Akuna Capital is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions and automation.
Our core competency is providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we provide competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell.
To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.
The Akuna Team spans across three major departments:
The name Akuna derives from the Australian Aboriginal word meaning “flowing water,” a word that exists in no other language.
We have built our firm and values around the “Akuna” definition – beyond providing liquidity to the markets we also strongly believe in the following:
RAPID INNOVATION THROUGH NEW TECHNOLOGIES
COLLABORATIVE FLOW OF KNOWLEDGE
A THIRST FOR INDIVIDUAL GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY
Our Founding Partners, Andrew Killion and Mitchell Skinner, first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firm’s first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world – Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Shanghai, Cambridge and soon Sydney.
Akuna Capital is a proprietary trading firm specializing in derivatives market-making and sophisticated modeling with a commitment to cutting-edge technology.
We are the leading options market-maker to successfully enter the industry in recent years with sustainable growth. By providing more liquidity to the markets through rapid innovation , we have the advantage of youth in remaining nimble and agile in an ever-changing competitive landscape.
Akuna has no clients or external investors, we trade only with the company’s capital. We have dozens of employee-shareholders and this number continues to grow.
We are really proud of what we have accomplished since inception, but even more excited for all that lies ahead of us. We are still building, accessing new markets, trading new products, and creating new strategies, giving you the opportunity to be involved in shaping the future of Akuna. Indeed, the great majority of Akuna’s growth profile is ahead of us.