September 30, 2018
It was a great morning on the Parkway as 760+ Team SIG members gathered to join thousands of runners and walkers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Parkway Run. We broke our own personal record as the largest participating team! The race raised over $1.3 million for pediatric cancer research and we felt fortunate to support such a worthwhile cause.
August 2, 2018
Our annual SIG Family Fun Night brought out over 2,000 employees and family members for an evening exploring the Philadelphia Zoo. We checked out the newest exhibits (otters, penguins, and more!), snacked at our favorite food stands, and even got to enjoy some special attractions, like a Euro-Bungee ride, a life-size Hungry Hippos game, and a DJ and dance floor for the kids.
July 13, 2018
We like to surprise our employees, and a cold treat on a hot day seemed like the perfect way! In Dublin, as we're experiencing the hottest summer in 40 years, we treated the office to a mid-day ice cream sundae bar. And in our Bala headquarters, we ended the day with Mister Softee trucks for popsicles and soft serve ice cream.
June 29, 2018
We never shy away from a theme party in our Sydney office. Our Mid-Year Party, complete with a tiki theme, was held in King Street Wharf and featured canapes, mocktails + drinks, and tiki touches around every corner. Our employees impressed with their ensembles, as usual!
June 28, 2018
Our annual Night at the Ballpark is a SIG summer staple! 700+ SIG employees had a great night out at Citizens Bank Park cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies. We were treated to a buffet of our favorite ballpark foods and drinks, plus loaded tickets to pick up any favorites around the stadium. We even got to see our Head of Operations throw out the first pitch!
May 21, 2018
Since the official Bike to Work Day was a wash out in our area this year, we welcomed our SIG cyclists to work the following Monday with Bai Waters and Naked juices. We loved seeing SIG’s bike rack packed with lots of happy cyclists!
May 3, 2018
Our annual No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament kicked off at our offices around the globe this past February. After months of fierce competition, our 18 finalists converged at our Bala HQ. To give our players a chance to get to know each other before the big day, we hosted a welcome dinner at The Logan, filled with delicious food, drinks, and great city views. The next day, players battled it out at the Final Table to see who would take home the $15k grand prize. Congratulations to Kevin, who is bringing home the 1st place title to Dublin for the first time since 2011!
April 27, 2018
To help our employees achieve their healthy lifestyle goals, we hosted “LiveWell Week” in our Dublin office. We offered on-site health screenings and nutritious surprises, like overnight oats with fruit, smoothie stations, expanded salad options, and healthy desserts.
April 25, 2018
We were happy to welcome 80 SIG kids to Take Your Child to Work Day! Since chess and strategic thinking align with our culture, we brought in the Shining Knights Chess Company to teach beginner and advanced chess lessons. Parents joined their kids for a lunch of pizza and Insomnia Cookies. Congrats to all of our budding chess players!
March 16, 2018
We are proud to announce that SIG has been named one of Philly's Top Workplaces for 2018. Based solely on feedback from a survey of our employees, we ranked 2nd overall in Philly.com's best places to work in the Philadelphia area. We also received a special recognition award - SIG ranked #1 as a company where new ideas are encouraged. Check out the full list here. To our employees: thank you for making us who we are and challenging us to be better each and every day.
December 31, 2017
Our holiday gatherings are a great way for us to celebrate the season and thank our employees for another successful year! In Sydney, we spent the night at the Steel Bar & Grill in the CBD and enjoyed delicious canapes (including gold dusted macarons!), a DJ and dancing, and a fun photo booth. In Chicago, our office holiday outing took place at SPiN Chicago, an 18,000 sq. foot "ping pong social club" in River North. In New York, we returned to Pier A, a designated New York City landmark with great views. Our Bala Holiday Party took place at the Crystal Tea Room, where we enjoyed arcade games, dancing, and special treats like a Krispy Kreme donut wall and late-night cheesesteaks. And in Dublin, as our final celebration of SIG's 30th anniversary, our party threw it back to 1987. We treated our employees to a night of glitzy 80s fun, complete with everyone's favourite retro arcade games.
