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.
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
Markets need liquidity to function effectively. We trade our own capital at our own risk to provide just that.
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.
A brief history of Optiver
Discover our history and get a peek at our future.
Our first trade
The Optiver story begins with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange.
Optiver opens its Sydney office.
US operation established in New York City.
Optiver APAC expands to Taipei.
Growth in Chicago
Headcount in our Chicago office surpasses 100.
Optiver APAC expands to Shanghai.
We open our London office.
Optiver opens its first ‘office of the future’ in London.
Driven by technology, powered by people
At Optiver, we seek individuals who thrive at the intersection of IQ and EQ. Our people are not just academic stars – they’re also self-aware and open to feedback.
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
Owners, entrepreneurs and initiative takers make the difference
Join our journey
Whether you’re a potential collaborator, institutional trader or talented graduate, we’re always looking for people to join us on our mission and make us better.
Join our teams who work in: trading, technology, risk & control, data science and business operations.
We provide liquidity to 600+ institutional counterparties, trading a variety of products on 75+ exchanges globally.
Working with entrepreneurs and founders shaping the future of financial markets is key to our mission to improve the market.
Our global offices trade around the clock
We work across 7 different time zones to help keep financial markets ticking.