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Driven by technology,
powered by people
Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker.
With over 1,600 employees in 9 office locations around the world,
we’re united in our commitment to improve financial markets, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants.
Explore how tech and trading can join forces to make a tremendous impact – instantly and globally.
Unique challenges, diverse perspectives,
In a fast-moving industry where the only constant is change, new and exciting challenges arise every day. To keep pace with the market, diverse perspectives and global collaboration are key elements to our success. But none of this can be achieved without our people.
We believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. As an inclusive employer, we’re focussed on creating a supportive environment where every person is empowered to build, innovate and thrive.
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
“The industry itself is ever-evolving and becoming a bigger part of modern society’s development. With every new innovation in the financial market landscape, new data science challenges present themselves as opportunities for people in the industry to make things better.”
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Scholarship programme with Oxford University
The Optiver Foundation has partnered with Oxford University to launch an international scholarship programme, that’s focussed on supporting women, from low and middle-income countries, to access STEM education at a postgraduate level. The programme will provide support for 30 master’s students over a period of five years. Scholars will receive full financial support for their course fees, as well as a stipend to cover living costs. The programme will also enable scholars to access tailored induction activities, mentoring and on-course support.
Providing equal opportunity to STEM
The Optiver Foundation has joined forces with Women Win to develop ‘Stemming the Gap: the Free STEM Fund.’ The fund envisions providing grants to youth-led, women-led and community-based organisations, social enterprises and educational institutions in the global south (including Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania). Women Win will manage the fund using its unique approach to inclusive and participatory philanthropy.