Investment outlook 2023 made by OctaFX

February 1, 2023, 4:42 pm UTC.

Investment outlook 2023 made by OctaFX

If we speak about the stock market, we should not be critical, as the decrease in the value of assets was mixed and there are even positive moments:

  • The Energy sector is a striking example; it added 52% for the year and is, in fact, the only sector in the green zone.  
  • Utilities and Consumer Staples have proven to be defensive equities (and practically unchanged). 
  • Healthcare fell less than the entire market (8% drop in total).
  • Other cyclical sectors (Basic Materials, Industrials, Financials) have recovered over the past two months, resulting in a decline of about 10%.
  • The Telecommunications, Technology, Real Estate and Consumer Discretionary sectors, which are sensitive to rising interest rates, remain deep in the negative zone.

We have taken all these trends into review and provided you with the most probable scenario of the situation. The following research aims to let our clients know the 2023 trends in the assets they trade (currency pairs and stocks). 

We’ve highlighted two sets of information. In the first part we look at trends in the macroeconomics of countries and forecast the value of the U.S. dollar, and in the second part we share a vision about key industries that we think will perform in 2023.

As we said, this outlook will be of primary interest to our clients, because they can use all the asset types and market situations discussed to execute trades on their accounts. 

United States & US Dollar.

We expect the U.S. recession to continue in the first half of 2023, then recover and rebound, gaining strength by the end of 2023:  

  • The business cycle will outpace the economic cycle. Market players will be more optimistic, setting the stage for public equities valuation growth. Nevertheless, the full-year targets for U.S. economic growth and inflation may reflect a mostly recessionary outlook—we forecast that the inflation shock of the last 18 months has stopped—core inflation will slow from 5% now to 3% at the end of 2023. The unemployment rate will rise from 3.5% to 4.0% by year-end. 
  • We believe that in order to contain inflation (on the background of stronger real income growth), the U.S. Fed will raise the rate three more times in 25 bps increments to a peak of 5–5.25%. We also do not expect a rate cut in 2023. 
  • Based on the above, the US dollar’s rise may slow and possibly reverse due to a slowdown in inflation and monetary policy easing by the US Federal Reserve starting in the second quarter (March–April) of 2023.

Global economies

US economic resilience is contrasted with a European recession and a boomy reopening in China. The energy supply shock resulting from the Russia-Ukraine war will contribute to weaker growth in the Eurozone. The situation in Asia-Pacific (APAC) mirrors that of China’s reopening and their rejection of zero tolerance Covid in China

Commodity still looks attractive 

  • All commodities had a strong two-year run, and we expect this rally to continue, including Energy. The bullish super cycle that began in March 2020 continues. The lack of supply, which contributed to positive commodity returns in 2021 and 2022, will continue into 2023.
  • OPEC+ has taken key strategic steps to minimise supply while maximising the price. U.S. preferences are increasingly shifting toward renewable energy, while Russian oil is subject to restraining sanctions. The implication is that falling global oil production will contribute to higher prices over the next few years. Thus, the International Energy Association (EIA) forecasts production growth of 1% in 2023, which with the average assumed growth of global GDP of 1.8%, creates these prerequisites (see fig.). 

  • However, in 2023, commodity prices may reverse as we expect a recession in the first half of the year. Once recession fears subside in the second half and demand starts to pick up, we expect commodity prices to start rising. Our year-end forecast is $95 for Brent and $91 for WTI.

In the stock market, we identify two sectors that, for different reasons, have growth potential and could be attractive in 2023, but at the same time do not rule out separate market stories with other stocks:

Big Techs have big trends

After the technology crash of 2022, some companies are still struggling to recover, and investors may think that the best days of technology companies have passed. 

Ambitious plans can definitely be pushed aside. For the technology sector, 2023 is a year of uncertainty and skills shortages. This puts a strain on all activities in 2023. 

Companies are focused on optimising business processes and reducing budgets, which, in our opinion, will have a negative impact on growth stocks.

