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Quantitative Trader Intern

Who We Are

Founded in 1980 as Aardvark Financial, TransMarket Group (TMG) is a privately held global markets proprietary trading firm in Chicago. We use next-generation technology to capture opportunities around the world and manage risk in financial markets. Our mission is to bless others through the services we provide and through the generous stewardship of the wealth we create.

TMG is a well-established and profitable business as a respected member of the global financial system for over 40 years, but also is like a startup because the potential of our group is at least one order of magnitude greater than what we are currently producing. We have an entrepreneurial culture and collaboratively develop our business with patience and discipline; we work hard, learn constantly, and relentlessly improve our expertise.


Our Quantitative Traders are passionate about improving the global economy by facilitating risk transfer and restoring order to prices. As an intern, you will partner with Junior and Senior Traders to learn, assist and interact first hand in all facets of trading. The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, competitively driven, and has a disciplined appetite for risk. 


  • Develop expertise in relative value market fundamentals, quantitative modeling, and risk management
  • Build and maintain quantitative model tools and analytics
  • Actively learn and analyze real-time trades
  • Engage in formal internship classroom-style education programs and research projects


  • Pursuing a Bachelor's, Master's, or Doctorate degree in a technical or industry related field such as but not limited to mathematics, statistics or financial engineering with a graduation date between December 2025 and Spring 2026
  • Proficiency in Python programming required (1-2 years of experience) 
  • Required math coursework: Differential Equations, Linear Algebra, Multivariable Calculus, Probability and Advanced Statistics 
  • Minimum major GPA of 3.5/4 or equivalent scale
  • Demonstrated passion for markets, finance, and trading such as but not limited to personal trading, participation in trading competitions, attendance at firm discover days, industry related student groups or clubs and/or prior internship experience preferred
  • This position requires physical presence and is onsite at our office in Chicago, IL

View our resources to help prepare for the interview process.


We offer one of the most generous profit sharing programs in the industry because we believe our employees should be able to take part in our rapid growth and success. We are proud to offer more world-class benefits for our full-time employees and their families.

TransMarket Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.

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