Trading Challenge - UK Optiver in het buitenland

Are you interested in Financial Markets and do you think you have what it takes to become a Trader?
Keywords: Finance , Student , UK



Type vacature

Business Course


in het buitenland


Students Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent


WO Master


Technisch / Exact



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Are you studying Mathematics, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or equivalent? Are you interested in Financial Markets and do you think you have what it takes to become a Trader? If so then join our Trading Challenge.

  • During the Portfolio Trader game you will be tasked with managing a certain (fictive) amount of capital which you can invest in a variety of securities. The goal is to maximise your returns while adhering to your clients’ portfolio objectives and balance the trading risks. The online simulation uses real market instruments in a real-time environment. You will get the opportunity to see which market theories work as you expect and what happens when a theory breaks down in practice. You will gain an in-depth understanding of market dynamics and create and follow (your own) market expectations as well as experience the emotions involved in managing a portfolio of real instruments in real-time;

  • Please be aware that whilst the competition is open to all current students of different disciplines and years of studies, our trading opportunities are best suited to STEM students;
  • The top performers from the competition will be invited to our office in Amsterdam for an interactive day in Spring 2019;
  • Strong performance in this competition could lead to a fast tracked application in our recruitment process for a summer internship or full time trader role or at the very least leave with an awesome prize and we hope experience;
  • Flights, accommodations, meals are covered by Optiver.

Over Optiver

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: from listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs and bonds to foreign exchange. Our independence allows us to objectively improve the markets and provide efficiencies for market participants.

What really sets Optiver apart from other companies is its openness, honesty and our colleagues. People have very strong opinions, but they are also open to listen and to change their mind if the facts presented by others have more value. The team shares the same goal, meaning that we are all pulling in the same direction and you as an individual care about how the person next to you is doing their job.

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This is an entry level game, so no previous experience is needed and everything you will need to be able to succeed in the game can be learnt along way. We will review your registration as soon as possible. If you are selected to participate, we will require you to complete either an online numerical test or sit the test in person at a careers event.

More information about the competition and registration? Click here.

Please note while there is no official closing date for the competition, we expect it to run until around December 2018.

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