Our people make us exceptional

A culture that champions ideas, promotes growth and rewards results

  • The DRW approach is simple: tenure, experience and titles don’t matter as much as ideas, execution and results. We believe in creating opportunity to take on more complex problems, more interesting projects and more specialized skills. Our focus on performance doesn’t crowd out camaraderie. It’s a results-driven environment and everyone works hard, and it’s a place where friendships grow and respect is the norm.

    At DRW, you’ll work alongside smart, motivated people with diverse backgrounds from tech companies, finance, and academia—but that isn’t the only thing that sets us apart. It’s also our commitment to bringing on people who readily make themselves available to colleagues, actively seek challenges to their assumptions, and consistently choose to do the right thing.

I came to DRW straight out of college with no background in finance. Since then, I've been learning nonstop.
Elaine, Algorithmic Trading Researcher

Meet Elaine. She has put her computer science degree from MIT to use in all aspects of the business – from programming to trading to research. Working with fun, intelligent people from different backgrounds is one of her favorite parts of her job.

It’s not one system or strategy - we’re always thinking of something new.
Sai, Quantitative Researcher

Meet Sai. With a master’s in financial engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Sai’s passion for learning about the financial markets, paired with support from his mentor, have kept him growing throughout his career.

I like that DRW doesn’t view technology as overhead, but rather an important investment. Of course, I love the catered breakfast and lunch, company outings and other perks too!
Michelle, Systems and Mobile Platforms Lead

Meet Michelle. She’s been part of the technology team since 2008 and is also a founding member of the DRW photography club. As a busy mom, she appreciates the social clubs that make it easier for her to enjoy her hobbies and connect with colleagues.

Our Culture

DRW combines the best of both worlds: the opportunity and spirit of a startup and the stability of an established, experienced firm. Our employees work together to solve interesting problems, and their results are rewarded. We value continuous learning —from our outcomes, from the market and from each other. It’s a place of high expectations, deep curiosity and thoughtful collaboration, with some of the smartest, most passionate people you’ll meet.

Our Values

  • Integrity

    In order to collaborate thoughtfully and build strong relationships, we value transparency and hold ourselves and our people accountable.
  • Critical thought

    We like solving problems and discussing technical and research topics. We question what we think we know.
  • Learning

    Continual growth and exploration, both formally and in our day-to-day interactions, helps build our skills individually and as a team.
  • Challenge consensus

    We achieve the highest standard of success by challenging our decision making every day. Our formula? Strong opinions, loosely held.
  • Preparation

    Always be prepared for the expected and the unexpected. We adapt as the markets evolve, and in-depth research helps us do that.
  • Respect

    Our work environment is diverse, and that diversity makes us stronger. We collaborate thoughtfully, and hold each other in high regard.
  • Sense of urgency

    In a fast-paced industry, we adapt and are always ready to act. Priorities shift, objectives evolve and we move quickly to adjust.

At DRW, we do more than work together. We support and learn from each other throughout our careers.

Daily catered breakfast & lunch
Social Events
Monthly tastings
On-site yoga classes and meditation
Gym Subsidy
Game room
Mentor / Mentee Outings
Geek Lunches
Speaker Series
DRW-sponsored sports teams
Educational Opportunities
Private Mother's Suites
Trivia Nights
Poker tournament

A global presence

  • Chicago

    Since our founding in 1992, Chicago has served as our headquarters and is still our largest office today. With 245 different products traded and code written in 20 different programming languages - Chicago is proof of our diverse portfolio. Our family of companies, Cumberland, Convexity Properties and DRW Venture Capital, built their foundations in Chicago and have since expanded nationwide and across the globe. Situated in Chicago’s West Loop, our office is a short walk away from “Restaurant Row” – an area near Randolph Street lined with Chicago’s (and some of the world’s) top restaurants.
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  • Montreal

    Our Montreal office is diverse and global – over 20 languages are spoken in this office, not including programming languages. DRW expanded into Montreal in 2013, when we acquired Vigilant Global to better leverage each firm’s core competencies and technologies. In Montreal, our traders combine in-depth research of macroeconomics, geopolitics and equities with specialized execution to trade multiple asset classes across the globe. This office is also the center of our global network and is a multi-year recipient of best place to work awards such as Montreal’s Top Employer 6 years running, AON Best Employer 8 years running and Canada’s Top Small and Medium Employers for 4 years.
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  • Singapore

    DRW opened operations in Singapore in 2015, to establish a central position for trading in Asia. Today, this office trades in a myriad of markets including cryptos, equities and fixed income. Our employees here range across functions in trading and technology - dev ops, infrastructure, software engineering, quantitative research, trading and network architecture to name a few.
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  • London

    The beginning of our European operations, our London office opened in 1995, the same year Javascript was first introduced. This office trades across all main asset classes, including equity, fixed income, FX markets, ETFs and cryptoassets. Tip from London employees – brace yourself on your first glass elevator ride in our office located in the Leadenhall building, also known as the “Cheesegrater.”
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  • New York

    New York
    Expansion into floor based energy markets first prompted our New York office which opened in 2003. After a few years of NYC presence, we were one of the first companies to move into 7 World Trade after the area was rebuilt. Today, our office works closely with both Greenwich and Houston, focusing on energy, commodities and fixed income markets.
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  • Austin

    Opened in 2001 as RGM and acquired by DRW in 2017, this office focuses on equities trading. Austin employees are passionate about technology – from refining their market know-how to insightful modeling and execution strategies. DRW Austin is located in the heart of downtown on Sixth Street, surrounded by coffee shops, restaurants and iconic live music venues frequented by employees.
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  • Houston

    Our Houston office joined DRW in 2017. The team here brings a deep understanding of the physical energy space, which complements DRW’s prior financial energy trading. This office is located in the heart of the Galleria area – defined by its unique mix of prestigious shops, hotels, dining and entertainment where more than 26 million people visit each year.
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  • Greenwich

    An office in Greenwich, CT was a natural fit for DRW in 2018, given the ecosystem of experienced trading and financial talent in the area. While initially focused fixed income and commodity trading, this office will grow and evolve as all DRW locations do. For those visiting our office, be sure to head around the corner to Greenwich Ave – a main street with shopping and restaurants.
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  • Amsterdam

    A global financial hub, our Amsterdam office opened in 2019 to capitalize on the city’s growing trading and technology industries. Our office is located in Zuidas, the city’s developing financial district, and is just a 10 minute walk to the trendy De Pijp neighborhood. Be sure to wander around and enjoy De Pijp’s variety of breweries, parks and cafes – we’ll be sure to share our employees favorite spots as they explore the city and build a new office for the firm.
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  • Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv
    Our Tel Aviv office opened in Summer 2019 to further grow our research and development teams. The country of Israel has the largest number of PhDs, scientist+s+ and engineers per capita in the world, which made this expansion a logical step for DRW. Our office is located in Alon Towers, in the heart of the “startup nation” while enjoying the vibrant culture of Tel Aviv.
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