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Founded 1998
Headquarters Zug, Switzerland
Key People Rob Prior, Chief Executive Officer
Products Real-time systems for automated derivates trading

Actant is a privately held independent software vendor (ISV) founded in 1998 by software engineering and trading professionals. Actant builds real-time systems for automated derivatives trading on electronic exchanges. Their customers and target markets include traders who make markets on derivatives markets.[1]

Actant has offices in London, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Zug, Switzerland.

Products and Services[edit]

Actant Quote supports the publication of commodity, interest rate and index option prices, using a proprietary scripting language to provide a level of quote calculation flexibility for users. Scripting can give traders a way to customize an automated quote management application to fit their particular needs.

Aside from published quote management, hidden quotes provide the ability to calculate and compare unpublished options prices. When published market prices cross an unpublished hidden quote, Actant Quote generates an order on behalf of the trader. Actant ExStream is a low latency, programmable, automated trading engine for market-takers. It is unique in offering access to a scripting language, Actant QuickScript, that allows the instantaneous creation, modification, refinement and expansion of trading strategies, as market conditions dictate – no developers required. There is also a library of pre-scripted template algorithms available to get started quickly.

Designed to run in a fully or semi-automated fashion, it specializes in facilitating futures and options trading, as well as trading stocks as part of a hedge or multi-leg derivatives strategy.

Key People[edit]


  1. Actant, Inc.. Actant.