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Dutch Speed Trader Optiver Opens London Office to Ramp Up Hiring Spree

  • Speed trader to boost UK headcount to at least 120 in 2023
  • Company generated net trading income of $2.5 billion in 2021

Optiver has opened a new London office as the Amsterdam-based speed trader seeks to nearly double its headcount in the UK over the next 18 months.

The new hub has nearly tripled the company’s staff capacity in the British capital and could house as many as 200 employees. Optiver, a market maker specializing in options trading, currently has 70 workers in the UK.