Markets should reward smarter, not faster.
IEX was founded as an alternative to a stock market system that – instead of governing the market in the interest of investors and publicly-traded companies – had evolved to monetize speed at the expense of long-term investors.
Built on the belief that every investor is entitled to the same right to trade on equal terms on every single trade, IEX is on a mission to level the playing field by eliminating unfair advantages from the markets.
After nearly a year-long application process with the SEC, IEX was approved to become America’s newest stock exchange in June 2016 and formally launched on September 2, 2016.
IEX is made up of a cross-section of experts from both in and outside of the financial services industry who have come together to build a more fair, simple, and transparent stock exchange.
IEX’s culture is geared toward offering opportunities for employees to learn and gain new experience. Our team represents a cross-section of experts from both in and outside of the financial services industry, and the culture encourages employees to be curious, seek knowledge and expand their skills outside of their areas of expertise and comfort zones. For both those coming from capital markets, IEX is a place to leverage their skill sets to perform fulfilling and meaning work, and for those transitioning from other industries, IEX provides an opportunity to make an impact at a startup with significant scale and influence on the broader economy.
Core Values: Be committed to the mission. Embrace our mission to make markets fairer with every project and every decision. Act with integrity. Do the right thing. Hold ourselves and each other to the highest of ethical standards. Respect the team. Critique ideas and methods, not people. Be willing to challenge the status quo. Question whether "good enough" can be better, both inside and outside the company. Productivity = initiative × contributions. Do whatever it takes to deliver. Be proactive. Seek and share knowledge with a purpose. Tap the vast depth of expertise within IEX. Educate internally and externally to better ourselves, others and markets.
We pay competitive base salaries and bonuses based on the performance of the company and individual. Each employee has an opportunity to participate in the growth of IEX through an equity stake. Additionally, IEX provides medical, dental and vision plans and covers 100% of premiums for you and your dependents. We also offer flexible spending accounts, a 401K match, pre-tax commuter benefits, paid vacations, holidays and much more!
Women at IEX hold a number of high-level leadership positions across the company, including General Counsel, Chief Regulatory Officer, and Head of Listings. The company participates in events focused on gender equality in the financial services industry, including the annual “Ring the Bell for Gender Equality” on International Women’s Day, and the women of IEX get together once a month for lunch and informal discussion.