Chicago is home to Optiver’s US headquarters
Home to the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), CBOE and CME, Chicago was a natural next step for Optiver’s North American expansion. In 2003, two years after opening its doors, Optiver Chicago merged with New York to become the firm’s US headquarters. Since then, the office overlooking Chicago’s famous Millennium Park has grown exponentially, attracting talent from all over the US as the firm continuously expands its trading footprint.
Optiver’s Chicago office is active on several of the leading exchanges in the US, trading a wide range of products, from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.
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What Optiverians love most about
working in Chicago
Historic architecture, an abundance of museums, and the famous river walk.
Diverse neighbourhoods and culture with Midwestern hospitality and an unparalleled bar and restaurant scene.
Easy access to the city’s many beaches and parks.
Known as the Windy City, Chicago has plenty to offer besides chilly winters, deep dish pizzas and Al Capone stories. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the city became a hotspot for experimental and innovative architecture as rebuilding got underway. It is now home to some of the most notable architectural structures in the world, including iconic Art Deco, Renaissance and Gothic-style buildings.
Our global offices trade around the clock
We work across 7 different time zones to help keep financial markets ticking.