June 21, 2017
This year’s annual Family Fun Night welcomed over 2,000 SIG employees and our families for a night out at the Philadelphia Zoo! On top of after-hours animal sightings, we made the night as easy for our SIG families as possible, with everything from parking to the Zoo Balloon to face painting covered by SIG. Many employees even got to try out the zoo’s newest exhibit, Winter, including taking a ride down Snow Leopard Slope, a 120-foot-long, 20-foot-high, snow-covered incline.
May 25, 2017
Team SIG waited out the rain for a chance to run at Blossom Philadelphia's 37th Annual 5K Night Race! After racing up and down MLK Drive, we enjoyed the After Party, with beer from Victory Brewing and snacks from six of Philly’s top food trucks. Proceeds from the event help Blossom achieve their mission: to change the lives of children and adults with disabilities in the Philadelphia area. We are proud to be the presenting sponsor and look forward to next year (and hopefully a little sun!).
May 19, 2017
We always enjoy seeing our SIG cyclists roll into work on National Bike to Work Day. Whether they arrived from Center City or the suburbs, over 30 SIG cyclists pedaled into the office, including three riders biking to work for the first time! To celebrate, we passed out cold Bai Antiwaters and reflective bands for our riders. We encourage our cyclists to bike to work year-round, with our covered bike rack and self-service station and corporate membership to the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
May 5, 2017
May 1st marked SIG’s 30th anniversary. As a thank you to our employees who have taken us from a PHLX floor trading operation to a global firm of over 1,900 employees, we made sure to celebrate! We surprised the SIG team in our offices around the world with some sweet treats, like Dippin’ Dots, Baked by Melissa, and Insomnia Cookies, plus hooked a few random employees up with some extra spending cash. We’re looking forward to what the future holds as we embark on our next 30 years!
May 4, 2017
This year’s SIG annual No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament brought in over 800 participants, our largest tournament ever! Newbies and poker pros alike from our offices around the world competed for a chance to win cash prizes (our winner receives $15,000!) and a tropical vacation. Our Final Table was played right on SIG’s trading floor at our Bala home office and broadcast live throughout our offices. Congratulations to David, 3rd place from Dublin, Shannon, 2nd place from Bala, and Eric, 1st place from Bala.
April 28, 2017
Our Campus Recruiting teams had a busy spring season! In Dublin, we attended and hosted a range of exciting events. From careers fairs and guest lectures spanning Dublin, Limerick, Cork, Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick and more, to trading games and poker tournaments, we’ve enjoyed the opportunity to meet interesting students from across Ireland and, for the first time, the UK. In the US, we mentored the women who participated in FemmeHacks, an all-women hackathon held at University of Pennsylvania, hosted a talk to the Temple Owl Fund about volatility, ETFs, and how SIG prepared for Brexit, and shared how our Traders and Quant Researchers work together to create trading models at the Princeton Quant Trading Conference. We are looking forward to many on campus events coming up this fall around the globe!
April 24, 2017
We were proud to sponsor this year’s Philadelphia Women in Tech Summit. Some of our SIG Women in Tech hosted a workshop at the conference called “From ‘Looking’ to Hired: Advice from SIG Hiring Managers,” where they shared advice on optimizing your LinkedIn profile, perfecting your resume, and confidently displaying your skills during an interview. At our table, we passed out a “conference survival kit,” filled with essentials like hand sanitizer, stain remover wipes, mints, and more. If you couldn’t make the event, you can get a copy of our slides here.
April 17, 2017
We wrapped up our campus events for the 2016-2017 school year with poker tournaments at Brown, MIT, and Princeton. It was great to see the familiar faces of our incoming summer interns and full-time employees playing at each of the tournaments. We’ll be back to kick off our on-campus events again in the fall! Thanks to Joseph Lee for the great photos.
April 1, 2017
We had a great time at our annual SIG Day at the Rugby in the Aviva Stadium. We hosted a pre-match reception with finger food and drinks in the Havelock Suite. We also surprised our employees with two rugby stars, Dave Kearney and Jordi Murphy, who stopped by our suite for some photos. We were thrilled to cheer Leinster on to take the lead and beat the UK-based Wasps, securing their place in the European Champions Cup semi-final.
March 23, 2017
Our Sydney office recently hosted a Game Show night at Hotel CBD Sydney. Eight themed SIG teams worked together to answer questions from popular game shows like Minute to Win It, Family Feud, and “Have You Been Paying Attention?” Our winners were treated to a prize and the usual bragging rights!
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