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Palm Seen Dropping to Four-Year Low on MACD: Technical Analysis
Feb 28, 2013: Palm, the most-consumed cooking oil, will probably slump as much as 21 percent in the next three months to the lowest level in four years, according to technical analysis by TransGraph Consulting Pvt.
The most-active contract on the Malaysia Derivatives Exchange may decline to 1,900 ringgit ($614) a metric ton as the moving average convergence-divergence indicator signals weakness on the monthly chart, said Ravi Chandra, vice president of Hyderabad, India-based TransGraph. More....(bloomberg)

Palm Oil Stockpiles in Malaysia Seen Near Record: Survey
Jan 7, 2013: "The zero tax bracket is likely to encourage CPO exports in the coming days," said Nagaraj Meda, chairman of Hyderabad, India-based TransGraph Consulting Pvt., referring to crude palm oil by its initials. More....(bloomberg)

Palm-Oil Stockpiles in Malaysia to Jump to 11-Month High
Sep 5, 2012 : Palm-oil stockpiles are expected to climb further as production is seen outpacing exports,” said Nagaraj Meda, chairman of Hyderabad, India-based Transgraph Consulting Pvt. “September and October production is expected to be robust. More....(bloomberg)

Cooking-Oil Imports by India Set to Drop on Stockpiles
Aug 13, 2012 : The market is already over supplied,” said Nagaraj Meda, chairman of Hyderabad-based Transgraph Consulting Pvt. “In the festival season, we might not see any considerable surge in demand as food inflation is very high and Indian rural consumption is likely to take a beating due to crop failure in many states. More....(bloomberg)

Palm Oil to Drop on Weak Demand, Stockpiles, TransGraph Says
Aug 7, 2012 : Palm oil may decline as much as 14 percent to the lowest level in two years by end-September or early October as global economic concerns reduce demand, said Hyderabad, India-based TransGraph Consulting Pvt.
Prices will drop towards 2,750 ringgit a metric ton and may extend the slide to 2,500 ringgit ($807) as inventories build in Malaysia and the export tax falls on crude palm oil from Indonesia, the biggest producer, Chairman Nagaraj Meda said in an interview. More....(bloomberg)

Palm-Oil Stockpiles in Malaysia to Jump Most in 10 Months
Aug 6, 2012 : "Sagging export-demand will keep weak prices intact" although output fell about 8.9 percent in the the first seven months of the year, said Nagaraj Meda, managing director of Hyderabad, India-based TransGraph Consulting Pvt.
Malaysia’s decision to increase a duty-free export quota for crude palm oil to 5 million tons this year may limit gains in prices as it expanded supplies, said TransGraph’s Meda. More....(bloomberg)

Palm Oil Heading For 20-Month Low As Slowdown Cuts Demand
Jun 8, 2012 : A further decline in crude prices in the absence of stimulus measures from the U.S. “will see the opening up of the gates for prices to fall further,” said Nagaraj Meda, managing director of TransGraph Consulting Pvt., who has forecast prices for 13 years. More....(bloomberg)

Palm Oil Seen Rising 8% to Year High as Drought Wilts South American Crops
Mar 5, 2012: Palm oil may advance 7.8 percent by mid-April to the highest level in a year as cooking-oil demand outstrips supply, according to TransGraph Consulting Pvt. Chairman Nagaraj Meda, who has forecast prices for 13 years. More....(bloomberg)


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TransRisk now on cloud
(July 2014)
TransRisk is now installed on cloud at a client place and offers its user’s access through a browser based risk management application. This is helping clients to manage administrative cost of maintaining the IT resources in local network. With more and more organizations moving towards the cloud based IT policy for the flexibility it offers, TransRisk supports cloud based Risk Management and can integrate with cloud and local systems without compromising the data security.

Portfolio creation much more easy now
(April 2014)
TransRisk has now come up with an improvised feature which empowers users to add new nodes under various dimensions such as profit centers, commodities, counterparties etc. in the master data list themselves. This gives a lot of flexibility to the users to create new portfolios / sub-portfolios based on the changing needs at client place. TransRisk automatically calculate the net exposures, P&L and VaR such measures for the newly created portfolios without any extra efforts.

