For more information on our sponsorship program

Please contact:

Tricia Perl at pperl@theocc.com

or

Christie Bourne at cbourne@cboe.com

Confirmed Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • Options Clearing Corporation

    Visit www.theocc.com

    As the foundation for secure markets, OCC is a cost-efficient, customer-driven organization that delivers world-class risk management, clearing and settlement services to the listed options market. Our role as a Systemically Important Financial Market Utility (SIFMU) is critical to providing financial stability for market participants, investors, and the economy. Today, our financial guarantee and central counterparty role extend beyond listed options to OTC options, financial and commodity futures, security futures, and securities lending. Named 2018 Best Clearing House by Markets Media, OCC also promotes continued education of the listed options markets through The Options Industry Council (OIC).

    Contact
    David Prosperi
    Dprosperi@theocc.com

  • Cboe Global Markets

    Visit www.cboe.com/

    Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE | NASDAQ: CBOE) is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. The company is committed to relentless innovation, connecting global markets with world-class technology, and providing seamless solutions that enhance the customer experience.
    Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world’s barometer for equity market volatility.
    Cboe’s trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe. In addition, the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETP trading.
    The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Ecuador. 

    Contact
    Arianne Criqui
    acriqui@cboe.com

  • BOX Exchange

    Visit boxoptions.com/

    BOX Options provides an efficient and transparent marketplace, cutting edge technology and best price filtering for customer order execution. BOX Options offers distinctive features such as the Price Improvement Period (PIP) auction, Complex Order Book, Solicitation , Facilitation and Open Outcry on approximately 2,200 different securities. BOX Options has an ultra-low latency trading engine with matching based on price-time priority. 

    Contact
    Patty Schuler
    PSchuler@boxoptions.com

  • MIAX

    Visit www.miaxoptions.com

    MIAX Options, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald are fully electronic options trading exchanges and wholly-owned subsidiaries of Miami International Holdings, Inc. (MIH) that comprise the MIAX Exchange Group. The MIAX Exchange Group assembled a team with deep rooted experience in developing, operating and trading on options exchanges, and its trading platforms were developed in-house and designed from the ground up for the unique functional and performance demands of derivatives trading. MIAX Options, MIAX PEARL and MIAX Emerald leverage the MIAX Exchange Group’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide their member firms with both traditional and maker-taker pricing structures. With the launch of MIAX Emerald, the MIAX Exchange Group now has access to approximately 80% of the overall U.S. options market volume.

    On February 21, 2019 MIAX Options launched options on the SPIKES™ Volatility Index. SPIKES™ is a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY), the most actively-traded exchange traded fund in the world. SPIKES™ was developed by T3 Index (T3), a research-driven indexing firm that develops proprietary indexes as part of a partnership with MIH. 

    The MIAX Exchange Group’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with a Miami Operations Center, Annual Meeting and Conference Center, and offices for MIAX Technologies and MIAX Global, two other MIH subsidiaries, located in Miami, FL.

    Contact
    Thomas P. Gallagher
    tgallagher@miami-holdings.com

  • Nasdaq

    Visit www.nasdaq.com

    Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global technology company serving the capital markets and other industries. Our diverse offering of data, analytics, software and services enables clients to optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. To learn more about the company, technology solutions and career opportunities, visit us on LinkedIn, on Twitter @Nasdaq, or at www.nasdaq.com.

    Contact
    U.S. Options
    Sales@nasdaq.com

  • NYSE

    Visit www.nyse.com/index

    About NYSE Group

    NYSE Group is a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE), a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses, and a provider of data and listings services. NYSE Group’s equity exchanges -- the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE American, NYSE Arca, NYSE Chicago and NYSE National -- trade more U.S. equity volume than any other exchange group. The NYSE is the premier global venue for capital raising, leading worldwide in IPOs, including technology IPOs. NYSE Arca Options and NYSE Amex Options are leading equity options exchanges. To learn more, visit www.nyse.com/index.

    Contact
    Brittany Marinucci
    brittany.marinucci@nyse.com

  • Gold Sponsors

    • B of A Securities

      Visit https://www.bofaml.com/en-us/content/futures-options-otc-clearing.html

      The Futures and Options, OTC Clearing, Foreign Exchange Prime Brokerage, and Fixed Income Prime Brokerage business is strategically positioned between both FICC (Fixed Income, Currencies, and Commodities) and Equities to leverage the resources of the entire global markets organization.

       

      Bank of America has been executing and clearing futures contracts on behalf of clients for over 100 years and is one of the  largest futures clearing entity in the US today. We have built a robust global business that provides our clients clearing access to over 75 exchanges globally, encompassing approximately 60 exchange memberships. We provide clients access to both voice and electronic execution solutions, with round-the-clock/follow-the-sun coverage and access to our proprietary suite of futures algorithms. We aim to completely automate our trade processing to eliminate clearing errors and we run a highly automated intra-day trade reconciliation process.

