ISV Partners

Vela Trading Technologies (formerly OptionsCity) powers the trading, risk management and analytics needs of futures and options traders, market makers, financial institutions and other market participants worldwide. Vela is a certified Independent Software Vendor and a source of electronic options trading volume on global derivatives exchanges.


CityTrader is the next generation, web-based platform for trading futures and options on futures. CityTrader brings advanced functionality, such as custom spread-building and RFQs, with the ease of an online trading platform to a broad audience of active traders and commodity market participants.


  • Full exchange functionality including spreads and RFQs
  • A simple, refreshing and intuitive designRobust risk controls to manage multiple accounts
  • Full documentation with 24/7 support
  • Cross-platform access so you can trade from modern web browsers as well as Windows and Mac desktop apps
  • Dynamic market ladder along with charts and analytics
  • City API, a set of secure and scalable REST-based APIs for customization.


Metro is a high performance, server-based options trading platform that allows users to build and buy, taking advanced off-the-shelf software and adding a growing library of custom in-house widgets. It comes out-of-the-box with traditional Metro widgets, such as options pricing, risk management and execution. Metro allows users to access and download an expanding catalog of widgets from the City Store.


  • Server-side processing and execution
  • Intuitive, configurable interface
  • Early detection, auto-response to extreme market conditions
  • Multi-asset support across exchanges
  • Integrates with proprietary pricing models
  • Proprietary quoting algorithms
  • Supports trading floor tablets
  • Multiple options pricing and skewing methods
  • Integrated risk management
  • View RFQs, Auctions and PIPs

VELA trading summary

Traded volume
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Traded volume is all contracts for the 12 month period ending December 2014. Data is for illustrative purposes only. Source: FIA

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