Optiver’s North American operations were established in 1999 in New York, but shortly thereafter moved to Chicago, Illinois, the derivatives trading centre of the country. Chicago has long been considered as a global center of financial innovation, home to many proprietary trading firms and several global exchanges.
From our Chicago office we conduct all trading on the US markets. Optiver US is a market maker on CME, ICE, CBOE, NYSE Arca and Amex Options, ISE, and Nasdaq PHLX in derivatives, and also trades on US stock exchanges such as NYSE and NASDAQ.
Since its inception in 1999 Optiver US has grown into a leader in its field, joining our European and Asia-Pacific counterparts.