However, we see the negative market sentiment as a great opportunity for the “Big Techs” (Apple, Microsoft, Nvidia, Visa, etc.), as their businesses have become well-established.

We believe that rising interest rates and macroeconomic and geopolitical concerns have simply distracted investors from long-term trends that create growth opportunities for companies in Semiconductors, Cloud technologies and 5G.

(Our clients can trade 22 shares in this sector)

Healthcare—good fundamentals creating upside opportunity

In the first half of 2022, we saw a massive selloff across the entire spectrum of the market, and the Healthcare sector is no exception. But with so much negative sentiment already factored into stock prices, the fundamentals become quite interesting and speak to the undervaluation of this category of stocks. If confirmed by investors’ willingness to buy, the healthcare sector could rise in 2023.

Another tailwind is worth highlighting: The US Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed into law in August 2022, included a 3-year extension of enhanced subsidies for consumers who purchase health coverage on the Affordable Care Act marketplaces. This is a benefit to health insurers offering Medicare and/or Medicaid plans.

Regardless of where the U.S. markets go next, the Healthcare sector may offer a combination of protective and growth characteristics that could be attractive in a variety of scenarios.

(Our clients can trade 22 shares in this sector).

The Bottom Line

Due to the fact that business cycles outpace economic cycles, we believe that cyclical stocks have growth potential first and foremost.

We believe that the themes described in this review are the key ones that will drive the world economy.  We deliberately divided the forecasts into America and non-America, understanding that the U.S. dollar is the main measure of the state of the world economy. And within 2023, the U.S. dollar tends to decline, which is a leading positive signal for the global economy and all categories of public equities.

January 25, 2023, 1:03 pm UTC.

10 People Who Could Move the Markets in 2023

#10 – Mark Zuckerberg

The CEO of Meta Platforms is now a household name. Renaming Facebook to Meta Platforms and investing heavily into virtual reality (VR) headsets were giant leaps into the immersive virtual. Investors were however, not too impressed with changes at the company and the stock lost around 70% in 2022. This brought him down to $140 billion of net worth after losing $100 billion hours after the announcement. Zuck’s excitement around the Metaverse’s prospects could continue to drive sentiment around NFTs and cryptos. Commentary around the economy and Meta Platforms’ layoffs (13% of its workforce) may also impact markets in 2023.

#9 – Janet Yellen

Yellen created history in 2021 by becoming the first person to simultaneously head the White House Council of Economic Advisors, Federal Reserve, and US Treasury Department. Yellen is the current Secretary of the Treasury. The admirer of “cool rocks” has a net worth of $20 million. Yellen has always been an economic dove. In 2022, she rejected the notion of high inflation being a consequence of the pandemic-related incentives and said it would not last long. She has also been vocal about the US not heading into a recession. Yellen’s moves to end the Russia-Ukraine conflict could continue to lift market sentiment.

#8 – Changpeng Zhao

The founder and CEO of Binance has a vision to make the exchange a bridge between crypto and fiat currency. Binance is the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, with a daily trade volume of about $9.5 trillion, which is close to 67% of the digital money market and has become competition free after the FTX debacle. The Chinese-born math whiz had initially offered to buy FTX, the second most popular crypto-exchange. However, he narrowly escaped the turbulence as FTX came crashing down. Zhao has been listed among the top 150 richest people in the world by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and has a net worth of $13 billion. 

#7 – Marry Barra

The first woman to run one of the three biggest automakers in the US, Marry Barra has plans for General Motors to sell only zero-emission vehicles by 2035. Barra drove GM to eliminate gender gap in payrolls and GM has invested billions in electric vehicles, self-driving cars and the ride-share service Maven under her guidance. Barra’s net worth is estimated at $94 million. Her ambition is to overtake Tesla by selling 1 million electric vehicles by 2025 and double General Motor’s annual revenues to $280 billion by the end of the decade. 

