Chicago Trading Company

About Chicago Trading Company

CTC is a cutting-edge proprietary trading firm with a long-term vision and a clear focus on helping the world price and manage risk. Our fun and trusting culture inspires us to solve the industry’s most challenging problems and take calculated risks in a collaborative environment.

We strive to be the most innovative firm in the industry today, tomorrow, and long into the future while upholding ethical excellence. We believe that CTC makes a positive impact on the markets, the lives of our employees, and all the communities to which we belong. Started in 1995 by a team of forward-thinking Traders, we are proud to call ourselves an industry leader that keeps making markets and each other better.

Experience our Culture

As an intern you will be fully immersed in CTC’s collaborative and team-oriented culture. You will receive lots of support in your learning and development through one-on-one mentorship from your manager and team members.


Learn from our world class Education team by participating in three classroom learning experiences including a week-long Basics of Options class, a series of trading simulations in our Introduction to Options Market Making class, and our Quant Curriculum to learn the facets of the quant knowledge base that are close to the intersection of trading, quant, and technology’s spheres of responsibility.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At CTC, we aim to cultivate a workplace that celebrates diversity and each person feels included, engaged and empowered. Where each of us feels we belong. We are committed to having a diverse workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. CTC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.


QTA Intern

June 2023 - August 2023 Chicago, IL
“- Comprehensive education program - Awesome firm-wide culture - Interesting, stimulating summer projects - Fully-stocked office with great food ”

QTA Intern

June 2023 Chicago, IL
“Wonderful people who are always willing to answer your questions and motivate you to be better.”
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