The leading sponsor of this year's event, Trading Technologies, has pioneered the development of electronic trading software and provided access to dozens of major derivatives markets and liquidity providers across five continents since 1994.

The company’s legacy X_TRADER® platform became the system of choice for professional futures traders worldwide, including proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers. Today, the firm’s next-generation platform, TT®, is delivering ultra-low-latency performance with unprecedented accessibility across all major devices, including computer workstations, laptops, and Android and iOS phones.

Sponsor firms of the competition have the opportunity to engage closely with participants and are provided unique access to potential employees. Through the separate tiers of sponsorship—platinum, gold, silver, and bronze—sponsor firms have the ability to customize their level of support, their engagement with participants, and their branding opportunities at the competition. Platinum and gold sponsor firms will also have the opportunity to choose to participate in the “Careers in Trading” breakfast panel.

Questions about employer/sponsorship participation? Read the Sponsor FAQ »

Firms interested in becoming sponsors can contact Julia Bishop at juliabishop@uchicago.edu or 773-834-3327 for more information.

Built on a high-performance, global, redundant network with collocated execution, TT is the fastest commercially available professional futures trading platform. With a full array of tools for manual point-and-click trading, automated/algorithmic trading, spreading, charting and analytics, mobile trading, FIX connectivity, and more, TT delivers the functionality to meet virtually any trading type.

Through the TT CampusConnect™ program, TT software is provided free of charge to more than 70 universities around the world for use in classrooms, labs, and competitions. Trading Technologies is proud to be the official software provider to the University of Chicago Midwest Trading Competition. The company is headquartered in Chicago with 13 offices throughout North and South America, Europe, and the Asia/Pacific region.

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