We provide institutional investors around the globe with liquidity in equities, FX, fixed income and commodity products. We do this by offering consistently competitive prices in options, futures and ETFs in major markets.
We realise the importance of being there, especially in times of uncertainty. When markets become turbulent, we stay resolute in our commitment to provide liquidity to help institutions manage risk and execute their investment strategies.Explore
We know what is important to you
Consistent, competitive and fair. That’s what we stand for. We leverage our expansive view and prime market position to always provide competitive prices.
Our global footprint and the scale of our operations allow us to aggregate risk and keep spreads consistently tight for those who trade with us, even in times of extreme volatility.
We pride ourselves on responding to the needs and trading priorities of the 600+ institutions, funds, banks and merchants who count on us. We recognise the importance of implementation that limits market impact and preserves anonymity.
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Reduced costs. Fair pricing. Anonymity. Efficiency. That’s the Optiver way. Explore our regions to learn more about our institutional trading teams.
Optiver Europe is a trading partner to 600+ counterparties across the globe, providing liquidity in equities (options, futures, ETFs & cash), fixed Income & FX options from our offices in Amsterdam and London. With our leading position in European equity derivatives and up to 20% market share in SX5E options, you can be confident of achieving competitive execution. Our ability to manage risk by aggregating positions across numerous global asset classes enables us to always keep our pricing tight. It also ensures we’re there to support our direct counterparties when conditions become turbulent and liquidity falls away.
Optiver US is a trading partner to counterparties across the globe, providing liquidity in index, fixed income and commodity options. Our team’s leading market share on the screen and in the block market allows us to provide tight pricing for a variety of structures and sizes. All counterparty relationships are kept private and there are no brokerage fees.
Optiver APAC leverages our regional specialisation and significant market share in Hong Kong, Japanese and Korean equity derivatives and ETF markets to provide competitive, timely and consistent pricing in all market conditions. Our counterparty-orientated approach means that we’re trusted by a wide array of exotic and structured product desks, hedge funds and other large institutional managers across the world.
Read our expert perspectives on the latest developments in trading, market structure and technology.
Optiver, a leading global market maker, is excited to announce that it is quoting prices on-screen for TOPIX options listed on Japan’s Osaka Exchange (OSE).Learn more
Optiver senior trader Sumit Kendurkar joined Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq’s TradeTalks to discuss stocks, bonds, hedging and more.Learn more
While upcoming US midterm elections have generated plenty of headlines, to date there has been relatively little in the way of market volatility in relation to the event. That could change should Democrats tighten their control of Congress.Learn more
Caution was in the air at October’s Eurex Derivatives conference in Amsterdam, sponsored by Optiver.Learn more
We applaud Eurex’s move to roll out passive liquidity protection in EURO STOXX 50 Index options starting 10 October.Learn more
Despite the growing popularity of Asia-Pacific markets, investors in the region lack a volatility benchmark on par with the Cboe Volatility Index or the Euro Stoxx 50 Volatility Index. We believe the Nikkei Stock Average Volatility Index (NKVI) is the most promising candidate to become a leading gauge for APAC. However, to date, methodological shortcomings […]Learn more
Optiver is pleased to announce that it has become a Member of Aquis Exchange, a leading venue for trading pan-European equities.Learn more
When Societe Generale Luxembourg, the country’s oldest foreign banking institution, sought to improve its execution process in cash equities, it turned to Optiver.Learn more
Cash penalties introduced under the Settlement Discipline Regime (SDR) are working, early data and anecdotal evidence show. With market participants already incentivized to get their post-trade in order, mandatory buy-ins could introduce fresh risks into the process.Learn more
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Optiver is pleased to announce we’re joining the Pyth network, the decentralized oracle solution providing real-time financial market data directly onto the blockchain.Learn more