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9_body_image_1Since 2011, Alaric’s main focus has been in recruiting and hiring directly from the top universities in the country.  The Training Program is our proprietary, state-of-the-art system for building the foundations of consistent performance in our traders.





Program Philosophy

Here are some of foundations embedded into the Alaric Training Program.

  • Use Lehman Brother recruitment know-how in Identifying, acquiring, and training talent
  • Use deep psychological profiling in matching the best mentor for each new trainee
  • Accelerate the learning curve through live trading: the market is the best classroom
  • Apply rigorous risk criteria from day one in order to build discipline
  • Rotate trainees to different groups in order to expose them to new asset classes and strategies
  • Inspire openness and honesty throughout the process: ask tough questions, demand accountability


Curriculum Overview

Constantly revised and upgraded, the following are some of the basic components of the Alaric Training Program.

  • Training conducted by firm Head of Trading and Trading Development Directors, each of whom are highly successful traders
  • Begins with 2-3 week classroom intensive aimed at conveying core concepts
  • Software training and market trading simulation
  • Series 7 (Proprietary Trader Exam) course and materials
  • After licensing and demonstrating understanding of fundamentals, trainees begin supervised live trading with proprietary trading group capital allocation
  • Rotation throughout trading floor to learn new strategies and to enable trainees to identify their own unique style
  • Daily pre- and post-market meetings and regular seminars conducted by top traders
  • Regular team building exercises:  trading contests, social events, volunteering

Check out our Careers page for New Traders to learn more about the recruiting process.