       

      In addition, we have been at the forefront of the new era of OTC derivatives clearing. Our OTC service offering includes derivatives intermediation, cross margining, world class reporting and reconciliation, leading collateral optimization technology, and allocation processing across multiple accounts on a single multi-market and multi-asset platform. Most recently, Bank of America was named Derivatives House of the Year, also winning the OTC Client Clearing Bank of the Year at the Risk Awards in London.

      Contact
      Aaron Rowe
      aaron.rowe@bofa.com

    • Dash Financial Technologies

      Visit www.dashfinancial.com.

      Launched in 2011, DASH Financial Technologies is the industry’s leading capital markets technology and execution provider. DASH’s philosophy is simple: with technology, clients should be empowered to craft, analyze and refine bespoke solutions calibrated to their precise performance goals. Using the award-winning DASH360 platform, clients receive full routing and cost transparency and a comprehensive suite of tools to visualize all aspects of their orders in real time. With this emphasis on technology, DASH has become the industry’s leading provider of wholly customizable and transparent trading solutions, routing approximately 16% of the daily OCC volume and an additional 25% touching its workflow and compliance tools. For more information go to www.DASHfinancial.com.

       

      Contact
      Dash Concierge
      concierge@dashfinancial.com

    • Goldman Sachs

      Visit www.goldmansachs.com

      The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals.  With over 30 years of experience, Goldman Sachs Clearing provides the expertise to help clients finance and settle transactions on the world’s major equities and derivatives exchanges. Professional service combined with our back office platform allows clients to work with multiple asset classes, currencies and jurisdictions seamlessly.  Clients include broker dealers, proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, and corporate institutions. As a global clearer, we provide a wide range of services across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

      Contact
      Kyle Czepiel
      kyle.czepiel@gs.com

    • Two Sigma Securities

      Visit https://twosigmasecurities.com/

      Two Sigma Securities, LLC is a broker-dealer registered with the SEC, a member of the major U.S. equity exchanges and a registered market maker in over 8,000 U.S. exchange listed equities. Backed by a high performance, proprietary platform, the firm facilitates the execution of more than 400 million shares per day. Two Sigma Securities, LLC is the market-making affiliate of Two Sigma Investments, LP and is a member of FINRA and SIPC. 

      Contact
      Rory O'Kane
      Rory.Okane@tssecurities.com

    • Silver Sponsors

      • Chicago Trading Company

        Visit www.chicagotrading.com

        Chicago Trading Company is a proprietary trading firm founded in 1995.  Back then we did all our business on Chicago’s noisy exchanges.  Today our teams work primarily in our own space - - a former trading floor that’s now a busy hive of collaboration where our traders, quants, technologist and operations teams work together to solve the toughest problems our markets have to offer.  We hold each other to the highest standards – in our effort, our ingenuity, and our integrity.

        Contact
        Kate Vogus
        Kate.Vogus@chicagotrading.com

      • Citadel Securities

        Visit www.citadelsecurities.com/

         Citadel Securities is an award-winning global market maker across a broad array of fixed income and equity products. Our unique set of capabilities and tools are designed to drive down the cost of transactions, helping to meet the liquidity needs of asset managers, banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds, government agencies, and public pension programs. We strive to provide the most efficient execution and the highest caliber of services, making markets more fair and accessible for all.

        Contact
        Mike Harrington
        mike.harrington@citadel.com

      • CITI

        Visit www.citigroup.com

        Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

        Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi

         

         

        Contact
        Sarah Phillips
        sarah.phillips@citi.com

      • Credit Suisse AG

        Visit https://www.credit-suisse.com/us/en.html

        Credit Suisse AG is one of the world's leading financial services providers and is part of the Credit Suisse group of companies. Our strategy builds on Credit Suisse's core strengths: its position as a leading wealth manager, its specialist investment banking capabilities and its strong presence in our home market of Switzerland. We seek to follow a balanced approach to wealth management, aiming to capitalize on both the large pool of wealth within mature markets as well as the significant growth in wealth in Asia Pacific and other emerging markets, while also serving key developed markets with an emphasis on Switzerland. Credit Suisse employs approximately 46,360 people. The registered shares (CSGN) of Credit Suisse AG's parent company, Credit Suisse Group AG, are listed in Switzerland and, in the form of American Depositary Shares (CS), in New York. Further information about Credit Suisse can be found at www.credit-suisse.com.

