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JPMorgan Chase is one of the world's oldest, largest and best-known financial institutions. With a history that traces our roots to 1799 in New York City, we carry forth the innovative spirit of our heritage firms in our global operations in over 60 countries. We serve millions of customers and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional, and government clients-managing assets and investments, offering business advice and strategies, and providing innovative banking solutions and services. © 2023 JPMorgan Chase & Co. All rights reserved. JPMorgan Chase is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Veterans.
Ready to accelerate your growth in one of the most dynamic and fascinating industries there is? Discover Optiver, a leading global trading firm powered by technical innovation. For 35+ years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With our focus on cutting-edge engineering, data science and research, we actively trade on 70+ exchanges, where we're trusted to always provide accurate buy and sell pricing – no matter the market conditions.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and high-net-worth individuals. Founded in 1869, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in all major financial centers around the world.
Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions, and automation. Our core competency is providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we provide competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully, we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.
Jane Street works differently. As a liquidity provider and market maker, we trade on more than 200 trading venues across 45 countries and help form the backbone of global markets. Our approach is rooted in technology and rigorous quantitative analysis, but our success is driven by our people. Our bright, beautiful offices in the heart of New York, London, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam are open and buzzing with conversation. We come from many backgrounds and encourage travel between offices to share perspectives. Some of our best ideas come from bumping into a visiting colleague at the office coffee bar. Markets move fast. Staying competitive as we’ve grown has required constant invention—of new trading strategies, technology, and processes. We’ve found this is easier when you hire humble, kind people. They tend to help each other, and prioritize teamwork over titles. We invest heavily in teaching and training. There’s a library and a classroom in every office, because deepening your understanding of something is considered real work. Guest lectures, classes, and conferences round out the intellectual exchanges that happen every day. People grow into long careers at Jane Street because there are always new and interesting problems to solve, systems to build, and theories to test. More than twenty years after our founding, it still feels like we’re just getting started.
SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded on a platform of intellectual curiosity. We bring together the brightest minds, cutting-edge technology, and expansive sets of data to solve incredibly challenging problems. We commit our own capital to trade financial products around the clock and around the globe, and we innovate by building virtually all of our own trading technology from scratch. Our traders, quantitative researchers, and technologists work side-by-side to develop and implement our trading strategies, making us leaders in high performance, low latency trading. We know that it’s only by tapping into our diverse perspectives that we can truly achieve our full potential. Our collective insight allows us to approach problems, both simple and extremely complex, from a wide range of thinking. This ability to think together, but not always alike, has propelled our success.
As a leading, global market maker, IMC trades on more than 100 venues and provides liquidity in more than 200,000 securities. Using innovative technology and advanced trading strategies, we've played our part in making financial markets more efficient for almost 30 years. Established in Amsterdam in 1989, IMC has expanded to over 700 employees with offices in Chicago and Sydney. Across offices, diverse teams of traders, developers and technologists work together to design and develop the software, hardware, networks and algorithms that drive our strategies and make us one of the world’s leading liquidity providers. We hire independent thinkers and challenge them to anticipate change and continuously innovate, seeking new ways to sustain our success. At IMC, anyone can make an impact and everyone is encouraged to do so.
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individuals, small- and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company serves approximately 56 million U.S. consumer and small business relationships. It is among the world's leading wealth management companies and is a global leader in corporate and investment banking and trading.
Morgan Stanley mobilizes capital to help governments, corporations, institutions and individuals around the world achieve their financial goals. For over 85 years, the firm’s reputation for using innovative thinking to solve complex problems has been well earned and rarely matched. A consistent industry leader throughout decades of dramatic change in modern finance, Morgan Stanley will continue to break new ground in advising, serving and providing new opportunities for its clients. Morgan Stanley is committed to maintaining the first-class service and high standard of excellence that have always defined the firm. At its foundation are five core values — putting clients first, doing the right thing, leading with exceptional ideas, committing to diversity and inclusion, and giving back — that guide its more than 80,000 employees in 1,200 offices across 41 countries. Discover what makes Morgan Stanley such a great place to work by using the resources on this page to learn more about our people, our business, and our heritage.