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Campus: Compliance Intern (Summer 2024 – Chicago)
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Campus: Compliance Intern (Summer 2024 – Chicago)

Title: Compliance Intern
Location: Chicago
Start Date Options: January 2024, May 2024

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 70+ exchanges across the globe. Our mission is to constantly improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilizing 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.

Optiver Chicago’s culture parallels the energetic city we’re immersed in. Home to the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago has established itself as the trading capital of the US. Active on leading US exchanges, Optiver’s Chicago office trades a wide range of products from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.

What you’ll do:

Optiver is looking for a motivated and driven intern with a strong research background to join our high-performing Compliance Team. As the Compliance Intern, you will apply a keen eye for detail and excellent problem-solving skills to support the key functions and success of our Compliance Team. 

  • Research relevant rules and regulations and draft memos for review by senior Compliance Team members.
  • Develop a deep understanding of our Compliance Team’s objectives and functions, providing strong support for numerous ongoing initiatives.
  • Assist in preparing Compliance memos covering various regulatory topics to be issued to Trading and general Optiver employees.
  • Attend industry-relevant webinars and take notes to share with the Compliance Team.
  • Assist with regulatory exams and audits.
  • Review and clarify proposed industry rules for applicability, as well as relevant industry disciplinary actions.
  • Facilitate rule interpretation, continuing education, and best business practices through training sessions.
  • Manage form filings, securities registration/licensing, and SRO Exchange registration using the FINRA Web CRD portal.
  • Draft personal trading authorization letters for Optiver employees.
  • Learn and understand the functions performed by the various teams, such as Trading, Technology and Operations.
  • Assist in the onboarding of new employees

Who you are:

  • Rising 2L or rising 3L
  • Self-motivation – you will manage and prioritize multiple, on-going projects in a fast paced and dynamic environment
  • Excellent eye for detail and high level of integrity
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office – strong capabilities in Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong time management skills with an emphasis on follow-through
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment authorization for this job opening.

What you’ll get:

  • Highly-competitive internship compensation package
  • Commuting stipends (where applicable)
  • Various office perks, including breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Social events, clubs and much more!

*We accept one application per role per year. If you have previously applied to this position during this season and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once the next recruitment season begins in 2024.

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