3.2

Technology

We use sophisticated technology to run our investment activities, with more than 450 talented developers and engineers pushing its potential. When platforms don’t meet our standards, we build our own.

The entrepreneurial spirit has always been a part of our firm’s culture. (We even created one of the world’s first free email service providers.)

In 2015, we formed Arcesium LLC to make part of our capabilities available to other asset managers. Arcesium is now an independently operated company that provides post-trade technology and services to financial clients, while continuing to support the D. E. Shaw group and its funds.

3.2.1

Open Source

As a technology development firm, we are an active user of open source software. We support the open source community by funding software initiatives, contributing ideas and features to existing projects, and releasing our own innovative tools.

Some of our notable open source contributions include:

Explore some of our other work at https://github.com/deshaw.