Senior Research Analyst

PEAK6 Capital Management

141 W Jackson Blvd. Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60604


Headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade, PEAK6 Capital Management is a proprietary options trading firm that has been defining the industry for more than 25 years. While many firms have come and gone, PEAK6 Capital Management has consistently delivered liquidity to the options market. We thrive due to our firm’s special blend of financial acumen, ability to manage risk, and cutting-edge technology.

PEAK6 Capital Management was brought to life through insatiable curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and the desire to win. We offer incredible opportunities for smart, passionate team players to solve complex problems and take calculated risks. We were among the first firms to develop sophisticated proprietary technology in our trading business. Today, we continue to leverage our technical ingenuity and operational excellence across several investment areas, spanning early-to-mid stage growth capital, operational control, trading, and eSports. Throughout the years, we've built and operated several financial technology firms and we continue to evolve.  


As a leader in the options space, we need strong research analysts who can provide high quality analysis that cover a breadth of equities, proactively monitor catalyst driven events and identify industry risks to provide impacting market research and generate trading ideas.

This hybrid position can be based out of our Chicago, Austin, or New York offices.

You’ll be responsible for:

  • Providing high-quality analysis.  Our research team provides fundamental equity analysis to our trading teams to evaluate how industry events, news, and risks are impacting our equity valuations and underlying volatility. You will break down and synthesize information which allows our traders to take advantage of market opportunities.
  • Partnering with trading teams. You’ll work closely with trading teams to communicate your research findings and make recommendations that will impact trading decisions with potential to own and manage the positions. Additionally, you will help lead training sessions to help educate our teams to ensure that drivers of changing market dynamics are effectively communicated and leveraged.
  • Collaborating and sharing ideas. Perform well structured, deep dive, bottom up fundamental research on specific companies to produce high conviction investment ideas.
  • Impacting our business.  At PEAK6, you’ll make an impact Day 1. Each day you’ll have the chance to roll up your sleeves and work on complex technological challenges directly affecting our business.


  • Experience evaluating options and volatility.
  • Sector expertise in Financials, Consumer, Technology, or Energy  is preferred.
  • Learns quickly. You’re intellectually curious and love solving unique challenges. You ask ‘why’, and push to identify areas where we can constantly improve.
  • Is motivated.  You’re driven to be the best. You challenge yourself by setting goals, crushing them, and helping your teammates do the same.
  • Has an insatiable curiosity. You have to know how things work and you love doing research. You’re resourceful, inquisitive, and proactive in gaining knowledge.
  • Values the power of the team.  Above all, you want to see the team succeed. You help others embrace your ideas and you also know how to embrace ideas other than your own to help the team succeed.
  • Operates with integrity. You always conduct yourself with honesty and operate ethically. You say what you mean, and mean what you say.
  • 2+ years of prior work experience as an equity research analyst. Experience with buy side research preferred but open to strong sell side experience.
  • Strong academic track record; advanced degree or CFA a plus.
  • Willingness to prepare and pass relevant regulatory examinations to attain a FINRA Series 57 certification.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to effectively research and distill information, as well as clearly and concisely communicate key findings.
  • Ability to use scripting skills (VBA, SQL, Python or R) to screen company data, automate your process, and look for unique patterns, correlations, and trends.
  • Experience discussing recommendations and positions with trading or risk teams.
  • Flexibility in covering a variety of different sectors, themes, and factors a plus.
  • Proven idea generation and track record would be a plus.


We offer a robust package of employee perks and benefits, including healthcare benefits (medical, dental and vision, EAP), competitive PTO, 401k match, parental leave, and HSA contribution match. We also provide our employees with a paid subscription to the Calm app and offer generous external learning and tuition reimbursement benefits. As a hybrid workforce, we offer our employees the ability to work remotely up to two days a week.

PEAK6 is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, natural or protective hairstyle, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis forbidden under federal, state, or local law.

The base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and office location. This position also may be eligible for a discretionary annual bonus in addition to a range of health & wellness benefits.



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