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Culture & Values
Our core values guide decision making, pursuit of new strategies and technologies as well as our interactions with clients, peers, and service providers. Living our values means striving to improve each day. If these attributes describe you, we’d love to meet you.
We take what we do very seriously and consider the fiduciary, social, technological, and environmental impacts of every decision we make.
We’re driven. We seek to do more, work smarter, and get a little better every day. We never stop pursuing new insights and ideas.
We cultivate long-term partnerships with our clients and colleagues to build trust and encourage collaboration.
We have high expectations for our business and ourselves. We foster an entrepreneurial energy and reward work ethic, due diligence, and personal responsibility.
We love to compete in any arena. We know it takes persistence, dedication, and a competitive spirit to accomplish great things.
What It’s Like to Work at Crabel
We’ve worked hard to build an open culture where ideas and results matter more than titles or past achievements. Our flat structure means everyone wears multiple hats. On a regular basis, employees interact with different teams, departments, and offices, including the CEO and COO.
Delivering results for our clients comes first, no question. But when it’s time for a break or celebration, we aim to make the most of our downtime. Throughout the workweek, we organize frequent events, such as seasonal cook-offs, interoffice contests, happy hours, and other team outings. We have a relaxed atmosphere; employees in our Milwaukee office frequently bring their dogs to work. We also love to stay active together. We schedule walking meetings, participate in exercise challenges, and meet outside of work for fitness classes, tennis matches, hikes, and bike rides.
Our Team & Company Structure
Before you apply, read about our company structure to get an idea of typical roles and how they contribute to the larger whole. We encourage all employees, regardless of job title or duties, to share their ideas, develop multidisciplinary skills, and learn something new every day.
From analyzing market behavior and developing trading strategies to engineering and managing the proprietary software we use to execute trades, our front office teams drive our day-to-day investing activities.
Most portfolio managers, researchers, software developers, and traders work in our Los Angeles headquarters.
Our research team uncovers insights into market behavior and uses technology to rigorously test new ideas. The team dedicates its efforts to alpha research with a focus on producing uncorrelated strategy concepts. They use predictive factors and patterns identified by machine learning techniques to enhance alpha ideas revealed through the research process and to develop unique systematic trading strategies.
They are also responsible for risk management, algorithm development, trading infrastructure programming, and exploring market challenges and opportunities.
Technological innovation is at the core of everything we do. Our software development team works tirelessly to build and fine-tune our proprietary software infrastructure and ensure the platforms we use each day perform to our expectations.
Our developers utilize different technology stacks including C++/Linux, Node.js/TypeScript, and Python to build sophisticated low-latency throughput trade execution and quantitative research platforms. They also work with data engineering, risk assessment, and various reporting and monitoring tools.
Our IT team keeps front office and operations activities at the forefront of trading operations technology. The team is responsible for the implementation and integration of various technologies, people, and processes.
Their focus on automation tools enables the firm to identify cost-savings opportunities and scale our business at a responsible rate, while also allowing us to ensure stability and consistency in our environment.
The trade desk oversees our high-volume trading activity. They monitor trades and transactions, market events and developments, and portfolio and position risk limits in real-time, 24/6.
Our traders also troubleshoot technology problems, identify process and technology inefficiencies, work with brokers and other external parties to finalize trades, and generally work to execute market transactions seamlessly.
Our operations teams oversee processes to ensure our daily investment activities run efficiently. They strive to provide the institutional quality we’ve built our reputation on.
The operations teams primarily work in our Milwaukee office.
Our client relations team creates an exceptional brand experience and provides clients with personalized support. The team coordinates across various business units, providing clients access and insight into all facets of the firm. They spend their time responding to client requests, creating customized reports, and handling account management.
The business development team focuses on client education and shares the unique investment concepts Crabel has to offer. The team is the bridge connecting clients to our research, technology, and alpha-driven portfolios. They are instrumental in assessing client demands to deliver targeted solutions and drive growth in a progressive, client-centric manner.
Our back office and middle office operations teams are responsible for maintaining processes and continually working to improve those processes using database management and automation tools.
The back office team is responsible for post-trade activities. They reconcile trading activity and account balances. They also oversee cash and margin management, ensure database and file continuity, and interact with various counterparties regularly. The middle office team onboards new clients, markets and instruments, and brokers.
Our fund accounting team manages the financial side of our trading activities. The team finalizes net asset value reports, tax documents, financial statements, and GAAP accounting results and delivers these items to clients in a timely manner.
The fund accounting team is always working to optimize platforms and processes to better serve our clients’ financial reporting needs. Everyone takes an active role in improving day-to-day department operations.
Our legal and compliance team focuses on industry rules, regulations, and best practices to demonstrate the firm’s commitment to conducting our business consistent with expected standards.
They manage our relationships and registrations with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the U.S. National Futures Association, and other regulatory organizations.
Our talented team of administrative professionals exemplify Crabel’s culture across human resources, corporate accounting, and facilities management. The team coordinates Crabel’s critical day-to-day functions to ensure our long-term operations run smoothly.