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Movers & Shakers! James Glyde and high tech trading platforms

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.


Trading platforms and mobile applications have become so advanced and echo the requirements of increasingly sophisticated traders. Spotware Systems’ James Glyde looks to the future.

What’s new?

Lots and since one of the prerequisites of this was to answer these questions with a few beers, I am finishing off some of the left-over NYE party stock. I will do my best to remember as much as I can. In 2015 we added a whole bunch of stuff to cTrader and cBroker and I really struggled keeping up with the email updates, press releases and follow up questions from the likes of you [FinanceFeeds]. The focus of this year was introducing components to cTrader to compliment it as the go-to platform for CFD traders and brokers.

Now you will see hundreds and hundreds of symbols in our cTrader Demo covering Equities, Indices and ETF iShares all of which are displayed beautifully. We of course released cMirror, our mirror trading platform which has been massively successful and fun to watch grow. We added 50+ new features to help improve the experience our traders have, as you know, they are the ones who vote for the features we add :).

Ok, so nobody is perfect. What is the biggest thing you can improve on from last year?

The biggest thing we can improve on from 2015 is our mobile phone apps and luckily that will be completed in the first month of 2016. They are incredible! I wasted half a day yesterday just playing around with the new features in absolute awe of everything about them. I think I can justify those hours as company research can’t I :)?

Funniest thing/ incident that happened in the office last year? Any cringe / epic fail moments?

We are way too serious for shenanigans! While I do wear my sense of humour on my sleeve and we do have a laugh; I can’t recall anything which falls under the categories you have given. Don’t get me wrong; coffee gets spilt and chairs break, these are every day office incidents :).

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?

If I told you everything we have planned there would be little surprise. What I will say is we have dozens of new features lined up for 2016 and a huge release in-store for January alongside our mobile apps :).

If your company morphed into a super-hero or animal in 2016; what would it be?

Well it could be any super-hero, since at Spotware we make the world a better place for traders. If I had to decide it would have to be a tie between Quicksilver due to our rapid execution speed and Batman because he is awesome, but also he has lots of gadgets and cool stuff, guess what, so do we!


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