Raj Fernando is best known as the Founder and CEO of a trading company called Chopper Trading. According to Marketwiki, Chopper Trading is a proprietary trading entity with operations spanning several cities, including Chicago, San Francisco, Washington DC and London. The technology based firm was established in 2002. Some of the attractions of working in Chopper Trading include attractive remunerations and generous perks. The perks include a 3,000 sq-ft of office space with entertainment and games. Employees also get an opportunity to workout and enjoy season tickets to attend matches, involving clubs such as Cubs, Sox and Bulls.
The attractive incentives alongside low employee turnover, led the Chicago Tribune to name Chopper Trading; one of the best workplaces in 2012. Chopper Trading is a member of an advisory group established by Futures Industry Association called Principal Trading Group. DRW Trading Group bought assets belonging to Chopper in January 2015 for an undisclosed amount. During the acquisition, Chopper Trading was already a household name in several reputable exchanges, including NYSE, CME and London’s LSE. One secret weapon that the company uses to remain competitive is hiring “A” players.
Raj Fernando told Smart Business on April 2011, that it is very important to keep the work atmosphere as pleasant as possible in order to enhance employee synergy and increase productivity. He is also totally against employees with the knack of making others miserable, even if they make a lot of money for the company. Raj Fernando’s idea to base his business in Chicago was informed by a number of underlying factors. According to http://www.rajfernando.com, Chicago was home to over 100 private companies listed in Inc’s 5,000 in 2016 and a base of many other startups looking for a head start in the competitive global market. The city also ranked second, as top city with the fastest growing companies.
About Raj Fernando
Raj Fernando is a renowned cash bond trader, philanthropist and policy fundraiser for the Democratic Party. According to Marketswiki, Fernando’s philanthropic efforts have seen him join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as governing member and member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. His contributions to the Democratic Party include raising funds for the William J. Clinton Foundation and President Barrack Obama campaigns. Fernando holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Beloit College. He also maintains an active presence on the social media, on sites such as Flickr, Google+, Facebook and LinkedIn.