December 29, 2017
Around the holiday season, our employees make an impact in their local communities through charitable organizations. Our Dublin office supported the SVP - Society of St. Vincent de Paul Ireland Giving Tree to help families in need. In Sydney, our employees provided personalized gifts for local children, ages 2-18, through The Salvation Army's Christmas Appeal. Our Chicago office spread holiday cheer with their participation in The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program, sponsoring 100 Angel Tree gift tags to surprise local Chicago children on Christmas morning. Our New York office dished out love to their fellow New Yorkers with contributions to City Harvest, the city's largest food drive. And in Bala Cynwyd, our office participated in Bryn Mawr Hospital's Adopt A Family Program, "adopting" 17 local families in need, fulfilling some of their basic needs (like laundry supplies and grocery gift cards) and gifting some holiday wishes (like sneakers, toys, bikes, and even a desk!).
November 16, 2017
We are proud to announce our Platinum Level Sponsorship of Women in Investing Network of Philadelphia (WIN). WIN is a professional organization that provides a forum for networking and professional development for women involved in investing. At our first WIN event, we welcomed over 100 guests and SIG employees for a catered reception and some networking, followed by talks on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Our own Stacey Gilbert shared her knowledge of how blockchain technology can be applied to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum. It was a great night out with many women (and men!) in Philadelphia's finance community.
November 5, 2017
Our annual Under vs. Over 30 SIG Soccer Match took place last weekend and brought out the usual competitive energy (along with, of course, lots of laughter). The Unders came out with a win, with a final score of 5-3. Way to go to all of our SIG players!
November 1, 2017
It’s always fun to participate as Team SIG at Sydney’s annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®. This year’s race was the largest Sydney event in its history, with 8,804 entrants from 391 companies competing in Centennial Park. Proceeds from the race benefit Rob de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Foundation, a health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous resilience and achievement and create inspirational Indigenous leaders.
October 27, 2017
We recently held our SIG Australia All Hands meeting, followed by our annual bowling tournament at STRIKE King Street Wharf. Coming together as an office for the first time in our beautiful new space at Barangaroo truly added a new layer of energy to this quarterly update! At bowling, competition was fierce amongst our six teams who took on the tournament; with each team battling it out, then breaking into an individual game, where only one bowler could be crowned victorious. A great night out full of laughs, bowling nicknames and good old fashioned team spirit!
October 7, 2017
Team SIG and our family members (even some of the four-legged variety!) were proud to support the 34th annual Dublin Simon Home Run in the Phoenix Park. The sea of SIG blue could be seen sweeping throughout the 5 mile run as our runners, walkers, and buggy runners made their way to the finish line. Congratulations to all the participants who helped raise much-needed funds to combat homelessness in Dublin.
September 24, 2017
It was a beautiful Sunday morning on Eakins Oval as Team SIG and our family members set out to race for the annual Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Parkway Run & Walk. With 720+ registered participants, SIG brought the largest team in the history of the race. Congratulations to all of the participants, who raised over $1 million dollars to fund pediatric cancer research at CHOP.
September 13, 2017
Our employees asked for board game nights at SIG, and we responded! We kicked things off with "Codenames", a challenging word association game. Experienced players were on-hand to explain the game to newbies. We're looking forward to future game nights with our employees soon!
August 10, 2017
Our "nights at the ballpark" are always events to look forward to at each of our US offices. In Bala, 700+ SIG employees made our way down to Citizens Bank Park for our annual SIG Night at the Ballpark. The Scoreboard Porch was packed as we watched the Phillies take on the Mets, with one of our own even throwing out the first pitch! Our Chicago office had a great time hanging out together and cheering on the White Sox as they took on (and defeated) the Houston Astros. And our New York office enjoyed their night at Citi Field to watch the Mets take on the Rangers. With a 5-1 loss, it's safe to say our SIG team had a better time than the Mets.
July 28, 2017
To celebrate the launch of our brand new Sydney office, we hosted a Casino Night for our employees and their significant others. We set up casino games like poker, blackjack, and roulette, and the DJ and photo booth provided additional entertainment throughout the night. The new space gives us an opportunity to provide our employees with a cutting-edge work environment, and we were thrilled to have kicked it off with our entire SIG Sydney staff.
