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Experienced Fundamental Researcher

Shanghai

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.

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

We look for an Experienced Fundamental Researcher who has expertise in either the global base metals or agriculture markets. Key skillset requirements include:

  • Sound understanding of the logistics and supply chain of base metals or agricultural commodity trading; understand the major factors that impact global supply and demand; understand the behaviour of major players in the markets; understand the role currencies play in global commodity trading
  • Familiar with commodity rules and regulations in different countries with respect to settlement, delivery, shipment and tax. Understand where the arbitrage bounds are for different products
  • Worked closely with trading, has strong risk culture and understand limitations of fundamental research
  • Strong research ability with a trading mindset. Always think about how to convert research outcome into a tradable strategy and maximize the research outcome
  • Quantitative skillset, knows how to collect and process data, build models and running back-tests
  • Critical and data driven
  • Have Sharp eyes for opportunities, eager to learn and to improve

 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

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

  • A proven strong track record of research having a direct impact on profitable strategies
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in a commodity analyst (global base metals or agricultural products)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Self-motivated and strong ability to learn
  • Analytical and quantitative skills
  • Collaborative attitude and continuous improvement mindset
  • Trading experience is a plus

 

WHAT YOU’LL GET

  • The chance to work alongside best-in-class professionals
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Daily office breakfast, lunch, snacks etc
  • Sponsored gym membership, sports and leisure activities, plus weekly in-house chair massages
  • Regular social events, clubs and Friday afternoon drinks

 

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

As an intentionally flat organization, 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.

 

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