We improve the market
Optiver was founded in 1986 with a single trader on the floor of the Amsterdam Stock Exchange
Although London and New York immediately spring to mind as the world’s financial capitals, Amsterdam has been shaping global finance for more than 400 years. In 1602, the Dutch capital became the seat of the world’s first stock exchange. Years later, Optiver put down roots in finance’s historical home with a vision of improving the world’s capital markets.
The Amsterdam experience
Amsterdam may be famous for the Van Gogh Museum, iconic Rembrandt portraits, canals and tulip stands, but look beyond these visitor favourites and you’ll find a city fuelled by culture and innovation. Small but mighty, the Dutch capital combines a village feel with an outsize global impact.
Optiver Europe is active on all major European equities and derivatives exchanges. From our Amsterdam trading floor, we’re also active on exchanges in APAC, the US and Brazil. With our deep-rooted Dutch heritage, we were a founding member of the FIA European Principal Traders Association, and are a proud member of the Association of Proprietary Traders and Holland FinTech.
What Optiverians love most about
working in Amsterdam.
Cycling to work
A daily bike journey can have a hugely positive impact on quality of life.
All are welcome in Amsterdam. It’s an international melting pot (and everyone speaks English!).
Easy access to travel
European city trips are a breeze, even for a day.
Our 9 global offices trade around the clock
With 9 beautiful spaces located aross the world, find out what life is like in and out of the office with Optiver.