Akuna Capital LLC

Akuna Capital is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions and automation.

Founded 2011
51-200 employees
  • Banking, Corporate Finance, & Investing
  • Headquarters address
    333 South Wabash Avenue 26th Floor Chicago, IL 60604 United States

    Akuna Capital is a young and booming trading firm with a strong focus on cutting-edge technology, data driven decisions and automation. Our core competency is providing liquidity as an options market-maker – meaning we provide 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, Andrew Killion and Mitchell Skinner, 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 Shanghai, Cambridge and soon Sydney.

    We are the leading options market-maker to successfully enter the industry in recent years with sustainable growth. By providing more liquidity to the markets through rapid innovation, we have the advantage of youth in remaining nimble and agile in an ever-changing competitive landscape.

    Akuna has no clients or external investors, we trade only with the company’s capital. We have dozens of employee-shareholders and this number continues to grow.

    We are really proud of what we have accomplished since inception, but even more excited for all that lies ahead of us. We are still building, accessing new markets, trading new products, and creating new strategies, giving you the opportunity to be involved in shaping the future of Akuna. Indeed, the great majority of Akuna’s growth profile is ahead of us.

    Tech stack

    Tornado, ReactJS, JavaScript, IPython, Python, pandas, NumPy, SciPy, airflow, FPGA, VHDL, SystemVerilog, Verilog, C++, C++11, C++14, C#, Linux, Windows, Elasticsearch, Spark, Kafka

    Benefits

    Compensation and retirement

    401k

    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
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