who we are
Marquette Partners is a leading proprietary trading firm that trades a variety of asset classes on every major exchange across the globe. Headquartered in Chicago, Marquette has over twenty five years of experience in cultivating talented trading professionals that embrace the entrepreneurial spirit.
We offer capital, infrastructure, and clearing relationships that are crucial to success in the trading industry. By utilizing a wide variety of trading styles, combined with cutting-edge technology and metrics, Marquette Partners has been able to recruit and develop an exceptional group of professional traders dedicated to maximizing their full potential.
Marquette Partners was founded by James F. Heinz and Robert B. Moore as a small arbitrage firm in 1990, consisting of a handful of employees implementing a few arbitrage strategies on the DTB and LIFFE. In the years since, Marquette has grown to encompass over one hundred traders, including individuals trading for their own account and groups of traders that have developed their own strategies and run semi-autonomously. Marquette has been a significant presence on the CBOT in both fixed income and agricultural futures/options for years and is also an active participant in FX trading.
Marquette Partners is dedicated to building an organization of extraordinary individual traders and groups that have the passion and commitment required to monetize market opportunities. Though our operation has grown exponentially since our founding in 1990, Marquette continues to embody the values of trust, loyalty, and mutual respect that have helped us create a culture of success. Our wealth of experience and our ongoing commitment to excellence has fostered a positive environment for nurturing personal and professional growth. Marquette strives to promote a close-knit atmosphere that encourages innovation and collaboration among its individual traders and groups, while providing the technical and back office support necessary for successful trading.
Marquette Partners prides itself on being an inclusive and supportive environment, both for our employees and towards the community at large. We believe it’s important to regularly plan events in which our staff can socialize away from the stresses of the workplace. Marquette organizes both a holiday party and summer outing each year, as well as other events designed to build community. We also recognize the importance of engaging with the local community. In addition to the many Chicago charity initiatives we support—such as the FIA’s “Futures Cares” organization and the Juvenile Protection Agency—we are also sensitive to the concerns and causes of our employees. Marquette has supported many charitable initiatives that have touched our employees on a more personal basis.