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Cash Equity Italian Institutional Sales

Amsterdam

As one of the world’s leading Market Making firms, we at Optiver pride ourselves on our ability to improve the market by providing liquidity in all market conditions. Our Institutional Sales teams are central to that success, trading directly with counterparties across the globe. 

As we look to continue our growth, we are seeking an experienced and dynamic institutional sales.  The ideal candidate has experience building relationships within the Italian cash equity market and possesses strong selling capabilities. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a big impact to our business by driving revenue and building out our market participant network.

 

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 innovation and 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:

As an Institutional Sales you will have the chance to play key role in growing Optiver's DCP (direct counterparty) franchise. As well as growing more DCP interactions, you will play a part of helping steer the trading desks' evolution and growth into new markets. Specifically you will:

  • Establish, develop, and maintain relationships with counterparts in the Italian cash equity space;
  • Assist traders in their direct trading with counterparts – guiding on sequence dialogue and giving context to help trading price most effectively;
  • Support trading's growing understanding of both individual and wider DCP sector trading, to help inform their trading efforts;
  • Develop participant profiles, reports and analyses;
  • Work with marketing team to develop and maintain content as it pertains to direct trading initiatives;
  • Attend conferences and seminars for related products.

 

Who you are:

  • Extensive experience in cash equity Institutional Sales.
  • Detailed knowledge of and established professional network in the Italian cash equity market.
  • Relevant experience within top tier competitor or global investment bank highly desirable.
  • Strong experience building relationships within cash equities space and strong selling capabilities.
  • Willingness to travel and meet face to face with prospective and current counterparties.
  • An ability to entertain and manage the organisation of events.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset willing to take ownership in order to develop exciting projects.
  • A pro-active nature that allows you to learn quickly and impact counterparties autonomously.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Deep understanding of rules and regulations governing the markets we trade.

 

What you’ll get:

The chance to further 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.

Healthy work-life balance; we believe in efficiency and autonomy and do not glorify unhealthy working hours

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, lunch and 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.

Based in Amsterdam.

 

How to apply:

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Cash Equity Italian Institutional Sales. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons.

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role.

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT:

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.

More information on how Optiver Europe processes your personal data can be found in our Privacy Policy

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