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Swiss Oil Trading Giant Reverses Threat From Energy Market Data Monopoly

Oil trader reduces energy market data cost


A leading Swiss oil trading company, renowned for its global operations and astute market strategies, encountered a significant challenge. Their primary market data provider, holding a monopoly in the sector, presented terms that seemed skewed and misrepresented. The trading company sought our expertise to navigate this complex situation.



The market data monopoly, capitalizing on its dominant position, attempted to impose terms that were not in the best interest of the Swiss oil trading company. These terms, if unchallenged, would have resulted in inflated costs and potential operational inefficiencies for the trading company. The misrepresentation of terms was subtle, requiring keen industry insight to identify and challenge.



Our approach was rooted in deep market knowledge and a commitment to client advocacy:

  • Forensic Analysis of Terms: We conducted a thorough examination of the terms presented by the market data monopoly. Our team identified areas where the terms were misrepresented or misaligned with industry standards.


  • Strategic Engagement: Armed with our findings, we engaged in strategic discussions with the market data provider. Our objective was to highlight the discrepancies and seek a revision of the terms that would be fair and transparent.


  • Persistent Negotiation: Recognizing the monopoly’s tactics, we persisted in our negotiations, emphasizing the trading company’s rights and the importance of fair dealings in the industry.



Our meticulous analysis and steadfast negotiations led to:



This case study underscores the importance of vigilance and expertise in the face of monopolistic practices. Even industry giants, like the leading Swiss oil trading company, can face challenges when dealing with dominant market players.

Our intervention ensured that the trading company was not only protected from misleading terms but also achieved substantial financial savings. The outcome reaffirmed the value of expert guidance in navigating complex market dynamic savings in Market Data Costs



Thanvir has 20 years of experience with some of the largest energy and financial information providers. Founder and CEO of Phycomex, where he is trusted by commodity traders, financiers, consumers, and refiners to help optimise procurement.


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