#6 – Christine Lagarde

Lagarde is the first woman to become finance and economy minister of France, head of the International Monetary Fund and President of the ECB. She has had a tough tenure, assuming office in November 2019, with many European countries dealt a hard blow by covid lockdowns and economic impact. The Eurozone experienced record-breaking double-digit inflation that was worsened by the energy crisis resulting from the Russia-Ukraine war. As soon as Lagarde decided to curb inflation with interest rate hikes, the euro collapsed by 20% and fell below the US dollar for the first time in 20 years. She has been struggling to avert a bond market crisis and sovereign debt defaults, despite raising interest rates and easing asset purchases. Lagarde has indicated that inflation in the Eurozone has “not peaked out” yet, hinting at further monetary tightening. 

#5 – Jerome Powell

The Fed chief has the power to move markets every time he announces the country’s monetary policy and makes comments around inflation. His net worth is estimated at $50 million. Powell’s hawkish stance on inflation by consecutive and massive interest rate hikes throughout 2022 fuelled recessionary fear. Although, his monetary tightening is expected to continue in 2023, the pace of hikes may be less aggressive. Powell in his last press conference in 2022, said he was looking at a price-gauge across the service sectors, as the labour markets hold the key to understanding inflation.

#4 – Joe Biden

Biden had served as the US Vice President under Barak Obama and defeated Donald Trump in the US Democratic Presidential elections in late 2020. Last year was rough for the markets, with the S&P 500 declining 20%. Biden is only second to Herbert Hoover, whose Presidential reign saw the worst year for the financial markets. Biden announced the largest-ever Strategic Petroleum Reserve release to tackle surging oil and gas prices. This led to a massive decline in oil prices in 2022. Biden also sanctioned the ramping up of domestic oil production, with the aim of leading global oil supply. The Democratic Party is now facing an unprecedented challenge of historically high inflation, which could continue to impact the US dollar and equity markets.

#3 – Xi Jinping

The President of People’s Republic of China, dubbed as the “Emperor of Everything”, was initially declared as “princeling” when he first got elected as Chinese Communist Party leader and then President. The leader of the world’s most populated country scrapped the term limits by amending the Chinese constitution empowering him to hold the chair for life. He is known for his slogan “Chinese Dream,” which in his words is the “Road to Rejuvenation” of the country. Perhaps not the Chinese Dream, but Xi Jinping’s dream seems to have come true, with a net worth of $1.2 billion. The US-China trade war, China’s controversial zero-covid policy and crackdowns on the private sector have cost the Chinese market billions of dollars. Although Jinping supported Russia on the Ukraine conflict, he has abided by Western sanctions. 

#2 – Vladimir Putin

The President of the world’s 11th largest economy, Putin has been the premier of Russia since 1999 and has almost always been elected by a large majority (76% in 2018). In 2020, Putin signed an executive order for amending the Russian Constitution to allow him to run for another two six-year terms. In February 2022, Putin announced a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The war led to sanctions against Russia and oil supply shortages, stroking the worst recessionary fears. The sanctions caused Russian stocks to crash, sending the MOEX index lower by 44% in 2022, the worst year since 2008. This shook the global markets, fuelling inflation and causing a major energy crisis across Europe. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and a pullback on energy supplies caused the euro to reach parity with the US dollar. It has also caused food supply shortages in the region. The Bank of Russia could join other central banks in raising interest rates in 2023, if it continues to face labour shortages and import restrictions. Russia’s central bank has kept its key interest rate at 7.5% so far. An end of the war with Ukraine could lift all financial markets around the globe in 2023.

