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Andy Kershner
10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Trader"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time

    Pros

    Very good technology to trade and build equity trading models. Divided into several teams to help you find your trading style and enhance your expertise.

    Cons

    Not enough guidance to train newer traders.Could be more advice and monitor.Maybe need a larger place for more traders to trade in the trading desk.

    Advice to Management

    Always trying to be better as a prop trading firm just like a single trader. Better payment so as to recruit the best traders.

    Kershner Trading Group2015-10-09
  2. "Trader"

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    Current Employee - Equity Trader in Austin, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good technology. New floor manager doing a great job.

    Cons

    The trading floor is very quiet. More communication will help everyone do better.

    Kershner Trading Group2018-02-02
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Trader"

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    Current Employee - Equity Trader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Complete freedom in the work place. Ability to use whatever strategies you understand and like best.

    Cons

    Very poor team atmosphere. The training program does not help so you are dependent on being put on a good team to learn from a mentor.

    Advice to Management

    Change the training program to teach the strategies that are actually being used by the best traders, not the outdated ones that are taught.

    Kershner Trading Group2017-04-03
  4. "Great technology and resources"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kershner Trading Group

    Pros

    I don't think people (former/current) employees give Kershner Trading Group enough credits for its technology and trading resources. Prop trading is tough and success deps on yourself.

    Cons

    Be more willing to give back to employees in terms of pay and benefits. This way, you can actually retain top talents.

    Kershner Trading Group2016-10-03
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Trader"

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      Former Employee - Trader in Austin, TX
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Kershner Trading Group

      Pros

      Good place to start out, learn about the market

      Cons

      Not easy to make it with no salary guaranteed.

      Advice to Management

      More training, more support, more auidance.

      Kershner Trading Group2016-06-24
    • Helpful (3)

      "Trader"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Kershner Trading Group

      Pros

      Invested in technology and once you build a track record the management gives you a lot of leash. You can do any type of trading but you have to teach yourself it all.

      Cons

      Very little guidance on strategies. Half of the company trades like its the Tech Bubble/Bust where they just pay offers on new highs and hit bids on new lows, where there is another half with actual strategies, ie. merger arb, end of the day imbalances, etf NAV arb, stat arb.

      Advice to Management

      give early traders exposure to a wider range of trading strategies to figure out what works best for them rather than force them to trade you want them to.

      Kershner Trading Group2016-04-11
    • Helpful (3)

      "Very tough profit split"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Kershner Trading Group

      Pros

      Unlimited upside, great buying power

      Cons

      management not aligned with trader interests. Very high desk fees and a very low profit split for beginning traders. Very poor atmosphere to learn

      Advice to Management

      increase payout

      Kershner Trading Group2016-03-13
    • Helpful (1)

      "Trader"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      will let anyone become a trader

      Cons

      Horrible technology. Company Management sucks. Ego issues at the top. Lack of growth. Lack of vision. No improvement. Limited capital capabilities.

      Advice to Management

      Hire professional management that is familiar with changing landscape.

      Kershner Trading Group2016-03-16
    • "prop trader"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good capital leverage they will let you trade at a high rate of return, good location, austin texas is grate

      Cons

      bad insight to help others they have a lack of mentorship and training quality most stay to just get the licenses

      Advice to Management

      try to appeal better to new recruiters and bring your office staff up too speed with no ego

      Kershner Trading Group2015-07-15
    • Helpful (2)

      "Good place for those innovative hard workers"

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      Current Employee - Trader in Austin, TX
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Kershner Trading Group full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      You are trading company money for a split of the profits you make based on your decisions. Profit potential is very high and capital is much less of an issue here than at other firms

      Cons

      Tech team can be difficult to work with. Updates are useless or nonexistent. Turn around time for issues can range from instantly to years depending on the issue. Some things just aren't worth bringing up which is a huge shame. Very difficult for new traders to get started although this is not a company specific issue

      Advice to Management

      Let your traders know what's going and try to fix their issues. Stop being slaves to laziness and outside factors

      Kershner Trading Group2014-10-19
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