July 26, 2017
We know putting in a full day’s work on a beautiful summer day is tough. To thank our employees, we surprised them with six Mister Softee trucks as they left the office for a little midweek pick-me-up!
July 10, 2017
We are thrilled to be officially moved in to our brand new Sydney office. Our new office includes an 80-seat cafeteria, where we enjoy catered lunch daily, a games room with ping pong, poker, and Guitar Hero, and an onsite gym with uninterrupted views over Sydney Harbour. Cheers to our entire team on a smooth transition!
July 7, 2017
Our annual SIG Summer Party, held at the Radisson Blu St. Helen’s Hotel in Blackrock, had us pleased with picture perfect weather this year! We enjoyed Prosecco, craft beer, and a BBQ dinner, over the sounds of a great DJ. The main highlights of the night were the great carnival and arcade games, like Batak, the Qube, Jenga, foosball, and more. The party is a chance for us to welcome our interns and new grads to SIG, and thank our full-time employees for another great year.
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!
December 30, 2016
Giving back to our local communities is a big part of the holiday season at SIG, and we were proud to contribute to making the holidays a little brighter again this year. Our employees donated to programs across the globe, like the Saint Vincent de Paul Giving Tree, Chicago’s Angel Tree Program, Toys for Tots, Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Adopt-A-Family Program, and New York’s Holiday Food Drive for City Harvest.
December 23, 2016
One of our favorite yearly traditions at SIG is the holiday party, and this year, each of our offices celebrated with their own unique event. In Sydney, our party was filled with oysters, wagyu sliders, a MC, and even a few magic tricks. In Philadelphia, we enjoyed cocktails and dancing at the Logan Hotel, and in Dublin, our new photo booth and music from DJ Anthony Collins were big hits. Our New York team gathered at Pier A for a raw bar and sliders, while our Chicago team celebrated at Pinstripes on the Chicago River for delicious food and a bowling game or two. Each of our parties give us a chance to catch up with each other and make new connections.
November 6, 2016
Team SIG embraced the rain at the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®. This year’s record-setting race boasted 8,335 runners from 341 companies taking part in the 5.6km race at Sydney’s Centennial Park. The Challenge is a chance for our SIG Sydney team to mix a night out with fitness and a little friendly competition.
November 6, 2016
Back by popular demand, our much-anticipated Under 30 vs. Over 30 soccer match took place over the weekend. The Under 30s, who haven’t won the annual game since 2013, came out quick with a goal in the first 5 minutes of play. After a competitive match, the Under 30s were able to drive home their win, ending the match with a score of 5-1. Congrats to all of our SIG players!
October 31, 2016
We celebrated Halloween with our SIG kids at both our Dublin and Bala offices. In Dublin, our group of superheroes, witches, vampires, and more were treated to face painting, balloon animals, and a magic show. In Bala, we saw a lot of Star Wars and woodland animal costumes, and enjoyed some trick-or-treating, topped off with spooky sugar cookies from Whipped Bakeshop. Happy Halloween!
October 1, 2016
Team SIG recently participated in the annual Simon Fun Run. The rain cleared just as the race kicked off, allowing SIG employees, our family members, and even a dog or two to complete the race! Proceeds from the run benefit the Dublin Simon Community, an organisation that works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin and the surrounding areas.
September 25, 2016
It was a beautiful morning as SIG employees and our families participated in The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Parkway Run & Walk. The race is one of the largest 5Ks in Philadelphia with proceeds benefitting pediatric cancer research at CHOP. Team SIG, the largest participating team since 2011, showed up 700+ strong! We enjoyed spending the morning with our families out in the community.
August 26, 2016
Our summer Code Camp was a success! We welcomed our employees’ children to an on-site coding camp taught by Lavner Camps. Building off of our first camps in February, where SIG kids learned “Computer Programming with Scratch,” we hosted a weeklong camp focusing on “3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft.” During breaks, the campers enjoyed playing in our game room – our video game lineup was quite the hit! We can’t wait to see what the future holds for these young coders!
