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Graduate Equity Analyst

Graduate position
Required language
Dutch, English
Commences at
25 May 2022
Finishes at
25 May 2023


Are you an aspiring Equity Analyst and do you have an analytical and competitive nature? If so, then you just might be the perfect fit for our equity research team.

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 Graduate Equity Analyst, you will be joining a highly competitive and fast changing environment. You will be supporting our Equity Analyst team by processing real-time news, providing research summaries and building financial models to generate timely trade ideas. You’ll also:

  • Receive best in-class training in equity analysis and volatility
  • Collaborate closely with traders
  • Attend regular corporate access meetings
  • Maintain equity analyst databases

Who you are:

We value Equity Analysts who take the initiative to closely collaborate with our technology and research functions, contributing your perspective to further improve everything we do. 

In terms of qualifications, we’re looking for:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s – preferably in a STEM, economics or business related subject from a top-tier university
  • A proven interest in Equity Analysis and financial markets
  • Fluency in English and highly effective communication skills both orally and in writing
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A pro-active, growth mindset and a problem-solving nature
  • A competitive attitude with eagerness to learn and develop

What you’ll get:

  • 6 month on the job and in classroom tailored intensive training
  • 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 Graduate Equity Analyst. 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 Nicolle Chapman via Please note, we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

Please note, if you are selected from your application to proceed to the next round for the position of Graduate Equity Analyst, you may be required to take an online assessment.

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.

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