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Spot Welcomes the 2014 STP Class

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Spot Trading welcomes the newest class of trainees to our Trading, Software Development, Information Technology, Quality Assurance, and Equity Research functions.

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Spot Welcomes 11 Summer Interns for 2014

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Spot welcomed 11 undergraduates to the firm this week for the 2014 Summer Internship Program.

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Spot Named Best and Brightest Company for Fourth Year

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Spot is excited to announce that we have been honored for the fourth consecutive year as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™.

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Spot’s Founder Influenced by All-Star Teacher

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Learn more about the All-Star teacher who influenced Spot’s Founder, and vote for him in the People All-Star Teachers contest.

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Spring Philanthropy at Spot

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Spot was involved in many charitable activities this spring, benefiting organizations such as HFC, Minds Matter, and Ravinia Reach*Teach*Play.

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Spot COO joins panel at Options Industry Conference

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Spot’s COO Ed Haravon recently took part in a panel at the 32nd annual Options Industry Conference.

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Spot chooses CUSIP Global Services

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Spot Trading recently chose the Options Service from CUSIP Global Services to track options contracts and assist with internal symbology cross-referencing.

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Spot Trading Partners with UIUC Computer Science Students

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Students from the University of Illinois were recently welcomed in Spot’s offices, where they presented their senior design project to a group of technologists and traders.

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Spot Trading Names Three New Partners

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Spot named three executives as Partners.

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Spot Trading Sponsors UChicago Midwest Trading Competition

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Spot Trading sponsored the 2nd annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition on Saturday, March 15th.

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Spot’s Chief Operating Officer Presents to Students at the CBOE Options Institute

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Ed Haravon spoke to a group of students from University of Illinois’ MSFE program at an event hosted by the CBOE Options Institute.

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Nigel Young leads discussion with Technology Executives Club

Spot’s CTO, Nigel Young, led a discussion with 18 technology executives at a recent panel.

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Spot Named DPM for CFE-Traded Short-Term VIX Futures

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Spot was recently named DPM for Short-Term VIX futures traded at CFE.

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Nigel Young featured by Illinois Technology Association

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ITA recently featured an interview with Nigel Young, Spot’s CTO.

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Spot Named National Best and Brightest Company for Third Consecutive Year

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For the third consecutive year, Spot Trading has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Country.

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Spot Trading Named a Top Workplace by The Chicago Tribune

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The Chicago Tribune today named Spot Trading one of the Top 100 Workplaces in Chicago.

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Spot’s Director of Algorithmic Trading joins Princeton/University of Chicago Conference

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Dan Penley participated as a panelist at the Princeton/University of Chicago Quant Trading Conference.

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Scott Meyers, C++ Expert, Hosted by Spot Trading

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Spot recently hosted author and C++ expert Scott Meyers at various learning and networking events.

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Spot CEO Steve Brodsky joins University of Chicago Panel

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Steve Brodsky recently joined a panel of University of Chicago professors to discuss the financial markets.

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Spot Trading Participates in Intercollegiate Business Convention

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Spot Trading participated in the 2013 Intercollegiate Business Convention presented by Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business

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Spot’s Philanthropy Efforts Support Sentinels of Freedom

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As part of our philanthropic efforts, the Spot Sharing Committee hosted a fundraiser for the Sentinels of Freedom.

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Dan Penley Speaks at Inside Market Data Chicago 2013 Conference

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Spot Trading’s Director of Algorithmic Trading, Dan Penley, spoke at the 5th annual Inside Market Data Chicago event.

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Spot Begins 2013 Campus Recruiting Season

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Spot Trading kicks-off the 2013-2014 campus recruiting season this week!

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Spot Trading is One of the “Companies Making Chicago’s Tech Scene Hum”

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Sandra Guy of the Chicago Sun-Times writes about Spot as one of the companies hiring into Chicago’s competitive, technical marketplace.

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Spot Trading Sets the Pace for Other Trading Firms Looking to Move to the Cloud

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Spot Trading partnered with YJT Solutions and Riverbed Technology to announce a hybrid solution by migrating our infrastructure to the cloud.

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Carlos Saez Speaks at Intern Education Series

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Carlos Saez, Spot’s CIO, participated as a speaker at The MarketsWiki World of Opportunity Summer Intern Education Series.

