Metro is a high performance, server-based professional trading platform. It comes out-of-the-box with full functionality, options pricing, risk management and execution. Metro allows users to extend the platform by building Apps and algorithms or downloading an expanding catalog of Apps from the City Store. Metro is the leading industry options trading platform.

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  • Full Functionality
  • City Store
  • Freeway and Subway APIs
  • Exchange Connectivity
Full Functionality

Options Pricing and Volatility Management

With a sophisticated set of skewing methods and mathematical pricing models, Metro offers a clear graphical presentation and advanced manipulation tools for volatility, skews and prices. Advanced modeling allows traders to manage option volatility curves, skews and term structure either from a grid or graphically. Traders can also preview various price and greeks scenarios and curve updates before publishing them to their server.

Risk and Position Management

With the Risk Manager, Metro offers various risk management aggregation and display methods with multiple risk views allowing for portfolio construction with scenario analysis and volatility shocks. The risk is centralized for optimum visibility and monitoring of team-wide and firm-wide risk.

Electronic Eye with Target Finder

Auto-execute on opportunities with micro-second response times. Detect, display, filter and execute on trading opportunities across different markets. Metro's server-based engine allows users to click trade or auto-respond quickly to opportunities and create strategy missions based on set triggers.

Liquidity Discovery with Trade Control

Actively monitor market activity and exchange trades in order to find edge. Traders can source liquidity and execute directly from trade control.

Spread Pricing with Trade Sheet

Metro's intuitive electronic trade sheets enable users to easily build and price spreads, request quotes (RFQs), view market data, write rules-based logic, and place electronic orders. The interface integrates with Chat tools and allows for the seamless management of data, greeks, and spreads on both OTC and listed instruments.

Market Making with City Market

Metro market making engine is the industry leading with micro-second response times, and extensive out-of-the-box safety functionality. City Market allows to actively monitor quotes and adjust parameters from an intuitive interface. Easily apply leans to on top of your curve to trade in and out of positions.

Automated Responding to RFQs

The ability to quickly view, manage, and automate responses to Requests for Quotes (RFQs) and Auctions (RFPs) with dynamic quotes and edge settings based on Delta, Vega and Time to Expiration.

City Store

The City Store allows you to fully customize your Metro platform by offering a library of downloadable Apps. City Store’s seamless integration with Metro means no downtime, no development time and no disruption. Through the City Store, you’ll enjoy rapid access to innovative new features and functionality as they become available. Enhance your trading experience and continue optimizing each month with new Apps developed by the R&D team, third party partners, and independent Metro users like you. With an active community of enterprising traders ideating innovative new ways to enhance the trading experience, you’ll remain confidently at the apex of whatever’s next.


Freeway and Subway APIs

Freeway API

The Freeway API is our high performance gateway to running arbitrary trading logic right on the server. Freeway code is written in Java and takes advantage of all of the tweaks we’ve made to the system to ensure that the code runs quickly, safely, and reliably. Freeway is our most extensive API, and provides in-process access through code to all of the core functionality on the CityServer. The Freeway client, called OnRamp, provides a window to control and monitor the Freeway algos, as well as a way to ensure that user-defined code runs safely and is protected from programming errors.

Subway API

The Subway API provides flexibility to push and pull values to CityServer via character-based socket communication. What this means is that any program that is capable of sending text through a socket (basically just a pipe between two computers) can exchange information with CityServer. The language-agnostic nature of socket communication means that our servers can (and do!) communicate with client applications running C++, Java, Python or nearly any other language out there. Existing systems seldom need much revision to hook into CityServer via Subway.

Exchange Connectivity
  • AMEX
  • ARCA
  • BOX
  • CBOE
  • EEX
  • ICE
  • KCBT
  • MGEX
  • NFX
  • TMX

What is it?

Metro is a high performance, server-based professional trading platform.

Who is it for?

Institutions, Market Makers, OTC Traders, Prop Traders, Risk Managers

What does it provide?

Metro comes out-of-the-box with full functionality, options pricing, risk management and execution.

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