Technology - Build or buy - To build or buy?

Operating in today's booming, but highly complex, energy markets requires a greater commitment to planning and building trading and risk management systems than ever before, particularly for financial institutions. Competition is rife, and companies need to retain and expand their corporate client base by offering a wider range of products via proprietary channels.

In the past, financial institutions such as investment banks, hedge funds and pension funds have been able to enter the energy an