Graduate Equity Analyst (2024 Start)

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Graduate Equity Analyst (2024 Start)

Are you an aspiring Equity Analyst who is motivated by the prospect of making a material impact on the firm’s PnL? Do you consider yourself a self-starter, have a competitive mentality and are excited by the opportunity to bring your knowledge and skills to a growing team? If so, then you just might be the perfect addition to our equity research team.


At Optiver, our mission is to improve the market by injecting liquidity, providing accurate pricing, increasing transparency and acting as a stabilising force no matter the market conditions. With a focus on continuous improvement, we play an active role in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets for all participants. We tackle the toughest problems, challenge the status quo and always aim for excellence. As one of the largest market making institutions, we are a trusted partner on 70+ exchanges across the globe.

Our Amsterdam office is where it all began. Since our founding in 1986, Optiver’s Amsterdam office has developed into one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe. Our culture reflects the Dutch capital city’s progressive, innovative and inclusive nature. With its unique spirit, Amsterdam is the ideal hub for our teams to trade a wide range of products, from listed derivatives to cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign exchange.


As a Graduate Equity Analyst, you will be joining a highly dynamic environment where you will be able to influence trading decisions and positions on a daily basis. You will do so by supporting our Equity Analyst team through processing real-time news, providing research summaries and building financial models to generate timely trade ideas. You’ll also:

  • Receive best in-class training in equity analysis and volatility
  • Collaborate closely with traders
  • Attend regular corporate access meetings
  • Maintain equity analyst databases


We value Equity Analysts who take the initiative to closely collaborate with our technology and research functions, contributing your perspective to further improve everything we do.

In terms of qualifications, we’re looking for:

  • An academic degree in a STEM, Economics or business related subject
  • Genuine interest in financial markets and fundamental analysis
  • An ability to both think independently and work collaboratively
  • A willingness to learn new techniques/skills and teach others
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills
  • A driven and determined individual
  • Fluency in English and highly effective communication skills both verbally and in writing


  • 6 months on the job and in classroom tailored intensive training
  • The chance to start your career working alongside best-in-class professionals from over 40 different countries.

Alongside this you will get great secondary benefits such as 25 paid vacation days, fully paid first-class commuting expenses, training opportunities, discounts on health insurance, breakfast and lunch facilities, sports and leisure activities, Friday afternoon drinks and even weekly in-house chair massages. Being highly international, we are accustomed to guiding expats through their relocation, offering competitive relocation packages and providing visa sponsorship where necessary.


Are you interested in furthering your career on one of the most dynamic and exciting trading floors in Europe?

Apply directly via the form below for the position of Graduate Equity Analyst. Please provide us with a CV and question responses in English. Unfortunately we cannot accept applications via email for data protection reasons. 

If your application is selected to proceed to the next round, you will be required to complete online assessments. By submitting your application you are confirming that you will be able to take the assessment within 14 days.

Kindly note that we do not require any assistance from third-parties including agencies in the recruitment of this role. If you have any questions feel free to contact our Recruitment team via

*We accept one application per role, per year, across all office locations. If you have applied to this role across any of our offices in the last year and have been unsuccessful, you can reapply once your 12 month cooling period has concluded. Please note: If you reapply before the end of your cooling period, this will be considered your most recent unsuccessful application. For applicants based in India, our entry route is via the placement office internship hiring season (July/August).

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 accommodations during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities. Please let us know if you would like to request any reasonable adjustments by contacting the Recruitment team via

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