IMC Financial Markets have made a killing last year, but I’ve missed the point with the “steady growth“. Dusted off some old posts in the archive, got their yearly profits for the last seven years. Only 2011 was missing, but downloaded it from the kvk. Here, if you’re interested in old news.
To cut a long story short, there’s no such thing as a steady growing profit. A record year, sure : but only fractionally better than 2011. Included in the graph below is Optiver – to get a sense of perspective.
Waiting for Paul Hilgers to release the results for Optiver over 2014 to complete the graph. Could take a few months, as IMC has been very early.