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OpenGamma names Mark Beeston as chairman

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OpenGamma, a provider of OTC market structure risk management and analytics solutions, has appointed Mark Beeston as chairman of the board of directors.

OpenGamma has also appointed Cristobal Conde, former CEO of SunGard, to its board.
OpenGamma provides standardised and transparent margin calculations from the major clearing houses, enabling financial services firms to optimise their use of capital.
"OpenGamma is rapidly becoming the standard for margin calculations, a key component for financial institutions during this market structure evolution," says Beeston (pictured). "The opportunities for growth are clearly significant and I look forward to continuing my work with the board to help reinforce OpenGamma's position at the heart of the financial ecosystem."
"We are proud to have such an experienced industry professional as Mark to chair our board," says Mas Nakachi, chief executive officer of OpenGamma. "His background in financial services and his deep understanding of banking and financial technology make him the ideal person to lead OpenGamma's next phase of growth."
An OpenGamma board member since 2012, Beeston has over 20 years of experience working at financial institutions. He established Illuminate Financial Management in February 2014 after four years serving as chief executive officer for ICAP's post-trade risk business.
Beeston's appointment follows the decision by former chairman and co-founder Kirk Wylie to take on the role of chief innovation officer. Wylie will continue on as a board member.
Beeston is joined on the board by Conde, former CEO of SunGard. Conde held a number of executive management roles at SunGard, including 12 years at its helm, and has a long and successful track record of accelerating the growth of fintech companies.
"My 30-year career has been dedicated to harnessing technology to deliver more efficient solutions to the financial industry," says Conde. "During this time there were only a few initiatives which could be considered truly transformative. OpenGamma's approach to risk and margin measurement is one of them."

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