August 3, 2016
It was a great showing at this year's SIG Night at the Ballpark with 700+ employees (our largest crowd yet!) cheering on the Phillies. The game's opening pitch was thrown out by our own Jerry Yass, and two SIG employees even won the chance to go on a behind the scenes tour of Citizens Bank Park prior to game time. Back on the Scoreboard Porch, we enjoyed our favorite ballpark food and drinks while we watched the Phillies take the lead and win the game over the Giants in the 12th inning.
July 1, 2016
At this year’s Dublin Summer Party, we were treated to a great evening at the beautiful Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel. For our competitors, the “Carnival Challenge” offered the chance to play a series of games throughout the night in exchange for “prize money,” and for those who wanted to relax, we snacked on delicious food and sat back to enjoy the EURO 2016 Quarter Final match on a big screen.
June 23, 2016
We were treated to an awesome evening at Clementon Park & Splash World for this year’s SIG Family Fun Night. SIG took over the entire park for an all-access experience for our employees and families, including rides, boardwalk games, and a giant wave pool. We snacked on funnel cake and Chickie's and Pete's Crabfries® and the adults enjoyed craft beer from Victory and Firestone Walker. Despite a few rain showers, we enjoyed hanging out and socializing with many SIG families!
June 3, 2016
We’re happy to announce our newest employee perk – on-site pick up for customizable farm shares from Philly Foodworks. Our employees can choose from fruit & veggie CSAs or customize their own weekly shares – including everything from cheese, bacon, mushrooms, and more. We’re happy to support local farms and enjoy the offerings produced right here in our backyard.
June 2, 2016
It was a gorgeous night in Central Park as 13 members of Team SIG participated in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge®. In its 40th year, the Corporate Challenge is the longest-running after-work sporting event in New York. Congratulations to all of the runners!
May 20, 2016
We know many of our employees enjoy biking around the Philadelphia area, so we recently partnered with The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. The Coalition advocates for safe and fun bicycling and has contributed to the addition of 200+ miles of bike lanes in the area. With our partnership, SIG employees receive a discounted individual membership with perks like free group rides and discounts at local bike shops.
We announced our partnership today during Bike To Work Day. To celebrate, we met at our covered bike rack and service center to pass out reflective leg bands and energy chews to each of our SIG cyclists.
May 6, 2016
“Poker season” is an exciting time at SIG. This year’s annual SIG Tournament kicked off with over 800 players from our Bala, Dublin, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Secaucus offices competing to make it to our Final Table and take home some amazing prizes. Curious to see how the action unfolded? Check out our Raise Your Game blog, where we followed some of our players during their time in the tournament.
May 2, 2016
We recently partnered with the University Network for Investments and Trading society to host 50+ students for our inaugural university poker tournament. Students came from Sydney University, University of New South Wales, and Macquarie University to play, with the final table dealt by SIG trader and WSOP champ, Jay Sipelstein. Our winner took home a custom poker set, and our top 3 finalists are headed to Australia vs. England Rugby Union match at Allianz Stadium.
April 28, 2016
Team SIG came out in full force to support the Life Without Limits 5K, benefitting United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia. After the race, we celebrated at an After Party on The Oval, complete with craft beer from Victory Beer and food from the city's top food trucks, The Cow and the Curd, Taco Mondo, and Undrgrnd Donuts. Despite this year’s rainy conditions, we enjoyed a great night out competing with local companies at Philly’s only weeknight race.
April 4, 2016
We’re excited to announce that SIG has partnered with Drexel University’s Cybersecurity Institute! Through our partnership, our Security team members (including many Drexel alumni) will mentor students that are interested in learning about the security field and help them participate in various security competitions. Tonight, we spoke at an info session where nearly 70 students attended to learn what it’s like to compete at these events. We’re eager to start working with the students and helping them pursue their passion for security!
April 2, 2016
We recently spent the evening at Aviva Stadium to watch Leinster take on Munster in a crucial Guinness PRO12 game. Before the match, we enjoyed delicious finger foods and Guinness in the Havelock Suite. After kick-off, we cheered for our favorite team in quite a close match. It was a great night out for all!
March 29, 2016
We’re in good company! Today, we were recognized by Billy Penn as one of 19 Philly-area companies with the best perks. Some of the publication’s top picks include our covered bike rack and repair station, fully-stocked game room, and amazing employee events schedule.
