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Belvedere Trading Overview

Chicago, IL
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Founded in 2002, Belvedere Trading is a leading proprietary trading firm that specializes in equity index and commodity derivatives. Belvedere Trading’s employees act as market makers, ensuring liquidity by laying two-sided markets to help provide an orderly market ... Read more

Mission: In today’s global market economy, those who most effectively meld technology with a passion for trading are those who will find success in identifying and capturing opportunities.

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  • Team Belvedere is back in Chicago after an amazing 15th anniversary trip to Atlantis in the Bahamas. Luckily we aren't totally missing the tropical weather with the current heat wave in the city!

  • Celebrating tonight's Game 7 appearance for the Chicago Cubs with our very own Chicago "Cubcakes". Team Belvedere is hoping to Fly The W for a World Series Championship!

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Belvedere Trading – Why Work For Us?


Founded in 2002, Belvedere Trading is a leading proprietary trading firm. We specialize in equity index and commodity derivatives. Belvedere Trading’s employees act as market makers, ensuring liquidity by laying two sided markets to help provide an orderly market place in the products we trade. We trade electronically from our headquarters in downtown Chicago, and have traders on the floors of the following exchanges: Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and CME Group which includes the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), and the Commodity Exchange (COMEX).

Belvedere Trading is able to quickly exploit inefficiencies in the market due to our state of the art proprietary technology and risk management capabilities. Our trading models and software systems are continually re-engineered, optimized, and maintained by our technology department. Belvedere Trading’s success and rapid growth are the results of our market experience and relentless focus on the training and development of our employees. We have been attracting amazing people and are giving them the tools and resources they need in order to contribute to the growth of our company. We currently employ nearly 200 individuals in trading and technology and are actively expanding. Since our inception we’ve enjoyed extremely low turnover and high referral rates due to our great working atmosphere and high level of employee entrepreneurship. Our aggressive drive for efficiency, unique trading techniques, use of cutting edge technology, and talented people makes us confident of our continued growth and success. Belvedere Trading is looking forward to further expansion and facing the opportunities and challenges that the evolving financial markets will bring.


Our Mission Statement

To invest in the continuous improvement of our skills and technologies in order to identify and capitalize on trading opportunities in an ever-changing global marketplace.

Our Organizational Values

Belvedere Trading developed its Core Values as we celebrated our 10th anniversary. Every employee was involved in sharing their ideas and expectations of what values we hold in high regard. As we have grown and advanced, we have learned how meaningful these Core Values are to us, both as a firm and as individuals. Our Core Values are important to us because they support our unified vision, shape our culture and truly reflect what we value. Our Core Values are the essence of our identity and we appreciate each and every employee for their exemplification of these values.

Commitment to Excellence – Perform at the highest level, exemplifying individual ownership

Team Belvedere – Succeed through teamwork and seek the best from others

Me in Team – Expect merit-based responsibilities and compensation

Entrepreneurial Contributions – Impact the firm outside of our primary responsibilities

Intellectual Curiosity – Grow through learning and educating

Iterative Change – Achieve the ideal through incremental steps

Innovation & Reinvention – Embrace and drive change

Passionate Discourse – Communicate competing ideas


Our employees are competitive and entrepreneurial individuals who demonstrate a passion for learning and development across multiple trading and technology disciplines.  Intellectual curiosity drives Team Belvedere to think strategically in creating the business solutions that help the firm achieve optimal results.  We believe that great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone so we encourage all of our employees to take a passionate interest in promoting, within the team environment, those solutions they feel strongly about.  Through this open exchange of ideas, experienced and novice team members alike grow professionally.

Belvedere employees work hard, and are appreciated first and foremost for their contributions to the firm and each other.  We believe in the absence of barriers to communication and the maintenance of our small company culture. In order to further cultivate camaraderie and teamwork within the firm, we have a casual dress code, host company-wide social events, support various charities throughout the year, and encourage employees to participate in the many intramural sports’ teams that the firm sponsors. These are just a few of the many reasons Belvedere was rated as one of the Top 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads in 2016 by Symplicity.

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    "Good place to start a career"

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    Casual, fun work environment
    Great people
    Rotational programs help you get experience to different aspects of the job
    Belvedere is a smaller company, and comes with all the usual pros

    Training programs are also great.


    Options trading is hard and requires a lot of on the job training. BT is good at training, but you have to be willing to learn.

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    Keep investing in the training programs and make sure people have continual opportunities to learn.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Belvedere Trading (New York, NY).


    They contacted me via email a week after I submitted the application then there were no further procedures. They sent me the mail saying "Thank you for your application and interest in Belvedere Trading. It is our top priority to select candidates who best match the skills and experience needed to excel in this position. While your skills and credentials are impressive, after careful consideration, we have decided not to move forward with your candidacy at this time. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors."

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Belvedere Trading Awards & Accolades

  • Top 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads, Symplicity, 2016
  • Top 20 Places to Work, Crain's Chicago Business, 2011

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