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Wolverine Trading Overview

Chicago, IL
201 to 500 employees
1994
Company - Private
Finance
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Founded in 1994, the Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and ... Read more

Wolverine Trading – Why Work For Us?


A QUICK OVERVIEW.

The Wolverine companies comprise a number of diversified financial institutions specializing in proprietary trading, asset management, order execution services, and technology solutions. We are recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, we take pride in serving the interests of both our clients and colleagues.

WOLVERINE TRADING

Established in 1994, our proprietary trading group, Wolverine Trading, LLC, engages in market making and valuation arbitrage across global markets.

As a market maker, we provide continuous bid and offer quotations on a broad range of listed securities and derivatives, including: equities and equity options; equity indexes and equity index options; futures and options on futures; Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and ETF options; and cash bonds. Our quotes add liquidity and transparency to the markets. Wolverine is a leading liquidity provider in global exchange-listed equity derivatives.


WOLVERINE EXECUTION SERVICES (WEX)

WEX is an independent broker-dealer specializing in the execution of equities, options, and futures for institutional investors. WEX offers clients a proprietary trading platform, algorithms, direct floor access, and an agency brokerage desk. Leveraging expertise in trading technology and risk management, WEX provides clients with anonymity, superior execution1, and order management, delivering innovative solutions for both technical and institutional trading styles.






WOLVERINE ASSET MANAGEMENT (WAM)

Wolverine Asset Management (WAM) is an alternative asset management firm that seeks to generate excess returns for its investors by investing in the equity, credit, commodity, and volatility asset classes. Strategies traded include capital structure arbitrage, volatility, event-driven, RV equity, and NAV arbitrage.





WOLVERINE SECURITIES

Wolverine Securities is a broker-dealer and a member of FINRA and Nasdaq. The firm is an equity market maker.







360 TECHNOLOGY CENTER SOLUTIONS (360TCS)

360TCS provides mission-critical co-location and disaster recovery services in our Lombard, IL data center. The facility features an energy efficient, fully redundant design utilizing the latest advances in available technology to ensure 100% availability.


NO SUITS REQUIRED.

It's not about the clothes... it's about the person in them. At Wolverine, we've created a strong, collaborative environment with exceptional growth opportunities. Whether your interest is trading, technology, or operations, motivated and innovative individuals can find many pathways to success. Our flat organizational structure promotes teamwork across the Firm and offers easy access to senior staff (don't worry, they won't be wearing a suit either).

ACHIEVING MORE BY WORKING TOGETHER.

While we work exceptionally well as a team in the office, our bonds are further strengthened through company events and activities. Volleyball, soccer, hockey, 5K runs, picnic, parties, and trivia nights provide friendly competition and build better relationships. By getting out of our usual environment and doing out-of-the-ordinary things together, we foster creativity and broaden our imaginations to accomplish new challenges.

WOLVERINES WANTED.

At Wolverine, we've assembled a tight-knit group of humble but ambitious professionals who take pride in expertly joining technology with the financial markets. We're constantly growing and looking for the right individuals to join our team and assist in keeping Wolverine at the forefront of the financial services industry.

PERKS OF BEING A WOLVERINE

The opportunities are endless for motivated and innovative individuals. Our flat organizational structure promotes teamwork across the Firm and offers easy access to senior staff.

THE BASICS

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance
  • Long and short-term disability
  • Retirement plans: 401k and Roth 401k
  • Profit sharing plan
  • Generous vacation days

ABOVE & BEYOND

  • Casual dress
  • Free, chef staffed kitchen
  • Teambuilding activities
  • Monthly social events
  • Company subsidized gym in building

INTERVIEW PROCESS: IT'S AS EASY AS...

Step One


Meet Wolverine on Campus: Check out our campus schedule and make sure you swing by our booth at your University's career fair. We will chat with you and request a copy of your resume. Don't see your school on the schedule? No problem! Apply to the Software or Trading Associate Internship positions posted on our website

Step Two


On Campus interview or Phone Screen: In most instances, we are on campus the day after the career fair conducting interviews. We'll schedule your interview when we meet you for the first time. If you can't make the interviews or we aren't on your campus, we will set up a phone screen. In both cases, you will be asked some technical questions as well as to provide an overview of academic and work history. This is a chance for you to come prepared with questions to ask your interviewer and gain as much knowledge as you can about Wolverine, the type of work we do, and what your potential role with us would entail.

Step Three


Come to Chicago for an Interview: Time to head to Downtown Chicago to interview with the Wolverine team! Your day will consist of meeting various members of the Wolverine team, as well as several technical and informational interviews. We'll also give you a chance to relax, dine in the Wolverine Kitchen, and take a tour around the office. The Wolverine Recruiting team strives to make the interview process as seamless as possible, so they will help coordinate your travel and lodging during the interview and get back to you with the company's employment decision as soon as possible. If you ever have a question during this process, be sure to reach out to the team!


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    Work with smart people on challenging problems

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    There are no downsides. A great place to work!

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Wolverine Trading Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Wolverine Trading.

    Interview

    Applied online and was scheduled for a phone interview. Was mostly questioned about my background and reasons for pursuing the job. Was asked a question about rolling a die (see other interviewee's reviews). Phone interview lasted a total of about 15 minutes. I may be biased, but it felt as if the interviewer never really had the intention of learning about me as a candidate.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the expected value of rolling a six-sided die? What if you got a second chance to roll, but you had to keep your second roll?   Answer Question
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Wolverine Trading Awards & Accolades

  • Best broker-dealer options, Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards, 2015
  • Best Smart Order Routing Product/Tool, Waters Sell Side Technology Awards, 2015

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