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Engineering Trading

Chicago, IL
December 31, 2020

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Suresh Srinivasan



Derivatives professional with extensive experience across asset classes and instruments.

Knowledge and areas of interest: Derivatives, ETFs, Futures, Portfolio management, High frequency trading, Corporate actions, Technical analysis, Market making.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,

Master of Science, Industrial Engineering & Operations Research, 2002 – 2004, GPA: 3.8

PSG College of Technology, India, GPA: 9.2

Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, 1998 - 2002, GPA: 9.2


Owner, Sumitra Trading

August 2016 - May 2017, Mar 2018-Present

Trading on personal capital focusing on delta-one arb opportunities, portfolio management, corporate events and systematic trading

Studied and used “Elliot waves” to predict and trade market moves.

Senior Trader at Geneva Trading

June 2017 - Feb 2018

Responsible for establishing, trading and managing the equities futures desk

Traded arbitrage and market making strategies in metals, energy and agricultural products

Assisted junior traders in improving and executing their existing strategies

Worked with developers to add new features to the trading systems

Senior ETF/Futures Trader at CMT Asset Management

March 2014 - July 2016

Worked towards establishing a delta-one desk at the firm (US futures and ETFs)

Coordinated the efforts with developers to build and improve the trading software

Traded corporate events such as tender offers, spin-offs/reverse morris, index rebalancing & other special situations

Gardening Leave at IMC financial markets

April 2013 - March 2014

Underwent Matlab training @ Mathworks

Learnt Python & brushed up on Excel VBA

Senior Derivatives Trader (ETF Index Arb - Algorithmic Trading Group) at IMC financial markets

July 2012 - March 2013

Traded Fixed Income ETFs with focus on improving operational efficiency

Worked on strategy improvements in Eurodollar futures trading on CME

Onboarded eSpeed fixed income trading platform for trading UST

Senior Derivatives Trader (Options Market Making) at IMC financial markets

November 2011 - June 2012

Traded commodity, currency, treasury and energy options on CME, ICE as a member of the NEO group (Non-equity options)

Focused on improving operational tasks, trade analysis and underlying valuation aspects of trading options products on futures exchanges

Worked towards bridging the gap and bringing the different trading groups closer

Desk Head (Futures Arbitrage Group - Algorithmic Trading Group) at IMC financial markets

January 2009 - October 2011

Led a three-member team to capitalize on arbitrage opportunities in the futures markets on CME, ICE and Liffe

Coordinated the efforts of software development, system integration and performance teams to seek continuous improvements in the quality of trading

Worked closely with the futures exchanges to develop a mutually beneficial relationship

Senior Derivatives Trader (Dual Products - Algorithmic Trading Group) at IMC financial markets

July 2007 - December 2008 (1 year 6 months)

Expand futures arbitrage strategy across different futures exchanges and asset classes

Developed US-Canada dual listed arbitrage trading as a successful strategy

Developed strategies for trading opening/closing auctions in the US and Canadian markets

Derivatives Trader (Algorithmic Trading Group) at IMC financial markets

January 2006 - June 2007 (1 year 6 months)

Worked towards establishing the ATG (Algorithmic Trading) desk in the Chicago office

Coordinated with global counterparts (Amsterdam & Sydney) in developing the trading strategies

Experience in equities and futures pairs trading, trading corporate actions and futures arbitrage

Junior Trader (Options) at IMC financial markets

August 2004 - December 2005 (1 year 5 months)

Introduction to derivatives trading and options market making; floor and screen trading

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