Our story

Da Vinci is founded in 2015 by a group of young trading professionals who wanted to do things differently. We are meritocratic by nature and think that empowering talent within our organization is the only way forward. This firm belief helped us to create a highly successful company that is growing rapidly. Testimony to this belief is the fact that the company itself is owned and managed by its own employees. Our ultimate goal is to become the best trading company in the world.

Our trading focuses on volatility arbitrage as well as providing liquidity to end investors. Da Vinci is a pure proprietary trading firm; this means that we trade with our own money, without clients creating natural risk awareness.

The company is based in Amsterdam which has historically been a central place for trading, with the world’s first stock market established here in 1602 and the European Options Exchange in 1978. Also, many electronic trading companies have their base in Amsterdam, which creates a perfect combination of infrastructure and workforce availability. Next to that it is, while being affordable, a pleasant city to live in. This makes it the perfect place for Da Vinci to start and thrive. In the near future, we are looking at opening offices in Asia and the United States.

Our vision

We aim to create the best proprietary trading house in the world. We like to work with smart, talented and passionate people from all around the world.

Our vision

We aim to create the best proprietary trading house in the world. We like to work with smart, talented and passionate people from all around the world.

Our story

Da Vinci is founded in 2015 by a group of young trading professionals who wanted to do things differently. We are meritocratic by nature and think that empowering talent within our organization is the only way forward. This firm belief helped us to create a highly successful company that is growing rapidly. Testimony to this belief is the fact that the company itself is owned and managed by its own employees. Our ultimate goal is to become the best trading company in the world.

Our trading focuses on volatility arbitrage as well as providing liquidity to end investors. Da Vinci is a pure proprietary trading firm; this means that we trade with our own money, without clients creating natural risk awareness.

The company is based in Amsterdam which has historically been a central place for trading, with the world’s first stock market established here in 1602 and the European Options Exchange in 1978. Also, many electronic trading companies have their base in Amsterdam, which creates a perfect combination of infrastructure and workforce availability. Next to that it is, while being affordable, a pleasant city to live in. This makes it the perfect place for Da Vinci to start and thrive. In the near future, we are looking at opening offices in Asia and the United States.

Our philosophy towards work is best captured by the saying:

“Be good, work hard and
great things will happen”

Our business

What we do

Da Vinci, as proprietary trading firm, trades solely with its own money creating natural risk awareness and does not have clients. It is supervised by the Authority for Financial Markets (AFM) and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB).

Da Vinci identifies and trades opportunities in financial derivatives based on in-house developed strategies with a short to medium term horizon focused on volatility. This can mean that multiple products are traded against each other based on correlations but also that long (short) positions in under- or overpriced volatilities are taken across asset classes. We also provide liquidity as a market maker to end investors.

By arbitraging and market making these differences Da Vinci helps markets to become more efficient providing benefits to end investors. The instruments traded include, but are not limited to:

  • options and futures on single stock
  • options and futures on index and fixed income
  • options and futures on volatility indices and dividends

We are continuously looking for new opportunities and are open to new ideas.

Experience a day as a Trader at Da Vinci Derivatives

Our company

Over the past couple of years Da Vinci has been growing successfully and will continue to do so. This growth is largely due to the experience within the company and the ability to attract the most qualified people in the industry, train them, provide them with all the required tools, continuously challenge them and thus allowing them to grow both professionally and personally. Our business is highly innovative, IT driven and entrepreneurial by nature.

As a company, we embrace our responsibility to contribute to the industry and ultimately to the end-investors and society in general. Therefor Da Vinci is a member of APT (www.aptraders.nl), the Amsterdam Proprietary Traders association, and participates frequently in various industry fora. Through these channels we engage with other market participants aiming at creating a better investment environment with greater transparency towards investors.

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