DRW New York vs DRW Chicago

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by tradermoti, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. Hi all,

    I have an offer from DRW for the trading assistant role. I visited both NY's commodities office and their HQ Chicago office. I currently live around NY and would prefer NY > Chicago, location wise. But at the same time, I don't mind jumping to Chicago if it's better for my growth potential.

    The way I see it is this: Chicago office has more teams, more people, more general exposure. New York's commodities team on the other hand is smaller, more intense (from what I hear and observe), and I will probably get more responsibilities starting out. I don't really know anything about commodity trading, but then again I don't really know anything about any other group's trading either.

    I'm 2 years out of school, currently with a fixed income hedge fund that blew up in '08.

    Thanks in advance for your suggestions/advice!