Aurora Global Markets Limited Launches AGM Trader
New CFD and FX Trading Platform Designed for Emerging Markets
27th January 2009 – AGM Trader is a new and innovative online trading platform specifically designed to allow both individual traders and institutions with trading clients to access a user friendly, fast and comprehensive platform offering contracts for difference (CFD’s) for stocks indices, equities, metals, commodities, interest rates as well as forex trading. The new service allows investors the opportunity to take advantage of rising or falling markets.
The platform has been designed to appeal to traders from emerging markets and to the institutions that advise or act for them. It meets the needs of both the experienced trader and those new to the CFD and Foreign Exchange markets. For the novice the AGM team are available to guide and educate them through online tutorials and a frequently asked questions section of the client service side portion of the website.
The management have appointed sales representatives in four regions which it intends to focus on – Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe. Later this year the platform will be made available in Arabic, Portuguese, Polish and Spanish.
Product features include:
– Free demo account with 10,000 “virtual dollars” to practise with
– Individual or joint accounts
– Complete range of global equity indices, stocks in major markets, currency crosses and futures contracts
– Direct access to dealers and a comprehensive customer service offering
– To celebrate the launch, AGM are offering new investors £250 (or currency equivalent) cashback against losses (subject to terms and conditions)
– Minimum account opening balance is £250 or currency equivalent
– Sophisticated Charting Functionality
The AGM team have vast experience of international markets and of online CFD and FX dealing and have been brought together to develop and promote this new platform. AGM Trader utilises the best available design and technology to provide online processes that deliver a sophisticated and comprehensive product which is very fast and easy to use.
The company believes that the time is right to launch as, unlike traditional investment products, CFD’s allow investors to benefit from falling as well as rising markets. The company also cites the good results of its competitors as evidence that the industry is experiencing a marked upturn. The volatility in the market has made CFD’s very interesting for traders, and potentially very rewarding.
Julian Soper, Chief Executive of Aurora Global Markets said, “In many developing markets there is demand for access to a sophisticated online trading platform providing retail investor with trading tools, market information and access that in the past would only have been available to traders working in large professional dealing rooms.
Recent poor performance of domestic markets and the current high level of market volatility have increased such interest – particularly for a platform which allows investors to benefit from falling as well as rising markets. In turn, institutions are looking for partners to help them broaden their product range and satisfy the demands of their clients. AGM Trader has been designed to fill both gaps.”
AGM Trader is a financial services company based in London and regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority.
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For more information please contact:
Julian Soper, Chief Executive of AGM on +44 20 7193 8665
Alex Glover, Fin Public Relations on +44 20 7608 2280
AGM Trader is a trading name of Aurora Global Markets Limited (AGM) and is regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority.
The trading of Foreign Exchange, Derivatives and Contracts for Difference carries a high level of risk to your capital and it is possible to lose more than your initial investment. Only speculate with money you can afford to lose. These products may not be suitable for all investors therefore ensure you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice where necessary. The trading of these products may not be suitable for all investors. You must ensure that you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary.
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A free demo account can be opened instantly at
The AGM Team:
Julian Soper is Chief Executive of Aurora Global Markets. Before working for AGM he worked for HSBC for almost 20 years. Amongst other roles he ran the dealing rooms of HSBC in Paris and 8 other countries in Asia and was also head of e-commerce for the corporate and institutional client base of HSBC, and developed e-commerce solutions for FX dealing, bond dealing, and high value payments. He has a BA and MA from Oxford University and has worked in London, Paris, Hong Kong, and New York.
David Patten is Chief Operating Officer of Aurora Global Markets. He previously worked for City Credit Capital (UK) for five years as the COO. Before coming to London David was Head of Marketing for Dai-ichi Forex in Tokyo. David has a BA and BS degree from Regis University and a MBA from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird).
Selvan Saha is the Director of Business Development at Aurora Global Markets. Selvan trained as a Management Consultant at IBM for 4 years and has since started a number of businesses, notably in the IT, telecoms and stock broking industries. Selvan is currently reading a distance learning MBA program at Henley Business School and sits on the exam review panel of the Securities and Investment Institute and gets involved with UK Trade and Investment programs around the world.
Christopher Marshall is Marketing Director of Aurora Global Markets. Chris worked for the Informa Group for 6 years spearheading internet marketing in a number of divisions. He then moved to Citibank UK for a period of 4 years, finishing in a key role within the Retail bank that included both Internet Marketing and Project Management responsibilities, before joining City Credit Capital (UK) as Head of Marketing.
Philip Martin is Operations Director of Aurora Global Markets. Phil has an extensive management background and joined AGM from City Credit Capital (UK) where he worked in Business Development, the training of staff, along with advising the board on HR, compliance and FSA issues.