July 19, 2023 2:00 pm EST

Under the Hood: A Practical Guide to Capturing Alpha through the sFOX Platform

Are you ready to look behind the curtain and discover the hidden techniques that crypto’s most advanced traders use to get an edge? Join us for an exclusive AMA session where we unveil the keys to capturing alpha using the most sophisticated trading platform in the world.

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Are you ready to look behind the curtain and discover the hidden techniques that crypto’s most advanced traders use to get an edge? Join us for an exclusive AMA session where we unveil the keys to capturing alpha using the most sophisticated trading platform in the world.

In this webinar, we talk about:

  • Strategies for leveraging sFOX’s advanced tools and features to gain a competitive edge
  • Data-driven analyses of sFOX spreads & order book depth compared to other trading venues
  • Deep dives into arbitrage opportunities and other trades unavailable elsewhere


In this captivating webinar, Jack Finio, the Head of Product at sFOX, provided participants with an inside look into the company’s client-centric approach to refining their crypto asset management platform. Jack illuminated how the sFOX team places paramount importance on client feedback, fostering enduring partnerships, and continuously enhancing the platform’s capabilities. He offered a concrete example of their commitment to improvement: the hair order type, a feature that streamlines limit order placement across various exchanges, elevating competitiveness through automation.<

Chuck Lugay, sFOX’s Head of Execution Services, took the stage to expound on the platform’s unique selling point – an extensive and deep pool of liquidity that grants access to billions of dollars’ worth of liquidity daily. This liquidity is accessed through just one counterparty, underscoring its efficiency. Lugay tackled prevalent concerns around execution times and platform security, assuaging uncertainties and showcasing the platform’s reliability.

Acknowledging the platform’s formidable prowess over the past nine years, the speakers candidly confessed to its overwhelming capabilities. With features like a dynamically connected order book and trading-integrated, insured crypto custody, sFOX’s clients often grapple with harnessing the full potential of this comprehensive investment system. To address this, sFOX has not only designed advanced tools but also devoted a proactive, dedicated team to guide clients in crafting successful investment strategies.


Jack, you’ve been building new sFOX products and features for years. Can you tell us how the sFOX community informs the product roadmap? For example, have any specific client needs or feedback inspired particular improvements to the sFOX platform? 2:11

Chuck, you’re from the other side of the business: every day, you’re speaking with prospective sFOX users and current clients benefitting from sFOX’s suite of services. What are some of the features you’ve seen give clients an edge over other crypto investors? What are some of the most frequently asked questions or points of confusion about the sFOX platform? 3:57
What would be the benefits of trading with sFOX over trading with any other single venue? 6:51

Based on your slide showing the best offer price, what are the arbitrage opportunities across the platform? 9:26

With the added benefits of the arbitrage opportunities, can you explain a few different algorithms sFOX has built and what their special features are? 12:36

How does instant settlement work if sFOX has to settle with the exchanges or OTC desks after the trade is already executed? 20:36

Can a client trade assets instantly from SAFE custody? Or is there a lag time? 21:34

How long does it take for sFOX to generate a report on each of my trades? 23:00

What policies/procedures or controls does sFOX have in place to manage counterparty risk against exchanges? 24:08

Where will my limit order prices be displayed? 26:07

What happens to my order if an exchange goes down in your order book? 26:35

Are there any stats on the depth of book between sFOX & a typical crypto exchange? 27:47

Looking towards the future, what does the roadmap for sFOX look like? 31:39

Meet The Panelist

Jackson Finio

Head of Product at sFOX

Jack is the Head of Product at sFOX, the full-service crypto prime dealer for institutional investors, providing the liquidity, security, and infrastructure needed to unlock the full potential of digital assets. Jack has been professionally involved in crypto since 2015. Prior to joining sFOX, Jack was CEO and Co-Founder of Fund3, a quantitative hedge fund and OEMS software provider for digital assets.

Chuck Lugay

Head of Execution Services at sFOX

Chuck Lugay is the Head of Execution Services at sFOX, one of the leading full-service crypto prime dealers for institutional investors. He has over 25 years of experience in electronic markets working for industry leaders such as Nasdaq, Knight Capital Group and Citadel Securities focused on best execution within equities and options. He has also been active in industry organizations serving as a past President for The Securities Traders Association of New York as well as a governor on the Security Traders Association Board of Directors. Today he brings his market structure and best execution expertise to the digital asset space with sFOX.

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