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Dec 20, 2009

There's an abundance of Options Market Making firms in Chicago so tons of quant jobs are offered there
DRW, Chicago Trading Company, Ronin Capital, Sun Trading and countless others

Dec 20, 2009

known for sucking at sports and life.

Dec 20, 2009
PiperChiangAccent:

known for sucking at sports and life.

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Dec 20, 2009

Options market making? I thought it was hot dogs and deep dish pizza..

Dec 20, 2009

It's also known to be the "windy city"

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Dec 20, 2009

It is probably the mecca of futures/commodities trading.

Dec 21, 2009

Chicago has the best of everything: restaurants, architecture, people, weather, jobs, list goes on and on. It's certainly the most underrated city in America and overshadows other large cities like NYC.

Dec 21, 2009
chicago__111:

Chicago has the best of everything: restaurants, architecture, people, weather, jobs, list goes on and on. It's certainly the most underrated city in America and overshadows other large cities like NYC.

Don't try so hard. The Op is asking about finance-related, which 2 posters have already covered so I won't repeat them. As far as IBD there's no group that is known to be there unlike say, Energy in Houston. I know some BB's have sell groups there as well for their investment portfolio groups.

Dec 21, 2009

You gotta be joking, right? Chicago weather is horrendous, even worse than NYC. The winters there are unbearable.

There's some top-notch restaurants, but overall their food scene can't hold a candle to NYC. And the nightlife is mediocre, just a bunch of dull midwestern people drinking miller lite at the various sports bars in lincoln park and wrigelyville. And when it comes to girls, you can't even compare it to a city like L.A.

Dec 23, 2009
quantum:

You gotta be joking, right? Chicago weather is horrendous, even worse than NYC. The winters there are unbearable.

There's some top-notch restaurants, but overall their food scene can't hold a candle to NYC. And the nightlife is mediocre, just a bunch of dull midwestern people drinking miller lite at the various sports bars in lincoln park and wrigelyville. And when it comes to girls, you can't even compare it to a city like L.A.

^I cant agree more with you. Going to a school in mid-west, i go to chicago more often than i want to. The weather is miserable, nightlife is average, people are nice but only if u like midwestern culture...The only nice area is gold coast, it is my fav place in the summer. Very cute, very relaxing, very peaceful. but its like in further north and is far from most financial firms in chicago.
IBD is all abt Auto, Industrial, Consumer...but analysts are generalists instead of putting into a specific group. so if u want a so-called well-rounded experience, u may try here.

Dec 21, 2009

Futures/commodities, of course.

It's also known for MM banking/PE, and industrials sector banking/PE.

Dec 21, 2009

disagree boutiquebank4life,

automotive groups enjoy being in Chicago. get your facts straight.

Dec 21, 2009

Think about it... Forex and Chicago??? Forex centers are Tokyo/Singapore, London (largest) & NY.
IBD? Can't hold a candle to NY.
HF? NY/Stamford

As people mentioned before, because of the CBOT, CME, etc it is a options and futures market making center. As such, there are a decent number of quant options shops.

And seriously, the winters are 100x worse than NYC, whoever even thinks otherwise is ridiculous.

Dec 21, 2009

Trading in general. Forex for sure.

Will throw some poo for silver. Just send me a PM.

Dec 22, 2009

Of course it can't hold a candle to NYC in terms of IBD.

But to clarify, because it appears I need to, what is strong WITHIN Chicago for IB and PE is industrials, automotive, and middle market in general. There are a few big healthcare PE's there too, and a few notable healthcare boutique IBs.

As for the non-finance stuff: there is true shit spoken above (bad winters), and not-so-true shit (women, food, night life). Transportation in general sucks in Chicago, though, whether by car or plane.

Dec 22, 2009

Can't compare NYC to Chi town. Never fair to compare any city to NYC!!!!

Dec 22, 2009

NYC is by far the best city...but trading futures is the be all end all.

Dec 23, 2009

prop trading

Dec 23, 2009

Summer ---> Lake Michigan ---> Amazing

Dec 23, 2009

How did this elope into an NYC vs Chicago discussion?

Dec 24, 2009

chicago is great for prop shops. futures
automotive industry groups.

but everything else like life sucks.

Dec 24, 2009
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