Spot Welcomes the 2014 STP Class


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Spot named three executives as Partners.

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Spot Trading Sponsors UChicago Midwest Trading Competition


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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”


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


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


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


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


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


Spot Welcomes 13 Summer Interns

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


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


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


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

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Spot Announces New Chief Operating Officer


Spot announces new Chief Operating Officer.

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Dan Penley Presents at Princeton Conference


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

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Spot Sponsors Trading Competition at University of Chicago


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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"


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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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