About us

Our story

For more than 25 years, IMC has set the pace for the evolution of market making. When we launched in 1989 in Amsterdam we were quick to recognise the role of technology in making markets more efficient. Today we operate globally from offices in Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. And we continue to invest and grow.

What we do

IMC is a technology-driven trading firm. We develop innovative technology and employ advanced trading strategies to make markets on more than 100 of the world’s best-regulated trading venues. We are also a Designated Market Maker (DMM) on the New York Stock Exchange.

Besides our on-screen market making in many asset classes globally, our ETF desk in Europe leverages IMC’s experience as a market maker, advanced technology and deep liquidity, to offer competitive pricing directly to qualified counterparties.

How we work

Cutting-edge technology is at the heart of everything we do. We put it to work in the markets that define our world. Across offices in Amsterdam, Chicago and Sydney, global teams of technologists and traders team up to design and develop the software, hardware, advanced networks and algorithms that drive our trading strategies. They anticipate change and continuously innovate, seeking new ways to sustain our success. At IMC we recognise the best ideas regardless of hierarchy. Anyone can make an impact and everyone is encouraged to do so. 

IMC takes its role seriously. Being here to stay is a core value. We manage risk at every level of the business. We are a founding member of FIA European Principal Traders Association and a member of FIA Principal Traders Group, supporting fair, reliable and transparent markets.

Our Values

The foundation of our culture

From the way we do business, to the way we treat our people, our values are engrained in our global culture, and show in everything we do.


Creating a good opportunity and making the most of it.


Making things happen today – and making them better tomorrow.


Recognising the best ideas regardless of hierarchy.


Taking responsibility for others as well as yourself.


Anticipating change and continuously innovating.


Hiring talented people and giving them lots of responsibility.


Celebrating success… and keeping both feet firmly on the ground.


Daring to imagine how things could be.


Having fun.


Being here to stay.