September 19 2013 – Taoiseach Enda Kenny today announced the opening of the Virtu Financial, LLC (“Virtu”), European HQ in Dublin and the creation of 30 highly skilled jobs for graduates in the fields of mathematics, computer science and other sciences (including those graduates holding Masters or Doctorate degrees). Virtu Financial is one of the world’s leading electronic trading and market making firms. The Headquarters are to be officially opened this evening by An Taoiseach, Mr. Enda Kenny.
Virtu is an electronic market maker on numerous exchanges and electronic marketplaces in equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities. Since 2005, Virtu has leveraged cutting edge technology to grow its market share across multiple asset classes and markets, playing a vital role in contributing to the health and efficiency of global financial markets.
Virtu has consolidated all of its European business into the Dublin office, which is located at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. Virtu is a new breed of electronic trading firms that provide market making services across all European markets through the use of sophisticated technology. Virtu also has offices in New York, Austin and Singapore.
Virtu Financial Ireland Limited, is actively recruiting for graduates in mathematics, computer science and other sciences for roles in their Trading, Operations and Technology groups.
Virtu Financial Ireland Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
Making the announcement, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said: “The expansion of Virtu’s European HQ in Dublin with the creation of 30 high-skilled jobs is extremely welcome news. It is a vote of confidence in Ireland’s pro-business environment and our talented and flexible workforce. Through the Action Plan for Jobs, the Government is determined to implement measures which attract companies to invest here and create jobs so that we can continue to build on the 3,000 new jobs being created in the private sector every month.”
Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said “International financial services is a key sector we have targeted as part of our Action Plan for Jobs, and we have seen real progress over the past 18 months with 3,000 jobs now being created every month in the private sector. Today’s announcement that Virtu, a highly innovative company in this sector, is establishing its European HQ in Dublin with the creation of 30 jobs is a further very welcome boost for employment in Ireland”.
Mr. Vincent Viola, Founder and Chairman of Virtu said “We selected Dublin as our European HQ because of the available talent pool of well-qualified and highly-educated people. We have further expanded our business in Ireland because of the success we have had doing business in Ireland.” www.virtu.com
Barry O’Leary, CEO IDA Ireland said “Virtu Financial is performing front office trading in its European Hub in Dublin. The company will be hiring very highly qualified talent to support its work here in Dublin. Virtu’s choice of Dublin as a place to locate their business is a vote of confidence in Ireland as a place to locate everything from front to middle and back office finance functions.” www.idaireland.com
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