2010 Tulane Energy Trading Competition
We want to thank our event sponsors for making this unique event a reality.
CME Group, Inc. - Event Underwriter
CME Group - CME Group is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers $8 billion in financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."
Trading Technologies, Inc.
Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT) develops high-performance trading software for derivatives professionals, including the world's premier investment banks, brokers, Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs), hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and other trading institutions. No one knows what traders need better than TT. That's because many of our executives, engineers, product managers, sales managers and support personnel are former traders...and some still trade today. More information can be found at
Thomson Reuters, Inc.
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. Thomson Reuters shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: TRI) and New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: TRI). For more information, go to
Logical Information Machines
LIM, a Morningstar company is a leading provider of data, analytics and research, using patented technology and data management solutions to provide its customers with actionable information primarily in the energy, commodities and financial sectors. LIM offers a world-class data warehouse which gathers and distributes data from over 200 different sources in the power, oil, gas, commodities, equities, futures and weather markets. Sources include all the major exchanges, the electricity system operators (ISOs), price providers, major commodity brokers, weather vendors, and other key data services. In addition to gathering, processing, checking, and distributing more than 500 million data records every month, LIM provides data management tools that quickly store and serve up the data. Clients have access to high power research tools for analyzing, back-testing and forecasting the markets.
As the only globally recognized membership association for risk managers, the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) sets the standard in advanced professional designation, career development thru education, and the promotion of best practices globally. Through trusted testing and certification, education and training, media, and events, GARP helps create a culture of risk awareness within an organization, from entry level to board level.
Sequent Energy Management
Sequent serves the needs of utilities, marketers, retail aggregators, municipalities and large industrial customers in the United States. The company focuses on asset management and the wholesale marketing, trading, storage and transportation of natural gas. In addition, it provides commodity delivery services to natural gas producers.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, and it is the second-largest nuclear generator in the United States.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.
Since 1993, Imagine Software has been a leading provider of risk management solutions for the global financial industry. Its award-winning flagship product, the Imagine Trading System, provides thousands of users worldwide with advanced real-time portfolio and risk management solutions.
Mirant is a competitive energy company that produces and sells electricity in the United States. We own or lease more than 10,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity. We also operate an integrated asset management and energy marketing organization from our headquarters in Atlanta.
Last Updated 10/18/10