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FXTM Gets the Inside Track with Formula One™ Sponsorship

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Global award-winning forex broker FXTM to sponsor Sahara Force India Formula One™ team for 2017 season.

FXTM are extremely proud to announce their sponsorship of the Sahara Force India Formula One™ team to become the “Official Forex Partner” for the 2017 season. The team jumped onto the watch list of international sports media and Formula One™ fans when they finished fourth in the Constructors Championship in 2016. They beat other top teams, including McLaren and Williams who operate with higher budgets, which makes the achievements of Sahara Force India all the more impressive.

Olga Rybalkina, CEO of ForexTime Ltd, said “The Sahara Force India team was a natural choice for us, they reflect the values and goals of our company, and there are some interesting synergies. Like us, they are young and dynamic, growing in size and stature and have their eyes firmly set on the top spot of the podium.”

This year heralds a new driving pairing for Sahara Force India, Esteban Ocon will be replacing Nico Hulkenberg to join Mexican Sergio Perez, who has been with the team since 2014. Esteban impressed the selection team when he tested the Force India car in 2015. Perez has established his reputation as one of the top talents in the sport scoring four podiums with the team since 2014.. He is only the fifth Mexican to drive in Formula One.

“We feel that these exceptional drivers, and the wider Sahara Force India Team, reflect the way we run FXTM, they adopt and implement leading-edge technology, they value skills enhancement, and their goal is to out-perform their competitors. We are very excited to align our brand with the quality and excellence the team is known for and are looking forward to an exciting season of racing.” Says Mrs Rybalkina. The much anticipated unveiling of the teams’ new car will take place on the 22nd of February.

FXTM is a Global award winning forex broker who prides itself on setting industry standards through its client education programs, innovation and, customer service. Mrs Rybalkina says, “We believe that both FXTM and Sahara Force India will reach unrivalled heights this year. Individually, they are starting to make waves in their respective fields, and together they will be a formidable force.”

For more information please visit FXTM website

Disclaimer: The content in this article comprises personal opinions and ideas and should not be construed as containing personal and/or other investment advice and/or an offer of and/or solicitation for any transactions in financial instruments and/or a guarantee and/or prediction of future performance. FXTM, its affiliates, agents, directors, officers or employees do not guarantee the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information or data made available and assume no liability as to any loss arising from any investment based on the same.

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Manchester United players star in innovative new Swissquote 360˚ video

Manchester, UK: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney joins fellow Red Devils stars Sergio Romero, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in an innovative new video series launched today by the club’s global partner Swissquote, demonstrating the synergies between FX trading and football.

See the videos here: swissquote.com/360

The ‘Take the Lead’ series showcases the similarities between players and traders in a unique split screen format. Created from a point of view angle, the video details two visions in 180 degrees from the perspective of a player and a trader, giving viewers a unique 360˚ insight into the mental and physical preparation required away from the football pitch as well as with forex trading. During each video, we see each player mirroring the actions of a trader – Rooney limbers up and prepares to leave for a game, while goalkeeper Romero and his trading counterpart take us through their morning routines. We see young striker Rashford video calling and taking advice off his hero and Manchester United legend Andrew Cole, before Martial gets suited and booted for a black tie event.

Each video in the series is also set in a different living space, representing how FX trading is not restricted to the office or trading floor, but is in fact something that anyone can manage on the go in real-time in any environment.

Marc Burki, CEO and Co-Founder of Swissquote, Manchester United’s first Official Global Forex & Online Financial Trading Partner added:

“There are actually a lot of similarities between the worlds of football and trading, with regards to many of the skills and knowledge required to be successful. Through the ‘Take the Lead’ series, we wanted to highlight these emotional connections while allowing the viewer to see how they are incorporated in the Manchester United’s player’s everyday lives, through four different scenarios. The use of 360˚ technology is also perfectly aligned to our position as an innovative broker. Moreover, we recently introduced as the first bank in Europe a virtual reality trading application, especially designed for use with virtual reality helmets. ”

“At Swissquote we take pride in our tactical approach, providing quality expertise and advice which enables our clients to make the best possible decisions to stay one step ahead in the fast-paced and ever-changing world of Forex trading.”

To find out more, visit:

swissquote.com/360

To learn more about decision making in Forex, go to Swissquote Forex website:

www.swissquote.com



About Swissquote:

Swissquote Ltd is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Swissquote Bank Ltd, Switzerland's top online financial service provider and global leader in online Forex brokerage, serving more than 200 000 clients worldwide.

