News & Press

  • 25-05-2016 OPTIVER POSTS SOLID INCREASE IN NET PROFIT IN 2015

    Market maker Optiver posted a solid increase in net profit in 2015, as the company saw a further improvement in global trading conditions over the year. The firm’s net profit attributable to equity holders increased to € 394.8 million, compared to € 246.9 million in 2014. Net trading income for the financial year amounted to € 929.8 million, 50% higher than the year before.
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  • 18-09-2015 JAN BOOMAARS TO BECOME NEW CEO OF OPTIVER EUROPE

    Optiver has appointed Jan Boomaars as the new CEO of Optiver Europe as of October 1, 2015. He will take over from Paul Hilgers, Global CEO of Optiver Holding, who has also acted as interim CEO for Optiver Europe for the last 12 months.
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  • 25-06-2015 OPTIVER NET PROFIT INCREASES 41% TO € 246.9 MILLION

    Optiver posted a strong increase of its net profit in 2014, amidst a further improvement of global trading conditions. The total net profit attributable to equity holders increased in 2014 with 41% to € 246.9 million, compared with a net profit of € 174.6 million in 2013. Net trading income for the financial year amounted to € 619.8 million, representing an increase of 33% compared to 2013
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  • 24-06-2015 Optiver US LLC settles class action litigation

    Optiver US LLC ("Optiver US") and two related companies and three former employees agreed in July 2014 to settle class action litigation related to Optiver US's March 2007 energy futures trading activity. Under terms of the settlement, which the court approved on June 22nd, Optiver US paid $16.75 million into a settlement fund to resolve this litigation against all defendants.
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  • 27-06-2014 Optiver net profit increases to € 174,6 million - Strong growth in Asia-Pacific

    In 2013 Optiver managed to post a solid increase of its net profit, amidst an improvement of global market circumstances. The total net profit attributable to equity holders increased in 2013 with 23.3% to € 174.6 million, compared with a net profit of € 141.6 million in 2012. Net trading income for the financial year amounted to € 466.0 million, representing an increase of 26% compared to 2012.
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  • 31-01-2014 Copyright infringement case against Tibra settled

    More than 6 years ago, Optiver commenced proceedings against Tibra and certain directors and employees of Tibra for copyright infringement and misuse of Optiver’s source code and other confidential information. Optiver takes the protection of its intellectual property extremely seriously.
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  • 31-12-2013 Paul Hilgers to become new CEO of Optiver Holding

    Paul Hilgers, currently CEO of Optiver Asia-Pacific, has been appointed as the new CEO of Optiver Holding as of January 1, 2014. The appointment of Paul Hilgers followed the decision of Johann Kaemingk to step down from his role of CEO of Optiver Holding as of December 31, 2013. Johann Kaemingk will however remain a member of the management board of Optiver.
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  • 27-06-2013 Optiver posts solid results amidst challenging market circumstances.

    The year 2012 was again a strong year for Optiver. Today, the company announced that the net profit attributable to equity holders in 2012 amounted to € 141.6 million, compared with a net profit to equity holders of € 159.9 million in 2011. All of Optiver’s regional offices contributed significantly to the overall result of the company.
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  • 28-06-2012 The year 2011 was a strong year for Optiver and an important milestone for the company.

    Optiver today announced that the net profit attributable to equity holders in 2011 amounted to € 159.9 million, compared with a net profit to equity holders of € 75 million in 2010.
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  • 20-04-2012 Optiver has agreed to a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    Optiver has agreed to a settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") that fully resolves the CFTC lawsuit against Optiver and three of its former employees.
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  • 30-06-2011 TOM (The Order Machine) is granted a derivatives trading license by the AFM

    TOM (The Order Machine) announces that the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has granted TOM MTF an extension of its license for trading derivatives.
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  • 07-06-2011 FIA Announces Formation of FIA European Principal Traders Association

    The Futures Industry Association announced today the formation of the FIA European Principal Traders Association, a forum established for firms that trade their own capital to identify and discuss issues confronting their trading community.
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  • 17-05-2011 Optiver supports UvA for 5 year project in the education and research of financial markets

    Optiver, the financial derivatives trading firm, is donating 5 years support to the University of Amsterdam (UvA) for education and research in the field of financial markets.
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  • 26-08-2010 Dutch lift lid on a high-frequency universe

    With its vaulted ceiling and vintage ticker boards, the old Amsterdam Stock Exchange is not the most obvious place to look for "high-frequency" traders.
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  • 26-08-2010 Addicted to Beating the Market

    Trading seen as a game Young calculation specialists dominate trading on the stock market, supported by high-speed computers. 'We do not think in money but in numbers.
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  • 04-06-2010 TOM now also open for third parties

    TOM B.V., The Order Machine, has received a license from Dutch regulator AFM for operating a Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) in cash equities.
    By obtaining this license other market participants in addition to the founders of TOM, BinckBank and Optiver, will be able to connect to the trading platform of TOM.
    CEO Willem Meijer: ?Obtaining the MTF-license from the AFM is an important milestone for TOM. Banks, brokers and liquidity providers can now join our platform. They will obtain access to excellent liquidity at significantly lower transaction costs."
    TOM expects to act as MTF in derivatives before the end of this year.

  • 24-03-2010 Optiver - Expat Employer of the Year.

    We are very proud and feel honoured to announce that yesterday Optiver was announced as the winner of the Expat Employer of the Year.
    The award, created to recognise the efforts and successes of the international and expat community in the Netherlands, was handed over to Optiver at Business University Nyenrode. Optiver carried off the award 'for their people-oriented approach to their expat and international employees'.
    The evidence submitted during nominations and the amount of support shown by the public proved Optiver to be "an outstanding employer" and one that even the jury felt drawn to work for!ed to have received this award. Optiver employs over 32 nationalities, representing approximately half of the company.

    Read more on the Expat awards 2010 via Expatica, Dutch News, Wereld Omroep or Nyenrode.

  • 24-06-2009 BinckBank and Optiver launch TOM

    The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) has given TOM - The Order Machine, a 50/50 joint venture between BinckBank and Optiver, a broker licence. TOM is a combination of a Best Execution Service, focusing on the best execution for equities and a venue, able to fac
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  • 01-10-2008 Banks, trading firms take minority stake in Chi-X

    A group of 13 banks and trading firms has taken a minority equity stake in Instinet's MiFID-compliant alternative trading facility, Chi-X Europe. Instinet said in April - when Chi-X Europe was launched - that it was seeking equity partners. In today's statement the firm, which is owned by Japanese b
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