August 29, 2017

Our Training

 

The Analyst Training Program

Hard working, meticulous, and intellectually curious candidates are best suited to success at Group One. The pace and duration of the training program is highly tailored to each individual’s progress.

The training program begins in the classroom. Here you’ll learn the fundamentals of options, the intricacies of our software, and the details behind modeling, scripting, and risk management. We also recognize that the best experience comes from getting involved in the trading world outside the classroom. Soon after the start of the classroom sessions, you’ll be immersed with the day-to-day trading at Group One in the form of shadowing our senior traders, coverage trading, and portfolio management. Coupled with mock trading sessions after the close of the trading day, we feel that this firsthand exposure to the market is the best way to grow your skills as a trader.

The classes are demanding. Logical thought processes are stressed and analysts are encouraged to think creatively. Real world examples are discussed every day, further leading to the development of the analysts as they spend much of the day with the traders. It’s an exposure to the market that you can only get at Group One.

The best analysts come with their own drive to succeed. The options industry is complex and the best way to obtain a deep understanding is through asking questions and seeking out new perspectives. We encourage our analysts to get involved and make an impact in all aspects of Group One. We truly feel that some of the best ideas can come from some of our newest hires.

As classes lead to trader shadowing, and coverage trading leads to managing your own portfolio, our ultimate goal is to create traders that can adapt to variety of complex situations in the options marketplace. Our traders are driven, detail-oriented, and competitive… and we’re looking for candidates to join our team.