Suite of API-first risk management tools for Broker-Dealers and Clearing Firms


Founded 2021
Invested in 2021



Global retail investor interest in equity options is accelerating. The OCC continues to set new annual cleared contract volume records for the U.S. exchange-listed options industry, but this surge in investor demand has taken a toll on incumbent infrastructure. In March 2020 alone, Robinhood had outages three days in a row due to stress on its infrastructure—which struggled with unprecedented load. As this trend continues, brokerage infrastructure - market data, exchange connectivity, real-time risk management, order management and routing - will continue to be strained, especially in instances where the technology stack is a patchwork of independent, legacy systems.

Sarna's advanced suite of APIs provide a durable Brokerage-in-a-Box solution, including commercial-ready risk modules and real-time margin calculations for correspondent clearing firms, brokerages, and trading firms. Currently, margin calculations are often done manually or overnight, as clearing firms use end-of-day positions to calculate margin requirements for the following trading day. This leads to potential intraday position risk that Sarna can identify and help prevent with its real-time buying power engine and day-trading risk calculations. Sarna's vision is to reduce fragility in our capital markets by providing the technical infrastructure necessary for real-time settlement and clearing.

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