Chartis Research Cites OpenLink Leadership in Energy Trading Risk Management

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OpenLink Lauded for ‘Completeness of Offering’

Our goal is to continue to expand our offering for our clients’ transaction lifecycles, as they evolve and their end-to-end processes broaden, encompassing more risk and volatility at each juncture.

OpenLink Financial LLC (OpenLink), the global leader in Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM) software, has received three plaudits from leading market research firm Chartis Research. Chartis has named OpenLink a Category Leader in Energy Trading Risk Management (ETRM) and placed OpenLink fourteenth on its 2012 RiskTech100 rankings.

Chartis gave OpenLink the highest ranking for “Completeness of Offering,” evaluating the firm on front-to-back completeness and embedded domain knowledge, along with breadth of asset coverage, physicals coverage, pricing models management, market, credit, and operational risk management with physical mapping, regulatory risk reporting, management reporting, risk aggregation, integration capabilities, pricing and curves, asset portfolio optimization, physical structure, and data management.

Peyman Mestchian, managing partner at Chartis Research, said, “As we noted in the report, some key trends across the sector are the increasing effect of physical attributes on risk models, more integrated risk management, and more computationally intensive credit risk. OpenLink’s technology gives market participants a real-time, aggregated view of their risk across their global enterprises, which supports mission critical decision making.”

Dr. Mark Greene, OpenLink CEO Designate, said, “We respect Chartis’ rigorous process for fairly and accurately evaluating vendors in the risk space. Our goal is to continue to expand our offering for our clients’ transaction lifecycles, as they evolve and their end-to-end processes broaden, encompassing more risk and volatility at each juncture. OpenLink thanks Chartis for their designations, and we look forward to continuing to serve our sophisticated clients who drive our innovation.”

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About Chartis Research
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About OpenLink
Founded in 1992, OpenLink ( provides decision support software solutions for transaction lifecycle management. This software encompasses financial and physical cross-asset trading, risk management, related operations processing and portfolio management for commodity, energy and financial services markets and industries globally. The Company is a high growth, private equity-backed global software and services business serving energy, commodities, financial institutions, agribusiness, food & beverage, and corporate customers.

OpenLink's best-in-class products help clients manage their commodity, energy, and financial instrument trading activities across the entire trading and supply chain lifecycle. The Company has grown both organically and through strategic acquisitions, and generated pro forma revenue of over $300 million in 2011.

The company services over 500 clients, including a world-class customer base of 12 of the world's largest commodity and energy companies, nine of the largest financial institutions, and 11 of the largest central banks.

The Company has over 1,200 employees in its 12 global offices on five continents. Based in Uniondale, on Long Island, NY, it has additional offices in New York City, Houston, London, Berlin, Vienna, Toronto, Moscow, São Paulo, Singapore, Dubai, and Sydney.

OpenLink has received multiple industry awards and recognition in 2011, including being ranked as the industry leader by Gartner and ranked first in its class by Energy Risk Magazine for Commodity/Energy Trading and Risk Management (C/ETRM) systems.

OpenLink was acquired in October 2011 by leading private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedman LLC.

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