We are a company composed of talented professionals working on multiple strategies and expanding to different asset classes and electronic exchanges around the world.
Our mission is to be the leader in the application of technology and statistical modeling to price discovery in the financial markets.
We take the scientific method as a must. Work hard play hard is a mantra we seek to live by with an inspiring culture of integrity and entrepreneurship.
We cultivate an environment where creativity and purpose guide us and in return, we honor merit and commitment as our guiding principle to evaluate the extraordinary results of our team.
Some cool facts about us
Direct exchange connections
Countries where we operate
SQ FT Office
Proprietary software and hardware
C++ lines of code
Full time employees
As a unit, we are encouraged to maximize each other's potential while reinforcing the company's culture inside and outside of the workplace.
We know that a small group of talented individuals working together can leverage technology and achieve the same or better results than much larger teams.
We work to develop our people into fully committed professionals; this invariably fosters an environment of success.
Our trading team analyzes and programs algorithmic trading strategies. They develop electronic trading applications and mathematical models for linear and non-linear financial valuations by using derivative theory and quantitative research methods.
We also practice risk management by analyzing exchange systems behavior.
Our quantitative research team joins programming with quantitative and statistical analysis skills to explore trading strategy by analyzing market data with fundamental statistical theories from data mining to execution.
We conduct research to improve risk management, revenue capture, and market coverage.
Our business operations team serves as strategic partners and advisors to executives and manages Vector's growth. Our mission is to build and lead a highly functioning team.
Fundamentally, we move the company in the right direction and achieve our goals.
Our engineering team is responsible for developing and maintaining trading infrastructure systems and improving software for simulation, back-office, and post-trade evaluation. We work with the highest levels of tick data dissemination, applying technology to automate complex trading logic.
Our developers thrive on solving complex technical challenges involving performant and scalable systems both for building automated trading applications and for the experience of our end-users.
Our FPGA engineering team develops hardware-based solutions to accelerate trading strategies in electronic markets around the world.
The FPGA projects are implemented by our team from design through production, building automated tests for single modules, groups of modules, and complete solutions.
All photos on the website are of people from our team
How we get there is as important as where we are going
Join us at the perfect time and let our growth be your success story. Our company has consistently experienced self-sustained growth at extraordinary rates since our founding in 2014.
We foster a family-like environment around the office where we support each other and our team's success.
At least once a quarter we make a point to celebrate our achievements and strengthen the relationships of the people we work with by hosting company outings and events.
We are consistently researching new ideas, applying them to the markets, verifying their effectiveness, executing and going straight back to research. This methodology ensures the effectiveness of our strategies.
I started Vector Trading from my basement in 2014 and we have experienced years of continuous growth. It has now expanded to a beautiful office in the Gold Coast area in Chicago.
I have always been passionate about technology, but early in my career I realized that technologists weren't always valued in organizations. This shaped my vision for Vector Trading to have the developers, traders and quantitative researchers be able to focus on technical challenges without worrying about company politics or other distractions.
We enjoy working with dedicated professionals who can develop the skills to find edge in trading, who are competent in finding solutions to our technical problems and who have passion to compete in highly arbitrated financial markets.