Market Insight

  • ComTech 2014 CTRM Vendor Perception Report

    OpenLink rated as the market leader in 8 of the 18 categories of market capability explored in the study, including leader in overall energy trading and risk management (ETRM) and commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) as well as in multiple categories of energy and ags trading. Additionally, OpenLink placed in the top three of every category surveyed.
  • Supply Chain Management and CTRMs

    What market drivers are causing non-energy commodity firms to increasingly adopt commodity trading and risk management systems in order to gain competitive advantage. Learn more in this video featuring Commodity Technology Advisory and Henry Bonner, EVP Commodity Solutions at OpenLink.
  • Unlocking the Potential of the CTRM-ERP Relationship

    What are the differences between a CTRM and an ERP and what are the best practices for leveraging these systems to minimize commodity risks?
  • Latest Developments in Commodities Trading Systems

    OpenLink and Risk magazine reveal best practices and cross-industry requirements for Commodities Trading Systems.
  • Metals Markets in Flux: How Rule Changes and the Rise of Asia are Impacting the Landscape

    The trading of metals and their corresponding financial instruments is entering an age of uncertainty. Firms that participate in global metal markets will need heightened IT support to stay ahead and to take advantage of new hedging and trading opportunities via emerging trading venues.
  • Coping with Uncertainty: Metals Trading in a State of Flux

    Firms that participate in the global metals markets will need heightened IT support to stay ahead and to take advantage of new hedging and trading opportunities via emerging trading venues.
  • Turning Reform into Competitive Advantage

    The EMIR reforms for middle- and back-office operations will radically transform the way participating firms process derivatives. As Europe embraces a new era of cleared and executed derivatives trading, market participants will have to maximize operational efficiencies to improve risk management, provide greater transparency to clients and counterparties, and to create smoother workflows.
  • How to End the Balkanization of Risk Exposure

    Over the past decade, the pressure has been building on multinational corporations to meet higher standards for financial reporting and risk management. This white paper takes a closer look at ways multinational corporations can confront regulatory challenges and achieve consolidated risk management capabilities through a more substantial enterprise-wide risk management strategy.
  • Know Your Position in a Volatile Market

    Adam Johnston discusses how knowing your position can prevent overhedging, save you money, and improve efficiencies.
  • Finding the Right Path to Hedge Accounting

    With their plates already near capacity, many organizations are also tasked with re-evaluating their hedge accounting strategies to address the new wave of regulatory requirements while continuing to mitigate exposure challenges caused by increasingly volatile market activity.