Corp. was founded in 1987 by Scott d. Gordon. Over
the last fifteen years, Optionomics has applied practical
trading know-how with innovative programming to offer
professional risk management and option analysis tools
for the trading industry.
Mr. Gordon started trading options in 1967 as a stockbroker
for a NYSE firm. In the early 1970s, he started
trading options in the London commodities markets
where he arbitraged and created many different
types of options which were unique and new for hedging
and laying off risk.
served on the London Commodities Exchange (LCE) option
sub-committee and was instrumental in organizing the
first traded option (for the Sugar Exchange where
he was the primary market maker) to help get the market
on its feet. Mr. Gordon was also a consultant to the
International Commodities Clearing House (ICCH) and
helped organize and set up the method used on the
London exchanges for the margining of options.
1979, he formed DESI, a software company, to address
the needs of the London brokerage companies' back
office accounting needs. The product developed was
Cadre and this is still used by European investment
banks and financial clearing firms of the various
Since the introduction of the PC in the early 1980s,
Mr. Gordon has created option analysis tools which
he initially used for his own personal trading needs.
In 1987, he was persuaded to enter the service side
of the industry and created Optionomics Corp. His
insight into trading and back-office accounting systems,
along with his expertise in options analysis and risk
management, directs the dynamic course of Optionomics.
With a handpicked staff of expert programmers and
talented traders, new standards have been achieved
in the investment software industry by Optionomics
the company is located in the Wasatch Mountains of
Salt Lake City where it continues to develop the best
software tools for the financial community. Presently,
planning and development is underway for the future
while the company supports and strengthens its services