Our mission:
we improve the market

As a leading proprietary trading firm, Optiver works to make markets more efficient, transparent and stable for all. We have over 1,600 employees in offices around the world, united in their commitment to providing liquidity, competitive pricing and reliable risk management.

MARKET MAKING

As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are active on multiple exchanges across the globe, trading options, futures, equities, FX, fixed income and commodities products.

Improving the market is a responsibility we don’t take lightly

Consistent liquidity

Markets need liquidity to function effectively. We trade our own capital at our own risk to provide just that.

Globally trusted

Working with exchanges across the globe, we provide continuous prices for thousands of financial instruments.

A stabilising force

No matter the market conditions, we stay the course – even during times of volatility.

OUR HISTORY

A brief history of Optiver

Discover our history and get a peek at our future.

1986

Our first trade

The Optiver story begins with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange.

1996

Sydney office

Optiver opens its Sydney office.

1999

US operations

US operation established in New York City.

2010

Growth in Chicago

Headcount in our Chicago office surpasses 100.

2012

Shanghai

Optiver APAC expands to Shanghai.

2019

UK foothold

We open our London office.

2021

Two more openings

Optiver opens offices in Austin, TX and Singapore.

2022

The present

Optiver opens its first ‘office of the future’ in London.

Our culture is underpinned by our values

We are committed to doing the right thing

We improve the market

We aim for excellence

Our belief in continuous improvement pushes us to be our best

We do our best work together

Collaboration drives our success

We challenge the status quo

We embrace critical thought, diverse thinking, self-reflection and open feedback

We take
ownership

Owners, entrepreneurs and initiative takers make the difference

Locations

Our global offices trade around the clock

We work across 7 different time zones to help keep financial markets ticking.

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Chicago
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Austin
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Hong Kong
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Sydney
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