Built for traders,
by traders

OptionsLive™ was built specifically for option traders by option traders. As a result, every piece of functionality is there for a reason, enabling users to gain advanced insight and streamline workflow to ensure efficient execution throughout the trading day.

Real-time, streaming data and analytics provide unprecedented levels of transparency, uncovering the best trading opportunities through an intuitive user interface. Traders obtain the most efficient price—including fractional pricing—or vol-based execution through proprietary algorithmic models and drive cost savings on execution brokerage.

With OptionsLive, banks, asset managers and hedge funds achieve superior execution, while managing risk and driving performance with our direct market access.

THE DEVELOPERS

David Hoffman

David Hoffman has over 30 years of experience in financial services, trading and trading technology. Before moving on to be one of the world’s first cap and floor options traders, David was a pioneer in trading and developing technology in interest rate swaps and options, having developed programs and models dating back to 1986 when he joined Manufacturers Hanover Trust as a swap trader. His career catapulted as the head of FX forwards and basis trading for Deutsche Bank and a decade-long career as a managing director and head of short rates trading for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. David was most recently Head of Proprietary Trading for Nomura Securities in New York before joining ED&F Man to build and market OptionsLive.

David holds an MBA in Finance from Columbia University and a BA in Economics from Rutgers University. 

Jason Margiotta

Jason Margiotta has over 20 years’ experience in trading and trading technology. Jason began his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as an FX forwards trader, rising to the head of Lehman’s FX forward team before moving on to Nomura Securities, where he traded and built numerous execution trading platforms for rates and options trading. Jason joined ED&F Man to head of development for OptionsLive in 2019.  

Jason holds an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BA in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

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