#1 – Elon Musk

The CEO of Tesla, SpaceX and now Twitter always manages to stay in the news! Musk heads all product design, engineering and global manufacturing of Tesla’s EVs and solar energy products. In January 2021, Musk changed his Twitter bio to #bitcoin, sending the cryptocurrency 20% higher in just a few hours. Towards the middle of the year, he suggested he had fallen out of love with it and tweeted about Tesla’s plans to no longer accept Bitcoin payments. The crypto immediately fell from more than $54,800 to around $45,700, hitting its lowest since March 1, 2021. Musk had a similar effect on Dogecoin. When he tweeted about this crypto in 2021, the price of Dogecoin skyrocketed more than 300% in four hours.  The CEO of Tesla grabbed the headlines with his acquisition of Twitter for $44 billion. However, Tesla shareholders have been wary of the boss being distracted with Twitter. This sentiment pushed shares of Tesla lower by more than 50% over the past six months. Tesla’s fate could create opportunities for other EV markets in the US and China. Musk’s tweets may also continue to cause ripples in the cryptocurrencies.

We’ve had a stormy start to 2023 and it could be another turbulent year for the financial markets. Contentworks Agency is the leading content marketing agency for the finance space. Talk to us about content for your bank, forex broker or fintech.


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September 5, 2022, 10:07 am UTC.

Last Chance to Register and Join Industry Leaders at the Largest Financial B2B EXPO

iFX EXPO Asia 2022 is scheduled for 13-15 September and will take place in Bangkok for the first time ever. The largest financial B2B EXPO will be held in the impressive Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld and will bring together thousands of top professionals from online trading, financial services and fintech industry from all over the world.

This iFX EXPO Edition’s Highlights

The first EXPO day kicks off with a candid “Industry Inside Out” discussion panel featuring chief executives of market-leading financial brands.  

Daniela Egli (Cyprus CEO & COO, Skilling), Alex Mackinnon (CEO, Finalto Asia), Mario Singh (Founder & Chairman, Fullerton Markets), Iskandar Najjar (Group CEO, Equiti Group), Benjamin Chang (CEO, Swissquote Asia), Jeff Hsu (CEO, ATFX Southeast Asia) are only a few of our esteemed speakers and panellists.

Topics like digitalization; financial services regulations and their impact on the industry; liquidity in APAC; Web 3.0, Metaverse and the business opportunities they offer, will keep the debate alive as other distinguished speakers take the stage. For a complete overview of the topics and speaker lineup, view the agenda.

Thought leaders and influencers, along with 100+ leading brands from the industry, will come together for 2+ days of business collaboration, networking and insightful talks. Here is what some of our panellists say:

Daniela Egli (Cyprus CEO & Group COO, Skilling): “Bringing so many successful professionals together is a formula for launching into a very captivating and insightful discussion. The audience will hear first-hand thoughts from top CEOs in our industry and their views on the many challenges we navigate through and the opportunities we can leverage on.”

Iskandar Najjar (Group CEO, Equiti Group): “The IFX Expo Asia presents a great opportunity to meet, mingle and collaborate with new and longstanding peers and partners in the Southeast Asia region.”

Mario Singh (Founder & Chairman, Fullerton Markets): I am personally looking forward to two things: the collective growth of our industry’s ecosystem and the renewing of ties with many friends and industry players post-pandemic. We are always Stronger Together.” 

John Murillo (Chief Dealing Officer, B2Broker): The show offers us an excellent opportunity to meet potential and existing clients and business partners, discuss new trends, and exhibit all of our latest products. Our team finds iFX Expo an excellent platform for promoting our brand and raising awareness of our services.”

The Online Registration to be Closed Soon, so Don’t Miss Out

To attend iFX EXPO Asia 2022, participants must first register to receive a Free pass.

The pass grants access to unparalleled networking with industry leaders and decision makers, entry to the Speaker Hall and Idea Hub, free admission to the impressive iFX EXPO Welcome and Night Party events, and other complimentary perks.

Only two weeks until iFX EXPO kicks off in Bangkok! Register NOW.

September 2, 2022, 10:02 am UTC.

BREINROCK Appoints Anne-Marie Vukovic as Chief Operating Officer

The appointment comes at an auspicious moment for the company as it seeks to expand its outreach in the UK and worldwide. At the helm of BREINROCK’s UK office, Anne-Marie Vukovic will oversee the company’s operations in the country and build the global business development strategy centered on digital asset business development.

