Case Study: Susquehanna Securities – US Listed Equity Derivatives Share, 2014-2023

In this brief 6-page, 6-exhibit case study teaser, Alphacution presents its estimates for the overall market share of US listed equity derivatives volume represented by Susquehanna Securities, the affiliate of legendary options trading powerhouse, Susquehanna International Group (SIG), that’s home to the group’s US market making operation. This report is presented in the context of Alphacution’s forthcoming case study on option market makers’ share of US listed equity derivatives which will include Alphacution’s market share estimates for Citadel Securities, Optiver US, LLC, and IMC Financial Markets, among many others...

By |2024-03-03T18:30:41-05:00February 29th, 2024|Open| Enters The Option Fray, With A Twist - the emerging retail brokerage platform that actually appears to be trying to "democratize finance" rather than merely pay lip service to the concept - launched option trading functionality in Dec 2023 with a brokerage model that is unique relative to all other retail brokerages. Alphacution provides context and exposes some fascinating details...

By |2024-05-16T23:06:17-04:00February 9th, 2024|Open|

Alphacution Press: Time Magazine on Peak6 Co-Founder Jenny Just

"I tell women, ‘You don’t have to be a trader the rest of your life. But if you can understand options, you can sit at any table in any industry, in any position, and understand what’s going on with the money. And that’s where all the decisions are.' "Jenny Just, Co-Founder, Peak6 This one lands a little close to home for me... Jenny Just and I were contemporaries - in both cases, our first jobs out of college; in both cases, within the equity options group - at O'Connor & Associates (OCA) in the early 1990's. Since then, we've been on dramatically different journeys, as explained in Time Magazine's recent profile "The Female Billionaire Thinks the Secret to Women's Wealth Is Poker." by editor-at-large, Belinda Luscombe... It will not mean much to most readers here, however, to be quoted in the same paragraph as "the brain" - Clay Struve - around which so much of OCA's success was built is quite an achievement, particularly from the perspective of my younger [...]

By |2023-08-14T22:25:01-04:00July 27th, 2023|Open|

Deep Dive: European ETP Spread Analysis For Systematic Internalisers

In this 34-page, 36-exhibit, 6,400-word Focus Note, "European ETP Spread Analysis For Systematic Internalisers," Alphacution publishes its findings from the core research objectives of this project: 1) credibly quantify the theoretical "gross" spread value for ETPs traded on LSEG, 2) credibly quantify the portion of this value for SIs, and 3) illuminate or elevate any other clues about the trading preferences of SIs.

By |2023-02-07T01:49:26-05:00February 5th, 2023|Open|