Equity Research Analyst

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Title: Equity Research Analyst
Location: Chicago
Department: Trading

Position Summary
As a research analyst at Wolverine, you will work with a team of experienced traders and analysts to identify actionable opportunities in options markets.  You will be responsible for highlighting catalysts that impact individual securities as well as collaborating with traders to manage broader portfolio risk around macroeconomic events.  As a member of the Equity Options desk, you’ll find yourself immersed in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, where each day will present a new set of challenges.  

At Wolverine, we pride ourselves on fostering a collegial environment that encourages you to flex your creative thinking abilities through informal discussion, allows for prompt feedback, and gives you the opportunity to assume increasing responsibilities.  Benefits include the ability to participate in our rigorous education program designed to provide a core understanding of derivatives and financial markets.


  • Produce in-depth fundamental research across a variety of industries.
  • Identify and analyze dependencies and/or relationships among stocks.
  • Provide real-time feedback on breaking news, as well as in-depth scenario analyses ahead of known events.
  • Proactively generate ideas regarding macro/sector/company-specific catalysts utilizing quantitative information and qualitative insights.
  • Articulate key themes, opportunities, and risks across the trading team.


  • Experience with fundamental company research.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Prior experience in equity and event-driven research preferred; options knowledge a plus.
  • Self-starter that can resourcefully solve problems. 
  • Desire to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively while under pressure.

About Wolverine
Wolverine, founded in 1994, is a diversified financial institution specializing in proprietary trading, order execution services, and technology solutions. Wolverine is recognized as a market leader in derivatives valuation, trading, and value-added order execution across global equity, options, and futures markets. With a focus on innovation, achievement, and integrity, Wolverine takes pride in serving the interests of both its clients and colleagues. Wolverine is headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York and San Francisco and a proprietary trading affiliate office located in London.

Sponsorship is not available for this position. 

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Chicago's Financial District: we are within walking distance to all of the exchanges and conveniently located for commuting from all over Chicagoland

An Insider's view of Wolverine Trading

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Wolverines know how to work hard and play hard! Work-life balance is a core component of our culture. We believe you cannot be truly satisfied at work if you do not make time for yourself. By 5pm our office is mostly empty and you will not see the lights on over the weekend. Our generous vacation package allows us time to unwind or go explore!

Sarah Mueller

Recruiting Manager

What does your typical day look like?

At Wolverine, we are on the cutting edge of big data technology and low latency trading. My day-to-day work involves optimizing system speed to the nanosecond while training statistical models on data sets that grow by billions of rows per day. We are always following the data that indicates the largest impact, so no two days are ever the same.

Abigail LaPier

Quantitative Analyst

How does the company support your career growth?

I started at Wolverine fresh out of college. What I discovered was a technology driven culture that encouraged me to explore. Wolverine has opened doors to places I didn’t even know existed. And no one stands in the way of a good idea.

Jordan Pezen

Software Engineer

What are Wolverine Trading Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Wolverine hosts one firmwide outing every month as well as many more throughout the year
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Many educational classes are offered in-house by our Education team, we also take advantage of various seminars and conferences throughout the year
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Paid industry certifications
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