A new year, a new era of innovation, and in the fast-moving FX industry, those at the cutting edge who…
A new year, a new era of innovation, and in the fast-moving FX industry, those at the cutting edge who are not content with simply going through the motions and emulating their peers before heading home at the end of the working day will likely reveal yet more industry-changing developments.
To give an insight into the personality, charisma and just what makes such things happen, FinanceFeeds met with some of the movers and shakers of the industry for an open and casual discussion on what the industry is likely to look like, with a splash of comedy for those who appreciate.
Ilan Azbel, CEO of Autochartist gave a very upbeat synopsis of how his company disrupted financial technology and is heading into 2016 with a world first having recently been launched.
“The biggest things for us in 2015 have been the release of Autochartist’s own automated trading strategy, release of our embedded MT4 market scanner, and our investment in OneStepRemoved” said Mr. Azbel.
“The MT4 scanner product is pretty revolutionary so we are hoping to get good traction with that this year. We have yet to see if we make progress on the algo side – it seems that broker’s are adamant about making their traders lose money and we find most of them shying away from products that have a hint of profitability for their custom” – Ilan Azbel, CEO, Autochartist
Ok, so nobody is perfect. What is the biggest thing you can improve on from last year?
Mr. Azbel, who no doubt is recognized and held in very high regard by many senior executives in this industry, is most certainly the friendly face of technological innovation for traders and brokerages. With his inimitable smile, he replied “My wife tells me I need to shave more often, have haircuts more often and work less. I am trying to achieve all three; you know what they say “happy wife, happy life”. On the work front: I am going to try get to visit all my customers more often. By living in the middle of Texas one can get pretty isolated, but I am starting to get on a plane more often.”
If we are sitting here in one year from now discussing what you as a company have achieved in 2016, what do you hope to be the big achievements?
Mr. Azbel explained “I really want to cross the 500,000 user mark in Autochartist, and get to $10m assets under management in our automated strategies. Big goals, lets see what we can do!” He enthused.
If your company morphed into a super-hero or animal in 2016; what would it be?
Mr. Azbel was as quick off the mark as his Chevrolet Camaro. “Of course there isn’t an ounce of hesitation when I say Batman. Here is a picture of me driving with my top down in my Batman costume during Halloween 2012!”
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