OptionsHouse was founded in 2005 by PEAK6 Investments, L.P., one of the largest options trading firms in the U.S.1 PEAK6 is distinguished as a pioneer of trading technology, having been one of the first firms to apply proprietary tools to more efficiently manage risk in the options market. In turn, PEAK6 capitalized on dynamic market opportunities in real time and built a portfolio that far exceeded historical returns. PEAK6 created OptionsHouse with the simple mission of providing non-professional traders with their proprietary risk management technology, low prices to trade, and reliable execution. All of which was done so retail investors could capitalize on the same edge in the market that has made PEAK6 successful.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois in the historic Board of Trade Building, OptionsHouse has quickly established an identity all our own. As an online broker, OptionsHouse is dedicated to providing traders with an edge in the marketplace through unmatched value. This value is delivered to customers through our competitively low prices, speed of platform and execution, and premium products. Our competitively low rates matched with professional level technology make OptionsHouse unique in the online brokerage industry.
That exceptional value has not gone unnoticed. OptionsHouse consistently earns high rankings from Barron’s, a leading industry reviewer, in their prestigious annual review of online brokers.2 Moreover, OptionsHouse has experienced a period of unprecedented growth from traders looking for a great value for their online trading.