In-House Day Optiver

In-House Day Optiver February 22nd, 2018

Join the Optiver In-House Day on the 22nd of February!

We are always on the lookout for motivated students with an analytical mindset, a flair for numbers and excellent problem solving skills. Are you eager to challenge yourself and find out if you have what it takes to become a Trader or Researcher? The day will begin with a general introduction about Optiver, before we will continue to provide you with a better insight into the tasks and daily routine of a Trader and Researcher. The number crunchers amongst you will be provided with a practice version of our Numerical test, so you can put your mathematical skills to the test. Afterwards, we will be playing the Market Making Game with you, a playful way to help you understand what Optiver is doing on a daily basis. Finally, we will round off the day by checking your knowledge of the financial markets with an interactive game and see how good you are at estimations. During drinks and pizza, you will get the chance to speak to our Traders, Researchers and Recruiters in order to find out more about our Graduate positions, internships and the recruitment processes.


The program of the day looks as follows:
14:00 - 14:30 Welcome and recruitment presentation
14:30 - 15:00 Trading presentation
15:15 - 16:25 Market making game
16:30 - 16:45 Tour on the trading floor
16:45 - 17:15 Research Game - Guess the unknown
17:15 - 17:30 Round off - roles and application procedure
17:30 - 19:00 Drinks and pizza

About Optiver

Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for market participants.

With 1000 Optiverians globally in Amsterdam, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney our diverse team is united by our mission to improve the market. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. The technical challenges that this fast environment presents is what really motivates and challenges people at Optiver. To help us achieve what we want to attract, develop and empower top talent with a down to earth mentality, in order to sustain our future.

What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value. The team shares the same goal, meaning that we are all pulling in the same direction and you as an individual care about how the person next to you is doing their job.

Optiver facts

  • 41 different nationalities
  • Average age 34
  • Close to 9.000 applications received in 2016
  • 14% female / 86 % Male
  • We eat 18 kg bananas per day!

We hope to see many of you on the 22nd of February! Subscription deadline is Tuesday, 13th of February. Make sure your CV is up to date as you will need it for the event.

Please note that the blacklist policy applies to this event.