"We will outline the many advantages of trading with AvaTrade at Finance Indaba 2017, such as regulation, variety, technology, service and all the other great features we offer our clients," says Dáire Ferguson, CEO of AvaTrade, a silver partner at the Finance Indaba Africa 2017 on 12 and 13 October 2017 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.
In the coming weeks and months, we will be chatting to all the Indaba partners, asking them why they are joining the event and what their most important message for finance professionals is
The Finance Indaba is the biggest annual event on the continent for financial managers and specialists who are seeking partnerships to drive progress. Thousands of delegates will gain valuable insights into realising financial performance and growth, becoming more efficient and accessing funding, among a host of other opportunities from leading players in financial services.
Why will you be present at the Finance Indaba?
"One of the goals we set for ourselves for this year is to increase our global reach and presence – something that has been very successful in 2017 already – as we’ve opened multiple new offices in several jurisdictions. Our participation in this esteemed conference for the first time is further evidence of our expansion plans in new markets."
What will you be talking about or showcasing?
"We will outline the many advantages of trading with AvaTrade, such as regulation, variety, technology, service and all the other great features we offer our clients. We will focus on our latest projects; the new trading app – AvaTradeGO – and our strength in the crypto trading arena, among many other exciting new developments."
What challenges can you help finance professionals/firms with in 2017?
Ava is regulated in six different jurisdictions – (which I believe is the highest on the whole industry) – and we are constantly adding to this. Regulation provides clients with the ultimate protection and AvaTrade wants to ensure our clients feel confident to trade with a respectable and trustworthy broker, that will fulfill all their trading requirements. AvaTrade aims to work with all our global and local partners to ensure we work in coordinated manner to deliver the optimal solution for our clients in a secure trading environment.
What growth have you seen in the forex trading market since your establishment?
"The trading world in general has completely changed its face several times since we started in 2006. There are always new clients and the competition is tougher than ever. We constantly need to find new and better ways to reach them, as well as comply with the different regulations and rules from around the world, which are also changing and providing us with a challenge. Every challenge creates new opportunities for those that seek to meet and mitigate the challenges at all levels."
How is AvaTrade catering for the increase in interest in cryptocurrencies?
"AvaTrade was one of the first brokers to offer Bitcoin as a trading instruments, and today we are also leading the industry with no less than seven cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Ethereum Classics, Ripple, Dash and Litecoin. As this market is constantly evolving, AvaTrade aims to consistently stay ahead of our competitors and bring the latest developments to our traders as first-to-market at all times."
Do you provide educational resources for novice traders?
"Much of our activity is focused on traders who are making their first steps in the trading world, and we provide them a full umbrella and step by step guidance. We have a variety of educational materials on our website, and a website solely dedicated to education – www.SharpTrader.com. We are constantly upgrading and enhancing this essential tool – so be prepared for an even better educational experience soon."