EightCap taps ex-Pepperstone Martin Doepke for Strategic Partnerships

Rick Steves

Like other retail FX and CFD trading firms in Australia, Eightcap is likely to experience a drop in trading volumes from Q2 onwards. Successful strategic partnerships might steer the broker in the right direction as competition becomes fierce.

EightCap has appointed Martin Doepke as Global Head of Strategic Partnerships, based in Australia, in a time retail brokers there come to terms with the new restrictions on CFD products.

Mr. Doepke joins the retail FX and CFD broker from Pepperstone, where he played a number of roles since 2011. The executive comes from a Psychology background and, after a few stints at the National Australia Bank, he joined Pepperstone.

At Pepperstone, he worked as Head of Banking and Payment Services, where he managed domestic and international trading deposits, currency conversions, and withdrawals, as well as account keeping, client reporting, fraud detection, and technical support for MetaTrader 4.

He was then promoted to Head of Customer Experience and HR Advisor, taking overall responsibility for the customer experience, including monitoring the trading environment, client inflows & conversions, technical remote support, business performance reporting, business development, insights about Introducing brokers and accounts, customer feedback, and mentoring support staff.

Mr. Doepke’s skills didn’t come unnoticed at Pepperstone and he was then promoted to Head of Partners, where he would focus on business development and maintaining relationships with institutional partners.

For three and a half years, he developed solutions for CPA and revenue share Affiliates to optimize performance, reported on partner performance, developed partner strategy and marketing campaigns, and helped develop strategies and processes regarding partnerships.

In regard to EightCap’s strategic partnerships, the firm has recently announced a deal with Capitalise.ai, a provider of trading automation and analysis platform, where users can now fully automate their trading strategies using free-style text and get insights from its analytics tool.

“We’re excited to offer Capitalise.ai’s trading automation and analytics on our platform and expand the range of options for our clients as we continue to build a home for MetaTrader users,” said Joel Murphy, CEO, Eightcap.

“Capitalise.ai has made it simple and compelling for traders on all levels to create automated trading strategies with it’s super-easy, feature-packed trading platform. We’re thrilled to integrate Capitalise.ai on the Eightcap platform, so our clients can gain the highest trading experience and amplify their performance.”

Eightcap users will have access to automation and analytic tools, including backtesting, loop strategies, and smart notifications.

Amir Shiovich, Capitlise.ai CTO and Co-Founder: “2020 has been a big year for online trading. I am excited to partner with Eightcap, a globally trusted broker, as we continue to make automatic trading and analytics accessible to all types of traders. With this new partnership, we look forward to adding real, tangible value to Eightcap’s traders and maximize trading opportunities for users looking to make the most of this bullish market.”

Eightcap is based in Melbourne, Australia, home of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission, the financial watchdog that imposed restrictions on CFD products that entered into effect on March 29.

Like other retail FX and CFD trading firms in Australia, Eightcap is likely to experience a drop in trading volumes from Q2 onwards. Successful strategic partnerships might steer the broker in the right direction as competition becomes fierce.

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