Zoran Radovanovic, BREINROCK CEO said: “I am delighted to welcome Anne-Marie Vukovic to BREINROCK. As we expand our product range and onboard more corporate and retail clients worldwide, we needed an expert such as Anne-Marie at the heart of our operations to ensure procedures are being followed down to a T and to orchestrate our growth strategy. I look forward to achieving great things with Anne-Marie Vukovic chairing our London office.”

Before joining BREINROCK, Vukovic was the Head of Growth at Libertex Group, a leading brokerage firm with several offices throughout Europe, including the UK. In her role, she was responsible for defining and managing the financial firm’s acquisition and retention strategies from conceptualisation to execution and optimisation. During her tenure, Vukovic contributed significantly to the company’s sales and marketing strategy, focusing on omnichannel expansion. 

With over 12 years of experience in growth marketing, working with several world-class eCommerce, fintech and financial brands globally, she brings a fresh perspective on mobile user acquisition, programmatic advertising, and omnichannel strategy orchestration. 

Speaking about her new appointment with BREINROCK, Vukovic said: “I’m excited to join BREINROCK and contribute to growing its brand and next-gen product suite. I am thrilled to help further BREINROCK’s mission and build region-focused business development strategies.”


BREINROCK is an EMI with operations in the EU, UK, Canada, and the Middle East. Voted “Best Electronic Money Institution” in 2021 and 2022, the company focuses on developing global cross-border payment solutions. BREINROCK has offices in London, Toronto, Limassol, and a new office in Dubai, as of last month. More information is available at

July 11, 2022, 12:29 pm UTC.

iFX EXPO Asia 2022 to be Held in Bangkok for the First Time

Following a successful event in Limassol, Cyprus, iFX EXPO is back with its next edition, iFX EXPO Asia 2022! The largest B2B expo for the financial sector is scheduled for 13-15 September. 

While iFX EXPO Asia has previously been held in cities including Macau and Hong Kong, due to popular demand, this years’ show will take place in Bangkok for the very first time. The chosen location is the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld – an impressive venue conveniently located in the heart of the capital’s business district. 

Launched in 2012, iFX EXPO has a long and illustrious history of bringing together thought leaders and industry influencers from across the world. Not only does the event provide a perfect platform to network with industry leaders and present your brand on a global scale, but it is also known for its impressive parties.

What to Expect in Bangkok

Expertly organised by Ultimate Fintech for more than a decade, iFX EXPO Asia 2022 promises 2 days of valuable insights, brand building and business collaborations. This is where finance firms will have the opportunity to meet decision-makers and gain visibility into the future of the sector through talks by industry visionaries.

With a track record of 20+ expos that have seen thousands of attendees, exhibitors and sponsors, the iFX EXPO Asia 2022 event is expected to be attended by Technology and Services Providers, Retail and Institutional Brokers, Payments, Banks and Liquidity Providers, Affiliates and IBs, Digital Assets and Blockchain firms, and Regulation and Compliance authorities.

The event commences with a Welcome Party, giving everyone the chance to meet before the exhibition gets started. Both expo days will offer vast exhibition space for brands to showcase their innovative solutions, key insights and predictions for the finance sector with insightful talks at the Speaker Hall and Idea Hub by top industry speakers, and plenty of meeting spots. The organisers also have a Night Party planned, which will be an exciting and informal way to network with other attendees. 

The agenda for the sessions at the Speaker Hall and Idea Hub is still being finalised. If there is a particular topic you would like to hear on stage or if you would like to get involved with a speaking opportunity, the organisers are welcoming suggestions and applications now. Shape the discussion of iFX EXPO Asia by completing this form

Participate in iFX EXPO Asia 2022

The event has already attracted a very high level of interest and the exhibition booths and sponsorship slots are selling out fast. A booth at the event is an excellent way to showcase your company’s brand value, USPs and innovative offerings. Exhibitors at past iFX EXPO shows have included many leading finance and fintech brands with industry giants and fast-growing start-ups. 