Swissquote Ltd provides online Forex, commodities and stock indices trading services for traders based in the European Union. The company offers popular trading platforms fully integrated into its deep liquidity and a secure, fully transparent trading model delivering precise price execution. Swissquote Ltd is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Register number 562170.

Swissquote Group Holding Ltd (SQN) is a publicly-listed company at the SIX Swiss Exchange. Swissquote Group has offices in Gland, Zurich, Berne, London, Hong Kong, Dubai and Malta.


Exness extends endangered wildlife conservation partnership with WWF

Feb. 14, 2017

As a proactive supporter of nature conservation, Exness recently renewed its partnership with World Wildlife Fund Russia, pledging funds to the conservation and reintroduction of endangered species—the polar bears and Persian leopards.

"Endangered wildlife species is a pressing issue that calls for our attention. As strong supporters of environmental protection, we want to continue working with WWF-Russia in its long-term wildlife conservation projects and improve the environment we live in," said Petr Valov, CEO of Exness.

In 2017, Exness will support two WWF projects, namely the reintroduction of a stable population of Persian leopards in Caucasus, and the prevention of human-polar bear conflicts and mitigation of consequences brought about by such conflicts. The funds will facilitate the development of recovery programs, implementation of training programs, as well as the purchase of equipment and supplies that will see to successful reintroduction and protection of the endangered wildlife.

"We are happy to continue our cooperation with Exness. Through this cooperation, we can combine efforts in the field of conservation of endangered species," commented Yury Sochnev, Head of Communications and Marketing of WWF-Russia. With a proactive attitude towards environmental issues, Exness has been a partner of WWF-Russia since 2014. For more details on the Exness-WWF cooperation, visit Exness Social Responsibility.

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Western Sydney Wanderers & AETOS Capital Group kick-off the 2017 AFC Champions League

AETOS Capital Group with 2017 AFC Champions League

The Western Sydney Wanderers last night launched their third AFC Champions League (ACL) campaign at the Hive at Rosehill Racecourse.

Hosted by Adam Peacock the night celebrated the Wanderers third entry into the ACL following last season’s league performance earning them Australia’s second place in the 2017 tournament.

Showing off the Club’s home jersey for the 2017 ACL including front-of-shirt partner, the market-leading Forex broker and CFD provider AETOS Capital Group and hosting dignitaries and business partners from Australia, China, Japan and South Korea the night was a moment to reflect on past successes and prepare for the tournament ahead which will kick-off for the Wanderers with an enticing Match Day 1 fixture with Japan heavyweights Urawa Red Diamonds.

Wanderers CEO John Tsatsimas welcomed the hundred plus guests in attendance restating the club’s vision of being a globally recognised and respected football club.

“This is why we are involved in football, to take our Club to new challenges, and prove ourselves on the global stage,” said Mr Tsatsimas.

“The ACL is a tournament we know very well and one we are always proud to be a part of entering the tournament for the third time in only our fifth season as a football club.”

“Our presence in the AFC Champions League drives cross cultural opportunities through networking, trade and tourism for Australia and opposition countries including China, Japan and South Korea.”

Senior Vice President Councillor Mike Thomas from AETOS Capital Group (AETOS) said, “football is a truly global sport, shared by an international audience, just like forex. AFC Champions League has already built an established fan base in Asia, with wide TV coverage. And now, Wanderers are trying to expand their influence from Australia to Asia, which is one of the key markets for AETOS as well. Therefore, this is a great opportunities for the two fast growing brands to work hand-in-hand on this win-win partnership opportunity. We wish Wanderers a great season in 2017! ”

The Wanderers return to Asia for the third time after winning the tournament in 2014 and narrowly missing out on a knock-out berth in the 2015 tournament.

The Western Sydney Wanderers will face Urawa Red Diamonds, FC Seoul and last night’s winner of the final Shanghai SIPG.

The Wanderers will again meet opponents FC Seoul having previously played them in both of the Club's Champions League campaigns to date.

  

Wanderers AFC Champions League 2017 Match Schedule – Group F

Match Day 1: Tuesday 21 February 2017 Western Sydney Wanderers vs Urawa Red Diamonds

Match Day 2: Tuesday 28 February 2017 Shanghai SIPG vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Match Day 3: Wednesday 15 March 2017 FC Seoul vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Match Day 4: Tuesday 11 April 2017 Western Sydney Wanderers vs FC Seoul

Match Day 5: Wednesday 26 April 2017 Urawa Red Diamonds vs Western Sydney Wanderers

Match Day 6: Wednesday 10 May 2017 Western Sydney Wanderers vs Shanghai SIPG


FXTM launches opportunity to use Gold as trading collateral, with optional physical delivery.

