In 2000, three traders and a technologist founded Jane Street with a common vision: to compete in every market in the world, combining insight and technology to profit and make the markets more efficient; to recruit the most capable people and train them to the highest standard; to foster openness, communication and idea sharing; and to remain an honest, tight-knit organization where employees can focus on meaningful results rather than office politics.
Jane Street has grown every year in personnel, capital, global presence, and expertise in technology, operations, and trading. We safely navigated the dotcom and subprime excesses, staying true to our core focus rather than following the herd.
Jane Street's team is now over 280 strong. The firm has a flagship office in New York, smaller but rapidly-growing hubs in London and Hong Kong. Our trading volumes have skyrocketed as we refine our understanding of how to value, trade and hedge complex securities. On our busiest days, Jane Street now trades over 200 million equity shares in the US alone—despite not having customers or clients. We're also very active in options, futures, currencies, commodities, bonds, and other areas.