Are you an experienced equity analyst looking to join a competitive and fast changing environment? If so, you could be a perfect fit for our growing equity research team.
Our equity research team collaborate closely with our traders to provide real-time news analysis and fundamental research on industries and companies to help generate timely trade strategies, with a real-time feedback loop. As we look to double the number of symbols we trade within single-stock options, we are looking to hire experienced equity researchers who will make an instant impact.
WHO WE ARE:
Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.
Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
The Optiver trading floor is one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. As a market-leading equity option market maker we have access to large-scale flow that is drive by events and news.
As an Equity Researcher you will collaborate closely with our traders to identify and price trading opportunities through fundamental company, event and dividend analysis. You will work in a fast-paced environment providing a critical edge with your attention-to-detail analysis and ability to stay on top of the fast-changing news events.
WHO YOU ARE:
- Minimum of Bachelors degree and ideally CFA qualification
- At least 2 years of Equity Research experience within a trading/options environment
- Fluency in English and highly effective communication skills both orally and in writing
- A strong interest in Equity derivatives
- Excellent analytical and conceptual skills encompassing finance and valuation
- Previous experience in analyzing corporate events
- Experience in identifying emerging opportunities and risks
- A pro-active, precise mind and a problem solving nature
- A competitive attitude and eagerness to constantly develop
- Familiarity with various research/database platforms
WHAT YOU'LL GET:
- The chance to advance your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
- Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.
Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.
HOW TO APPLY:
Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?
Apply directly via the form below for the position of Equity Analyst. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Cameron Marett on [email protected]. Please note that for data protection reasons, we are unable to accept applications via email.
Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Equity Analyst, you may be required to take an online assessment.
Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.
As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.