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Institutional Trading US
FAQ

Leading liquidity provider in US exchange-traded products

Optiver US is a trusted trading partner to counterparties across the globe, providing liquidity in Index, Fixed Income and Commodity Options. Our team’s leading market share on the screen and in the block market allows us to provide tight pricing for a variety of structures and sizes. All counterparty relationships are kept private and there are no brokerage fees.

Who does Optiver US trade with?

From our offices in Chicago and London, Optiver trades with a diverse group of counterparties, including some of the largest US banks, hedge funds, commodity merchants, oil and gas corporates and asset managers.

What products does Optiver US trade?

Optiver US currently offers CME and ICE liquidity in the following listed commodity options, directly to end-users:

·         Energy – WTI Crude, Brent Crude, Henry Hub Natural Gas
·         Metals – Gold, Silver, Copper
·         Agricultural – Wheat, Corn, Soybeans, Kansas City Wheat

What are your trading hours?

Our teams in Chicago and London provide liquidity during US and European market hours.

What are your trading fees?

Optiver does not collect fees or commissions in the course of trading with its counterparties. This is because all trading with Optiver is principal-to-principal. Additionally, we aren’t a broker so there are no give-up agreements required to trade with us. 

How do I become an Optiver US counterparty?

Our onboarding process is straightforward and can be completed in as little as one day. Please click on the link below in order to indicate your interest in trading with Optiver US, and our institutional trading team will be in touch with additional details to complete the onboarding process.