Rival Systems CEO Rob D’Arco Sees Traders Making the Jump to Professional Ranks

Jun 1, 2022

John Lothian

John Lothian

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JLN interviewed Rob D’Arco, CEO of the software vendor Rival Systems, during the 2022 Options Conference in San Antonio, Texas, about the state of Rival and the industry. He was bullish on many of today’s retail traders making the leap to become professional traders in the future. 

We asked him to tell us about Rival One, Rival’s new trading platform, and we asked him what features users like.

JLN asked D’Arco about risk management at Rival and how it is managed. We also wanted to know what Rival tells its clients about customer portfolio margins.

Lastly, we asked D’Arco about what impact the increase in trading has had on Rival. 

 

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