2014

OptionsCity Named Best Options Technology by Markets Media

Held at Marquee New York, the awards event attracted a myriad of influential attendees from the trading and investing space. OptionsCity received the award in a crowded field of highly-respected software provider candidates. “We are thrilled to be acknowledged for our innovation and contribution to the futures and options trading industry,” said Hazem Dawani, CEO of OptionsCity, who accepted the award. “We congratulate Markets Media on their 2nd annual awards event and thank them for this exciting recognition.” MORE

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2013

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OptionsCity Software was named a finalist for “Software Company of the Year” in Built in Chicago’s 2nd Annual Moxie Awards and OptionsCity’s Chief Technology Officer Victor Glava was named a finalist in the “CTO of the Year” award category. Built in Chicago’s Moxie Awards recognize Chicago’s most innovative digital entrepreneurs and outstanding individuals and companies. The Moxie Awards winners were announced on June 20th, 2013, at a networking celebration held at Chicago’s Park West honoring both the nominees and winners.

OptionsCity Metro wins “Best Options Trading Platform” award

OptionsCity Software, Inc. today announced that its flagship trading and market making platform, Metro, has been named “Best Options Trading Platform” by Wall Street Letter in the 2013 Institutional Trading Awards. This marks the second consecutive win for Metro in this award category. “We are delighted to be recognized for our innovation and contribution to the electronic trading community,” remarked Jerald David, CBDO of OptionsCity. “We congratulate Wall Street Letter on their successful event and thank them for our award.” MORE

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2012

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 OptionsCity CEO Named in Crain’s Chicago Business “40 under 40″

December 2012 — Hazem Dawani, 33, CEO and co-founder of OptionsCity Software was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business “40 Under 40″ list for 2012. 40 Under 40, Crain’s annual roundup of locals who have reached the top of their fields before their 40th birthdays, has reflected the diversity of the Chicago-area economy since Crain’s launched the feature in 1989. MORE

October 23, 2012 – OptionsCity Freeway, the firm’s breakthrough multi-asset algorithmic trading platform, has won the 2012 Chicago Innovation Awards. The Chicago Innovation Awards is the only organization in the country dedicated to honoring the most innovative new products and services brought to market from a specific region. This year nearly 400 nominations were received by 13 judges, representing a wide range of Chicago’s business community, who completed an exhaustive and complex judging process to select Freeway as a winner. MORE

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Automated Trader: Cruisin’ the Freeway

April 2012 — Automated Trader’s Andy Webb reviews OptionsCity’s multi-asset algorithmic trading platform, Freeway, in the Q3 issue. Those looking to employ more sophisticated trading strategies, involving multiple instances of multiple strategies in a co-located environment at minimum latency, face two unattractive alternatives. Off the shelf solutions are extremely costly, while building the same functionality in house is enormously time consuming. Fortunately, as Hazem Dawani, President & CEO of OptionsCity explains, these barriers need not be as insuperable as they appear. MORE.

Metro Wins “Best Options Trading Platform” Award

February 8, 2012 – OptionsCity’s flagship trading and market making platform, Metro, has been named “Best options trading platform” by Wall Street Letter in the 2012 Institutional Trading Awards. The awards are determined by an independent panel of industry experts and are judged on the level of innovation and client satisfaction displayed by applicants. MORE

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2010

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Futures Magazine Rates Metro 4 out of 4

October 2010 – OptionsCity is pleased to announce that Metro has received an overall rating of 4 out of 4 in a Futures Magazine software review. The review focused on areas of installation, support, features, and functionality. After a couple weeks of in depth and hands on testing, Desmond MacRae, Future Magazine’s reviewer concluded that, “There are only a few serious options programs like OptionsCity Metro. For anyone who is seriously considering making money trading options on a large scale, OptionsCity Metro is well worth a long and serious look.” MORE

OptionsCity One of the Top 75 for the Chicago Innovation Awards

September 27, 2010 – OptionsCity announced today that the company has been nominated for the Chicago Innovation Awards and honored as one of the top 75 most innovative companies of 2010. OptionsCity was selected for OptionsCity Metro, a real-time electronic trading solution for options traders and market makers. The Chicago Innovation Awards recognizes the top 10 companies yearly that offer the most innovative products and services in the Chicago area. MORE

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2009

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OptionsCity Named Finalist for CityLIGHTS Award

April 8, 2009 – OptionsCity has been named a finalist for the Illinois Technology Association CityLIGHTS award, in the Newcomer Award category. The Newcomer Award is presented to the company that has the strongest potential to emerge from its start-up phase to become a solid presence in the technology marketplace. “We at OptionsCity are proud of our accomplishments thus far, and honored that our potential is recognized in the industry.” says Hazem Dawani, President and CEO of OptionsCity. CityLIGHTS is an annual celebration held by the ITA to honor and recognize vitality and innovation in Illinois’ rapidly growing technology community. The awards gala is an opportunity for key industry members to be recognized for their innovations and driving positive change. MORE