[06 February 2017] Global awarding-winning broker, Forextime Limited (FXTM), is delighted to announce that it now offers clients the option to buy, sell and store physical gold. Moreover, the monetary value of the gold in a client’s FXTM account (at the time of purchase) can be converted into tradable credit.

By expanding its services through one of the world’s largest online Gold investment providers, BullionVault, FXTM guarantees the highest levels of security and seamless usability, with the asset being stored inside an insured, high-security Swiss vault in Zurich. Clients can buy and sell Gold via their existing MyFXTM account, ensuring easy access to the new service. For those who wish to request physical delivery, there is also the option to have the asset delivered to their door**. Overall, this new initiative represents the broker’s first step towards providing products that are outside of FX.

Commenting on the new service, Olga Rybalkina, CEO of FXTM, said: “We have always tried to diversify our product offering at FXTM in order to cater to the localised needs of investors on a global scale, and we are excited that we are now able to offer clients even more diversity when it comes to their investment portfolio. After the extreme volatility throughout the financial markets last year, we feel that 2017 comes with new opportunities as we continue to lead the market with innovative concepts and focus on a client-centric service, with the aim of providing flexibility to investors at all different levels of experience.”

In addition to the new gold feature, FXTM offers a range of trading products, including over 60 currency pairs and spot metals, as well as, over 180 CFDs on Shares and Commodity Futures, which can be accessed via a variety of Standard and ECN trading account types. By providing a variety of investment options, FXTM clients can enjoy a tailored trading experience designed to meet their needs and experience level.

2016 was a year in which FXTM has focused largely on localization and diversifying their product portfolio to meet the different individual needs of investors. After launching their copy and social trading program – FXTM Invest – early in the year, the international broker announced the introduction of a specialized Shares account that allowed direct pricing through the NYSE and NASDAQ exchanges. Investing in client education has also remained a heavy priority, with the broker sponsoring over 50 different educational events during the course of the year.

To learn more about FXTM’s new gold offering, please visit.

*FXTM gold will be held at Bullion Vault. Any questions, queries or claims (redress) should be directed at FXTM and not Bullion Vault. Please see our full terms and conditions for full details.

**Your FXTM gold is stored and delivered by BullionVault. The countries where gold delivery is available in are: the UK, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Gibraltar, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, and the UAE.

Risk Warning: There is a high level of risk involved with trading leveraged products such as forex and CFDs. You should not risk more than you can afford to lose, it is possible that you may lose more than your initial investment. You should not trade unless you fully understand the true extent of your exposure to the risk of loss. When trading, you must always take into consideration your level of experience. If the risks involved seem unclear to you, please seek independent financial advice.


NOTES TO EDITORS

The FXTM brand provides international brokerage services and gives access to the global currency markets, offering trading in forex, precious metals, Share CFDs, ETF CFDs and CFDs on Commodity Futures. Trading is available via the MT4 and MT5 platforms with spreads starting from just 1.3 on Standard trading accounts and from 0.1 on ECN trading accounts. Bespoke trading support and services are provided based on each client’s needs and ambitions - from novices, to experienced traders and institutional investors. ForexTime Limited is regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), with license number 185/12, licensed by South Africa’s FSB with FSP number 46614, and registered with the UK FCA under reference number 600475. FT Global Limited is regulated by the International Financial Services Commission (IFSC) with license numbers IFSC/60/345/TS and IFSC/60/345/APM.


Swissquote launches the first virtual reality trading application

  • Swissquote is the first European bank to make its mark in the world of virtual reality
  • New trading app immerses the user in a 360° trading platform via their VR helmet
  • Fast Trade eye tracking technology allows the client to place a trade with a simple glance

Gland, Switzerland, February 3, 2017 – Swissquote Bank, Switzerland’s leading online bank is today launching a new virtual reality trading application, especially designed for use with virtual reality helmets.

The new app will enable the user to access the financial information that matters most to them in real time, through the medium of VR. Once the trader enters the virtual trading platform, they are surrounded by a 360° trading wall with multiple sections dedicated to SMI (Swiss Market Index), currency pairs and the main indexes. Thanks to eye-tracking technology and simply focussing on a specific stock, the trader is provided with more in-depth information. The wall within the VR trading platform is customizable with a choice of themed wallpapers recalling the Swiss origins of Swissquote.

