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About ACTIV Financial Systems

ACTIV Financial Systems provides fully managed market data solutions and technologies to hedge funds, brokers, and trading systems. The company provides managed low-latency and high-volume market data services to customers. It was founded in 2002 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. In October 2021, ACTIV Financial Systems was acquired by Options Technology.

Headquarters Location

125 South Wacker Drive Suite 2325

Chicago, Illinois, 60606,

United States

(212) 599-1600.



Latest ACTIV Financial Systems News

Blue Ocean ATS Announces Data & Trading Connectivity Partnerships With ACTIV Financial Systems, Lek Securities & Raptor Trading Systems

Dec 21, 2021

Blue Ocean Technologies (BOT), a unique capital markets fintech leader in global afterhours trading, announced new connectivity and data partners, along with new broker-dealer subscribers. Blue Ocean ATS, also known as BOATS announced it is partnering with ACTIV Financial Systems as a data provider and with Raptor Trading Systems as a trading provider. Also, BOATS welcomed new subscriber Lek Securities, continuing to grow its reach and providing broader access of its afterhours trading. ACTIV Financial Systems will incorporate and display Blue Ocean ATS data feed content via its ActivFeed and its broad language support through the ACTIV API. The data will be implemented across ACTIV’s global backbone, over the public Internet, and through ACTIV’s AWS based ticker plant for regional and local access. Raptor Trading Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of trading technology with access to over 200 brokers and buyside networks, is now connected to Blue Ocean ATS. BOATS is now a part of Raptor’s Industry Leading Technologies and Global Trading Network, providing access 24 hours a day. Matthew Horisk , Chief Technology Officer, Blue Ocean Technologies and Blue Ocean ATS, commented, “Blue Ocean ATS is thrilled to expand our data and trading connectivity while continuing to enhance our subscriber network. We are delighted to become a destination on Instinet, Lek Securities and Raptor Trading Network. Our global clients will benefit significantly from the enhanced connectivity and seamless routing capabilities from these leading providers,” he added. Options Technology, parent company of ACTIV Financial, President and CEO, Danny Moore, commented, “Options has provided 24×7 support for data and trading participants since its inception back in 1993. With the newer digital asset classes trending towards a 24-hour marketplace, we are well equipped to support the community as they adopt strategies to take advantage of the strategic direction of Blue Ocean ATS.” Managing Director of Blue Ocean Trading at Lek Securities, Gerry O’Donnell, commented, “Connecting to this liquidity and price discovery brings our clients unique value in a crowded US equity execution space. Operational costs to provide client access to Blue Ocean ATS during these US night hours has been eclipsed by the opportunity cost. There is just too much global news and information in the US night to be ignored. These eight hours are wide open. Our firm is in position and ready as this inevitably grows,” he added. Raptor Trading Systems, CEO,  Teddy Lardos , commented “Raptor is pleased to announce our new relationship with Blue Ocean ATS, the industry leader for overnight US NMS stock trading. We are confident that this union will serve as a catapult for investor access to after hour liquidity. We look forward to being part of this endeavor and welcome BOATS to the Raptor Community.”

ACTIV Financial Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was ACTIV Financial Systems founded?

    ACTIV Financial Systems was founded in 2002.

  • Where is ACTIV Financial Systems's headquarters?

    ACTIV Financial Systems's headquarters is located at 125 South Wacker Drive, Chicago.

  • What is ACTIV Financial Systems's latest funding round?

    ACTIV Financial Systems's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did ACTIV Financial Systems raise?

    ACTIV Financial Systems raised a total of $23.5M.

  • Who are the investors of ACTIV Financial Systems?

    Investors of ACTIV Financial Systems include Options Technology and Bessemer Venture Partners.



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