At PEAK6 we’re always investing in smart, ambitious women. To us, investing in women is a solid strategy.
Jenny Just and Matt Hulsizer started the company in 1997 with a simple premise: to apply technology to make the options market operate more efficiently—and to realize great financial returns in the process.
More than two decades later, we invest in, own and start businesses that allow us to apply our unique blend of technology and operational expertise to make industries and businesses perform better.
We’ve done everything from transforming a flagging clearinghouse that now powers the future of fintech to teaming up with U.S. Soccer on analytics to building a billion-dollar digital options brokerage from scratch.
And, we’re just getting started.
Our businesses include:
Capital Management - Founded in 1997, a proprietary trading firm that provides significant liquidity throughout U.S. financial markets through a specialty in listed equity options trading.
APEX Clearing - A custody and clearing engine that’s powering the future of digital wealth management.
National Flood Services - The largest U.S. provider of technology-enabled risk & business process services in flood insurance, managing 1.8 million policies and $1.5 billion in premium annually while supporting 87,000 agents for our clients.
Strategic Capital - As active value investors, we seek companies that align with our investment philosophy, have a strong foundation and can be accelerated.
PEAK6 was created from the same entrepreneurial culture that thrives in the firm today and we’re always recruiting great people into our diverse group of businesses.
We value people with a commitment to ethics, hard work, and good judgement. Our culture supports employees who are curious and are always learning.
We believe the best businesses are borne out of a unique marriage of people, passion and skillsets. We back people, not businesses. When people are passionate about an idea or common goal, the opportunities are limitless.
We’ve taken our passion for the markets and developed a unique trading experience designed specifically to introduce women to the trading industry and we’ve taken our passion for technology and created a tech-focused, software development experience to introduce women to fintech. Our Trading Experience and Tech Experience programs are designed to encourage smart, ambitious and competitive women to break the mold. We’ve heard all the myths about fintech and trading—too cutthroat, too intense, too risky—but we know that’s not the case at PEAK6.
Our 9-week Trading Experience will introduce women to the basics of trading, help them see how empowering trading can be, and help them develop key skills that they’ll leverage throughout their careers. From a classroom environment to hands-on experiences and mentoring sessions, women will learn how to leverage technology to build a trading tool to assist traders with idea generation. The Trading Experience culminates with teams delivering a presentation to our leadership team.
With an emphasis on education, our 9-week Tech Experience will introduce women to the basics of fintech and help them learn key software development skills that they’ll leverage throughout their career. Women will work in teams to develop or enhance a current trading tool with the opportunity to learn new programming languages and frameworks along the way. The Tech Experience culminates with teams delivering a presentation to our leadership team.