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Commodities Analyst

Singapore

At Optiver we operate without bureaucracy, without hierarchy and without egos. We are a trading firm that combines diverse skill sets, unique minds and the desire to be better. We’re passionate, driven and collaborative when it comes to tackling interesting problems. That’s where you come in.

Optiver is looking for a Commodities Analyst to join our growing Singapore office in the Commodities trading team.

 

WHO WE ARE

Optiver is global electronic market maker. We use our own capital, at our own risk, to trade on major financial markets around the world, 24 hours a day. We aim to always provide prices for a wide range of products including listed derivatives, equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.  As such, we have no clients but provide liquidity services to the financial markets on which we trade. We do this by developing our own trading strategies and systems, using originally developed code and cutting-edge technology.

Optiver Asia Pacific represents one of three business units of the Optiver group (the others being Europe and the US). The Asia Pacific business unit includes the following locations: Sydney (regional headquarters); Hong Kong; Shanghai; Singapore and Taipei. The business in Singapore is newly created and deemed to be an integral part of the APAC strategy over the coming years with anticipation of significant growth.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As a Commodities Analyst, you’ll be part of a collaborative trading team and have access to best-in-class systems and tools. Your main responsibilities include:

  • Supporting data gathering, analysis, interpretation, and visualisation efforts for fundamental-analysis projects specifically related to oil OR ferrous metals
  • Conducting signal/modelling research for improving predictions in the commodities markets
  • Providing real-time news monitoring and fundamental research on industries and companies
  • Being actively involved in trading decisions utilizing fundamental research and insights
  • Collaborate with other trading members to improve other strategies from a fundamental perspective


WHO YOU ARE

To succeed in this role, you’ll need to have the below skills and experience.

Essential:

  • Minimum 4 years of experience in commodities as an analyst, strategist or equivalent
  • Having subject matter expertise on oil OR ferrous metals
  • Have a track record of great performance, outstanding prediction or trading decisions
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work under pressure
  • Collaborative attitude and continuous improvement mindset
  • Passionate about commodities and the financial industry

 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • The chance to work alongside diverse, intelligent, and driven peers in a rewarding environment
  • Competitive remuneration, including an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Gym membership plus weekly in-house chair massages
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Regular social events including an annual company trip
  • A work-from-home allowance and support
  • Guided relocation, a competitive relocation package and visa sponsorship where necessary.

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.

Optiver encourages Singaporean nationals and Permanent Residents to apply. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process, we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

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