Optiver is a global electronic market maker. We use our own capital, at our own risk, to trade on major financial markets around the world. Our story begins in 1986, with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam's options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology, employing around 950 employees of 40 nationalities across offices on four continents. How did we get here? With an unwavering focus on continuous development and our mission to improve the market.
We stick to what we're good at: making markets in a wide range of financial products. This clear focus has always served us well. We use our own capital, at our own risk, to trade on major financial markets around the world. By constantly providing liquidity, volume and competitive prices, we contribute to the stability and smooth functioning of fair, transparent and reliable markets. Our innovative trading systems are key to our success, enabling us to respond swiftly to every change in the market.
Optiver has thrived because of our company's ability to attract, retain and bring together some of the brightest minds. We pride ourselves on our company culture - together we form the Optiver community. Our working atmosphere is informal and our structure is flat - what you bring to the table is more important than where you've come from or what you're wearing.
We have the flexibility we need to be creative and to excel, due to minimal bureaucracy and open communication lines. We prize feedback and encourage collaboration - both elements are part of our focus on continuous improvement. And we all have a vested interest in the future of our company, as we share both the challenges and the rewards. It's up to all of us to do our best to improve the market, every day. We employ individuals from around the world and with a wide range of backgrounds. We value and respect the diversity, open-minded culture and different points of view that our employees bring. – less