PEAK6 Investments, L.P.

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Peak6 Investments, L.P.
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Founded 1997
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Key People Matthew N. Hulsizer, Co-Founder and CEO; Jennifer Just, Co-Founder and CAO
Website peak6.com

PEAK6 Investments is a financial services firm located in Chicago that includes market making, risk management, a hedge fund and proprietary trading operations.[1][2]

Its subsidiary PEAK6 Capital Management is a major options market maker and proprietary trading firm, which the firm says is one of the largest options trading operations in the U.S.[3] The company provides online stock and options brokerage through its OptionsHouse, LLC subsidiary.

PEAK6 also launched options news and information service The Options News Network, or ONN.tv in September 2008.[4]

In May of 2012 Peak6 joined with Penson Worldwide Inc. to create a new entity within Penson called Apex Clearing Corp. Apex intends on acquiring the securities accounts previously held by Penson's broker-dealer arm, Penson Financial Services. In June 2012, Penson announced it was selling it's Chicago-based futures division to Knight Capital Group. [5]

The firm also has a simulated trading facility called WeSeed LLC (or www.WeSeed.com), which provides beginner traders with a platform to learn how to trade stocks.

PEAK6 also has interests in financial technology firms Stockgroup and ELX Electronic Liquidity Exchange and invests in and runs hedge funds.[6] Its subsidiary PEAK6 Capital Management is an options market maker and proprietary trading firm.

In September of 2014 the company said it would spin out its $2.3 billion hedge-fund business, Peak6 Advisors, which would change its name to Achievement Asset Management and focus on growth by trading European credit and stocks out of a new London office. The renamed business will continue to be led by CEO Joseph Scoby, who will buy out the roughly 50% stake in the hedge-fund business that Peak6 Investments owns.[7]

History

In March 2009, OptionsHouse was rated among the best brokers for options traders by Barron's.[8]

In 2007, PEAK6 Investments was listed as one of "Chicago's 101 Best And Brightest Companies To Work For."[9]


Products and Services

Key People

Matthew Hulsizer, co-founder and CEO

Jennifer Just, CFA, co-founder and Chief Administrative Officer

Brad Goldberg, president

George Ruhana, partner, chief executive officer of OptionsHouse, LLC

John Hass, partner / managing director of business development and shared services

Sue Hendrick, partner, cheif operating officer of Peak6 Online LLC

Yvette Kennedy, director of human resources

Brian Muller, partner, portfolio manager

Dan Perper, partner, managing director of proprietary trading

Daniel Rosenthal, partner, managing director of technology

Mike Rothkopf, partner, principal portfolio manager and chief investment officer of Peak6 Advisors

Mike Salem, partner

Ryan Sullivan, partner

David Budworth, architect of PEAK6 Online LLC

Jud Pyle, partner and portfolio manager

Geoffrey Zhu, partner

Phil Houk, partner

References

  1. Company Profile: Peak6 Investments, L.P.. Zoominfo.
  2. Our Company. Peak 6.
  3. Trading Group. Website.
  4. ONN.tv Launches New Options News and Analysis Channel. Peak6.
  5. Penson and Peak6 Team Up. Crain's Chicago Business.
  6. PEAK6 Investments, L.P. Company Profile. Yahoo!Finance.
  7. Peak6 Hedge-Fund Business to Spin Out From Chicago Trading Firm. The Wall Street Journal.
  8. Blue Chips. Barron's.
  9. Congratulations to the 2007 Winners. 101 Best and Brightest.