        Contact
        Pat Luongo
        pat.luongo@credit-suisse.com

      • Hanweck

        Visit www.hanweck.com

        Hanweck, a Cboe Global Markets company, is the leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives markets focusing on the large-scale risk problems of banks, broker/dealers, hedge funds, central counterparties and exchanges -- where the number of instruments and positions number in the millions.  Hanweck delivers its risk analytics as a real-time service via API, dramatically simplifying integration with its customers’ risk architecture. Hanweck also offers a suite of Trading Indicators that mine the signal rich options market to derive proprietary datasets delivered in real time.

        Contact
        Thomas Watson
        twatson@hanweck.com

      • IMC

        Visit www.imc.com

        IMC is a leading global market maker buying and selling securities in all major asset classes on multiple trading venues worldwide. 
        Pioneering the combination of advanced technology and trading expertise, IMC draws on three decades of industry experience, robust risk management and significant capital commitment to provide liquidity and facilitate the transfer of risk for all market participants.
        IMC serves qualified counterparties and is a Designated Market Maker (DMM) on the New York Stock Exchange. Founded in 1989 in Amsterdam, IMC is an ambitious, innovative company built on an open, collaborative culture where great ideas thrive. Today, IMC employs more than 700 traders, technologists and support staff across offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific.

        Contact
        Paul Jiganti
        paul.jiganti@imc.com

      • Matrix

        Visit www.matrixexecutions.com

        Matrix is a technology-driven firm founded by innovators and trusted, experienced industry professionals. We provide exceptional technology and execution services for the trading community.  The ability to quickly adapt to the ever-changing derivatives trading landscape is based on our deep industry involvement, our extraordinary staff, and our entrepreneurial spirit.  Exceptional execution services come from having close client relationships to assess their unique needs, experienced engineers to deliver innovative technology, and vast knowledge of handling derivatives execution for 20+ years.  We strive to provide the most advanced technology and best service in the business.

        Contact
        Liza Serro
        Liza.serro@matrixexecutions.com

      • Morgan Stanley

        Visit www.morganstanley.com

        Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing a wide range of investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 42 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. 

        Contact
        Andrew McLeod
        andrew.m.mcleod@morganstanley.com

      • Willkie

        Visit www.willkie.com

        Willkie is an elite international law firm that offers superior client service across a broad spectrum of practice areas. With approximately 700 lawyers located in eleven offices in six countries, the firm’s primary practice areas include corporate/M&A; private equity; business reorganization and restructuring; complex litigation; SEC and CFTC regulatory, compliance, investigations and enforcement; antitrust and competition; asset management; and insurance and reinsurance. Additionally, our attorneys collaborate to provide multidisciplinary advice across a range of specialty practice areas and industries.  Our team includes former senior officials from the SEC (Trading & Markets, Investment Management, and Enforcement), Treasury, DOJ, and other government agencies.  Willkie delivers comprehensive services in an integrated manner, leveraging the firm’s resources to create value for clients.

        Contact
        Antoinette McGovern
        amcgovern@willkie.com

      • Bronze Sponsors

        • Devexperts

          Visit https://devexperts.com

          Devexperts develops custom software for retail and institutional brokerages, exchanges and wealth management firms in markets including equities, options, FX, cryptocurrencies and commodities. The company offers its solutions under three business areas: multi-asset, multi-market trading platforms and brokerage automation technology; complex software development projects; data products and services. It also provides consulting services for financial institutions in real time transaction processing, trading automation, enterprise-wide trading platform applications, and risk management fields.

          Contact
          Antonio Goncalves
          agoncalves@devexperts.com

        • Instinet

          Visit www.instinet.com

          Instinet Incorporated, through its brokerage subsidiaries (collectively, "Instinet"), provides technologically advanced, agency-model brokerage services to institutional clients worldwide. As the wholly-owned execution services arm of Nomura Group, Instinet seeks to add value across the investment life cycle, providing: Research and Insights; Trading Services; Liquidity Venues; and Workflow Solutions. Instinet helps institutional investors create, protect and capture alpha, reduce complexity, and lower overall trading costs to ultimately improve investment performance. Over the course of its almost 50 year history, Instinet has been a pioneer in electronic trading, creating of an array of now industry-standard technologies and the world’s first major electronic trading venue. For more information on how Instinet’s commitment to being nimble and innovative helps clients every day.

          Contact
          Michael Kamph
          michael.kamph@instinet.com

        • Itiviti

          Visit www.itiviti.com/

          Itiviti delivers fast, reliable solutions for connectivity, trading and compliance. Customers rely on our solutions to consolidate their connectivity and trading infrastructure, addressing the full trade lifecycle across asset classes.

          Itiviti’s offering reflects our unique design philosophy. A modular architecture with open interfaces to facilitate business-specific deployment as well as integration with third parties. For our customers, this flexibility translates into agility, meaning faster time-to-market and the ability to quickly adapt to business needs and regulatory change.