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Spot Welcomes the 2013 STP Class

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Spot Trading welcomes the newest class of Spot Training Program (STP) trainees in Trading and Software Development.

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Nigel Young Speaks at The Trading Show Chicago

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Nigel Young, Spot’s CTO, participated as a panelist at The Trading Show, Chicago.

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Spot Welcomes 13 Summer Interns for 2013

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Spot Welcomes 13 Summer Interns

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Spot Trading Named “Best and Brightest” Company for Third Consecutive Year

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For the third consecutive year, Spot has been named one of “Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”.

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Spring Philanthropy at Spot

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This Spring, Spot’s Philanthropy Committee hosted and sponsored several events to help benefit our community.

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Spot Trading’s Chief Investment Officer Speaks at TABB Conference

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Spot Trading’s Chief Investment Officer Speaks at TABB Conference.

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Spot Announces New Chief Operating Officer

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Spot announces new Chief Operating Officer.

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Dan Penley Presents at Princeton Conference

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Dan Penley presents on algorithmic market making at Princeton Quant Trading Conference.

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Spot Sponsors Trading Competition at University of Chicago

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Spot Trading was a sponsor of the inaugural UChicago Midwest Trading Competition.

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Ed Haravon Joins Panel at European Equity Options Conference

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Ed Haravon, Partner and Chief Administrative Officer, participated in a panel discussion at the Futures & Options World European Equity Options Conference.

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Spot Trading Elevates Merrilees to Chairman, Brodsky to CEO, McInerney to CFO

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Spot Trading elevates Rob Merrilees to Chairman, and announces other exciting changes to our leadership team.

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Stephanie Wightman Speaks on Alumni Panel at UofM’s Society of Women Engineers

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the University of Michigan invited Spot’s Stephanie Wightman to participate in an Alumni Panel on February, 28th, 2013.

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Spot Trading to Contribute to New CBOE Customized Option Pricing Service

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Spot Trading is honored to be involved in the initial group of market makers joining CBOE in the launch of their COPS (Customized Option Pricing Service) product.

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Spot Supports the Community

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Spot employees purchased Christmas gifts for 90 CPS students through the Chicago Sun Times Charity Trust.

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OCC Announces 2012 Total Contract Volume

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OCC announced the total cleared contract volume for 2012 reached 4,042,175,801 contracts.

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Spot Trading Kicks Off Summer Internship Recruiting Season at Harvard University

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Spot Trading kicks off summer internship recruiting season with our first trip to Harvard.

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Spot Recognized as “National Best and Brightest” Company to Work For

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Spot has been named one of the “Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” in the U.S. This second national honor follows two consecutive years on the Chicago list.

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Ed Haravon on "The Road to Wall Street"

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Ed Haravon, Chief Administrative Officer, participated in “The Road to Wall Street” event at IIT Stuart School of Business on November 2nd.

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Is Chicago’s Derivatives Market the Solution?

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There is an interesting discussion underway about the challenges in the current model for trading derivatives – and whether the Chicago futures model provides the solution. This Reuters article provides more insight on the different opinions.

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Nigel Young Joins CTO Panel at FIA Expo 2012

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Nigel Young, Spot’s CTO, participated in the CTO panel at the FIA Expo on Thursday, November 1st.

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Student Groups and Universities Visit Spot

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Spot hosted various university and student groups this fall, providing students from all over the country with an opportunity to learn about proprietary trading from our internal experts.

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Choice of College Degree can Cost you Millions

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According to this CNN Money article, college graduates who majored in engineering are likely to have higher-than-average earnings over the course of their careers, especially those who pursue careers in computers, business/finance, and management. This article provides an interesting examination of how significantly the choices a student makes during their college career can impact their future earnings.

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Campus Recruiting Continues for Spot at Stanford and Northwestern Universities

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Campus recruiting continues as Spot Trading visits Stanford University’s Fall Career Fair and Northwestern University’s Fall Job and Internship Fair. Both events are held on Tuesday, October 2nd.

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Dan Penley Discusses Technology and Trading Strategies at Inside Market Data Conference

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Dan Penley, Spot’s Director of Algorithmic Trading, discussed technology’s impact on trading strategies at the Inside Market Data Conference

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