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OptiverGlobal Junior Risk Analyst

Application deadline 03-02-2016



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03-02-2016 (For Past)




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What you'll do

For our global team as our new Junior Risk Analyst you will be working in an ambitious and results-driven team, right on the trading floor. Your main responsibility will be analysing and monitoring the risks related to our trading activities in various financial products for all 4 Optiver offices. Next to that you will develop extensive relationships with internal and external stakeholders while monitoring their transactions, reporting on risks and evaluating trading activities. Please note that this position is for all 4 offices, so it will include traveling however you will be based in Amsterdam.

In short, as our new Junior Risk Analyst you will be:

  • Proactively conducting scans on trading risks;
  • Monitoring and reporting aggregated risk exposures to the Head of Risk and Senior management;
  • Monitoring transaction and capital limits set up with brokers and clearing;
  • Evaluating market making activities, hedging methodologies and trading models;
  • Analysing and reconciling theoretical P&L's reported by the Trading department;
  • Developing and implementing new risk methodologies and policies;
  • Establishing relationships with internal stakeholders and advise them on several risks;
  • Maintaining contacts with clearing banks, brokers, exchanges and regulatory authorities.
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What you'll need

  • 0-2 years of working experience as a risk analyst within the financial industry;
  • An academic degree preferably in Econometrics, Economics, Finance or equivalent;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Experience using Excel and VBA;
  • An affinity for financial markets and trading;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • To be a strong team player;
  • Great multitasking skills with an eye for detail;
  • A positive and enthusiastic nature.
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What you'll get

Optiver is above all a state of mind. We are looking for you when you believe in daily improvement, when you like to be seriously rewarded for your performance and when you easily adapt to change and enjoy some humour and fun.
To be concrete, we offer you an excellent remuneration. But we also offer you great secondary benefits such as attractive profit sharing structure, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, a premium-free pension, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, Friday afternoon drinks and even a weekly in-house chair massage.

We consider this position to be a starting point for a motivated talent who wants to develop further within Optiver.

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We are 350 highly educated professionals from over 30 different countries that work at Optiver in Amsterdam. We aim to be unrivalled in our industry, by being talented, creative and result driven. And it doesn't matter how we dress or what we believe in, as long as we exceed our and each other's expectations.

If you are ready to apply, and we hope you are, apply directly via the button below for the position of Junior Risk Analyst. Please provide us with a CV and letter of motivation in English. Additionally, we would like to ask you to provide us with a scan of your final academic transcript. Applications without a letter of motivation will not be reviewed. When we think the 'magic' is there, you will hear from us sooner than you expect. If you have any questions feel free to contact Sanne Scheffers (Recruiter) on +31 (0)20 708 70 00.

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