Building a High-Performance

Equities Trading Platform for Questrade

  • Client: Questrade
  • Client Location: Canada
  • Project Duration: 2009-2015
  • Team Size: 25
  • Teach Stack: ASP.NET; MS Enterprise Library; WCF; Telerik RAD Controls; Sybase ASE

The Challenge

Major trading platforms have ironclad SLAs that require the software to be able to process millions of transactions per second. The stakes are high, as slips in performance and failure to deliver are almost certain to result in costly lawsuits or even business failure.

In 2008, Questrade was an aspiring startup looking to build its own equities trading platform in the Canadian market, but was struggling to achieve that in-house.

The company turned to Volo to deliver high-performance technology that would help them achieve a competitive edge.

The Solution

During our lengthy partnership with Questrade, which lasted for almost a decade, we helped them drive the technology innovation that is at the heart of their business. As a result, the company transformed from a young startup to one of Canada’s leading online brokerages.

During that time, we provided them with:

  • An online retail equities trading platform
  • A high-volume equities trading platform for professional traders
  • Multiple iterations of mobile trading platforms
  • A KYC system and a risk management module
  • Wealth management tools and tutorials.

An extremely professional team with a can-do attitude and the willingness to go the extra mile for the good of the project.

Marina Priezjev

Questrade Web Application Design & Engineering Director

Key Benefits

  • Continuous security monitoring and reporting
  • Configurable platform to meet an agency’s specific needs
  • Real time backup
  • Timely project recovery
  • Redundant, disaster-proof storage integrity
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