           

          Contact
          Dan Smalley
          dan.smalley@itiviti.com

        • Jane Street

          Visit www.janestreet.com/institutional

          Jane Street is a global quantitative trading firm and liquidity provider trading a wide range of financial products, including ETFs, equities, futures, commodities, options, bonds, and currencies. We have offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam which allow us to make markets continually on more than 200 trading venues in over 40 countries around the world.  Jane Street’s key differentiator is our ability to offer competitive pricing, particularly on complex and difficult-to-price trades where inter-desk collaboration is critical. While our committed capital and centralized risk book provides us with the capacity, our flat structure fosters a culture of collaboration that facilitates these complex trades. Supporting all of this is our technology and software development which is integrated into everything we do.  

          Contact
          Kevin Toscano
          optionsales@janestreet.com

        • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc.

          Visit www.opco.com

          Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. (“Oppenheimer”) is a leading bank and full-service investment firm that provides financial services and advice to high net worth investors, individuals, businesses and institutions. For over 130 years, we have provided investors with the necessary expertise and insight to meet the challenge of achieving their financial goals. Our commitment to our clients’ investment needs, our experienced and dedicated professionals, and our proud tradition empower us to deliver effective and innovative solutions to our clients.

          Contact
          Jospeh Bile
          Joseph.bile@opco.com

        • Securities Traders Association

          Visit https://securitytraders.org/

          Security Traders Association (STA) is a grassroots organization comprised of 24 Affiliates in the U.S. and Canada. STA members represent individuals employed in the financial services industry across varying business models. STA educates its members on market structure issues while representing their interests with legislators, regulators and other industry associations. STA events keep attendees informed on industry trends and provide unique networking opportunities, which contribute to career development and productivity. STA is committed to promoting goodwill and fostering high standards of integrity in accord with its founding principle, dictum meum pactum, My word is my bond.

           

          Contact
          Jim Toes
          jtoes@securitytraders.org

        • Susquahanna International Group

          Visit www.sig.com

          SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with an entrepreneurial mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. We commit our own capital to trade financial products around the world. Building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch, we are leaders and innovators in high performance, low latency trading. Our traders, quants, developers, and systems engineers work side by side to develop and implement our trading strategies. Each individual brings their unique expertise every day to help us make optimal decisions in the global financial markets.

          Contact
          Joseph Sellitto
          joseph.sellitto@sig.com

        • TRAFiX

          Visit www.trafix.com

          TRAFiX is a broker neutral FinTech company providing innovative Order & Execution Management solutions, real-time FIX connectivity and normalized API interfaces to address the functional and regulatory requirements of the Financial Services Industry.  Our scalable offering has been specifically designed to utilize the latest enhancements in software development and enterprise architecture to resolve the growing challenges faced by today’s trading community.  Currently supporting electronic equity, option and complex option trading, our open architecture allows for the ongoing addition of asset classes.  The TRAFiX team has decades of experience and is singularly focused on designing superior applications that integrate within our customer’s technology ecosystem and lowers the total cost of ownership.

          Contact
          Michael Ottrando
          mottrando@trafix.com

        • Vela

          Visit www.tradevela.com

          Vela is a leading independent provider of trading and market access technology for global multi-asset electronic trading. Our software enables clients to rapidly access global liquidity, markets, and data sources for superior execution. We help firms successfully differentiate and innovate in an ever-changing, increasingly-regulated and fiercely-competitive landscape, while also reducing total cost of ownership. 

          Vela’s market data, execution, and trading platform software deliver a unique, ultra-low latency technology stack to simplify and streamline electronic trading. We leverage the latest innovations in technology to deliver cutting-edge performance, features and reliability. Our modular stack provides access to a comprehensive set of trading, data and risk APIs and can be delivered as-a-Service from multiple co-location data centers globally.

          With access to more than 250 venues, Vela provides global coverage across all major asset classes. Clients are supported by an award-winning team of technical and business experts available 24x7 from our multiple offices in the US, Europe, and Asia. Vela’s clients include traders, market makers, brokers, banks, investment firms, exchanges, and other market participants. 

          Contact
          Tracy Rosensteel
          trosensteel@tradevela.com

        • Wolverine Execution Services

          Visit www.tradewex.com/

          Wolverine Execution Services (WEX) has been a premier provider of value-added execution, enabling clients to trade options, equities, ETFs, and futures through our agency proprietary electronic trading platform (WTP), algorithms, brokerage desk, and floor access since 2003. WEX was created as an affiliate of Wolverine Trading, a leading proprietary trading group, which engages in the market making and valuation arbitrage across global markets. Utilizing the proprietary technology and the trading expertise that had been developed over the years at Wolverine, WEX evolved into an independent agency-only broker-dealer.

          Contact
          Tim Martin
          tmartin@tradewex.com