Volant Trading is a market maker, providing liquidity to the financial
markets - we partner trading talent and experience with
state-of-the-art technology to post two-sided prices in
hundreds of thousands of instruments globally.
Volant Execution Services operates in the US listed options market - leveraging our market making infrastructure and smart routing algorithms to provide customers with the best possible execution.
From its inception, Volant has been an equal
and collaborative partnership between traders, quantitative
strategists, and technologists. We have recruited and
retained some of the best and brightest, recognizing that in
our evolving industry, we are only as good as the people on
We are a strict meritocracy with a flat
organizational structure, made possible by the small size of
our firm, and the caliber of our people. While the bar
is high for everyone here, the pathway to unlimited value
contribution and compensation is clear and attainable.
Volant operates out of New York, Chicago, London, and Hong Kong and is a member of over 30 exchanges and trading venues worldwide.
2006 – Brian Donnelly and Philip Cardi, former
colleagues from Hull Trading and Goldman Sachs, establish
Volant Trading in New York City
2007 – Office opens at 99 Wall Street
– Options trading launched on ISE
– Stock hedging launched on NASDAQ
2008 – Trading begins on CBOE
2009 – Office relocates to 7 World Trade Center
– Hong Kong and London offices opened
– Trading begins on OSE, KRX, SGX, HKFE, and Eurex
– Equity option and stock hedging expanded to multiple US markets
2010 – Launch of US broker-dealer and market making activities
2011 – FICC options market making launched on CME
2012 – Future and market making launched
– Trading begins on LIFFE and TSE
2013 – FX spot trading begins on FXAll
– Trading begins on ICE