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Victor Technologies and ACTIV Financial Announce Partnership For Real-Time Risk Analytics

New York, NY, September 15, 2014Victor Technologies LLC, a financial analytics provider that specializes in risk management and listed derivatives pricing, today announced that the company is partnering with ACTIV Financial, a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, to offer its enterprise-grade Market Volatility Feed (MVF) as part of ACTIV’s market data platform. With this partnership in place, Victor Technologies’ world-class volatility feeds will be made available to ACTIV data feed subscribers in real-time via ACTIV's global distribution network.

“We are very excited to offer this volatility data product from Victor Technologies to our customer base,” said David Bloomer, Director, New Business and Alliances at ACTIV Financial. “Our platform easily integrates with the MVF engine, giving subscribers seamless access to a fully managed solution for real-time risk analytics."  

Victor Technologies offers its Market Volatility Feed for US listed equity and index options, with configuration choices for smoothing algorithm, conflation rate, and pricing model. It provides real-time implied volatilities as underlying and option prices move within the marketplace, as well as a full set of Greek values for each option. The rich set of volatility data includes raw implied volatilities for both puts and calls, as well as smoothed and blended volatility curves.

“By providing our volatility data via ACTIV’s distribution network, we are helping traders and risk managers make informed decisions and mitigate risk with regards to the derivatives they are trading,” said Victor Technologies CEO Robert Newhouse. “Instead of having to pull information from two separate platforms, ACTIV users can access our market-leading volatility feed directly via the ACTIV API, simplifying integration efforts.”

ACTIV and VTEK are working toward integrating the ACTIV platform into VTEK’s volatility feed, and both firms are ready to discuss implementation and deployment options with interested subscribers.

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About Victor Technologies

Victor Technologies provides leading-edge trading and risk management applications that leverage Nvidia GPU technology to offer unparalleled real-time risk management and theoretical pricing across asset classes. VTEK’s product suite includes applications to manage consolidated portfolio risk, as well as theoretical pricing engines that allow for calculation of market-implied volatility, dividend, and interest information.

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About ACTIV Financial

ACTIV Financial is a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions. ACTIV offers neutral, managed services for buy and sell-side firms and technology providers seeking a complete market data solution that encompasses both global content management and data delivery. With coverage spanning more than 200 equity and derivatives exchanges around the world, ACTIV is the only truly end-to-end, independent market data utility in the industry. Founded in 2002 by market data specialists, the firm is privately owned and has offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London. More information can be found at:

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