Sponsorships give brands the chance to make a memorable impression on attendees. There are multiple packages to choose from. Each ensures visibility for the sponsor brand, both online and at the venue itself, from being featured on the expo’s social media and website to branding at key spots at the exhibition. 

With booths and sponsorship slots filling up fast, brands that wish to maximise their exposure at the event should email the Ultimate Fintech sales team as soon as possible. If you are interested in attending, you can register via the event website now

Will you be attending iFX EXPO Asia? 

May 4, 2022, 10:17 am UTC.

Last Chance to Book Your Booth for iFX EXPO International 2022

Welcome to the iFX EXPO, the world’s first and largest financial business to business exhibition. This year, iFX EXPO International 2022 is going to be bigger than ever.

The organisers are planning 2+ days of networking and engaging with the titans of the industry from the 7th to the 9th of June in Limassol, Cyprus. From Online Trading, to Financial Services, and Fintech, they’re giving you the opportunity for invaluable conversations.

This is the event for:

  • Technology & Service Providers
  • Digital Assets & Blockchain
  • Retail & Institutional Brokers
  • Payments, Banks & Liquidity Providers
  • Affiliates & IBs
  • Regulation & Compliance

The Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center will play host to the attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors which include successful start-ups, leading international brands, and industry giants.  

The events kicks off with a welcome party taking place on the night of the 7th of June at Columbia Beach with a show-stopping night party also planned at Theama Venue on the evening of the 8th. There are several luxurious hotels ready to accommodate you such as the Parklane Resort & Spa, Amara Hotel, St. Raphael Resort and The Royal Apollonia, with pickup points to take you to the Expo venue on the days of the show. 

The deadline for their Early Bird promotion has been officially extended to the 10th of May. Certain business categories are eligible for the Early Bird completely FREE of charge. Head over to register to see whether you qualify.

As you can imagine, the exclusivity of the iFX EXPO International 2022 makes booths limited in number and only the last few sponsorships remain. The deadline for registering your company’s booth is fast approaching so this is your last chance to book. Do not let the opportunity pass you by. Contact [email protected] and secure your spot. 

With just over a month to go, Ultimate Fintech are more excited than ever to once again bring you all together for an unforgettable few days. From the exhibitors, to the sponsors, to keynote speakers, everyone has their role to play in making the iFX EXPO International 2022 the designated foothold for individuals to harbour expert industry knowledge and to make the most of unlimited networking opportunities.  

See you there! Visit the official website to find out more. 

March 22, 2022, 11:00 am UTC.

PayRetailers returns to the gaming space at ICE London

PayRetailers continues to be at the forefront of the payment and financial services industry and will present its full range of payment services and expertise for the Latin American markets at ICE London, 12–14 April 2022, at booth N6–356.

The PayRetailers team of experts will position the company on the game board at the London event, highlighting its blue-chip, all-in-one payment platform. The company understands the needs of the gaming industry which is why its platform enables stability, security, the immediacy of transfers and speed of payments. The trump card that gives them an edge over other platforms is the full range of payment solutions offered for 12 Latin American countries, connecting gamers with more than 250 local payment methods.

The platform allows Merchants, especially in this industry, to empower their business platforms in response to gamer needs, facilitating developments for web design or mobile applications through a customisable interface, flexible integration methods, multi-currency, and third-party integrations to create a holistic checkout experience that increases conversion rates.

The easy integration also ensures that user information is always protected and validated by the high-security standards and PCI/DSS compliance, including tokenization. 

PayRetailers knows how consumers in the region think and understands their payment behaviours within the gaming market, ensuring that industry operators and their users appreciate the depth of local expertise on emerging markets in Latin America. With local offices and a team of native experts in each country, PayRetailers optimises the coverage of merchants’ needs by understanding potential business issues such as fraud rates, regulations, chargebacks or the right mix of payment methods for each market.

With this broad portfolio and expertise, the company joins a group of payment experts who will be attending alongside technology professionals and leading industry innovators. 

