Careers | New Traders

Chimera has been successfully training traders since 2000.  We hire selectively into our core Training Program and provide new traders with the risk capital they need in order to make live trades and gain valuable experience in the equity markets.


Recruiting & Hiring Process

Chimera’s training program begins in February and July each year. 

Applications are accepted from all universities.

If you are a recent alumni or soon to be graduate and would like to be considered for the training program please submit your application via our website: Equity Trader Trainee

The hiring process is structured as a 4 month unpaid training program, from which we hire our salaried traders.  Traders are then paid a salary with monthly performance-based bonus opportunities.

Please contact us at with any questions regarding our Training Program.


What we Look For

  • Strong demonstrated interest in trading as a career

  • Ability to manage risk, stress, and uncertainty

  • Intelligence with proven quantitative skills

  • Competitive drive

  • Entrepreneurial spirit

  • Persistence, resilience

  • 3.0+ GPA from a top-tier institution

  • Hard working, self-motivated, outgoing individuals