Press Release

September 17, 2015

Tradelegs Awarded Spot in FIA Innovators Pavilion

  • Innovators Pavilion Will Be Part of FIA’s Chicago Expo in November
  • Innovators Pavilion Will Showcase New Technology in the Futures, Options and Cleared Swaps Industry
New York, NY — FIA announced that Tradelegs LLC is one of eight companies selected for the first ever Innovators Pavilion, a showcase for startup companies providing forward-thinking solutions for the futures, options and cleared swaps industry.

Innovators Pavilion is a new feature at the annual FIA Futures and Options Expo in Chicago. With more than 5,000 people attending each year, the FIA Expo is the largest gathering of derivatives industry professionals in the world. Attendees include senior executives from brokerage firms, exchanges, trading firms and service providers, and the exhibit hall typically attracts more than a hundred firms as exhibitors.

Tradelegs will receive space on the Expo show floor to display their technology—at no charge—and will give a live presentation to Expo attendees.

“We are very excited to announce the first eight companies that have qualified for this new part of the annual FIA Expo,” said Rob Creamer, FIA board member and chairman of FIA Principal Traders Group, who is chairing the Innovators Pavilion selection committee. “This is a great way for our industry to promote innovation and forge connections between entrepreneurial startups, venture capitalists and the companies that can benefit from their services.”

Whether clients are looking to maximize profit on their fundamental view or hedge a single stock, ETF or portfolio, Tradelegs’ proprietary technology enables clients to structure the optimal option strategy. Unlike other decision-support products that over-simplify, and fail when faced with volatility, illiquidity or other complexities, Tradelegs’ unique optimizer, prediction editor and risk tools allow clients to incorporate their entire thesis into the trade and be confident that their strategies will perform in a changing market.

“We are very pleased to be recognized by the leading trade organization for futures, options and cleared swaps markets worldwide. We are excited to participate in this forward-looking event with other technology leaders” says Gideon Agar, CEO of Tradelegs.

Tradelegs and other Innovators were selected on the basis of applications that were submitted and reviewed by a committee of industry experts assembled by FIA. Several other applications are currently under review and FIA expects to announce several additional participants in the coming weeks.

Companies interested in taking part in Innovators Pavilion can find more information and apply online at


About FIA
FIA is the leading trade organization for the futures, options and cleared swaps markets worldwide. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses and trading firms from more than 25 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry. FIA’s mission is to support open, transparent and competitive markets, protect and enhance the integrity of the financial system, and promote high standards of professional conduct. As the principal members of derivatives clearinghouses worldwide, FIA’s member firms play a critical role in the reduction of systemic risk in the global financial markets. FIA and its affiliates FIA Europe and FIA Asia make up the global alliance FIA Global, which seeks to address the common issues facing their collective memberships. For more information, contact Heather Vaughan at 202-466-5460.

About Tradelegs
Tradelegs’ technology enables portfolio managers, risk managers, analysts and traders to create custom options strategies specific to their investment objectives. Using Tradelegs’ patent-pending technology, a new class of institutional investor is empowered to deploy the best strategy to express their fundamental view, maximize their expected profit and meet their capital and risk constraints throughout the trade lifetime. In 2014, CBOE Holdings, Inc. made an investment in and partnered with Tradelegs.

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