Our Culture

We value curious, creative and driven individuals to augment our unique culture and drive us to be the best we can be both individually and collectively.

From London to Singapore, Sydney, Hong Kong or Amsterdam, the same cultural values can be identified at every Mako office. Our culture is founded on integrity, innovation and inclusiveness.

At Mako, we are not simply colleagues, but collaborators inspiring and pushing each other to reach our full potential. Our flat structure ensures that everyone’s voice is heard and opportunities for career growth and mobility within the company are endless. We began trading more than 20 years ago, embracing the change from open outcry to the screens. Our journey of constant re-invention and discovery has continued with the development of high performance teams; our traders, developers and operations staff all work side by side sharing insights and knowledge. We share problems and work together for common goals.

Mako welcomes curiosity and rewards excellence. We want to empower initiative and facilitate fresh perspectives. We recognize the importance of a culture which promotes and celebrates innovation and creativity. Our fun, relaxed and supportive community creates the ideal environment to facilitate the free flow of ideas, allowing interdisciplinary teams to embrace complexity and develop truly innovative solutions. A fresh perspective is a welcome perspective and good ideas always get air time.   

Our Culture

Opportunities for Growth

Mako is committed to helping team members grow, wherever their personal journeys may take them. Rather than locking our people into an expected career path, we will support them in forging their own. We are here to develop their skill set and make sure it is fully utilised in the right area. Mobility is highly encouraged across the business and there are many opportunities to travel to our other locations and be part of project work with a global team; there's never a dull day.

We provide support in gaining professional qualifications, paid study leave and a library stocked with books for anyone interested in learning more about the various aspects of our business. Ours is a culture of life long learners, we want to provide as many educational opportunities as possible about the ever-changing options market making environment. Most importantly, our senior leaders are always ready and willing to make time for mentorship.

We are driven
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Whether you’ve just come through the door or been here since the beginning, we want to hear what you have to say. We have a flat structure because our goal is to create an environment where the best ideas come to light.”
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Employee wellbeing is a top priority and Mako actively encourages a healthy work-life balance. We believe the best way to facilitate engagement is by creating an environment where you can be playful as well as professional. This is why having some down time is considered a key part of employee wellbeing. Whether you prefer chess games or hackathons, pool or poker tournaments, or simply sampling craft cocktails with great company, there will always be an interesting event to get involved in.

We provide private health and dental care, flexible working, fresh fruit daily and an in-office gym where we hold regular yoga and personal training sessions. As part of our ongoing "Live Well" initiative we host nutritionist popup clinics, expert lectures on everything from biohacking to stress management, and the occasional laughter yoga session. We are always up for incorporating new ideas and initiatives into our wellbeing programme.


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