February 9, 2016
Today, five SIG developers visited Lower Merion High School to mentor 24 teams from 9 area schools during the CodeLM Programming Competition. Our technologists also served as judges for the competition, where students were tasked with solving a variety of programming problems in 2.5 hours. Our prizes for the winning teams included Arduino and Makey Makey kits. Congrats to all of the students!
December 31, 2015
Holiday party season was in full swing this year with parties at each of our SIG offices. In Sydney, we went with a 70s theme and some fun photo ops. We dressed to impress in Dublin while we sipped on unique craft cocktails. In NY and Chicago, we enjoyed games and lots of laughs. And in Bala, we were treated to our amazing annual sushi bar and even a little breakdancing. Wishing a very happy holiday season to our SIG team around the globe!
December 18, 2015
The holidays are a great time around the SIG offices as we support our employees in contributing to their favorite charitable drives. This year, our employees donated hundreds of toys to Toys for Tots, the Saint Vincent de Paul Christmas Toy Appeal, The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, and The Smith Family Toy and Book Appeal. In Bala, we also sponsored 20 local families in need as part of Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Adopt-A-Family program, fulfilling basic needs and holiday wishes. Supporting these worthwhile organizations definitely put us in the holiday spirit!
December 14, 2015
Last week, we joined with Code.org to promote the global “Hour of Code.” The Hour of Code introduces the basics of coding and computer science to children to help nurture problem solving and creativity. We invited employees at each of our offices to take home a custom SIG laptop cling with instructions on how to kick off an hour of coding with a child in their life.
November 29, 2015
Our love of competition was on display at SIG’s annual Under 30 vs. Over 30 Soccer Match. It was a chilly morning, but with another year of excellent play from our SIG players, both teams powered through in a hard fought match. For the second year in a row, the Over 30 team took home the win with a score of 2-1. Congratulations!
November 11, 2015
Team SIG took part in the J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge in Sydney’s beautiful Centennial Park. The 5.6km run had a record-breaking year with over 8,000 runners from 341 companies participate. The race raises money for the Indigenous Marathon Project and we had a great time being a part of the evening!
October 30, 2015
Today we welcomed our SIG kids to stop by the office (in costume!) for some Halloween celebrations. Our Dublin party featured spooky decorations and entertainment from a magician, and our Bala party came complete with all the treats we could handle. After the festivities, it was time for a little office trick-or-treating. Happy Halloween!
October 30, 2015
We recently took a quick trip over to King Street Wharf in Sydney for a fun social event at the bowling alley. Our SIG teams went head-to-head in a little friendly competition to see who would take home the titles of best team and champion bowler! While only a few were victorious, we’re happy to report that Team SIG threw quite a few strikes that night! Thanks to all who came out.
October 25, 2015
We’re excited to be recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as one of Philly’s Coolest Companies for 2015. Keep reading for our entry into the contest, and see why we believe SIG is a pretty great place to work.
At SIG, we really care about our employees. We know it’s hard to balance work and life, so we offer pretty amazing perks. We dress casually (including shorts all summer long). We have catered breakfast and lunch daily from places like Circles Thai, Di Bruno Bros, Chick-fil-A, and Qdoba. Our brand new on-site gym and fitness classes are employee favorites.
For our gamers, our Game Room is stocked with the latest video games, classic arcade games, ping pong, pool, and poker tables, just to name a few. Our online shopping enthusiasts really appreciate our full-service mailroom. Our other on-site offerings, like auto repair, dry cleaning, and free EV chargers, are constantly updated by our Employee Services Concierge. And whether you want advice on healthy living or think you have the flu, our on-site Wellness Center is here to help.
SIG’s employee event schedule is impressive. Some of our favorites: a global poker tournament (with a $15,000 prize), Night at the Ballpark (complete with loaded tickets for all of the crab fries and FedNuts you can handle), Family Fun Night (this year we took over the Philly Zoo), run/walks on the Parkway, and our annual holiday party. Plus, we bring in famous speakers like Nate Silver, Sam Hinkie, the Winklevoss twins, and Annie Duke.
We believe that working at SIG is more than just a job.
