About Us

2005

Founded

with
6.4 B

Firm AUM

across
8

Main Offices

with
350

Employees

Figures as of June 1, 2024.

From our founding in 2005 and our roots in Minnesota, Walleye Capital has grown into a global multi-strategy investment firm headquartered in New York.

Our business began as a proprietary options market making operation, and our evolution since 2005 can best be described as organic. We gravitate toward ideas where we have conviction in our ability to add value.

Over time, our leaders have purposefully and prudently moved into new strategies, expanding the scope of our investment activities today to encompass Volatility, Fundamental Equities, Quant, and Macro.

While our business has changed meaningfully since it began, we continue to rely heavily on three core pillars:

As has always been the case, we continue to develop and innovate guided by the key principles and performance objectives the firm has utilized since inception.

OUR APPROACH

Our approach is to allocate risk capital where we believe there to not only be compelling opportunity, but an ability for us to define why we have tangible edge. We seek to take advantage of the mathematical benefits of diversification while utilizing sophisticated infrastructure, technology, and balance sheet to do so in a structurally advantageous way. Put simply, our success is predicated on the quality of our platform and our people.

Approach

OUR PLATFORM

Our platform is a core capability and has been supporting our investment professionals since 2005. It has taken two decades and significant resources to construct. The Walleye platform requires constant evolution as the complexity of our business, technology advancements, and market environment are anything but static. The power of our platform allows our people to excel at their craft.

Platform

OUR PEOPLE

People are the lifeblood of our business. We’ve tried to build a firm that is a magnet for talent, straddling often competing dynamics where hierarchy doesn’t supersede autonomy and where intelligence goes hand-in-hand with decency. While our technology empowers our people, there is no replacement for a diverse group of highly skilled individuals with domain expertise. Our firm will go as far as our people will take it.

People

History

2024

Walleye combines it’s two historical multi-strategy funds into a single fund

Walleye opens its second international office in Dubai

2023

Walleye surpasses 300 employees and continues build out of Macro vertical

Walleye launches Dockside Platforms, a dedicated managed account platform

2022

Walleye opens its first international office in London and surpasses 200 total employees across seven main offices

2021

Walleye continues to scale internal PM business and expands into additional asset classes

2018

Walleye’s second platform fund is launched

2017

The fund accepts outside capital after the firm successfully accelerates its participation outside of pure market making strategies

2011

Sensing a paradigm shift in the environment for options market making, Walleye evolves the business away from pure market making by focusing on alpha-based strategies within options and equities

2006

Initial software released and Walleye’s first fund is formed to capitalize on its models

2005

Walleye is established to manage an options market making operation