Users who are also Swissquote clients can also log in to their profiles, view the status of their accounts and even execute a trade thanks to eye tracking technology from Fast Trade. The app allows Swissquote clients to execute the majority of the actions that they would normally carry out on the existing Swissquote app. This technology makes it possible to execute trades much more quickly and easily, by preconfiguring a number of criteria, including the preferred investment amount. By default, this amount is set at CHF 5,000. After selecting a stock, two further steps are necessary to complete the trade: clicking on "buy" and then “confirm”. Both actions are also executed using the app’s built-in eye-tracking technology.

On the launch, Paolo Buzzi, CTO at Swissquote stated: “Being at the forefront of technology is Swissquote’s signature and our new VR Trading application is another illustration of our innovative capacity. While it is true that the use of VR helmets is still marginal, building our application allows us to also perfect Swissquote’s existing applications on other devices, therefore accelerating our own technological evolution. In this way, the Fast Trade tool, initially developed for VR helmets, will eventually be usable for our Apple Watch application

Owners of VR helmets will soon have access to this innovative solution on iPhone and Android operating systems.

Download link: screenshots & photos


Swissquote’s Mobile World

Swissquote has been at the forefront of technology since its founding, particularly in the area of apps. In 2008, Swissquote was the first Swiss bank to launch its own iPhone trading application, followed by an iPad version in 2010. The two applications are now among the most popular banking apps in Apple's Swiss app store with 228,000 (iPhone) and 90,700 (iPad) downloads. In June 2015, Swissquote was the first bank with an application for the Apple Watch. 

Swissquote – The Swiss Leader in Online Banking

As a leading provider of online financial services, Swissquote offers innovative solutions and analysis tools to meet the wide range of demands and needs of its clients. As well as various online trading services, the user-friendly platform also provides solutions for eForex, ePrivate Banking and eMortgage. In addition to a low-cost service for private clients, Swissquote also offers specialized services for independent asset managers and corporate clients. Swissquote Bank Ltd. holds a banking license issued by its supervisory authority the Swiss Federal Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and is a member of the Swiss Bankers Association. Its mother company, Swissquote Group Holding Ltd., is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (symbol: SQN).

For further information, please contact:

Nadja Keller
Swissquote Media Relations Manager
Tel. +41 44 825 88 01
nadja.keller@swissquote.ch

Maria Diviney
Shepard Fox Communications
Tel. +44 2033 184491 
Mob. +44 7444 314547
maria.diviney@shepard-fox.com


Charterprime Announces Q4 2016 Trading Statistics

Charterprime

Charterprime is an international financial group specialising in the brokerage of financial products and foreign exchange. In an effort to increase stakeholder engagement and transparency, Charterprime has committed to releasing regular performance statistics for its business henceforth and has detailed its Q4 2016 trading statistics.

2016 was a record year for Charterprime. For the last quarter of 2016 (Q4) alone, the retail trading volume in Charterprime reached USD$59.6billion*, which was higher than the projected trading volume of $50 billion. Charterprime foresees trading volumes to grow 30% in 2017 with its increased efforts in client acquisition and new product development.

In 2016, Charterprime has not only formed partnerships with Tune Group and other institutional investors, but has also seen a huge increase in support from retail investors and traders. Charterprime executed close to 6 million trades throughout the year (or, an average of 1.5 million trades per quarter). The robust growth prompted expansion and hiring, as well as the setup of two new offices which will soon be operating in the Asian region.

Simon Stephen and Mathew Tate, the managing partners of Charterprime commented:

“The release of these performance statistics is one of our initiatives to increase transparency, as well as confidence in our business. We will continue to release such statistics and hope to display our commitment in improving our business through such efforts.”

* This figure is not a full representation of Charterprime’s total trading volume to protect the interests of Charterprime’s clients.

Notes to Media

About Charterprime

<0>Charterprime is an international financial group specialising in the brokerage of financial products and foreign exchange. The company’s objective is to maintain its award-winning OTC derivatives offering and continue its expansion throughout the Asia Pacific region. Charterprime will focus on upholding its reputation as a transparent and trustworthy provider as it grows its financial services offering and global reach.

For further information about Charterprime, kindly visit http://www.charterprime.com

For more information, please contact:

Jian Lun, Tan

pr@charterprime.com

Charterprime (Head of Marketing)


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