About OptiRisk Systems
MissionTo deliver novel yet tailored optimization and risk analytics solutions across the globe by exploiting cutting edge research.
VisionTo lead the innovation of optimization and risk analytic solutions.
ValuesMaintain a culture of research, innovation, cooperation, commitment.
OptiRisk specializes in optimization and risk analytics and is renowned for its research and development of models and software systems in these domains. In the domain of Sentiment Analysis, OptiRisk is a partner of Thomson Reuters and RavenPack. The company has researched and published the Handbook of News Analytics in Finance and has developed the Sentiment Analysis Toolkit (SAT) which consolidates market data and news (meta) data and connects sentiment analysis to financial models. The other domain of specialisation of OptiRisk is Stochastic Optimisation; the company is a certified IBM partner (Optimisation Modelling) in the UK and in India. In the domain of optimization the company has developed a family of Algebraic Modelling Language (AML) tools which are specifically designed for modelling and solving a wide range of stochastic programming and robust optimization problems. The company has a track record of successfully delivering tailored applications in finance, logistics and energy systems.
Professor Gautam Mitra and DrCormac Lucas set up OptiRisk Systemsin the year 2000. In the early days (2000- 2008) the company used to draw upon the research results of CARISMA: The Centre for the Analysis of Risk and Optimisation Modelling Applications, Brunel University. CARISMA was a world class research centre founded by Professor Mitra. Since 2009 Gautam Mitra has held a visiting Professorship (honorary) in the department of Computer Science (UCL); with Computational Finance specialisation. The source of research results has accordingly shifted. The focus of the leading edge products and services offered by the company have also evolved. Almost all the members of the technical team possess research degrees. The team members are drawn from an international background and between them speak a wide variety of languages, thus enabling OptiRisk to interact with clients from across the globe.