Allegro Development Efficient and Passionate Risk Managers

Jason Liu Interim, CEO, Michael Hinton, Chief Customer Officer and SVP, Products and Solutions
A combination of “windy” financial uncertainties, complex technologies, and daunting security risks makes up, what Jason Liu calls the “perfect storm.” To add to the intricacy, like the water piling up ahead the eye of the storm is the trend of heightened concern around compliance. With the booming success of any business, it is indispensible to keep up with the derivative regulations, market rules, and rules regarding internal compliance and taxation. “In addition, these rules are constantly changing which make it even more ‘frightening’ to understand, interpret, and apply to business operations,” warns Jason Liu, Interim CEO, Allegro Development.

Amid this “scary” and agitated tempest, Liu, with his technology expertise, constructs an amendable architecture to deal with the unsettling regulatory concerns. Allegro Development, a global leader in commodity trading and risk management (CTRM) solutions, promises rapid adaptation and domain expertise to ensure compliance and ease the complexity of energy organizations, markets, transactions, contracts, and accounting rules. “Our CTRM solutions allow us to manage transactions from deal to cash, focusing on customers who are in the production, delivery, and everything between,” says Mike Hinton, Chief Customer Officer and SVP, Products and Solutions, Allegro Development.

A compliance “deficiency,” with the regulatory ambiguities, of legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, Hedge Accounting, Dodd-Frank, EMIT, REMIR, FERC Reporting and others, can expose businesses to expensive fines and penalties. Having a platform that understands multi-commodities and new compliance advances around physical and financial transactions, Allegro gives a proper visibility to enterprises to build a suitable control, eradicating risks and improper governance. “Along with this single platform, we eliminate the need for real-time reporting and submission of information, with the changing granularity of the business,” states Hinton.

With the market evolution, a commodity businesses trade is shifted from measuring in years and months to days, hours, and even sub-hours.
Allegro’s technology computes large sets of data and brings together market information for proper valuation for particular transactions.


Our CTRM solutions allow us to manage transaction from deal to cash, focusing on customers and delivery


Allegro’s solutions quickly respond to changes in the derivative regulation and enable customers to rapidly deploy them around all the areas of compliance. “With the constant morphing in Dodd-Frank legislation, we built and implemented a product, that enabled submission of the various derivative transactions related to Dodd-Frank requirement,” reports Hinton. Allegro met with various customers operating in North America, who felt this product is extremely helpful for their submission requirements to particular repositories. “We had a large host of customers, who took that product in a very small window of time, to implement it, and be compliant. As a result, none of them received any penalty,” states Hinton.

Besides the CTRM software which provides global intelligence by optimizing and managing assets and enormous portfolios, Allegro has advance technologies to automate the compliance processes, audit and monitor, and build a natural workflow.

Taking Allegro to the next level of growth is its recent acquisition by Vector Capital, a global private equity firm and Cerium Technology, an investment firm for energy, trading, and technology. The company has been showing substantial revenue growth, since the contribution by the investment firms. Vector and Cerium are also looking at strengthening and expanding Allegro’s market leading product and service capabilities. Having analyzed the market and broadened the functionality, from a product standpoint, Allegro, now, pursuits to calm the “perfect storm” to hasten its productivity.

Company
Allegro Development

Headquarters
Dallas, TX

Management
Jason Liu Interim, CEO, Michael Hinton, Chief Customer Officer and SVP, Products and Solutions

Description
Commodity trading and risk management solutions provider to mitigate risk and ensure compliance