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An Optiver Insights challenge

Clash of the Solvers

The exciting world of electronic trading is a problem solver’s paradise. Optiver, one of the world’s leading global market makers, will be hosting a remote coding challenge open to University students in China. Get ready for Clash of the Solvers!

This is an excellent opportunity to test your coding skills under pressure. Using your knowledge of Python, you’ll develop a trading algorithm and put it to work against the other competing teams on Optiver’s proprietary simulated trading exchange: Optibook. You’ll get to experience what modern trading is really like and get a taste of the complex problems our traders and engineers face every day. The members of the top performing teams will be awarded with great prizes!

Our mission is to constantly improve financial markets across the globe. We do this with a team of some of the brightest minds around. They collaborate every day to push technological and analytical possibility. Your future could be among them as a graduate trader or software engineer.

Event details

Date – Thursday 3 March 2022, 5.00pm – 10.00pm (China Standard time)
Location – Virtual event via Tencent Meeting (confirmation email will be sent with event link)

Registrations is now closed. We look forward to welcoming you and seeing you perform.

Beats Studio Buds


The teams will compete against each other to determine which algorithm is the best performing. The top three performers will win Beats Studio Buds.


5.00pm – 6.30pm (China Standard time)
Introduction + Q&A on how to use the Optibook
(Optiver’s virtual exchange)

6.30pm – 9.30pm (China Standard time)
Coding time

9.30pm – 10pm (China Standard time)
Awards announcement


This is our proprietary virtual exchange. It gives you a real-world trading experience with the safety net of a simulated environment. It’s the perfect way to learn and improve your trading skills. You’ll be using your knowledge of Python to develop an algorithms that can best solve the problem that’s presented as the coding challenge.

Registrations is now closed

Questions? Please contact our team at [email protected]