Allston Trading

Founded in 2002 by former CME floor traders, Allston Trading is one of the world's leading electronic trading and market-making firms, providing liquidity in global commodity and financial futures markets. Allston is owned by its current and former employees, a retired founder, and long-term institutional backers Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners. We are proud of our track record through multiple macro-economic cycles and an ever-evolving landscape of technology, regulation and market structure. We have attracted and retained many of the industry's best and brightest trading, analytical and technology professionals.

Headquartered in Chicago, we also have offices in New York, Houston and London.


Advancing Markets. Enriching Lives.


To become the industry leading market-making firm by creating an environment where innovative and collaborative professionals thrive. 

Our rich benefits program includes:

  • Generous bonus program
  • Catered breakfast and lunch daily
  • Weekly shoulder massages
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Tuition assistance 
  • Medical/Dental/Vision coverage
  • 401(k) matching plan
  • Casual dress code
  • Frequent company events
  •  Employee discount program and much more!

Company details




Chicago, IL

Year founded


Company size

51-200 employees


Capital Markets