A single asset management risk solution across all market exposures and hedges
Today’s highly competitive market environment creates pressure to innovate and comply with ongoing regulatory requirements. Flexible risk management tools and analytics that offer visibility into your risk position are needed in order to provide competitive advantage.
The opportunity for improved returns can come from enhanced portfolio performance and maximized market opportunities. Operational efficiencies and automation can lower expenses while supporting greater transaction volumes in volatile markets and changing asset flows.
The Openlink Solution
Openlink offers asset managers sophisticated risk analytics for hedge accounting and derivatives through a single, integrated platform, reducing the need for costly ad-hoc integrations and minimizing operational and systemic risk. Using one system as a single source of truth for books and records across multiple asset classes and markets can streamline processes and make hedges more efficient. Openlink solutions are specifically designed with a high level of data security and control to meet the unique, complex needs of large sophisticated institutions. Openlink integrates maintenance and support for complete hedge accounting and collateral management requirements with portfolio benchmarking and liquidity forecasting to deliver a competitive edge.Request a consultation
Meet and respond to compliance and regulatory obligationsChallenge
Increased market complexity has resulted in ever-evolving regulations and differing compliance commitments across regions, from Dodd-Frank and GAAP to MIFID and EMIR. Managing reporting and transparency can be challenging when multiple securities processing and accounting systems must be navigated. Linking records and tracking data across platforms can make coordination difficult.Solution
Openlink offers a comprehensive asset management risk solution within a single platform. As bilateral emerging markets become cleared for swaps, having an adaptable solution that can manage variation margin and monitor counterparty risk becomes essential. By covering the full lifecycle of the trading transaction, Openlink delivers completely integrated trade capture, valuation, compliance and limits monitoring, in addition to position and risk reporting, collateral management, clearing and settlement, accounting and cash management. Pre-trade analytics and reporting tools provide insights into liquidity and risk impact and support monitoring of concentration and counterparty risks.
Use a single system to process all securitiesChallenge
Large, sophisticated asset managers often trade across multiple established and emerging markets and derivatives instruments that have diverse requirements. Treatment of different financial instruments – from simple spot FX, futures and exchange-traded securities to structured products and complex derivatives can vary widely. As a result, these non-standardized instruments are often handled outside the main securities processing system – typically in spreadsheets.Solution
Manage the full securities workflow with complete process controls across the board for your business in a single system. Openlink’s solution is designed with the flexibility to support virtually any type of financial instrument – from simple physical spot to structured products such as asset backed securities and derivatives. Localization of developing markets can also be accommodated as your business grows and diversifies its exposures.
Portfolio benchmarking to enhance performance managementChallenge
Tracking performance versus indices and having proper attributions can be critical to investment management success. Fixed income, commodities and derivatives indices can be particularly complex and challenging to properly measure within a single platform.Solution
Openlink portfolio attribution tools cover all securities, including historical transaction details, position recordkeeping and cash flows in one solution. Monitor real-time cash positions and utilize flexible reporting tools for queries, filters and sorting from a single resource. Our platform excels at measuring fixed income benchmarks and commodities, both physical and exchange-traded, which can often be challenging to track – all within a single solution.
Secure access management ensures greater accountability and controlChallenge
Many internal business processes require monitoring and segregation of duties at a granular level. While most systems offer basic access controls that keep track of who has made changes to limits or other operating parameters, some procedures are maintained in separate logs outside the system.Solution
Openlink’s detailed specifications around security access levels allow for segregation of duties and offer a high degree of confidence that administrators can limit user rights and carefully control systems access. Comprehensive reporting and audit monitoring track all changes made to trade terms, confirmations, correspondences, valuation data, prices or clearing information – down to the individual user and field level.
Maximize cash and collateral management requirementsChallenge
Forecasting liquidity and managing operational risk across global requirements can be challenging. It is critical to have visibility into available cash and risk impact. Having flexibility to adapt to changing market conditions can enhance the ability to respond to volatility or uncertainty and to maximize returns.Solution
Openlink covers the complete trade lifecycle from deal entry to risk analytics, cash forecasting and accounting. Openlink is designed to manage large volumes of data for complex transactions and provides a holistic view into real-time cash positions. Effectively manage your P&L and general ledger record-keeping and segregate portfolio positions as needed through a fully extensible and customizable solution. Efficient hedge accounting provides granular break-outs of instrument component parts and relationships. Get the flexibility you need to adapt to changing market conditions and requirements.