CHICAGO, June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot Trading LLC, a leading proprietary trading firm, today announced that the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) is honoring the firm for the fifth consecutive year as one of "Chicago's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®". Spot was once again the only trading firm to make the list of top companies recognized for implementing innovative strategies and delivering exceptional human resources practices.
Spot Trading CEO Steve Brodsky said: "We are thrilled to maintain our strong track record in fostering a culture that nurtures team building, continuous learning opportunities and community involvement. Spot places a tremendous value on our talented employees, and we have been honored to receive repeated recognition from the NABR. We intend to keep building on this important foundation and to continue finding innovative ways to engage our talented team."
In addition to this honor, The Chicago Tribune has named Spot Trading to its prestigious 100 Top Workplaces list for both 2013 and 2014. Winners of that award are determined solely on employee feedback, based on a comprehensive survey. Spot also has previously been recognized by NABR for four consecutive years as one of the "National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™".
The firm has grown from five individuals in 1999 to over 120 professionals today, specializing in technology, equity research, quantitative analysis and trading. Spot actively recruits from the nation's leading universities, strategically sponsoring a variety of programs with these schools throughout the year.
Next month, six new employees will join Spot as part of its industry leading Spot Training Program (STP), an intensive initiative aimed at bridging the gap between financial theory and practical hands-on experience in trading, technology and markets. In addition to the new STP class, nine undergraduate students will begin the firm's highly competitive summer internship program on June 15.
Selection of the 2015 winning Chicago companies resulted from a comprehensive evaluation by an independent research firm on companies' strengths in key measures, including: compensation, benefits and employee solutions; employee enrichment, engagement and retention; employee education and development; recruitment, selection and orientation; employee achievement and recognition; communication and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; work-life balance; community initiatives; and strategic company performance. NABR will honor the winners at a Chicago-area event on July 10.
Jennifer Kluge, NABR President, said: "We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year's Best and Brightest companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management. This award is a powerful recruitment tool in the drive to attract and retain exceptional employees in the Chicagoland area."
About the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®
The "Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®", a program of the National Association for Business Resources, is presented annually in several markets: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Houston, Milwaukee, San Francisco and nationally. Nominations are now being accepted. Visit www.101bestandbrightest.com to obtain an application.
About Spot Trading LLC
Spot Trading LLC is a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm built on applied technology. The firm relies on the latest innovation in technology, trading and research to trade across multiple asset classes in the financial markets. Founded in 1999, Spot has grown to be a leading liquidity provider and market-maker for U.S. exchange-listed derivatives. Spot deploys a highly integrated model, where traders, quantitative analysts, equity analysts and technologists work closely together to capitalize on pricing opportunities in the market. Spot has developed an institutionalized and scalable trading platform that promotes collaboration, manages firm-wide risk and uses proprietary technology to enable high performance.
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