Company History

Founded in 2002 by Raj Fernando, Chopper Trading began as a small fixed-income trading company. From four employees in a small office to currently over 200 people in five locations, Chopper has experienced phenomenal growth throughout its lifetime.  Our company is headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade building in downtown Chicago with satellite offices in New York, London, San Francisco,  and Washington D.C.  We have substantially expanded the scope of our business to include every major asset class and a wide variety of strategies and holding periods.

In order to stay competitive we invest substantial time and resources into technology to ensure our traders have the fastest and most efficient tools at their disposal. Despite our remarkable progress and growth, Chopper still maintains the same small company culture that we’ve had since the beginning. We have always been a place where people know and care about each other, and we are constantly on the lookout for the new additions to our Chopper family.