Boston Options Exchange


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Boston Options Exchange

An electronic exchange that deals primarily in stocks and equity options. It was established in 2002 by Bourse de Montreal, the Boston Stock Exchange, and a brokerage called Interactive Brokers. It began its operations in 2008.
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Grigoletto is currently Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for the Boston Options Exchange, and has worked with the Exchange since its formation in 2004.
The options exchanges embracing this model - Boston Options Exchange, NASDAQ Options Market and NYSE Arca - use a price-time priority structure, coupled with a maker-taker pricing schema that rewards liquidity providers with rebates.
The data and 20 charts for this study are based on nearly 40 in-depth interviews with option market participants, including operators of the seven options exchanges - Boston Options Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), International Securities Exchange (ISE), NASDAQ Options Market (NOM), NYSE Amex, NYSE Arca, and NASDAQ OMX PHLX (PHLX); two crossing networks; and 25 option market makers that account for roughly half of total trading volume.

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