Public.com Enters The Option Fray, With A Twist

Public.com - 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|

Millennium, Two Sigma, D E Shaw: Big Quants, Big Options

Alphacution has been quite busy developing its next case study focused on option market makers. To build context for that research, we have been expanding our understanding of institutional option traders. It turns out that there is a familiar cast of characters in this space, including some of the most legendary quantitative hedge fund managers...

By |2023-12-21T18:42:29-05:00December 13th, 2023|For Subscribers|

Alphacution Publishes “The Transformation of Belvedere” Case Study

In this 72-page, 75-exhibit, 17,400-word case study, “The Transformation of Belvedere,” Alphacution publishes its findings on equity index option specialist, Chicago-based Belvedere Trading. Founded in 2002 with a current team of ~300 employees, Belvedere’s story represents a unique addition to the Alphacution research library due to the significant strategy transformation it has undergone over the past few years while maintaining its strengths in SPX options. This case study also provides key comparisons and new context on the US-based strategies of legendary Amsterdam-based option houses, Optiver and IMC Financial Markets, along with new insights on the boom in zero days to expiry (0DTE) options and their impacts on a broader constellation of US option market makers…

By |2023-10-09T22:18:42-04:00September 30th, 2023|For Subscribers|