To promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the derivatives industry, FIA has created a special program at its annual Futures and Options Expo in Chicago to highlight the latest advances in financial technology. Each year FIA provides a platform for a select group of fintech startups to show off their innovations and share their insights with Expo attendees. The companies are evaluated based on the degree of innovation and the potential application to data processing, trading and clearing, market surveillance, risk management and many other functions.
A total of 18 companies were chosen from a competitive pool of applicants by panel of industry experts, comprised of both executives from both venture capital firms that focus on fintech and executives from FIA member firms with experience in evaluating technology. The featured companies will be showcased at the 32nd Annual FIA Futures and Options Expo. Learn More
The 20 companies selected as FIA Innovators for 2015 typify a wave of financial technology innovation. Some draw on the science of artificial intelligence to improve trade processing, automate trading strategies, or identify rogue traders. Some are developing new ways for buyers and sellers to interact. Others apply big data solutions to help brokers and trading firms manage data more efficiently. And others borrow concepts from the consumer technology world to provide new tools for traders and IT professionals.