SIG's formalized programs provide university hires comprehensive exposure to SIG's unique approach to business.

Assistant trader program
SIG’s assistant trader program develops qualified candidates for trading positions across the firm’s market making and trading businesses. Assistant traders are introduced to the financial markets through a combination of practical work on the trading desk and theoretical classroom study. Assistant traders who demonstrate success in the program are invited to our formal ten-week market maker class. Upon completion, graduates are immediately assigned to trading positions throughout the firm. The assistant trader position is located in the Philadelphia, PA and Chicago, IL offices.

Technology associate program
SIG’s technology associate (TA) program provides qualified recent graduates a comprehensive curriculum consisting of classroom training, in-depth rotations, and a team project. Emphasis throughout the initial six-month education period is placed on sharpening the associates’ decision-making skills and teaching them about the best practices used in SIG’s technology environment. Armed with that knowledge, TAs have a better understanding of the technologies their team supports, the services they provide, the tools they use, and the business they sustain.

Global Organizational Leadership Development program
SIG’s Global Organizational Leadership Development (GOLD) program provides qualified candidates with in-depth exposure to mid- and front-office operations at SIG. The eight-month program begins with a two-week orientation, and continues to provide associates with classroom sessions every eight weeks. When associates are not in the classroom, they are participating in rotations with various departments of operations. Through the rotations, GOLD associates contribute directly to one of the operations teams including trade support, compliance, mid-office operations, and accounting. Upon completion, GOLD associates are expected to leverage their diverse connections and interdisciplinary training to thrive in their respective roles and become leading decision makers at SIG.

Quantitative research associate
SIG’s quantitative research associates work with traders and software engineers in the development, testing, and implementation of pricing models, trading strategies, and technical tools. As precise indicators of any security's "true" value, these highly complex models are the roadmap for SIG's daily trading activities. The role of a “quant” at SIG is two-fold: technologist and mathematician/statistician. Recent PhD graduates who join SIG are provided a customized development plan at the onset of their careers. The development plan may consist of technical projects, selected readings, and external or internal classes that will allow them to hone their technical and quantitative skills while actively contributing to the business

Institutional sales & trading
Our institutional research sales team is integral to driving trading decisions based on the investment analysis of our research analysts.

Market intelligence
Our marketing intelligence strategists monitor the markets with SIG’s proprietary communication systems to immediately identify noteworthy trades in the marketplace.

SIG's operations team provides the infrastructure and knowledge for back- and mid-office functions throughout the firm.

Quantitative research
Our quantitative research associates apply their mathematical skills in areas like probability and statistics, stochastic processes, numerical analysis, and optimization to construct models essential to trading derivatives.