OSTC Overview

  • www.ostc.com
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 201 to 500 Employees
  • 1999
  • Company - Private
  • Brokerage Services
  • $25 to $50 million (USD)

WORLD CLASS TALENT, UNLIMITED POTENTIAL & BOUNDLESS OPPORTUNITIES. We’re a pioneering global independent derivatives trading company with a growing global network. We currently hire 485 employees who operate out of 12 offices in six countries worldwide but hold our ...
Mission: Quite simply, our mission is to unlock and amplify untapped potential: we identify unrealised abilities so that new opportunities – and people – can take flight. Our core purpose is to strengthen our presence in chosen markets, while evolving and diversifying our talent pool and ...

Company Updates

25 February 2021
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OSTC has taken another step forward in delivering on our commitment to supporting employee mental health and wellbeing. We’re delighted to share the news that The City Mental Health Alliance has awarded our organisation with the accreditation mark of ‘Achieving’ in its annual Thriving at Work assessment. The assessment helps organisations to measure their progress as they work to build mentally healthy workplaces. The evidence-based standards are set out in the CMHA’s Thriving at Work Guide for organisations to work towards in developing their mental health and wellbeing strategies. This year, the standards were updated to introduce the integration of mental health across the employee lifecycle, driving best practice across the ecosystem, for example through supplier engagement and a stronger focus on inclusion and diversity.
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25 February 2021
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OSTC APPOINTS TIM CAMPBELL MBE TO LEAD TRADER DIVERSITY STRATEGY We’re excited to announce the appointment of former UK Government advisor, social enterprise entrepreneur and youth employment ambassador, Tim Campbell MBE. Tim’s official title is OSTC Accelerator Lead and Regional Head, Africa, and he’s already started his first commission to drive our newly created ‘Trading Futures’ talent acquisition division. ‘Trading Futures’ will initially focus on uncovering 50 of the brightest young (aged 18-25) talents from underrepresented communities across the UK, before being rolled out globally and to an even wider audience. The programme will actively look to engage those who may not have considered a trading career as a viable option, namely women, ethnically diverse groups, LGBTQ candidates, people with different abilities and those from less mobile socio-economic backgrounds.
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OSTC Reviews

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"A good learning experience"

Former Employee - Junior Financial Market Analyst in Mumbai
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I worked at OSTC full-time for less than a year


The training provided and the company culture seemed great. The superiors are also quite supportive and helpful. Overall a good experience for freshers or beginners who wish to learn or start trading


The working hours were quite a lot and kept on increasing with time. This was the only con, rest all was good.
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Diversity & Inclusion at OSTC

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Diversity Programs & Initiatives

  "We're moving the dial and see a bright future for women in our industry. We understand the importance of visible female role models as they help inspire and influence young women to seriously consider a role in financial services."

Faizah Tahir, Group Diversity, Inclu

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OSTC Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online82%
Campus Recruiting14%
In Person4%

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    Junior Trader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United Kingdom
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

    I applied online. The process took 2 months. I interviewed at OSTC (United Kingdom) in Nov 2020


    It lasted 4 hours comprising of a group and individual stage.

    The group stage consisted of a task where you are split into two groups and are required to work under a pressurised environment.

    The individual stage is also pressurised in terms of time, and here you are assed on your ability to create a plan based on the information you are given

    Describe trading and what it means to you?

    2 Answers

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OSTC Awards & Accolades

  • CEO of the YearFOW International Awards2020
  • Proprietary Trading Firm of the YearFOW International Awards2020
  • KDPW's 25th anniversary awardCentral Securities Depository of Poland2019
  • Best New Product in the Trading and ExecutionFOW2019
  • Investors in People GoldInvestors in People2018

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...Salary is reasonable, but I feel more benefits, such a Private Medical / Dental, should be offered to staff....

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