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KCG Careers

Build a fascinating, challenging, and meaningful career at KCG.

Our clients trade better and markets work better—faster, stronger, more transparently—because of the work we do every day. Here’s what you can look forward to if you join our team.

  • A relentlessly innovative environment
    As market-making specialists, we prioritize top-notch technology because it is central to everything we do. We have a team of experts in quantitative research, technology infrastructure, and electronic risk management working on some of the toughest challenges in the industry—and helping us stay ahead of the curve. And because we’re a non-hierarchal, “flat” organization, all of those experts are well within reach of every team member.
  • Brilliant, accessible, down-to-earth colleagues
    As part of our team, you’ll work side-by-side with some of the leading thinkers in securities trading. No matter what your role is, you’ll find that your coworkers are all about finding the next big idea, going the extra mile, and figuring out the best way to get things done. Better still, they’re not only dedicated to finding solutions; they’re also passionate about sharing them—and working with their colleagues to make them even better.
  • Firm-wide commitment to doing the right thing
    As a firm, we’re committed to value, transparency, and always working in our clients’ best interests. On a day-to-day basis, that means we’re explaining (in plain English) how our trading models and technology work, bringing clarity to the industry with our examinations of market structure and trading topics, and holding ourselves accountable to clients and coworkers alike.
  • A chance to make a difference—no matter where you sit
    Because KCG is a relatively small, nimble firm, everyone who works with us is connected to the daily ins and outs of our business. From our algorithmic traders to our accountants, every team member has endless opportunities to make a difference in the way trades get made.

Our business areas

  • A market maker is a firm that stands ready to buy and sell
    a particular stock on a regular and continuous basis. In other words, we’re like a shopkeeper on the stock market: We accept the risk of holding a certain number of shares of a particular security in inventory. Then we buy and sell shares to those who need a counterparty for their trade. Our work makes it easier for investors to buy and sell securities, and often helps them trade more cost-efficiently.

    Our talented team of industry experts, access to nearly every equity market center, and trailblazing technology have helped us become a leading market maker in US-listed and OTC equities and one of the world’s largest independent cross-asset class market makers.

  • KCG helps our clients act upon their investment ideas and strategies, whether they trade electronically—and need advanced, super-fast technology and tools—or simply want our trading team to help manage their orders. Our market-leading technology, beyond-big data, powerful quantitative models, renowned advisory services, and market-making expertise give us our edge.

  • KCG’s trading venues are electronic marketplaces for professional investors. They offer investors more choice, by giving them off-exchange access to different kinds of counterparties and reducing their risks of price impact. KCG BondPoint is our venue for trading corporate bonds and KCG MatchIt brings investors together to trade equities. Through our trading venues, we provide quality, centralized liquidity along with automated service, innovative technology, and cost-effective execution—and we bring together deep, diverse pools of investors.