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Rival Systems Wins Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform Award for Second Consecutive Year

Rival Systems Wins Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform Award for Second Consecutive Year

Buy-Side Technology Bestows Honor for Rival Trader / Rival API

CHICAGO / LONDON, Nov. 6, 2017 – For the second consecutive year, Rival Systems (Rival), a leading provider of trading and risk management software, has won Buy-Side Technology’s award for “Best Buy-Side Commodities Trading Platform.”  The Waters Technology publication announced the honor for the firm’s Rival Trader and Rival API offerings at its 2017 awards ceremony on Friday in London.

John Lothian News - The Industry Discusses the Big Data Boom, Part 2

At FIA Expo 2017, John Lothian News spoke with a variety of industry participants about upcoming milestones and trends in financial markets. This fourth video in the FIA Expo series is the second of JLN videos to cover the effects and future of the big data boom. In part two, Rob D’Arco, CEO of Rival Systems, and other industry knowledge experts, discuss the benefits and struggles surrounding big data.

Gator Trading Leverages Rival Systems for Options Trading Strategies

Gator Trading Leverages Rival Systems for Options Trading Strategies

Trading Groups Operator Turns to Rival Trader After Success with Rival Risk

CHICAGO, Oct. 18, 2017 – Rival Systems (Rival), an award-winning provider of trading and risk management software, announced that Gator Trading is leveraging its Rival Trader front-end for the firm’s options trading strategies.  Gator, an operator of trading groups specializing primarily in futures and options, migrated last year to the firm’s Rival Risk platform for all of its risk management needs.

2017 Q4 Newsletter

Rival produces a newsletter once per quarter. The Rival quarterly newsletter includes:

  • Rival Trader, Rival API and Rival Risk feature enhancements completed over the past quarter
  • The latest Rival news releases
  • Upcoming industry events
  • Rival content: videos, media, case studies, blog posts, rival events, and extra tid-bits
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Pay Attention To What’s Under The Hood In Your Trading Application: Nothing Compares to C++ for Trading

Everyone knows that what you can’t see can hurt you and this is especially true for professional traders. In a world where competition is fierce and efficiency is constantly being pushed further and further, it’s critical to pay attention to each and every technical aspect of your trading. And just as it matters to know the specifications of your hardware and the details of your network connectivity, it’s also critically important to get down to the basic level of what language is used to develop the critical elements of your trading system. No other language can match C++ when it comes to efficient trading systems.

What is C++?

As programming languages go, C++ is no spring chicken but it has been continually updated. It was first developed beginning in 1979 as an extension of the C language by Bjarne Stroutsrup of Bell Labs with an eye to improving performance, efficiency and flexibility. C++ is ISO certified with the latest version, C++17, in the process of being implemented. C++ has found wide adoption in performance critical applications like telephone switches, space probes, and, in this case, trading applications. Stroutsrtup’s three central tenets remain the source of its success: performance, efficiency, and flexibility.

3 Steps to Successful Trading Performance Analysis

3 Steps to Successful Trading Performance Analysis

The markets have become ever more sophisticated for professional traders, and yet, many times traders take an unsophisticated approach to measuring their performance. While a trader will spend countless hours studying markets, developing trading strategies, and successfully deploying those same strategies into production, little or no time is spent in examining the factors that contribute to an underperforming strategy or, worse, a once winning strategy that fails to be profitable at all. Based on our experience we believe a thorough and robust performance measurement program that includes a comprehensive set of inputs can have profound results for professional traders.

Three steps in the process

At the outset, establishing a performance measurement framework can seem daunting. While it’s true that rigor and dedication is required to produce results, the essential bones of a successful program boil down to three facets:

  1. determining what data to capture
  2. creating the processes to obtain the data and generate performance reports
  3. establishing a process to analyze and act on the reports

It all starts with the data

The first step in establishing a performance management framework is to figure out what data is crucial for your analysis. While this may seem obvious, there’s more to the question than meets the eye. While it’s critical to capture tick data, P&L, and risk parameters, there are other areas that should be examined as well.  For example:

Rival Systems Support | Complete Technology Services

We've talked a lot about our superior speed, and smart logic, but what we’re most proud of is our support.  Support teams are the unsung heroes of the trading industry.  The fastest, smartest systems in the world are worthless if you don’t have a team of experts supporting you. Watch the video below to learn more about Rival Systems support.

Rival Trader: Dynamic Edge Formulas

Expand your market coverage and respond faster to RFQs with edge formulas based on multiple variables and if/then logic to automatically set edge across products, strategies and expirations. To learn more about Rival Trader's Dynamic Edge Formulas and other smart features, request a demo

Rival Trader: Quick Spread Calculator

Rival Trader's Quick Spread Calculator allows traders to quickly price up and trade custom options spreads.  Traders can create spreads with an unlimited number of legs, submit RFQs, trade with the exchange spread book, monitor theoretical values of spreads over time, and share custom spreads with other traders in the same trading group.  To learn more about Rival Trader's Quickspread Calculator and other smart features request a demo today.

2017 Q3 Newsletter

Rival produces a newsletter once per quarter. The Rival quarterly newsletter includes:

  • Rival Trader, Rival API and Rival Risk feature enhancements completed over the past quarter
  • The latest Rival news releases
  • Upcoming industry events
  • Rival content: videos, media, case studies, blog posts, rival events, and extra tid-bits
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Rival Systems Introduces Mobile App for Rival Risk

Rival Systems Introduces Mobile App for Rival Risk

CHICAGO, June 6, 2017 – Rival Systems (Rival), an award-winning provider of trading and risk management software, today announced the introduction of a secure mobile app for the firm’s Rival Risk platform.  The app, available for iOS and Android-based phones, is designed to optimize the functionality of the risk management platform for users who need access to their data from anywhere at any time.

The Low Latency FPGA Revolution: The Race To Zero

The Low Latency FPGA Revolution: The Race To Zero

FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) technology has impacted and enabled the current era of low latency trading solutions. To gain a deeper understanding of FPGA technology, as well as what it means for the future of low latency trading we held a Q&A session with Rival Systems CEO, Rob D’Arco, and Algo-Logic Systems CEO, John Lockwood.

Questions by Sara Goodman, Director of Marketing, Rival Systems

Rival Systems Integrates with QuantHouse’s Ultra-Low Latency Market Data Feed

Rival Systems Integrates with QuantHouse’s Ultra-Low Latency Market Data Feed

Further Expanding its Equities Offering and Global Reach

 CHICAGO, May 9, 2017 – Rival Systems (Rival), an award-winning provider of trading and risk management software, today announced that it has integrated into its trading platform QuantHouse’s end-to-end ultra-low latency market data feed.  The integration of QuantFEED into the Rival Trader and Rival API platforms further strengthens Rival’s multi-asset class offering with one of the fastest, most comprehensive global market data offerings available.

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