“Vela's (formerly OptionsCity) CityTrader platform gave us the flexibility to offer futures and options functionality to our clients while maintaining all the other features of QT Market Center Pro including news, data and messaging. As our clients become more sophisticated with their trading requirements, options functionality including RFQs and spread-building is critical to their trading. By partnering with Vela, we are able to offer a more complete solution and scale it in a way that makes sense for our growing customer base."
-Tom Muellner, Head of Technology, QT Info Systems
“Vela (formerly OptionsCity) is a proven leader in futures and options trading software and their off-the-shelf Metro platform delivers the low-latency and functionality required by our demanding trading strategies. In addition, their CityTrader platform offers us efficient execution through an easily accessible web-based trading platform.”
-Mike Dinan, Trader, Euler Investments
“Vela (formerly OptionsCity) is a strong partner for our US Commodities initiative known as NFX and we are pleased to expand this partnership to our European commodities markets, providing another strong trading front end for both futures and options products and further strengthen our distribution capabilities in our European power markets."
-Georg Aasen, Head of Nasdaq Oslo ASA and VP Nasdaq Commodities, Nasdaq
“Utilizing their proven software suite, Vela (formerly OptionsCity) has quickly been able to provide us with a customized solution that can easily be integrated with our leading exchange platform.”
-Magnus Haglind, Vice President and Head of U.S. Commodities, Nasdaq
"After extensive research, Marex Spectron chose Vela (formerly OptionsCity) Metro for its intuitive out-of-box features delivered on a low-latency architecture. In addition, Metro’s modular architecture gives us the ability to extend the platform and build custom algorithms and apps."
-Nick Benson, Chief Technology Officer, Marex Spectron
-Alastair Moffatt, Chief Risk Officer, G. H. Financials
-Matt Zimberg, President, Optimus Futures
-Pai Palmeri, Head Trader, Andrie Trading
-Frank Napolitano, Chief Executive Officer Prime International Trading, Ltd.
-Todd Rich, Director of Strategic Sales, NYSE Technologies
-Jeff Kupets, Managing Member Mustang Trading, LLC
“I worked with Vela (formerly OptionsCity) on several different initiatives, including connecting directly to CBSX for market maker equity hedging and CBOE for options market making. We have always been highly impressed with their management skills and ability to bring functionality to our mutual client base. We continue to strengthen our business partnership and, most importantly, gain the respect of the clients.”
-Patty Schuler, VP of Sales and Marketing, Boston Options Exchange
“I’ve enjoyed working with this young, innovative company and watching them contend with some of the major electronic trading platform providers on the market. I look forward to seeing what Vela (formerly OptionsCity) accomplishes over the next few years.”
-Doug Hoffman, Director, Business Development, CBOE