Investments & Joint ventures
As a global market maker Optiver is at its best when markets are reliable, efficient, fair and transparent. We strongly support competition between exchanges as competition forces incumbent exchanges to invest in better technology, to lower trading fees and to improve the clearing and settlement process. As such, increased competition between trading platforms is beneficial to all market participants, including the end investor.
In the last couple of years new market regulation such as RegNMS (in the US) and MiFID (in Europe) has stimulated competition and made it easier to set up alternatives for the incumbent exchanges. Optiver has played a leading role in this trend by taking part in broader industry initiatives, such as TOM and Chi-X that also promote efficiency and transparency.