EBEC Case Study 2017
Optiver is a global electronic market maker. We use our own capital, at our own risk, to trade on major financial markets around the world. Our story begins in 1986, with a single trader on the floor of Amsterdam's options exchange. Today, we are at the forefront of trading and technology, employing around 950 employees of 40 nationalities across offices on four continents.
The participants were challenged to design a system to alert a trader when his opinion on an option needed a review. Traders are very busy so the key was to have no distractions in this system when it is not absolutely necessary.
At the end of the afternoon all of the different solutions were presented. There were a lot of innovative ideas ranging from mobile apps to smartwatches. One group even implemented an option with Virtual reality.
Congratulations to the winning team!