IMC Annual Report 2018 - Page 41



10. TALENT & TRAINING
IMC’s traineeship program is everything
but your typical recruitment scheme.
That’s because the firm is looking for
more than just the right answer.
GRADUATES
INTERNS
is being made in hiring and
one of the original three guys
training. The goal is not only to
working on that project. Now
find talent but to develop and
I have more than a decade in
retain it. For example, IMC invests
the industry and I’m paired with
It’s a point picked up by Christine,
heavily in training its own traders
two trainees and work with
Trading Lead, Chicago: “One of
to be trainers, ensuring new hires
them on a daily basis. While it’s
the most important factors for
are trained by expert colleagues
expensive, it pays off.”
lasting success is empowering the
Sunny, Chicago Managing
Director, explains: “We’re
“We invest not only in strategies
extremely thoughtful about how
but in people,” says Bart, a
we absorb growth. We don’t
trader in Amsterdam, and himself
want to lower the quality, so
a graduate of the traineeship
we’re spending a ton of time
scheme a decade ago. “There
on recruitment. After that, we
was a lot of effort put into training
know that we have to spend
me, which was necessary
a ton of time on onboarding,
because I was a physicist who
growing high-potentials,
knew nothing about trading. I
growing mentors, and in
was given a lot of responsibility.
leadership development.”
9,000
APPLICATIONS
I built the execution stack as
strategies best.
7,000
APPLICATIONS
As IMC grows, serious investment
who know its systems and
40
RECRUITMENT STATISTICS
3,000
70 HIRED
4,500
80 HIRED
ASSESSMENTS
ASSESSMENTS
people who work here, giving them
bigger opportunities for ownership
and even greater autonomy. We
have hired exceptionally smart
people and our teams are doing
a really good job being thoughtful
about the growth path, not just
for the new people entering the
organisation but for all of the talent
that we have recruited over the
last three decades.”
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