Multiple verticals
(April 2014)
TransRisk can now support multiple verticals within the same instance so that a single application can work as different applications for different set of users in the same organization. A typical example will be Agri business division and metals divisions in a company. They will be able to use a single TransRisk licensed version with their own master data definitions for relevant profit centers, commodities, counterparties, traders etc. Also, data level security access if required can also be setup e.g. if upstream and downstream traders need not know positions of other divisions, this could be possible with the new feature.

Barrier and Digital options in your portfolio? Rely on TranRisk for valuations and risk reporting.
(Feb 2014)
Two more exotic instruments are added to arsenal of TransRisk VaR engine. Now, TransRisk handles exotic options like Digital & Barrier options for valuation and risk calculations. What is a Barrier option? - Barrier option is an exotic path dependent derivative instrument whose payoff depends on whether or not the underlying asset has reached or exceeded a predetermined price called barrier level that is set at the time of option initiation. There are different variants of a barrier option – knock-in, knock-out – both of these are supported in TransRisk What is a Digital Option? - A Digital Option is a type of option where the payoff is either some fixed amount or fixed quantity of asset if a certain condition is met or nothing at all. These are also called as binary options. There are different variants of a digital option – Cash, Asset & Gap - all of these are supported in TransRisk Advantage TransRisk – · If you have Digital/Barrier options in your portfolio, you can calculate VaR in TransRisk for different Digital/Barrier options. · Faster algorithms in TransRisk ensure speedy calculations and overall quick response time.

American Options
(Dec 2013)
Adding new capabilities is always exciting. Our in-house quantitative research group enabled the pricing algorithm for American Options in TransRisk’s VaR engine. This enables accepting American based options into a portfolio. Faster algorithms in TransRisk ensure speedy calculations and overall quick response time. American options, most popular type options are now supported in TransRisk for valuation and risk calculations

(Nov 2013)
New methodology, aimed at giving stable & more accurate Component VaR calculations, implemented in TransRisk. The new methodology supports linear as well as non-linear instruments and produces stable component VaR numbers by capturing statistical properties of individual trades price movements with respect to the portfolio Component VaR tells the effect on portfolio VaR by removing a position from it, is very useful in risk limits setting & capital allocation. Component VaR risk management report for different positions in the portfolio shows how individual trades or positions contribute the portfolio risk, and identifies those trades which act to hedge the remainder of the portfolio.

MVaR – Deeper risk insights into your portfolio
(Sep 2013)
Marginal VaR (MVaR) of an individual position / sub-portfolio is the sensitivity of portfolio VaR to the amount invested in the individual position / sub-portfolio. The marginal VaR measured for each change provides us with the amount of risk added to the entire portfolio by the given change. Apart from calculating regular VaR measures for a portfolios & sub-portfolios, TransRisk also added Marginal VaR calculations to its risk suite.

E-mailing reports – Secured way of getting authentic reports
(Sep 2013)
Sending authentic reports from TransRisk is now a click away. Exposure and Risk Reports can also be emailed to the desired emails ids as pdf or excel files. This saves a lot of time for risk managers and MIS managers while to generate a specific report and send it without any human intervention after publishing the report from TransRisk. Check to manipulation of data / report. TransRisk has the flexible and comprehensive reporting framework. User can create reports / report templates for quick regular usage.

GUI revamp
(Aug 2013)
TransRisk now has a revamped user interface which is cleaner, sleeker and more intuitive. The new interface has been developed after working with customers and incorporating their feedback with the objective to enhance user experience as well as better addressing of their needs. The new GUI comes with variety of choices for graphics to help visual aid and presentation of complex trend reports so that they are easy to read. It allows immediately taking data and producing variety of chart types including histograms, 2D and 3D bar charts, pie diagrams and many more. Apart from this, different modules of TransRisk have been grouped now more logically to make the navigation as well as features utilization much more efficient.

