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Optiver partners with Erasmus University Rotterdam

At Optiver, we care about sharing our industry expertise with the next generation of traders. To help equip students with the knowledge they need to have a successful career in trading, Optiver has partnered with Erasmus University Rotterdam to participate in the Econometrics course on Financial Derivatives.

Led by Dr M.Grith, the course has been designed to make the analysis of financial derivatives more accessible to finance and science students. With a particular focus on futures, forwards and options, the course gives students the opportunity to leave with a solid foundation in options theory and the ways in which market makers like Optiver trade options across the world. 

As part of the course, Optiver’s Robbert Pullen and Dennis van de Werken taught students how to build their own Python trading algorithms and put them to the test against their peers on Optiver’s simulated virtual exchange “Optibook”. By bridging the gap between theory and practice, the course allows students to take their acquired knowledge into their future careers in the finance industry.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with Erasmus University Rotterdam and making the world of market making more accessible for students in the future.

A big thank you to Dr Maria Grith!


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