Ready to accelerate your growth in one of the most fascinating and dynamic industries?
Our Market Risk Summer Internship program will give you a peek into what goes on behind the scenes to ensure our trading operations run safely within our risk limits. With guidance from your mentor and team, you'll collaborate on projects that solve Optiver’s real-world challenges.
Plus, if you’ve excelled over the summer, you could receive an offer to return as a Graduate Market Risk Analyst.
With Optiver’s internship program, your work improving the market starts today.
WHO WE ARE
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.
Since its establishment in 2012, our Shanghai office is a rapidly growing participant in the Chinese markets, trading exchange-listed futures, options and equities in China mainland. Our vision is to become the trusted partner in the development of Chinese financial markets. With the culture of a start-up but the backing of a 35+ year-old trading firm, the Optiver Shanghai office is truly unique. Everyone who joins us will help shape the future of our company and its global impact. Get ready: we are only just beginning.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Our Market Risk Summer Internship program is the perfect opportunity for you to explore the critical role that risk management plays in the world of market making.
Know nothing about trading, but keen to learn? Don't worry, you bring the passion and we'll bring the training to support you along the way. Once you’ve got the basics covered, you’ll put your knowledge into practice and work on a risk specific project. Our experienced risk analysts will mentor and guide you through the process.
By the end of the internship, you’ll have a solid theoretical and practical understanding of life as a Market Risk Analyst.
WHO YOU ARE
You have a keen interest in financial markets, and are equipped with a strong set of analytical and problem-solving skills. Coupled with a natural curiosity, you're proactive by nature and can work autonomously. In addition, you also:
- A degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, Engineering, Physics, Statistics, or similar
- Graduating during or after 2025.
- Are an adept communicator in English
- Have good planning and organisational skills, with strong attention to detail
- Enjoy working in a collaborative environment
- Have a practical mindset, with the ability to remain calm in a crisis
- Have experience with coding (VBA, Python, Matlab or other) would be a plus
WHAT YOU’LL GET
- The chance to work alongside diverse and intelligent peers in a rewarding environment.
- Competitive remuneration, including an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements.
- Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities.
- Daily breakfast, lunch and snacks.
- Gym membership, sports and leisure activities, plus weekly in-house chair massages.
- Regular social events, clubs and Friday afternoon drinks.
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.
HOW TO APPLY
If you’re interested in taking your career to the next level and work on one of the most exciting trading floors in China mainland, apply now via the form below. Applications are open until 9 October 2023.
While we love how bilingual our teams are, be sure to submit the below application materials in English:
- Cover letter (optional)
- Academic Transcripts
For any other inquiries, please email [email protected]
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