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Chris Gore

Chris Gore

Go Markets
About the company

GO Markets was founded in 2006 in Melbourne, Australia and is a financial services provider of online Foreign Exchange (Forex) trading services, offering Margin FX and CFD Trading to individuals and institutional clients. Widely regarded as the provider that introduced Meta Trader 4 (“MT4”) to Australian, GO Markets have a qualified team of specialists with in-depth knowledge and invaluable experience with the online trading platform.

GO Markets is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.

About Chris Gore

Christopher Gore is the Chief Executive Officer of GO Markets. Having joined GO Markets as an Analyst in 2009, Chris went onto be becoming a Director and Responsible Manager in 2013.

Chris’s journey in financial markets began in the early 2000’s with a special interest in charting and analysis, before taking a role as a sales trader at IG Group in 2005, and later as a market analyst and commentator. He was also a regular contributor for financial news television and publications between 2007 and 2013 with both IG and GO Markets.

During his career, Chris developed a keen interest in regulatory compliance and sought to promote the importance of compliance within the industry and all divisions of the GO Markets’ business. Chris has contributed to a number of regulatory and industry discussions and adopts a proactive approach to compliance and risk management

CFD & FX Forum Director Paul Casey, Head of Compliance at CMC Markets

Paul Casey

CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
About the company

CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Ltd (ABN 11 100 058 213) (AFSL 238054) was founded in 2002 and is based in Sydney.  It forms part of the broader CMC Markets Group operating in Beijing, Sydney, Milan, Singapore, Auckland, London, Frankfurt and Toronto.  CMC Markets is a participant of the ASX and provides online stock broking services including shares, options, listed managed investments, warrants, interest rate securities along with CFDs and Margined FX trading.  Key acquisitions in the course of CMC Markets Group’s expansion have included Australian stockbroker Andrew West & Co. Goldman Sachs was CMC Markets’ first institutional shareholder when it purchased a 10% stake in the company in 2007.

About Paul Casey

Paul Casey is a current Director of the Australian Retail OTC Derivative Association and Director, Company Secretary and Head of Compliance and Operational Risk for CMC Markets Asia Pacific regional companies. He also currently sits on the Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX) Tribunal.

Paul has over 25 years experience in Banking and Finance. He joined CMC in 2009 and was previously employed for 15 years at St.George Institutional Bank (IBB) as Head of Compliance, BCM and AML/CTF Officer. He provided effective strategies for control over all compliance risks, promoting compliance awareness and ensuring compliance in all areas of business conducted by IBB including Treasury & Capital Markets, Securitisation, Structured Investments, Cashflow Finance, Corporate & Business Banking, Retail and Wholesale Finance, Property Finance and Business & Equipment Finance.

Paul obtained the Certified Compliance Professional qualification from the Australasian Compliance Institute in 2006 and holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Economics and Commerce respectively, as well as a Diploma in Marketing.

John Blundell

John Blundell

Gain Capital
About the company

GAIN Capital was founded in 1999 with a clear mission: to provide traders with low cost access to foreign exchange markets. Since then, GAIN Capital has expanded its product offering and global reach, and now provides a diverse mix of both retail and institutional investors access to thousands of OTC and exchange-traded markets.

GAIN Capital and its affiliated companies are committed to delivering competitive pricing, reliable trade execution, premium trading tools and comprehensive research to help clients succeed. As a global, publicly traded company, GAIN must meet the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure.

GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, and has a global presence with 450 staff across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

About John Blundell

John Blundell is a current Director, Responsible Manager and Head of Compliance at Gain Capital Australia Pty Ltd. Prior to joining Gain in 2015, John was previously employed by ASIC in the Financial Markets Infrastructure and Market Participant Supervision divisions for over 5 years, and also at the ASX/SFE in Futures Market Supervision for a further 5 years. John has significance experience in derivatives market regulation and compliance from both a regulatory and industry perspective. John holds an Honours Degree in Economics and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Kevin Algeo

Kevin Algeo

IG Markets
About the company

IG launched as the first CFD provider in Australia in 2002 and is a global leader in online trading, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets – including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.

Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, IG’s aim is to become the default choice for active traders globally. It is already an award-winning multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex, and it launched an execution-only stockbroking service in the UK and Ireland in September 2014.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the US, where it offers limited risk derivatives contracts via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, July 2014.

Tamas Szabo

Pepperstone Group Limited

Tamas Szabo is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Pepperstone and former Head of IG Group’s Asia Pacific business. Tamas was also previously the Managing Director for IG Group Australian operations.

Tamas has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Finance from London School of Economics and University College London, and also holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).