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The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) has welcomed its first Corporate Member, global trading firm and leading market maker, Optiver.

AMSI – the national peak body for mathematics and statistics – recently expanded its annual membership include a corporate offering and is delighted to have Optiver join as its inaugural Corporate Associate Member.

Optiver’s passion for mathematics and education aligns with AMSI’s mission to champion the mathematical sciences for Australia’s advancement. Optiver is constantly seeking high performing talent to join its team of problem solvers, valuing the innovation that mathematically trained graduates bring to the workplace.

AMSI Director, Professor Tim Marchant, said the Institute was excited to welcome Optiver at what is an important time for the mathematical sciences in Australia.

“Industry demand for mathematically trained graduates is soaring, and it is an exciting time to broaden AMSI’s membership base to include corporate organisations,” said Professor Marchant.

“Optiver shares AMSI’s pipeline vision and understanding of the importance of mathematics in education, research, training and industry. We look forward to collaborating with the Optiver team and continuing to deepen AMSI’s impact as the national voice for the mathematical sciences,” Professor Marchant added.

By joining AMSI, Optiver will now contribute to the national voice of mathematics, engage with AMSI’s advocacy agenda and connect with the country’s brightest mathematics, statistics and data science students through AMSI’s flagship university events.

Optiver’s Head of Academic Partnerships, Adrian Dudek said, “We’re pleased to join AMSI as its inaugural corporate member, supporting the advancement of mathematics and science education in Australia.”

“At Optiver, not only do we employ hundreds of mathematicians collaborating on problems to improve the way financial markets operate, we also invest back into the mathematical community through outreach and academic partnerships. We are confident that this partnership with AMSI will strengthen the ties between academia and industry, and create new opportunities to work together,” Adrian added.

Optiver joins AMSI’s membership base, comprised of 40+ university mathematics departments, government agencies and professional societies – all sharing AMSI’s mission to champion the mathematical sciences for Australia’s advancement.

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