The 2019 Technological Renaissance of the U.S. Options Market

After a record-breaking 2018 for the U.S. listed options market, 2019 is set to experience near-record volume.

Boston, July 9, 2019 – The confluence of stringent capital rules, an increasing number of exchanges, and pressure on market-making firms has created challenges for U.S. options market participants. Meanwhile, an increasing volume of complex data borne out of shorter expiries, new products, and the sheer volume of available strikes has led to the one-upmanship of technology and increased competition throughout the ecosystem.

This research explores the avenues that may help grow the options market given the shifting market structure and low-volatility environment. It is based on takeaways from the annual Options Industry Conference—held in Doral, Florida, in May 2019—and the reaction of 20 global conferencegoers.

This 25-page Impact Report contains 11 figures. Clients of Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investments service can download this report, the corresponding charts, and the Executive Impact Deck.

This report mentions BOX Holdings Group LLC, Burton-Taylor International Consulting, Cboe Global Markets, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), Miami International Holdings Inc., Nasdaq, the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC), the Options Industry Council (OIC), Securities Industry Automation Corporation, T3 Index, and Trade Alert LLC.

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