October 3, 2015
We had a great morning with our families amongst the 2,000 runners at the Simon Fun Run. The 5 mile race benefits the Dublin Simon Community, an organization that works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin and the surrounding areas. It was our third year participating in the run, and for the second year in a row, the same runner led the Team SIG pack. Next year, the competition is on!
September 19, 2015
Over 600 SIG employees and family members attended this year’s Parkway Run & Walk, benefiting the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. We enjoyed hanging at the Linc and cheered as several members of Team SIG took top honors in the 5k race!
August 21, 2015
We had a great summer with our 2015 intern class! On top of the impressive contributions each intern made to their team, we had a schedule packed with events in the Philly area. Some of our favorites were Escape the Room, the CONCACAF Gold Cup game, and a trip to Atlantic City. We will miss having this year’s class at the office and wish each of them a very successful school year.
August 8, 2015
We enjoyed a great summer evening at our annual SIG Night at the Ballpark. Besides good food, drinks, and company, some of our favorite moments included our CIO throwing out the game's first pitch, and two of our employees getting a VIP tour of the park.
July 24, 2015
This year’s Chicago Summer Outing was held at the beautiful Arlington International Racecourse. We enjoyed summer food favorites and refreshing drinks while we cheered on our favorite horses.
July 23, 2015
This year’s Family Fun Night brought together SIG employees and our families for an evening out at the Philadelphia Zoo. In addition to exploring the zoo, we enjoyed games, amusement rides, summertime food and craft beer, and a dance party. Thanks to everyone for a great night out at America’s first zoo.
July 10, 2015
We spent a great night outdoors for our annual Dublin Summer Party at the beautiful Radisson Blu St Helen’s Hotel. We enjoyed a delicious BBQ, games, and live music from a great DJ.
May 15, 2015
Since many of our employees bike to work, we wanted to make storing and servicing their bikes more convenient for them. Our newest employee perk is a covered bike rack and self-service repair station. Plus, to celebrate National Bike to Work Day, we passed out Naked Juice to all of our riders.
May 2, 2015
Last weekend, we invited 30 local high school students to join us at SIG for a Magic Tournament. In Magic, you have to make decisions under uncertainty, observe your opponents’ actions, and strategize to maximize your expectation of winning – just like our traders operate in the financial markets. Many of our traders are Magic players, and the students had the opportunity to play against them for bounty prizes. It was an exciting day for us all!
April 21, 2015
Last week, Team SIG met on the Parkway for the UCP Life Without Limits 5k. We enjoyed spending time outside with the beautiful Philly skyline as our backdrop. To top it off, the overall race winner was one of our employees! After the run, everyone headed over to two popular restaurants for the after party. Thanks to everyone who came out to support a great cause!
March 13, 2015
We celebrated an early Pi Day at the office today. Did you know calculating the digits of p has proved to be a benchmark for advancements in computing algorithms, hardware, and software? As of 2013, we know at least the first 12 trillion digits of p, and tomorrow you too can celebrate 3.14.15 at 9:26:53 for a once in a lifetime Pi Day!
February, 23, 2015
At SIG, February means poker. In anticipation of our annual employee poker tournament, we kicked off the month with No Limit Hold ‘Em Classes. The classes taught poker beginners and gave skilled players a little more practice. Curious to see how our players are faring in the tournament? Experience the action with us as we follow five of our players through the tournament. Good luck to all of our participants!
January 9, 2015
We’re proud to see Philadelphia, the city we call home, finally get the attention it deserves. In addition to its position at the top of The New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2015 list, we can’t forget the great outdoor spaces and fantastic restaurant scene. Interested in seeing more of what Philly has to offer? Check out our open positions.
December 29, 2014
We celebrated the season with festive parties in each of our offices. In Bala, we enjoyed gourmet food stations with items like truffled french fries, sushi, and make your own milkshakes. In Dublin, we dressed up and grabbed props for a photo booth. We played poker in Chicago, listened to jazz in New York, and had a great dinner in San Francisco. Thanks to all of our employees for getting in the holiday spirit with us!
December 20, 2014
In the spirit of the holiday season, we celebrated by giving back. Employees teamed up to fulfill holiday “wish lists” for the Bryn Mawr Hospital’s Adopt-A-Family program, donate toys to the Saint Vincent De Paul Holiday Appeal and The Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program, and to purchase 50+ bikes and helmets for local children in need through Toys for Tots.
