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Target groups

Entrima services a wide variety of organsations with educational services in the field of energy markets, energy products, energy supply contracts, energy derivatives, pricing, energy trading, risk management and asset & portfolio management.

Amongst Entrima’s customer base are energy producers (utilities, oil & gas concerns, coal miners), energy consumers, energy trading firms, exchanges, brokerage firms, clearing organisations, banks, policy makers and regulators:

  • Brokerage firms
    • Brokers should be aware of legislation cencerning market abuse, such as REMIT and MAR. Next, brokerage firms are considered PPAT under REMIT and PPAET under MAR and have to set up a market surveillance function. Entrima (as a consequence) provides brokerage firms with the learning requirements in this field. Next, we educate new hires with fundamentals, and experienced staff with the essentials, of energy markets, energy products/contracts/derivatives, pricing and energy trading.
  • Exchanges
    • Management and staff of trading venues (RMs, MTFs & OTFs) have to comply to legislation cencerning market abuse, such as REMIT and MAR. Next, trading venues (RMs, MTFs and/or OTFs) are considered PPAT under REMIT and PPAET under MAR and have to set up a market surveillance function. Entrima (as a consequence) provides trading venues with the learning requirements in this field. Next, we educate new hires with fundamentals, and experienced staff with the essentials, of energy markets, energy products, price formation and energy trading.
  • Clearing organisations
    • Clearing organisations serve their clients. These include trading entities of utilities, oil & gas companies, commodity trading firms, and many more market participants. Staff of clearing organisations is involved with confirmations, position reports, price reports, risk reports, risk management, clearing, margining, settlement, cash management and legal themes. Entrima provides clearing organisations with the learning requirements in the field of those operations.
  • Price reporting agencies + Data & news providers
    • Entrima services PRAs and data & news providers with their learning desires. We educate new hires with fundamentals, and experienced staff with the essentials, of energy markets, energy products, price formation and energy trading. After all, understanding the business market participants helps staff of PRAs and D&N providers to service clients.
  • TSOs
    • Entrima services Transmission/Transport System Operators (and DSOs, SSOs, GSOs) with their learning desires. We educate new hires with fundamentals, and experienced staff with the essentials, of energy markets, energy products, price formation and energy trading. After all, understanding the business market participants helps staff of TSOs to interact with market participants and/or balance responsible parties.
  • Accountancy, advisory & legal firms
    • Accountants, advisory companies, consultants and legal firms service energy companies. In case of a desire to optimize the available knowledge and skills regarding the activities of an energy company’s business unit “Trading” we are of service. Entrima contributes to the level of sophistication of accountancy firms, advisory companies and legal firms. We serve these parties with expertise concerning pure content (such as facts, terminology and basic know how), but also context, such as concepts, inter-relationships and an understanding of intertwinement between actions, so that skills are taken to an even higher level.
  • Large energy consumers
    • Energy consumers typically enter into supply contracts with energy companies. The cost of energy often includes various price components (such as some premiums) and are often based on wholesale market price references. This leads to a desire te be educated about wholesale markets, pricing in these markets, the premiums added (e.g. validity premium, imbalance premium, risk premium, profile premium) and the valuation of optionality (such as volume flexibility and swing options). Entrima services large energy consumers with learning desires in this field of expertise. We deliver standard training, as well as tailor-made training courses, covering fundamentals, as well as essentials about energy markets, energy products, price formation and energy trading.
  • Regulators
    • Entrima offers solutions for various types of regulators.
    • Energy market regulators
      • Energy market regulators typically are experts in the field of the value chain and related physical aspects, engeneering, technical aspects in the sector, but often have a desire to optimize knowledge and skills in the field of market/trading-related terminology, processes & concepts, especially various trading techniques, trading technicalities & trading strategies. This implies we transfer content and assure understanding context regarding market structure, market working, price formation, price volatility, market liquidity, order submission, order types and the application of such, as well as -last, but not least- the interpretation of practical cases against the backgound of market abuse.
        • ACER
        • NRAs
    • Financial market regulators
      • We services financial market regulators in the field of the commodity & energy markets with educational services. The main scope concerns energy market-specific terminology & concepts, and we optimize the level of know how in the field of the value chain (production, transport and storage capacity concerns physical assets with a lot of relevant technical aspects that need to be mastered in order to understand the functioning of energy markets, energy products and the pricing of these products, as well as the traded energy markets and the trading strategies that energy market participants apply. And -last, but not least- the interpretation of practical cases in the light of of market abuse.
        • ESMA
        • NCAs
  • Energy trading firms (utilities, oil & gas companies and commodity trading firms)
  • We specialized in serving the business unit “Marketing & Sales” (and its acccount managers), as well as the business unit “Trading” (if separated at all). With the latter we serve all departments (with a wide variety of courses), including:
    • Front office
      • REMIT
      • MAR
      • Options & optionalities
    • Middle office
      • Risk identification (volatility, liquidity, correlation and other concepts)
      • Risk quantification (value at risk, stress testing, scenarion analysis & sensitivity analysis)
      • Risk reporting (risk reports, position reports, margining, risk-offset)
      • Risk control (mandates, limit structures, hedging strategies)
    • Back office
      • Understanding the business – Mastering terminology, processes & concepts optimizes internal communication & performance
      • Operations
      • Confirmations
      • Clearing – Collateralisation & margining
      • Risk management & cash management
      • Settlement – Physical delivery & cash transfers
    • Finance department
      • Understanding the business – Mastering terminology, processes & concepts optimizes internal communication & performance
      • Valuation
      • Derivatives
    • ICT department
      • Understanding the business – Mastering terminology, processes & concepts optimizes internal communication & performance
      • Mission/business critical processes & applications
    • HR /  Learning & Development
      • Understanding the business – Mastering terminology, processes & concepts optimizes internal communication & performance
      • Staffing requirements
      • Roadmap – Master plan for education
      • Structuring & operating your own corporate university
    • Compliance afdeling
      • Market abuse courses
      • Market surveillance courses

Education at Entrima

E-learning

Our standardized programmes are also available online. Our E-learning consists of video lectures, extensive readers, tests, exams and certification.

In-class

Open enrolment courses are delivered during one or more days, at various locations.

In-company

We offer in-company delivery of courses. For in-company education content can be tailored.

Seminars

We offer a wide variety of themed interactive (live) online seminars and pre-recorded online seminars.