ICE London offers a space to connect with over 35,000 attendees to find new business and develop high-quality commercial partnerships. Participants are from the land-based gaming, iGaming, sports betting, lottery & bingo sectors from over 150 countries, including Latin America as one of the regions with the greatest potential to create the opportunities that players are looking for in the marketplace.

About PayRetailers 

Founded in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment services company headquartered in Spain with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution that integrates more than 250 payment methods, including digital payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes and a wide range of e-wallets.

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience.

From a merchant perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of removing the obstacles faced with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, configuring multiple local entities and managing payment processors and payments individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit

March 16, 2022, 11:00 am UTC.

PayRetailers and the 2022 Copa Sudamericana, the jewel of the LATAM crown

With an estimated viewership of over 5 billion, the Copa Sudamericana has become an established tradition on the continent. Considered the most important tournament in South America, it was originally born out of the need to fill the void of international competition during the second part of each year. The 21st edition takes place in 2022 and will see a major change in the rules with the removal of the away goal rule in all direct elimination rounds.

PayRetailers will continue to maintain the strong branding presence that characterises the company across each of the tournament’s soccer stadiums. Matches this year are expected to be fully packed with thousands of Latin American fans. The company will also maintain a strong presence within the digital ecosystem of the competition, participating in events and activities throughout the year. 

The tournament was held between Wednesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 16, 2022. One week after the 16 play-off qualifiers have been determined, the draw for the group stage will be held on Wednesday, March 23, which will then begin on Tuesday, April 5 and end on Thursday, May 26. 

Sudamericana 2022 Cup Format

The competition begins with a preliminary phase in which the four qualified teams from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela will participate. The matches will be between teams from the same country in a two-legged series and the 16 winners will advance to the group phase, where six teams from Argentina and Brazil, and four teams eliminated in Phase 3 of the Copa Libertadores will be added.

As a multinational fintech, it is important for PayRetailers to maintain a solid and persistent presence, as has been the case in recent years. The company continues to operate dedicated support teams across important markets in the region. This allows the company to provide personalised services for global merchants seeking to expand their business in Latin America. Offering more than 250 payment methods that are easily integrated through a single API, the company is leader in the sector for the region. The impact generated by this sponsorship will allow the company to continue consolidating their position. 

PayRetailers are proud to be an Official Sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana™, with all the venues and participants steeped in sporting history. It is no coincidence that football has been, and remains, the most popular sport in the region.

About PayRetailers

Established in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment service company headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. 

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution integrating over 250 payment methods, including online payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes, and a wide range of eWallets. 

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience. 

From the merchant’s perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of eliminating the hurdles associated with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, setting up several local entities and managing pay-in and payout processors individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit 

March 14, 2022, 11:55 am UTC.

PayRetailers Supports American Rugby Superleague to Build Solid Sports Infrastructure in LATAM

The American Rugby Superleague (SLAR) is the premier rugby tournament played across South America. Established in 2020, it is organised by Sudamérica Rugby, the main governing entity in the region. It is a franchise model similar to Super Rugby, featuring a total of six teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

These countries are of strategic importance to PayRetailers. The leading fintech has dedicated and specialised support teams located in each market, strengthening the brand’s positioning at a local level. This allows them to offer SLAR flexible solutions in the processing of payments for ticketing and the sale of online merchandise.

PayRetailers begins its first rugby sponsorship following their successful sponsorship of  CONMEBOL South America. The company is confident that the key to brand positioning in the region lies in long-term alliances with the most important sporting entities most adored by Latin American fans. 

March, a month for competition

SLAR 2022 will consist of two regular stages, where all the teams will play each other twice. The top four sides will qualify for the semi-finals, before two advance through to the final. The first stage will be played in Buenos Aires, in a venue yet to be confirmed, except for three matches that will be played in Chile. The second stage, including the semi-finals and the final, will be played at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo. 

The tournament kicked off on March 13 with the match between Selknam and Olimpia Lions and the final will be played on May 28. The rest of the teams will be confirmed over the next few weeks. 

