Take the Plunge: What are the benefits of global cash pooling and controlled disbursement structures?
This article, published in The Middle East Treasurer, brings insights into Treasury technologies and how firms can transform their cash management practices to achieve administrative efficiencies and cost reductions through cash pooling initiatives.
With the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) having delivered its long-awaited definitional clarification defining a “swaps dealer”, decomposition and aggregation tools will be needed for trades crossing multiple commodities, as will a flexible framework for potential future rules changes.
April 2012 | Waters
As derivatives and cash activities increasingly migrate to central clearing parties, the economics of trading will fundamentally change—costs that were previously implicit and hidden at execution become up-front, visible and potentially larger in magnitude.
March 2012 | Waters
Roundtable discussion: The automation of buy-side and sell-side firms’ back offices holds the key to them generating an holistic view of the various risks associated with processing complex financial instruments, most notably OTC derivatives. Nowhere is this more crucial than when it comes to managing counterparty credit risk, where early adopters stand to gain a competitive advantage through efficiency gains over the industry’s laggards.
March 2012 | Waters
Against the backdrop of major regulatory changes, evolving market structure and funding challenges, the economics of derivatives and cash activities are being reshaped. OpenLink’s Mark Abrams explains how a holistic approach to risk management — especially in regard to counterparty risk and collateral management — can play a pivotal role in improving your firm’s efficiency and maintaining its competitiveness.
Feb 2012 | DerivSource
Providers of trading and risk management technology are enhancing their offerings to enable users to comply with the slew of Dodd-Frank rules now being promulgated. OpenLink enhances products for compliance with Dodd-Frank regulations.
Feb 2012 | Markets Media
Derivatives clearing via a central counterparty (CCP) should increase transparency and empower firms to use derivatives with greater effectiveness. But while CCP-generated valuations will be hugely beneficial, they will not be a panacea. Is your organization ready for the new market structure?
Jan 2012 | Waters
OpenLink's Ken Knowles, EVP addresses the primary challenges related to data management practices in cross-asset trading.
Nov 2011 | Waters
The Dodd‐Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act intends to introduce significant changes to the US over‐the‐counter (OTC) derivatives market, with the goals of improving transparency, reducing systemic default risk and promoting greater stability. The costs and lack of clarity associated with this bold endeavour have far reaching consequences.
Sept 2011 | Bobs Guide
OpenLink enjoys healthy double-digit growth, despite the downturn in the economy, thanks to a diversification of clients, asset classes and geographies.
Dec 2009 | Risk Magazine
OpenLink examines how building a more compelling trading solution can help avoid some common pitfalls that trouble competitor solutions. And how incorporating a truly integrated trading, risk and operations solution whose functionality all flows from the same common architecture creates an environment that stands out from the crowd.
March 2009 | World Finance
Ken Knowles of OpenLink explains how a unified future may be the best thing for better credit and operational risk management.
Feb 2009 | FST US
Volatility and correlation have reached unprecedented levels, and liquidity and counterparty credit risk have skyrocketed. Now, more than ever, traders and risk managers need answers they can trust "An integrated trading, risk and operations system is vital in this kind of market environment," says Ken Knowles, executive vice president of financial and risk solutions at leading vendor, OpenLink.
Dec 2008 | Risk
Running multiple risk management systems has become the Holy Grail for banks and financial institutions with increased costs and a single platform for all asset classes. Phil Wang, vice president, product management at OpenLink, explains that banks that continue to ignore the need to streamline do so at their peril.
Sept 2008 | FST Europe
2007 to 1998
Structured Credit Investor looks at OpenLink's cross-asset trading, risk and operations processing management software solution Findur.
May 2007 | Structured Credit Investor
As announced in Euromoney's Aug 2004 issue, OpenLink placed third in the overall cross-category and in the top three of six sub-categories in Euromoney magazine's financial technology users' survey. OpenLink was named first in the FX, FI, OTC, Equities, and Derivatives category; first in Cash Positioning; second in Limit Checking; and third in each of the Credit Risk, Transaction Management, and Securities Processing categories.
Aug 2004 | Euromoney
By the year 2000, Nationwide Building Society had outgrown its critical treasury front-, middle-, and back-office software systems. "We had been using a system that had been installed in the early 1990s which was very much past its 'sell-by' date," says Kevin Bernbaum, the Society's head of treasury control. "Its functions could no longer cope with the processing and reporting complexity that our business growth demanded".
July/Aug 2004 | Back Office Focus
What are the key challenges banks face in implementing an operational risk regime for Basel II guidelines? Dr. Jack King, managing director of Genoa (UK) Limited, and Jean-Claude Riss, managing director of OpenLink International, look at the toughest barriers and point out approaches that have proven useful in overcoming them.
May 2004 | GTNews.com
Giuseppe Castellacci and Michael Siclari of OpenLink evaluate state-of-the-art methodologies for calculating the value-at-risk (VaR) of non-linear portfolios from the point of view of computational accuracy and efficiency.
Nov 2003 | European Journal of Operations Research
No longer exclusively the responsibility of risk managers, the front-, middle- and back-offices are becoming inextricably linked in a chain of risk analysis and management. This article discusses the evolution and convergence of risk management across the trade lifecycle.
March 2002 | FX & MM
Given the fast pace of financial innovations and years of implementation experiences, it is time to revisit the vision of the integrated trading system that has existed for several years among many financial institutions. Coleman Fung, CEO and founder of OpenLink, explains why the definition of a truly integrated trading system keeps changing and addresses many of the challenges, obstacles, and outstanding issues that require a new generation of integrated systems.
July 1998 | Derivatives Strategy