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Joined: Sep 2018
Posted: 2018-11-06 20:53
Anyone familiar with the Austin branch of DRW/have any general thoughts on DRW in general especially in comparison to other firms out there?

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Posted: 2018-11-25 23:13
I can't comment on the Austin branch, but DRW has a good reputation.

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Posted: 2018-11-28 17:41
It used to be RGM advisors. A pal of mine worked for them some years back when they were RGM; they have an interesting history -founders were a bunch of bicyclist dudes who worked in ... database marketing. Makes perfect sense if you stop to think about it; people who try to measure small, consistent effects caused by simple interventions.

Their software stack for research and deploy sounded kind of typical for a successful company which formed in 2001 in the salad days of HFT stuff; a bunch of C++ tied together with unix tooling. I have no idea what it's like now, but assume they, like every other pioneer in this field, don't the type of business they used to.

"Learning, n. The kind of ignorance distinguishing the studious."


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Joined: Sep 2009
Posted: 2018-11-28 21:12
Here is a somewhat entertaining blog about what it is like to work at DRW. Supposedly about as truthful as the movie "the Social Network" was on the genesis of Facebook.
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