Founded in 1988 over a small bookstore in downtown New York City, the D. E. Shaw group began with six employees and $28 million in capital and
quickly became a pioneer in computational finance. In the early days of exposed pipes and extension cords,
tripping on a cable could take out our whole trading system. Today, the firm has more than 1,700 people around
the globe and an institutional-grade (and trip-proof) infrastructure, but we still value creativity,
entrepreneurship, and the spirit of discovery.
The firm prizes a culture of collaboration across disciplines, geographies, and
investment strategies. Experienced leadership and diversely talented minds chart our course. Analytical rigor,
an open exploration of ideas, and a relentless pursuit of excellence drive us forward.