So, you’re interested in Trading? Great! On May 3 and 4, we're offering you the chance to experience the real deal at the heart of our trading floor by sitting next to one of our traders. Interested in participating but don’t know what to expect? Take a look at the 4 reasons why you definitely don't want to miss the Trading Masterclass…
1. Hands-on practical trading experience
How would you explain trading to a friend? Wall Street, staring at screens and pushing buttons? The reality is, there is more to Trading than you think. Hands-on experience is the best way to learn and that is exactly what we provide.
2. Be inspired by specialists
There is no better place to find fellow talent than the Masterclass. People with many different backgrounds and experience ranging from Engineering to Mathematics are working at Optiver. It is a melting pot of talent.
3. The place to start your career
If you’d like to become a Trader, Researcher or Data scientist at Optiver, the Masterclass gives you a competitive edge in the industry. Our unique insights increase the chances of scoring a job – maybe even at Optiver.
4. Experience the Optiver atmosphere
We go behind expectations and will surprise you with an exciting experience. You can expect an interactive event at our Amsterdam office, with accommodation, social activities and dinner + drinks covered.
YOU WILL TAKE AWAY
- Knowledge of trading strategies and risk management through a variety of sessions, case studies and brain teasers
- Skills to make fast decisions on just about anything quantifiable during our Market Making game
- Tips from experts on how to be competitive and progress your career to the next level
- Experience on the trading floor and the opportunity join a professional trader as they take on the action
IS THE TRADING MASTERCLASS RIGHT FOR ME?
If you are studying towards an academic Master degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Econometrics, Data Science or equivalent and currently based in the Netherlands, the Trading Masterclass is for you. The application procedure for the the Masterclass exists of several stages and only the top performers will be invited.
- First stage: In order to participate, you will first need to register on the below link.
- Second stage: Traders need to be very good with numbers and making fast decisions, which is where strong mental arithmetic is key. If you are selected to participate, we will require you to complete an online numerical test.
- Third stage: Once you have completed these two steps, we will give you a call to assess your motivation and cultural fit for Optiver, as well as your communication skills. Within a few days you will hear from us whether you have been selected to join the Master Class.
Over thirty years ago, Optiver started business as a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Options Exchange. Today, we are a leading global electronic market maker, focused on pricing, execution and risk management. 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. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for end investors.
With over one thousand Optiverians globally, our mission to improve the market unites us. Thriving in a high performance environment, we pioneer our own trading strategies and systems using clean code and sophisticated technology. We achieve this by attracting, developing and empowering top talent, in order to sustain our future.