Akuna Capital

About Akuna Capital

Akuna Capital is an innovative trading firm with a strong focus on collaboration, cutting-edge technology, data driven solutions and automation. We specialize in providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we are committed to providing competitive quotes that we are willing to both buy and sell. To do this successfully we design and implement our own low latency technologies, trading strategies and mathematical models.

Our Founding Partners first conceptualized Akuna in their hometown of Sydney. They opened the firm’s first office in 2011 in the heart of the derivatives industry and the options capital of the world – Chicago. Today, Akuna is proud to operate from additional offices in Sydney, Shanghai and London.

Our Engineers are motivated by challenging technical problems in the trading industry and endless opportunities for innovation.
Working in the nano-second space of our custom low latency trading platform, we are finding creative ways to use the latest tech while building new tools and implementing advanced solutions that meet the needs of a competitive trading environment. As a technology-driven company our talented Engineers advance beyond typical Software Engineers by working on a range of greenfield problems. We do not sell our software and our collaborative vetting and peer-review processes give us the ability to achieve daily software releases.

Our team of Quants have sharp, creative minds ensuring we find the best solutions for a wide variety of problems in the complex and competitive world of financial markets. Our Quant Developers, Quant Researchers and Quant Traders are working across every aspect of Akuna’s system. Quants connect with both the Trading and Development Teams to innovate on data analysis, modeling, and strategies. From hypothesis to research and prototyping, Quants are given the opportunity to challenge themselves and learn from each other to expand Akuna’s reach into new forms of liquidity.

We trade significant market-share in listed derivatives across all major asset classes in the U.S. and directly compete with the largest market-making, Trading at Akuna means making hundreds of decisions a day. Our Trading Team is responsible for the firm’s trading and risk management decisions on a day to day basis. Traders manage risk by reacting to new information in news, weather, interest rates, politics, the economy and much more.


Trading Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Chicago, IL
“It was fast paced and exciting. Projects were interesting and relevant, and the classes were informative.”
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