CHICAGO, February 16, 2016 – Chicago-based Rival Systems (Rival), a trading software company established last year, announced today that it now provides ICE Futures U.S. and ICE Futures Europe products on its Rival Trader platform, giving its users access to the diverse range of futures and options on futures trading on those exchanges.

Said Rival CEO Robert D’Arco:  “We are pleased to offer connectivity to ICE futures markets. We completed development quickly to meet user demand, and clients can enjoy immediate access while taking advantage of the many features of Rival Trader.  The addition of ICE Futures allows our users to incorporate important products into their strategies, from Russell indexes, to crude oil and natural gas, to soft commodities.

“As we continue to grow in the U.S. and begin our expansion into Europe later this year, our goal is to provide professional traders with access to all of the exchanges, advanced features and expert support they need to compete in today’s markets.  Options traders interested in ICE’s markets can leverage the advanced market-making and -taking features of Rival Trader to quote with confidence during volatile markets and automatically trade with orders in the book that have edge.  Algorithmic traders can now leverage the speed of the Rival API and one-on-one support from a member of our development team to capitalize on their trading ideas.  This is a great time for traders to upgrade their technology and take advantage of the volatility in equity and energy markets.”

About Rival

Launched in 2015, Chicago-based Rival Systems ( empowers professional traders with the technology and resources required to compete in today’s markets. Rival provides a comprehensive technology solution, including: Rival Trader, a sophisticated derivatives trading system; Rival API, an algorithmic strategy development framework; Rival Risk, an enterprise risk management tool; and extensive support, training and service.  Rival Systems is positioned to become the preeminent provider of a comprehensive technology solution for the trading industry.