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Trading Options as a Market Maker – lecture by our trainer Robbert Pullen

November 19, 2021


Curious about what it would be like to work as a Trader? Ready to learn more about what Traders do day-to-day, and how? 

Join Optiver’s first Trading Options as a Market Maker lecture on 2nd December to gain an inside look at a leading global trading firm and the value of Options in the financial landscape.

In this interactive lecture, Optiver trainer Robbert Pullen will explain how our Traders inject liquidity into financial markets around the world no matter the market conditions, therefore making them more stable, healthy and efficient. While trading Options, our world-class trading teams must manage the risk of their activities, against the success of their overall portfolio. Portfolio growth requires not only razor-sharp decision making, but the support of world-class engineering teams and the low-latency systems they build.  As a Trader, executing complex strategies while managing live market risk is a fascinating challenge only the brightest minds can master. Ready to find out if you could be one of them?

After a broad introduction to financial markets, their various instruments and how Traders operate within them, we’ll discuss the special nature of Options and the ways in which their prices can be accurately calculated. In this process of Options valuation, Optiver must calculate their “implied volatility,” using predictive behavioral algorithms. Realising stock market volatility is one of the most interesting and challenging aspects of life as a Trader. Join us on 2nd December to find out why!

We look forward to seeing you there.