Yesterday, about 150 professionals from the financial industry gathered on the pitch of FC Abcoude to match their football skills. After 42 matches four semifinalists emerged. One semi final became a local match with prop trading giant Optiver battling title defender and retail broker Lynx. The other semi was an international match between the London based office of Deutsche Börse/Eurex and the Leipzig based energy exchange EEX. Both matches ended in penalty shoot-outs with Optiver and the DB/Eurex Londoners coming out on top. The 2015 title went to Optiver, after a 1-0 victory, with a beautiful run-in header by the Optiver team.
All in all a great sunny day in a very relaxed atmosphere, with a perfect football temperature and a cooling breeze. Events like this are a good opportunity to meet with industry peers in a 'other-than-business' setting and also turning into a family outing for the players.
Many, many thanks to Eurex Frankfurt and Euroclear for making this twelfth edition possible and of course many thanks to the players making the event what it is. We're looking forward to seeing you again next year for edition 13.