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Junior Regulatory Counsel

Are you looking for a team where you will be empowered to take your own responsibility and make an impact from day one? Do you want to be surrounded by champions who want to succeed in everything they do? Do you enjoy living life to the fullest, while working with people you can laugh and play hard with? Do you think that laws and regulations should be business enablers and stimulators? Do you want to learn and develop yourself, while being challenged to be the best version of yourself? Then you could be just the one we’re looking for!

Who we are:

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. As one of the oldest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner of 50+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for everyone who participates.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Over 35 years ago, Optiver’s business started with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam’s European Stock Exchange. Since our 1986 founding, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has grown into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange. 

What you'll do:

As a member of the Compliance team at Optiver Europe, the aim of your job is to contribute and help to continuously improve our regulatory and trading advisory framework.

Your job will ultimately be what you make of it, but your tasks and responsibilities will at least include:

  • Contribute to the process of and execute various tasks relating to our staff onboarding and registrations as well as provide support to and work closely with our HR department in these topics;
  • Take the lead in the training on, implementation and continuous monitoring of our Personal Investments Policy where you’ll be our internal expert for all matters around this Policy;
  • Take the lead in maintaining our internal knowledge database;
  • Provide support in our AML framework, onboarding/due diligence process and unusual transactions monitoring;
  • Provide (support in) training of our staff on various compliance topics such as AML, Market Abuse, etc.;
  • Support in drafting compliance policies and guidance for the firm as well as implementation of compliance processes;
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of business and compliance processes;
  • Help our team and Optiver to become even more successful with all the unique qualities and talents that you bring, just as you are!

Who you are:

  • Academic degree in Law, Economics and/or Business Administration with up to approximately 2 years of (relevant) working experience;
  • A keen interest in and affinity with financial markets, trading and technology;
  • Knowledge of and/or keen interest in relevant EU regulations mainly: Wft, AML/Wwft and/or MiFID/MiFIR;
  • Strong sense of integrity;
  • An analytical, investigative and curious mind that is always striving for improvement;
  • A ‘can do’ mentality where you’ll roll up your sleeves and take on all tasks that come your way, because you realize that Optiver is an amazing place where you can really kickstart your career;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in Dutch and English, with other languages as a plus;
  • Sense of humour and a personality that may enrich our divers culture even more.

What you’ll get

  • The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.
  • Our performance based bonus structure is unmatched anywhere in the industry. We combine our profits across desks, teams and offices into a global profit pool fostering a truly collaborative environment to work in.

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.

How to apply:

Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Junior Regulatory Counsel. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think there is a potential match, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruiter Jolijn Kruyne at [email protected]

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role

Diversity Statement:

As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.