Since it was founded in 2002, Chopper Trading has established itself as a leader at the forefront of the electronic proprietary trading industry. Over the past decade, technology-based trading has revolutionized the financial industry, garnering an increasing proportion of market volume. Such growth breeds competition, and in the face of that competition, Chopper Trading has excelled, growing from a four-person Treasury shop to a 170-person firm, trading an array of products.
Chopper’s growth, as a firm, during what is being considered one of the worst global economic environments in history, is a testament to the innovative, hardworking and responsible men and women that make up our team. The high level of intelligence and commitment that the Chopper team operates at is the primary driver behind the firm’s continued performance and success.
In addition to the contributions that each Chopper employee makes to the firm, many employees also make a commitment to give back to the local community, and we believe that it is our responsibility to positively contribute to the places in which we live. We have fostered multiple relationships with organizations that share this same responsibility, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Chicago (BGCC), Pets Are Worth Saving (PAWS) Chicago and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. These organizations provide us with an opportunity to give back to the community and help us develop a sense of awareness that extends beyond the trading floor.
Thanks to the dedicated men and women here at Chopper Trading, we have been able to grow as a firm over the last decade, and we have weathered the most challenging of economic climates. With this in mind, as 2012 comes to a close, we are very optimistic about the future and looking to set the industry bar.