Are CROs engaged enough in IT decisions?

Technology is an ever-increasing part of the risk manager’s job, but the influence of the risk officer on decisions over ETRM systems can be disproportionately weak. Ned Molloy asks whether this is set to change

ETRM technology - purchasing

With increasingly complex trading and ever-exacting demands on risk management, understanding what can be achieved by technology and keeping up with the latest IT developments is now an essential part of a risk manager's role.

However, in many organisations the risk manager isn't involved in the final purchasing decision when it comes to energy trading and risk management (ETRM) systems. So voicing the system's requirements is often left to the IT departments, or the front office, who tend to

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