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Optiver joins Plato Partnership as first market maker

Optiver is pleased to be the first market maker admitted as a full member of Plato Partnership, the not-for-profit organisation bringing creative solutions and efficiencies to today’s equity market.

As part of its involvement, Optiver will appoint a representative to join Plato’s Advisory Committee, engage in and contribute to the MI3 academic initiative, and become a member of the Plato Turquoise Expert Group (TPEG).

Optiver’s inclusion is a testament to the firm’s history of driving open discourse and debate in its industry – as well as to its growing presence in the cash equities space. In addition to providing liquidity to exchanges and other trading venues, Optiver has built a unique cash-equity business over the past three years offering liquidity directly to institutional and retail counterparties.

“As part of our mission to improve markets, we proactively seek to share our knowledge and expertise as a way of driving progress throughout our industry,” said Jan Boomaars, CEO of Optiver. “A leading forum for open discourse and debate on financial markets, the Plato Partnership is a natural venue for Optiver to continue this work.”

“We believe our unique perspective as a global market maker will bring a distinctive voice to the Plato Partnership,” said Ed Monrad, Head of Corporate Strategy EMEA at Optiver, who joins Plato’s Advisory Committee. “It also demonstrates our commitment to transparency and collaboration among industry participants. As the first market maker to join, we look forward to being an active member and participating in initiatives across all three core Plato groups.” 

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Optiver is a global market maker with offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Austin, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei. Founded in 1986, today we are a leading liquidity provider, with close to 2,000 employees in offices around the world, united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world in various financial instruments we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies.


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