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OptiverJunior Risk Analyst

Application deadline 02-08-2015



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Excited to start your career in the field of Risk management within a fast-paced and international trading company? If you have a great attention to detail, excellent analytical skills and a communicative nature, then you might be the new Junior Risk Analyst we're looking for.

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What you'll do

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 across the globe. Next to that you will develop extensive relationships with internal and external stakeholders while monitoring their transactions, reporting on risks and evaluating trading activities.

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

  • Proactively conducting scans on trading risks;
  • Monitoring and reporting risk violations to the Head of Risk and Trading department;
  • 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;
  • 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

  • An academic degree preferably in Econometrics, Economics, Finance or equivalent;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Experience using Excel and VBA;
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English;
  • Great attention to detail and a well-structured mind;
  • An affinity for financial markets and trading;
  • 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 others 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. 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.

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Working at Optiver

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