Lightspeed Institutional

Prime brokerage

Expert support for institutional professionals

By partnering with Lightspeed, professional traders, established and emerging hedge funds, high net-worth individuals, trading groups, and registered investment advisors (RIAs) grow their business with focused, experienced, and high-touch customer support.

Dedicated account management

As a client-driven prime brokerage firm, our goal is to equip you with the resources and support needed to succeed in the market. As a natural extension of that focus, we provide every client with a dedicated account manager to advocate for your business strategy and oversee day-to-day requirements.

Middle office support

The middle office support team is comprised of highly experienced trading professionals. They work directly with your firm's administrators, accountants, and auditors and provide complete account and break reconciliation daily.


Our automated account opening process is complemented by a dedicated onboarding representative who is there to resolve any issues or answer any questions you might have. They are also well-versed in onboarding best practices, helping to ensure a smooth transition.

The Lightspeed Institutional advantage

Start-up Solutions

When partnering with Lightspeed you not only receive our expertise, but we can connect you to our network of seasoned financial professionals to create a team of specialists to fit your needs. There are many areas where collaboration and alignment with service providers are necessary and a critical component to your long-term success. Our expert staff can introduce you to a network of financial professionals to help you with:

Hedge Fund Formation




Customer service software for customer-first teams


Trading solutions

At Lightspeed, we offer our prime clients access to a variety of order execution systems customized for specific asset types and can also serve as your personal trading desk with the flexibility to route order flow to the brokers of your choice

Lightspeed Trader

With multiple order routing destinations, our flagship trading platform is ideal for professional and active stock and options traders.

Completely customizable

Integrated charting with studies

Advanced scanner and filters

Multi-threading for hyper-speed

Research capabilities

Lightspeed Trader Platform

Livevol X

Sterling Vol Trader (Livevol X) is the next-generation execution platform that combines the intelligence of Sterling Vol Trader with advanced options trading capabilities and sophisticated risk analytics.

Livevol X Platform

Sterling Trader

Sterling Vol Trader is the generation execution platform that combines the intelligence of Sterling Vol Trader with advanced options trading capabilities and sophisticated risk analytics.

Sterling Trader platform


Delivers sophisticated trading tools, access to liquidity, real-time data, charting, analytics, and streaming news.

Eze EMS platform


SILEXX OEMS is a premier multi-asset trading platform created for traders that need maximum trade efficiency.

Silexx OEMS platform


Whether you have a team of 2 or 200, our shared team inboxes keep everyone on the same page and in the loop.

CQG platform

The Lightspeed Institutional Advantage

Capital introduction

For those managers that need to raise capital to launch a new fund or increase their investor base we can help by:

Streamline and optimize your business plan and strategy

Create business development goals that meet your objectives

High net-worth individuals

Family offices

Fund of funds

Other investment groups

Custody and clearing

Lightspeed Prime Brokerage introduces accounts on a fully disclosed basis for custody, clearing, and settlement of domestic and international securities

Wedbush Securities

Wedbush Futures

Interactive Brokers

Enhanced leverage

Prime brokerage clients can qualify for the ability to extend their exposure depending on their trading strategy and needs.

Regulation T margin account

you may borrow 50% of the purchase price of securities that can be bought on margin

Portfolio margin

Qualifying clients may increase their leverage beyond the 4:1 intraday or 2:1 overnight margin available in a standard day trading margin account

Portfolio reporting

Investment Managers need access to reporting for accounting, performance, and risk. We provide two options for you:


Lightspeed’s trade reporting software, Managed Trades System (MTS)

Nirvana Solutions

Customizable solutions by Nirvana Solutions a third-party vendor

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Equities, equities options, and commodity futures products and services are offered by Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC (Member FINRA, NFA and SIPC). Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC’s SIPC coverage is available only for securities, and for cash held in connection with the purchase or sale of securities, in equities and equities options accounts. You may check the background of Lightspeed Financial Services Group LLC on FINRA’s BrokerCheck.

Options trading entails significant risk and is not appropriate for all investors. Certain complex options strategies carry additional risk. Before trading options, please read Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options

ETFs are subject to market fluctuation and the risks of their underlying investments. ETFs are subject to management fees and other expenses.