CHICAGO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spot Trading LLC, a leading proprietary trading firm, announced today that the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) is honoring the firm for the third consecutive year as one of "Chicago's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™". Spot was the only trading firm to make the list of companies recognized this year for their innovative strategies and best practices in human resources.
Spot Trading CEO Steve Brodsky said: "We are honored to be recognized once again for this prestigious award. It's a true pleasure to work with Spot's talented team of professionals every day. We take great pride in our positive, collaborative culture, and Spot's commitment to the greater Chicago community."
Brodsky added that next month, Spot will welcome its newest group of employees to the popular Spot Training Program. "This program demonstrates our consistent ability to attract top talent and complements the team culture for which we were recognized."
Spot has also been recognized as one of the "National 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™" by NABR in both 2011 and 2012. The firm has grown from five individuals in 1999 to more than 100 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. This month, 13 students have begun the firm's summer internship program.
Selection of the 2013 winning companies resulted from a comprehensive evaluation by an independent research firm on companies' strengths in: 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 August 5.
Jennifer Kluge, NABR President, said: "Profitability and stability are essential for businesses in today's economic climate. Companies that recognize that their employees are the key to their success achieve staying power. Our 2013 winners create their human resource standards to ensure employee satisfaction, and they set standards for every business to aspire toward. We are proud to honor this year's winners."
Based in Warren, Mich., The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) advocates and represents small and medium-sized businesses throughout the United States. NABR (www.nationalbiz.org) leverages a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses.
About Spot Trading LLC
Spot Trading LLC (www.spottradingllc.com) is a Chicago-based proprietary trading firm built on applied technology. The firm relies on the latest in innovation, technology and Research & Development 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 and a trading edge.
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