CASE STUDIES

SIMPLIFY YOUR TRADING WITH CITY EXECUTIONTR Screens

In 2015, Vela (formerly OptionsCity) began working on developing City Execution for Thomson Reuters Eikon, a tool for allowing direct market access and trading for customers of Eikon in a seamless and integrated fashion. City Execution, built based City API, providing futures and options on futures trade execution functionality, launched in mid-2016 and has garnered much attention from Thomson Reuters as it makes Eikon functionality more competitive with Bloomberg Terminals.

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CAPITALIZING ON THE FUTURES OPTIONS MARKETSTrade Station Screen

TradeStation provides active traders and institutional traders the ability to design, test, optimize, and automate their options and futures trading strategies. TradeStation works with Vela (formerly OptionsCity) to offer a white-labeled version of the CityTrader platform to clients interested in trading futures options. Branded as Futures+, the platform has seen significant growth over the past two years and realizes over 60,000 trades a month – all seamless to the end user.

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INDUSTRY-LEADING RISK MANAGEMENT

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G. H. Financials has over twenty years of experience providing Futures & Options Clearing Services to clients ranging from professional individuals right through to large scale investment banks. When G. H. Financials sought to shore up their risk management and risk-modeling capabilities they turned to Vela (formerly OptionsCity) to help develop their risk management tools for their options clearing operation. Utilizing Metro’s robust analytics to evaluate and monitor its risk, they were able better manage their clients risk on a continuous, real-time basis.

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PUSHING THE LIMITS OF PERFORMANCEPro-Trader-Image

A large proprietary trading firm actively transacts as a provider and consumer of global financial market liquidity. With over 200 employees globally, this large prop trading firm has established itself as an aggressive, entrepreneurial and agile trading firm with relentless focus on seeking out competitive edge in the marketplace. Its energy group specializes in the trading of financial and physical crude oil, refined products and natural gas. This large prop trading firm demands a high-performance, low-latency options trading platform for its trading operations and has grown in partnership with Vela (formerly OptionsCity). Its first trading group came on board with Vela (formerly OptionsCity) in 2013, and now Vela (formerly OptionsCity) Metro has become the default trading software used by their options traders with over 10 groups using Metro.

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POWERING EXCHANGES WITH ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONSnasdaq-1.jpg

Vela (formerly OptionsCity) powers NASDAQ Futures Exchange (NFX) end-of-day settlements processes via a custom enterprise solution built on top of the Metro platform. This solution leverages Vela (formerly OptionsCity) extensive domain expertizes in modeling and pricing as well as its powerful APIs, allowing NASDAQ to streamline an otherwise manual process. With the launch of NFX, NASDAQ utilized Vela (formerly OptionsCity) Metro to provide market participants with a reliable trading tool to access NASDAQ newly listed energy futures products.

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