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23 days ago

Project Manager

Peak6 Investments, Inc. Chicago, IL

• Gather and disseminate business requirements for new and on-going projects • Work closely with business and technology team members to… Peak6 Investments, Inc.


7 days ago

Execution Desk Specialist

Peak6 Investments, Inc. Chicago, IL

• Manage paper flow information and executing orders between brokers and PEAK6 proprietary traders via electronic communication • Develop… Peak6 Investments, Inc.


3 days ago

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Peak6 Investments, Inc. Chicago, IL

• Perform functional, system and integration level testing on newly developed and redesigned company software solutions. • Document and summarize… Peak6 Investments, Inc.


20 days ago

Tax Director

Peak6 Investments, Inc. Chicago, IL

will include working with the company’s external providers on tax return preparation and reporting, calculation of partner allocations, complying… Peak6 Investments, Inc.


27 days ago

Systems Support Specialist

Peak6 Investments, Inc. Chicago, IL

• Provide front line support for key processes supporting daily operations of a trading firm • Learn about internal data systems & processes and… Peak6 Investments, Inc.


23 hrs ago

Senior Software Engineer – new

Peak6 Investments, Inc. Chicago, IL

• Participate in the design and development of proprietary tools including, but not limited to, those used for trading, risk management, execution… Peak6 Investments, Inc.


13 days ago

Software Engineer (Entry Level)

Peak6 Investments, Inc. Chicago, IL

• Is courageous. You’re willing to challenge the status quo. You trust your instincts and will say what you… Peak6 Investments, Inc.


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    some smart people, but poor middle management, lack of risk taking

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    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PEAK6 Investments full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    its a place to learn about options.
    They used to only specialize in equity options as prop traders, which was very unstable. Now they have a more diversified business, as they have an asset management as well as brokerage business on top of prop trading.
    there are some hardworking talented employees. they've gotten good results, and as a result the partners have done well for themselves.
    nice offices, oh yeah and free candy/ cheese sticks

    Cons

    The interests some of the managers and the company not well aligned. While there are some nice people and people who add value, there are also managers with mediocre skills, yet quietly have very large egos and feel entitled to their position because they are related to or old friends with the partners/people in power. They can run havoc, do what want, and not worry about their role in the company. Oddly enough, during cuts it's often the people who crossed these managers that are let go.

    Partners don't want to put any more money on unproven businesses. They'll say the right things to encourage you to take risks, but if it doesn't pan out, it's your head on the line. Given the career risk of a prop trader, the percentage payout is fairly low. There is very little upside unless you stay here long enough, and get enough luck( at least 5 years) to manage a large book.

    partners take the upside potential, the traders eat the downside.

    What they do is basically sell volatility, and traders who want to try new ideas and expand to new asset classes won't be given the necessary vote of confidence to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
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