We are problem solvers.
We are future shapers.
We are market makers.
Being a market maker is so much more than just providing liquidity. It’s about making sure the markets work fairly and efficiently for everyone who participates.
We are dedicated to making markets more liquid and in turn, efficient.
Our beginnings were modest.
Our ambitions were not.
From our founding in 1986 with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange, Optiver has grown into a global market making powerhouse. We now boast more than 1,100 immensely talented employees working out of offices in Amsterdam, London, Chicago, Shanghai and Sydney.
Our capital. Our risk.
Liquidity is the lifeblood of financial markets. Our job is to keep it flowing. We do so with our own capital, at our own risk, by constantly providing competitive bid-ask prices across a range of financial products: derivatives, cash equities, exchange-traded funds, bonds and foreign currencies.
Every action begins with a simple question:
Does it benefit the markets?
Trust is a catalyst for growth.
That’s why we place such importance on markets being transparent, multilateral and centrally cleared. We will always champion policies that protect these ideals and only promote trading on electronic exchanges and platforms. It’s imperative to the longevity of our industry and the stability of the global economy.
A healthy planet.
It’s a long road to becoming an environmentally sustainable global economy, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be doing everything in our power to accelerate the shift. We are fully committed to making markets in viable environmental, social and governance (ESG) products and giving access to trades that have a positive impact on our planet.