who acts as Chairman, they have offices in London, Singapore, Houston and New York.
Kpler is the leading provider of data intelligence in commodity markets. Relying on a methodology that combines artificial and human intelligence, the Kpler platform provides real-time, global information about the physical flows of more than 25 types of commodities (crude oil, refined products, LNG, dry bulk, etc.) Created in 2014 by François Cazor and Jean Maynier, Kpler has acted as a pioneer by disrupting intelligence in traditionally opaque commodity markets, allowing its 5500+ users to better understand the market, drive new opportunities, monitor competition and feed their own analytical models. Kpler employs over 120 staff, across nine locations globally, working with over 600+ companies that include IOCs, NOCs, shipping companies, banks and hedge funds. Due to its instant success, the company has never needed external funding. The business keeps growing exponentially while being profitable.
The Port of Corpus Christi
As a leader in U.S. Crude Oil export ports and a major economic engine of Texas and the nation, Port Corpus Christi is the largest port in the United States in total revenue tonnage. Strategically located on the western Gulf of Mexico with a 36-mile, soon to be 54-foot (MLLW) deep channel, Port Corpus Christi is a major gateway to international and domestic maritime commerce. The Port has excellent railroad and highway network connectivity via three North American Class-1 railroads and two major interstate highways. With an outstanding staff overseen by its seven-member commission, Port Corpus Christi is “Moving America’s Energy.”
Refinitiv, formerly the Financial & Risk business of Thomson Reuters, is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries. With a dynamic combination of data, insights, technology, and news from Reuters, our customers can access solutions for every challenge, including a breadth of applications, tools, and content – all supported by human expertise. Refinitiv’s powerful and open single sign-on platform combines premium proprietary content, access to leading partners and end-to-end, multi-asset-class functionality to give your trading strategies a powerful edge throughout the entire workflow – pre-trade research, at-trade execution management and post-trade reporting.
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE) is a Fortune 500 company formed in the year 2000 to modernize markets. ICE serves customers by operating the exchanges, clearing houses and information services they rely upon to invest, trade and manage risk across global financial and commodity markets. A leader in market data, ICE Data Services serves the information and connectivity needs across virtually all asset classes. As the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, the company is the premier venue for raising capital in the world, driving economic growth and transforming markets.
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