About Us

Our mission

Enriching lives. advancing markets.

Our strengths


Every day we challenge yesterday’s assumptions to work toward today’s success.


Our diverse, tightly knit teams come together, capitalize on their strengths and contribute their views, allowing the firm to continually grow and innovate.


We continue to invest significant capital in our proprietary technology to support our performance-driven systems, networks and quantitative trading research platform.


Our trading success is grounded in sound risk management, exemplary governance, and rigorous compliance practices.


We align everything we do with our core values of trust, community, candor, collaboration and accountability to create an organization that thrives.

Our Roots

Founded in 2002 by former CME floor traders, Allston Trading is rooted in a quest for excellence in providing liquidity in the markets. Allston is owned by its current and former employees, a retired founder, and long-term institutional backers Sequoia Capital and Francisco Partners. We are proud of our track record through multiple macro-economic cycles and an ever-evolving landscape of technology, regulation and market structure. We attract and retain many of the industry’s best and brightest trading, analytical and technology professionals.