Maven deploys Market Making strategies on listed Options and Futures on multiple exchanges across Europe, America and Asia. We are consistently ranked within the top three liquidity providers on the exchanges and markets in which we are mature.
Our Portfolio Managers execute a global range of diversified strategies, seeking substantial returns on the invested capital. Our ambition is to maintain our position as a market leading multi-strategy trading desk.
Scope of privacy notice
This Recruitment Privacy Notice explains the type of information we process, why we are processing it and how that processing may affect you.
Transfers of personal data outside the EEA
We may transfer your personal data outside the EEA to members of our group. Where necessary these transfers are covered by the intra-group transfer agreement and model clauses.
What do we mean by “personal data” and “processing”?
“Personal data” is information relating to you (or from which you may be identified) which is processed by automatic means or which is (or is intended to be) part of a structured manual filing system. It includes not only facts about you, but also intentions and opinions about you.
“Processing” means doing anything with the data. For example, it includes collecting it, holding it, disclosing it and deleting it.
Personal data revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sexual orientation, sex life, trade union membership and genetic and biometric data are subject to special protection and considered by EU privacy law to be “sensitive personal data”.
Your personal data
We process your data for the purposes of fulfilling our recruitment practices. Some of the personal data that we process about you comes from you. For example, you tell us your contact details. Other personal data about you is generated from references and third party companies such as recruitment agencies. Your personal data will be seen internally by managers, administrators and HR.
How long do we keep your personal data?
If you are successful in your application your data will be kept on your personnel file. If you are unsuccessful, your data will normally be destroyed twenty-four months after you have been informed that you were unsuccessful. Irrelevant data such as CCTV images may be deleted after a short period in line with our building management’s policy (where applicable).
We may transfer your personal data outside the EEA to members of our group and other processors who provide us services in connection with the recruitment process. Usually, such data is processed within the EEA but also involves service providers in the USA and members of the Maven group that are situated in Hong Kong.
In processing your personal data, we act as a data controller. Our contact details are as follows:
What are the grounds for processing?
Under data protection law, there are various grounds on which we can rely when processing your personal data. In some contexts more than one ground applies. We have summarised certain grounds as Legal obligation and Legitimate Interests and outline what those terms mean below.
Ground for processing – Processing necessary for performance of a contract with you or to take steps at your request to enter a contract
Explanation – This covers carrying out our contractual duties and exercising our contractual rights.
Ground for processing – Processing necessary to comply with our legal obligations Explanation – Ensuring we perform our legal and regulatory obligations. For example, providing a safe place of work and avoiding unlawful discrimination and ensuring that work permits for non-EU candidates comply with local UK legislation.
Ground for processing – Processing necessary for our or a third party’s legitimate interests
Explanation – We or a third party have legitimate interests in carrying on, managing and administering our respective businesses effectively and properly and in connection with those interests processing your data. Your data will not be processed on this basis if our or a third party’s interests are overridden by your own interests, rights and freedoms.
Processing sensitive personal data
If we process sensitive personal data about you, as well as ensuring that one of the grounds for processing mentioned above applies, we will make sure that one or more of the grounds for processing sensitive personal data applies (see below), including that the processing is for equality and diversity purposes to the extent permitted by law.
In outline, these include:
Further information on the data we process and our purposes
Examples of the data and the grounds on which we process data are in the table below. The examples in the table cannot, of course, be exhaustive.
Examples of personal data that may be processed – Information concerning your application and our assessment of it, your references, any checks we may make to verify information provided or background checks and any information connected with your right to work in the UK. If relevant, we may also process information concerning your health, any disability and in connection with any adjustments to working arrangement. We will also process, CVs, sound recordings (work phone lines are recorded), References, details of your work history, NI/social security numbers etc.
Grounds for processing – Contract, Legal obligation, Legitimate interests
Examples of personal data that may be processed – Your address and phone number, emergency contact information and information on your next of kin
Grounds for processing – Contract, Legitimate interests
Examples of personal data that may be processed – CCTV images, building access control data
Grounds for processing – Legitimate interests
Examples of personal data that may be processed – Information on your nationality, racial and ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability and age
Grounds for processing – Legal obligation, Legitimate interests
Who gets to see your data?
Your personal data may be disclosed to managers, HR, third party screening and recruitment platforms and administrators for employment, administrative and management purposes as mentioned in this document. We may also disclose this to other members of our group.
Access to your personal data and other rights
We try to be as open as we reasonably can about personal data that we process. If you would like specific information, just ask us.
You also have a legal right to make a “subject access request”. If you exercise this right and we hold personal data about you, we are required to provide you with information, including a description of the personal data, and an explanation of why we are processing it.
If you make a subject access request and there is any question about who you are, we may require you to provide information from which we can satisfy ourselves as to your identity.
As well as your subject access right, you may have a legal right to have your personal data rectified or erased, to object to its processing or to have its processing restricted.
We generally do not require consent, but in the case where we have specifically requested it as a ground for processing, you may withdraw consent at any time – though if you do so that will not affect the lawfulness of what we have done before you withdraw consent.
If you have complaints relating to our processing of your personal data, you should raise these with HR in the first instance. You may also raise complaints with the Information Commissioner who is the statutory regulator. For contact and other details ask HR or see: https://ico.org.uk/ICO.
This notice does not form part of any contractual relationship between the Company and a job applicant. This notice can be changed at any time.
Applications for our 2021 Hong Kong Graduate Trader Program open on 24th February. Applications for our 2021 London Graduate Trader Program open in September. Please view our job board to apply.
Maven deploys Market Making strategies on listed Options and Futures on multiple exchanges across Europe, America and Asia. We are consistently ranked within the top three liquidity providers on the exchanges and markets in which we are mature. We are expanding to new markets and exchanges, growing our presence and the liquidity that we can offer to the market.
Our approach to trading is scientific and technology driven. Tight integration between trading and software development and relying on cutting edge infrastructure is core to our success. Our teams of C++ / C# / FPGA developers and Trading System Engineers are responsible for our in-house applications, ranging from the world’s lowest latency execution systems, through web-based user interfaces, to tools that interrogate multi-terabyte data sets.
This statement is made on behalf of Maven Group of Companies (“Group”) pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2019.
The Group firmly condemns modern slavery and human trafficking and acknowledges the importance of complying with the Act. The Group always operates in accordance with its core values. We are committed to act with integrity and fairness in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own businesses or within those of our suppliers.
The Group has companies in Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States with over 190 employees. The Group specialises in market making, proprietary trading and operates across global financial markets
The Group operates in the financial services sector and therefore considers the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within its supply chain to be low. The Group’s suppliers mainly include IT providers, professional advisors and services provided by other advisory firms. However, the Group is aware that modern slavery and human trafficking can happen in any sector of activity.
As part of the Group’s commitment to prevent unethical behaviour throughout its business, the Group conducts robust background checks of employees and has a Whistleblowing Policy. The Whistleblowing Policy outlines the procedure for employees to report suspected wrongdoings anonymously to the Group or directly to the FCA, including modern slavery and human trafficking
The Group is also proud to actively promote human rights through its engagement with charities. During the last financial year, the Group implemented a Charity Policy to encourage its employees to pursue charitable activities by outlining the extent of the Group’s financial contributions to such activities.
This statement has been approved by the relevant Boards of Directors. The statement will be reviewed annually to reflect the Group’s duties under the Act.
To effectively support a rapidly expanding business across multiple sites and jurisdictions, our Business Operations teams provide industry leading advice and support enabling the business to nimbly scale and capture new opportunities. Business Operations covers Tax, Finance, Operations, Risk, Compliance, Business Development and HR.