Technology - Build or buy - To build or buy?

Today's complex energy markets mean the traditional decision of whether to build or buy trading and risk management software systems has never been more important, writes Mark Raine

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 and

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here