Maven Securities is a leading proprietary trading organisation, founded in 2011, with over 200 employees in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Sydney, New York and Chicago.
Our goal is to establish and maintain the position of being a market leader in everything we do, while remaining constantly committed to realising the full potential of our people. We aim to improve financial markets on a daily basis to sustainably benefit society through liquidity provision, transparency and an efficient allocation of capital.
Maven has three distinct but complimentary trading groups; Proprietary Trading, Global Options Market Making and Systematic Alpha.
We employ a multi-strategy investment approach by allocating capital to a wide range of investment and arbitrage strategies across asset classes. We have a global team of specialist portfolio managers and analysts striving to be the best in class and building a sustainable business for the long term.
Maven differentiates itself from other market participants in several ways which has enabled us to deliver an exceptional return on equity since inception. We are exclusively managing our own capital and the firm is employee owned. We highly value non-traditional strategies alongside those more commonly seen in the market. We maintain an entrepreneurial culture and can be flexible to the requirements of different styles of research, development and investment. We encourage our investment teams to work in a highly collegiate way by sharing information, finding synergies and ultimately maximising opportunities.
Through heavy investment in proprietary technology across our business we have developed a central infrastructure platform that enables our portfolio managers to operate within a centrally driven risk-management and operational framework.
Global Options Market Making
We trade options and futures on many exchanges across Europe, America and Asia. We deploy the latest execution and pricing technology while empowering our traders to make decisions that make a difference. We are consistently ranked among the top liquidity providers in some of the world’s most important derivative products.
Maven is active on some of the busiest derivative products in the world. Our team is responsible for making competitive markets and for transacting a significant portion of the overall volume available. Maven is an open environment where technologists and traders share ideas and work together. Our traders are empowered to take responsibility for our trading desks, their performance and their technical and operational development. Whilst our setup is equipped with a competitive execution system and a number of functions are automated, traders retain ultimate responsibility of the portfolios and are encouraged to proactively seek out opportunities in the market and to exercise their discretion in a number of trade, pricing and positioning decisions.
New traders we welcome to the firm undergo a short formative period to help them get to know us and how we work together. After this, they join a trading desk where they start contributing while receiving further mentoring. Everyone is exposed to a highly competitive high frequency trading environment and takes part in advancing the setup and our position in the marketplace.
We deploy methodically researched strategies across asset classes, using cutting-edge execution technology. Our approach to trading is scientific and process driven, with a strong emphasis on a flexible research environment that provides us with an efficient means to develop, test and deploy capital to new ideas.
Maven is an open and collaborative environment. Providing a market-leading research environment doesn’t only mean providing data and computational power, it also means enabling ideas to flow and collide. Our Mavenites are exposed to a creative and diverse range of approaches for finding alpha and constructing trades; whilst benefiting from Global market access across asset classes and centralised data and execution infrastructure befitting of a leading options market maker. Maven is home to an entrepreneurial culture and willingness to back new styles of research and trading. We put emphasis on building teams and striving for collective, as well as individual, success. We exclusively manage our own capital, and the firm is employee-owned, giving us the freedom to adapt fast, capitalize on new opportunities and maintain our track record of delivering exceptional returns on equity.