Once upon a time, all market makers in Amsterdam received calls on their cell phone from headhunters. Jobs offered at a mysterious firm. A market maker from the pacific, Eclipse. At the time it was a rather unknown company, founded by the former head of trading of Optiver Pacific. Too cut a long story short, Eclipse hired some former IMC traders and failed earning a dime in Europe. Believed they lasted less than a year, in the former Optiver building in the city center.
A little bit of history repeating perhaps – as Eclipse is opening offices again in Sydney and in Stamford, Connecticut. Can’t really understand the rationale behind the new American office, as I understood this one is basically for developers. Scores of technical developers available in the USA – but right in the middle of hedge fund mecca they won’t show up for typical Hong Kong wages.