Tech vendors rethink risk in era of surging options volume

As options volumes soar, technology vendors are thinking about new risks posed when legacy infrastructure meets increasingly complex markets.

The rise of retail platforms like Robinhood and the social media frenzy around so-called meme stocks have helped to drive Main Street options trading for the past year. Surging volume and volatility in these markets have introduced new kinds of risks, and vendors who offer trading solutions—such as for market risk, order management, and clearing—believe that offering more modern, advanced technologies can help mitigate them.

Individual investors are now increasingly aware of options, in the

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