Creating a Leading-Edge Research & Development Company

Driven by a passion for applied scientific research and a deep commitment to a culture of innovation, Jonathan Graham founded Aquatic to provide a home for exceptional talent. At Aquatic, a team of best-in-class researchers and engineers are working together in a relaxed environment optimized for collaboration, creativity, and performance.

Prior to founding Aquatic, Jon spent more than 13 years at Citadel, where he was a Partner and Senior Managing Director and member of the firm’s Portfolio Committee. At Citadel, Jon held numerous senior positions, culminating in leading the highly successful Global Quantitative Strategies business.


A Home for the World's Best Talent

A calm environment customized for researchers and developers makes Aquatic a natural habitat for the world’s best talent. We agonize over workplace culture and have carefully architected a casual work space for quiet focus and break-through innovation. Because we are small and nimble, every voice counts. We value diverse backgrounds and are rooted in collaboration, meritocracy, ambition, and steady determination.

World Class Experts Sharing
A team of many talents
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Comprehensive Benefits
Mentoring and Development Programs
Environmentally Sustainable
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Casual Culture
Weekly Happy Hours
Office Perks
Daily Catered Meals

Uncluttered By Legacy Platforms and Processes

We are building a world class operation from scratch, created by people with a shared passion for solving challenging problems in one of the most competitive fields in the world—the global financial markets. We are looking for highly capable researchers and engineers with a spirit of curiosity, committed to lifelong learning, and energized by applying science and technology to build the world’s best prediction machine.

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Building A World Class Quantitative Investment Manager

We manage systematic investment strategies, combining a high-performance research and development platform with disciplined risk management. Aquatic aims to deliver industry leading returns. We believe in aligning incentives with our investors and commit our capital directly alongside our partners’.


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1 N Wacker Drive, Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60606