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Market Risk Intern
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Market Risk Intern

Are you ready for 8 weeks of action-packed, interactive learning in our global HQ in Amsterdam? Deep dive into the dynamic world of market making over your summer break in 2023.

From derivative theory training to market risk fundamentals, you’ll have countless opportunities to grow and develop yourself, both professionally and personally. And if you’ve excelled during the internship program, you may receive an offer to return and join the team as a Graduate Market Risk Analyst.

Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to kickstart your career at a leading global trading firm.

Who we are

Optiver is a tech-driven trading firm and leading global market maker. For over 35 years, Optiver has been improving financial markets around the world, making them more transparent and efficient for all participants. With more than 1,600 employees in offices around the world, we’re united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and thorough risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world, we actively trade on 70+ exchanges, where we’re trusted to always provide accurate buy and sell pricing – no matter the market conditions. 

Founded in 2021, Optiver's Singapore location is our ninth global office. As a fast-growing office, we have the feel of a start-up, but the backing of a large multinational trading firm. In Asia Pacific, Optiver was one of the first global market makers to establish a presence in the region, with the incorporation Optiver's APAC head office in Sydney in 1996. Since then, we have expanded our footprint by establishing offices in Taipei (2005), Hong Kong (2007) and Shanghai (2012).

What you’ll do

Over the 8-week program, you’ll be immersed in a highly interactive training course that covers extensive trading principles and concepts, led by our Head of Trader Education.

Once you’ve got the basics covered, you’ll be able to put your knowledge into practice and work on a Risk specific project. You’ll also be working alongside other trading, research and technology interns to develop a deeper understanding of the business.

By the end of the program, you’ll have a solid theoretical and practical understanding of our market risk function. And if you’ve excelled during the internship program, you may receive an offer to return and join the team as a Graduate Market Risk Analyst, where you’ll be a part of an experienced team who develops and delivers the risk management activities of the entire firm.

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What you’ll learn

You’ll gain a unique insight into the trading environment at a global trading firm and develop skills that’ll help build your career in the financial markets. You’ll be given the autonomy, responsibility and support required to excel. You’ll experience our passion to continuously develop a risk management mindset across the business. You’ll be an integral part of a multiskilled team, in a stimulating fast-paced environment, where work-life balance is valued and great work is rewarded.

Who you are

You have a keen interest in the financial markets, and a strong set of analytical and problem-solving skills. In addition, you’re also:

  • An adept communicator
  • Have good planning and organisational skills, with strong attention to detail
  • Have a natural curiosity
  • Are proactive by nature and can work autonomously
  • Enjoy working in a collaborative environment
  • Have a practical mindset with the ability to remain calm in a crisis
  • Experience with coding (VBA, Python, Matlab or other) is a plus

What you’ll get

  • The chance to work alongside diverse and intelligent peers in a rewarding environment
  • We offer top of market competitive remuneration
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Weekly in-house chair massages
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Regular social events

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.


Optiver encourages Singaporean nationals to apply. Applications are open until 31 October 2022.

  • A penultimate or pre-penultimate university student
  • Studying a Computer Science, Software/Electrical/Mechatronic Engineering or similarly technical degree

Does this sound like the future you’re looking for? Take up the challenge and apply today!