16 May 2023

Energy Markets ‘One to Watch’ Status Awarded to Cassini Systems


LONDON / NEW YORK / SYDNEY / HONG KONG, 16 May 2023: Cassini Systems, the leading provider of pre-and post-trade margin and collateral analytics for derivatives market participants, is pleased to be selected as a recipient of the “One to Watch” achievement in this year’s Energy Risk Awards.

This award recognizes firms that have successfully set themselves up for future growth by offering innovative technology that significantly contributes to the development of the energy market. Cassini Systems has impressed the judging panel and set itself apart due to the unique margin analytics platform the company offers clients. A full write-up on the issues Cassini is tackling can be found here. 

While firms have been concerned with margin calculations for several years, there are now three main drivers for firms investing in Cassini’s intelligent analytics, especially in the energy market:  

  • Market volatility – the last two years have severely impacted margin requirements, driving a need for better liquidity analytics, with more interconnectivity into the market, to understand the drivers of their margin and collateral needs.
  • Regulation – mandates, such as the Uncleared Margin Rules (UMR), have pushed companies to go beyond just compliance and further understand their margin costs and what they can do to reduce them.
  • Rising interest rates and inflation – the cost of collateral has increased exponentially with rate increases, further driving a need to understand liquidity requirements.

Cassini helps companies save costs through its margin and collateral analytics system, with enhanced features such as forecasting, stress testing, and optimization capabilities for ETDs. CF Partners, the leading energy and environmental solutions provider, recently onboarded Cassini due to the platform’s ability to connect to the extensive network of existing brokers.

Ocean Partners, a global metal trading firm, chose Cassini to manage and conduct sophisticated Initial Margin (IM) and Variation Margin (VM) analysis to optimize funding for margin on derivatives transactions in global markets.

Cassini’s platform is unique, providing users with insights into possible margin optimization strategies in a standardized format at any time of the day to help companies better manage their funds. Typically, clients can save 30% to 40% of their IM requirements through the company’s margin analytics and reduce funding cost drag, which could be the difference between being one of the top 10% of funds or being downgraded.

Liam Huxley, Founder, and CEO of Cassini: “Cassini recognizes that the energy markets are in a volatile place – with stricter regulations and an uptick in interest rates, clients need crystal-clear, reliable margin analytics to help them make informed decisions when it comes to trades. Being acknowledged as ‘the one to watch’ reiterates that we are driving innovation and that our intelligent margin and collateral analytics positively impact the energy industry.”

Cassini Systems’ solution is used by energy trading firms and is trusted by hedge funds, who are starting new strategies within the energy sector. Cassini continues to grow as a company and improve its technology to meet client needs. It offers firms an increasingly valuable tool in today’s market – transparency and actionable insights on margin, collateral, and liquidity drivers.


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