Headquartered in New York City, the D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm, founded in 1988, with offices around the world. While we're known as a pioneer in quantitative investing, we also have considerable expertise in areas that involve fundamental analysis or portfolio manager discretion. Our firm has earned an international reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our research and staff. With a culture that combines some of the best aspects of academia, finance, and technology, we pride ourselves on a work environment that promotes collaboration, integrity, and a precise approach to solving problems.
Our staff includes world-class mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists, analysts, business-builders, and system architects relying on specialized trading, operational, and compliance expertise developed over 30 years. Our teams work in close collaboration-not in competitive silos-to share trade ideas, manage risks, streamline processes, and explore new opportunities.
Outside of the office, we have wide-ranging personal interests that we pursue as entrepreneurs, patent holders, competitive sailors, marathoners, professional opera singers, board members of nonprofit organizations, and champion bridge players, to name a few. The firm is committed to the well-being and happiness of our employees and recognizes that different people thrive in different types of environments: Some are most productive working in t-shirts or listening to music, while others need time away from the office to recharge after a challenging project. We also have pantries stocked with snacks and games, an on-site gym, guest speakers from a range of disciplines, volunteer and public service opportunities, museum memberships, and social events.