Data Quality Report – How good is your price data?
(Aug 2013)
VaR calculations being highly dependent on input price data, missing data points as well as common data points between different risk factors hold lot of significance. Different VaR methodologies extract different types of information from the available data hence the quality of underlying price data set for risk factors is a very important part of risk quantification. Data Quality Report is a unique offering from TransRisk that will enable risk managers to assess the quality of data in price securities in terms of their relevance and mutual overlap. For any combination of price securities, user can analyze the last data point for a security as well as common data points in last 30, 60 or 90 days. Users can define their own quality ratings to assess whether the data is good, average or bad. It will also help to understand whether changes in VaR levels are due to any changes in general levels of volatilities / correlations or it can be attributed to poor quality price data.

Retrigger computations in a click
(May 2013)
For a variety of reasons like wrong data inputs, data coming with a lag, wrong risk factors mapping etc , calculations need to be done again to take into effect the correct data setup settings. A new feature in TransRisk now saves a lot of time by allowing users to retrigger calculations for any past dates without having to search for the past dates position files/ running the ETL again for past date. With the option to select a date range for which retriggering is required, with minimum user intervention now past calculated data can be rectified in the system. Don’t worry; program intelligently identifies how to handle latest data while processing the past dates data.

Management Dashboard
(April 2013)
Dashboards in TransRisk an added jewel to our existing offerings. It synthesises critical business aspects in a manner that focuses attention on the key messages underlying the numbers. Drill down functionality is available to link the cause and effect relationship by delving into further details. These dashboards are highly customisable and you can create your own which will then be automatically updated as and when new data comes into the system. Management Dashboard is a powerful management reporting tool which equips top management as well as line managers with a full understanding of business performance indicators as well as the risk metrics. Regular reporting being it is internal or any compliance, the data is available on a click. The data is available in graphical and tabular formats.

Simulate revamp
(March 2013)
The Simulate module lets a User simulate scenarios involving various parameters from Prices to Correlations and assess the probable effect on Portfolio’s risk and P&L. Users can create and test what-if scenarios with both the exposure and the risk parameters to simulate innumerable situations – from highly likely to extremely unlikely Simulate module of TransRisk improvised for quicker calculations and more user friendly features as total flexibility to choose which sub-portfolios to be simulated so that more realistic scenarios could be created.

Derivative Valuation – Not an issue. TransRisk will do it for you.
(Feb 2013)
Derivative Valuation is an on the fly tool for valuation of derivatives which includes options, swaps & exotics. Instrument details required for valuation could either be provided in the screen as well as well as parameters of existing positions could be played with to understand the effect on valuations. Preparing for inputs of exotic derivatives is much more easy compare to the products available in the market. Other tools do requires lot of inputs such as volatility, average, maximum and minimum price etc. However, TransRisk effectively uses the existing information within the system and do all intermediate calculations that are necessary for pricing algorithm to compute. OTC contracts with multiple exercises can also be setup in this module to obtain the valuations and greeks.

Wilmar International chose TransGraph’s Risk Management System TransRisk to automate and help in Decision Analytics for Risk Management Function.
November, 2011
TransGraph Consulting Pvt Ltd, a leading Commodity Risk Management solutions company announced that Wilmar International limited has selected TransRisk to manage its market risk operations and decision analytics for Risk Management. More....

JustCommodity Software Solutions and TransGraph Consulting partner to market a complete Commodities Trading and Risk Management solutions.
August 1, 2009
TransGraph Consulting Pvt Ltd, a leading Commodity Consulting and Risk Management solutions company based out of India has partnered with Just Commodity Software Solutions Pte Ltd, a leading Commodity Trading Solution provider in South East Asia for More....

Asian Agri chooses Just Commodity’s CTRM System to streamline and seamlessly integrate their business processes and manage operational risk.
September 1, 2009
TransGraph Consulting Pvt Ltd, a leading Commodity Consulting and Risk Management solutions company along with its partner Just Commodity Software Solutions, the leading solution provider of Commodity Trading in South East Asia, announced today that Asian Agri More....

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- Scott Yarwood, Sr. Regional Sales Manager, ADM Trading (UK) Ltd.

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