December 12, 2014
Our employees have unpacked their boxes and officially moved in to our new Dublin office building. We've been enjoying using our brand new gym, larger kitchens, fully stocked library, and taking in the great views of our city. We can’t wait to continue to grow our team in our new space.
December 5, 2014
We've had a busy few months visiting schools across the country. We kicked things off with talks from one of our founders, Jeff Yass, at the Harvard and Penn Algorithmic Research Clubs. Next, we were off to the biannual Harvard-MIT Mathematics Tournament, hosting a mini-event called “The Mathematics of Poker and Games” for the students. The event featured an estimation game, a talk by World Series of Poker bracelet winner Bill Chen, and prizes. Speaking of prizes, the first winner of our $5,000 Half Court Shot Contest scored big at the Brown men's basketball home opener and students from different schools participated in our MindSumo coding challenge, where they took home prizes of up to $150 for their applications. We enjoyed meeting students on campus and wish them the best of luck on finals!
November 23, 2014
Over 50 SIG athletes competed in our annual Under 30 vs. Over 30 Soccer game. Donning SIG jerseys, our game went into overtime with the Over 30 Team coming out on top—for the first time in 5 years! Congrats to all of our competitors.
November 12, 2014
Team SIG recently participated in the Corporate Challenge run in Sydney. The race brought in a record number of runners this year – over 8,200! – from 355 companies. We were proud to gather with our co-workers to celebrate workplace fitness and make a difference for the Indigenous Marathon Project, an organization that provides an opportunity for indigenous men and women to run the New York Marathon. Congratulations to all of the participants!
October 4, 2014
We recently enjoyed some friendly competition outside of the office at the Dublin Simon Fun Run in the Phoenix Park. Our SIG employees and their families raced for the charity, which works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, and Wicklow.
September 9, 2014
Team SIG came out in full force to participate in the Four Seasons Parkway Run/Walk benefitting The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Over 500 SIG employees and our families competed in the 5K race or enjoyed the 2K family walk. With several SIG finishes in the front of the pack, we enjoyed spending the morning together for a little competition to support a great cause.
August 7, 2014
There is not much better than taking in a summer ballgame with friends. Employees from our Philadelphia, NYC, Chicago, Boston and San Francisco offices all enjoyed nights out watching our Phillies, Yankees, Cubs, Red Sox, and Giants. Whether our teams won or lost, we all wore our SIG gear proudly and enjoyed an awesome night out!
July 10, 2014
This year’s Family Fun Night took place at Clementon Park & Splash World. SIG took over the entire water park for a one-of-a-kind experience for our employees and their families. We enjoyed access to all of the park’s rides, boardwalk style games and attractions, as well as great food and a craft beer garden.
July 4, 2014
In Dublin, we celebrated our love of football with a World Cup themed party. We watched the World Cup games while enjoying some competition of our own–Human Football, Shoot Outs on an inflatable field and more.
June 17, 2014
Our Dublin office is growing – so much so that we needed to move! Our new building, International Centre, provides the perfect space (100,000 sq ft!) as we continue to grow our team. The building is currently undergoing major refurbishment, which will include a new gym for employees and more amenities. We are looking forward to moving in by the end of the year.
June 11, 2014
We are happy to provide SIG employees in our Bala Cynwyd office with our newest on-site convenience: Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Ports. Plug in while you work and charge up for free. Happy driving!
May 27, 2014
Coming back from a long Memorial Day weekend "officially" starts summer at SIG with one of our favorite perks – shorts until Labor Day!
May 8, 2014
Our annual poker tournament started in February with 750+ players from SIG offices around the world, and ended with our 18 talented finalists competing for first place at our home office. The intense play was enjoyable for all employees, with the top 10 players advancing to the electronic table. In the final hand, our champion won with Js full of 7s.
April 22, 2014
SIG continued to support the annual Life Without Limits Philadelphia 5k Run/Walk. This year, we were proud to be the Presenting Sponsors of the event, with over 200 employees competing and placements in the top ten of both the Men’s and Women’s categories! We enjoyed a night of great company and competition for a great cause.
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