Working at Flow Traders

Flow Traders is a principal trading firm founded in 2004. They are a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs). Flow Traders is at the intersection of finance, cutting-edge technology and scientific research. They are able to grow their organization further, thereby ensuring that their trading desks in Europe, the Americas and Asia provide liquidity across all major exchanges, globally, 24 hours a day. Financial markets have rapidly shifted from trading in the pit to algorithmic trading, and Flow Traders’ business model has made them an entrepreneurial and competitive firm in the FinTech space. Flow uses their principal technology platform to quote bid and ask prices in thousands of ETP listings. They are also active in other asset classes such as bonds, FX, cryptocurrencies and similar financial products. On top of that, they provide liquidity to institutional counterparties off-exchange across all regions.

Flow Traders stays ahead of the competition by focusing on technology and niche competencies in markets where every second counts. This requires access to the best information and the ability to respond instantly. To achieve this, their team of software developers works in partnership with experienced traders to identify and execute tomorrow's strategies, making Flow a daily pioneer in professional trading.

  • HQ in Amsterdam
  • Active in 6 countries
  • 17% / 83%
  • Average age 33
  • 327 employees in NL
  • 484 employees worldwide

Why work at Flow Traders

Trishia Poplawska
Trishia Poplawska
Software Engineer

Flow has a great fast pace environment; every day is full of new challenges. I was also interested in the close interaction with the business and seeing your software in production is very rewarding.

Junwei Feng
Junwei Feng
Software Engineer

Trading and low latency technology attracted me in the first place. The technology and atmosphere were also important factors.

Kirsten Gosling
Kirsten Gosling
Recruiter

The company has a great culture and I liked the small business feeling. There is also a lot of room for innovation.

Oleg Petrov
Oleg Petrov
Software Engineer

I was looking for a fast-paced working environment, where the users would be as close to you as possible.

Rogier Galesloot
Rogier Galesloot
Local Head of Risk and Middle Office

Because I was looking for a company where you can have direct impact on the result and where everybody is dedicated to achieve the best and nothing less.

Bram van Boxtel
Bram van Boxtel
Trader

I enjoy the culture and atmosphere within Flow Traders. What I also like is the constant challenge and variety that the Trader's job brings in practice.

Sebastian Born
Sebastian Born
Institutional Trader

Flow Traders is the leading market maker in European ETFs, but yet still has a very relaxed atmosphere, where you can find your own way. At the same time you feel the drive amongst your colleagues which makes you want to exceed as well, makes you stay sharp at all times. You are given great freedom in order to expand the business and look for new counterparties which is great for the work as an Institutional Trader.

Hugo Essink
Hugo Essink
Risk Manager at Risk Management Department

I wanted to see how many process improvements I could realize in an organization that thrives for perfection and has the means to chase that goal.

Jobs at Flow Traders

What is our biggest challenge?

We are the leading, global ETP-focused liquidity provider. Flow Traders grew to be successful based on our founding partners’ expertise and experience. Our non-hierarchical approach encourages innovation and achievement. We invest in our talented, highly motivated people, as they hold the key to our success.

‘We are the leading, global ETP-focused liquidity provider.’

Flow Traders