PayRetailers will have both a physical and digital brand presence throughout the sponsorship in 2022. The company has also reached an agreement with the most important sports channel in the region, ESPN. The competition will be watched by millions of Latin Americans, taking the company’s brand to a new level.

SLAR & PayRetailers, a solid infrastructure

The SLAR is the cornerstone of high-performance rugby for these countries, as well as a beacon of structural organisation and professionalism for the game.

PayRetailers founder & CEO, Juan Pablo Jutgla, said: “We are pleased to be part of a rugby competition as important for LATAM teams as the SLAR is. At PayRetailers, our focus is to continue supporting sport in the region and reinforcing our solid payments infrastructure in the local markets so we can better service our customers.” 

Companies outside the rugby universe are increasingly engaging in marketing activities that help further the development of the sport and support fans to continue following their favourite clubs.

PayRetailers is proud to support this historic partnership by being an Official Sponsor of the American Rugby Superleague 2022. The partnership means the company can help bring the joy of rugby directly into the homes of fans, as well as continue to offer their highly integrated payment solutions for merchants and consumers in Latin America. 

About PayRetailers

Established in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment service company headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. 

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution integrating over 250 payment methods, including online payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes, and a wide range of eWallets. 

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience. 

From the merchant’s perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of eliminating the hurdles associated with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, setting up several local entities and managing pay-in and payout processors individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit 

March 9, 2022, 11:53 am UTC.

PayRetailers: Consolidates Brand with Key Sports Sponsorships in LATAM 

PayRetailers and the key to sports sponsorships in LATAM

Over the past two years, PayRetailers has been supporting Latin American’s passion for sports by investing in key sports sponsorships. This underlines the company’s commitment to empowering emerging markets with a complete payment solution for users. PayRetailers has promoted growth in LATAM by enabling the smooth and secure entry of international merchants into the region.

Renato Cassinelli, Head of Public Relations at PayRetailers clarifies the reasons for these alliances and how they are helping consolidate and expand the brand: “PayRetailers’ sports sponsorships are a manifestation of our leadership in Latin America. They reflect the excellent work the company has done in each of the markets where our specialised teams have established a solid structure for payment processing throughout the region”.

Currently, PayRetailers has seven offices in several Latin American countries, including Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, which have a significant portion of the market. The company offers more than 250 payment methods on one platform that is constantly evolving. The ability to innovate and be relevant is thanks to the teams that have strong local knowledge of all the diverse markets in which PayRetailers operates. 

“It is of the utmost importance that our clients feel solid support from PayRetailers when they decide to expand their business into a large and ever-expanding continent of opportunities such as LATAM. Our sports sponsorships are a direct message to Latin Americans, merchants and the industry in general – we know the people, the culture, and above all – we are part of it,” Renato Cassinelli added.

CONMEBOL South America, 2022

For the second year in a row, PayRetailers maintains its position as official sponsor of one of the most prestigious competitions in Latin American soccer, CONMEBOL South America, where major global brands, such as Betfair, EA Sports, QATAR Airways, DHL, AMSTEL, Bridgestone and MG Motors, are also sponsors.

Football is the quintessential king of sports in Latin America, a region where PayRetailers sits proudly as one of the leading payment gateways since the company began operating in 2017. This sponsorship reflects the company’s substantial growth over a short period of time, and commitment to the development of financial education and inclusion across a range of emerging markets.

Thanks to this, the brand has been building gaps between Latino consumers and the companies that offer products and services to them on digital platforms. More people now enjoy access to digital guidance, which in turn, enables greater inclusion, progress and empathy.

Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR), 2022

This year, PayRetailers added a new member to the company’s family of sports sponsorships with SLAR, the first professional rugby tournament in South America. This move represents a big leap forward for sports in the continent, fostering the discipline and passion that players and fans both share. 

The visibility of this sport is increasing throughout the continent, and the level of play is growing exponentially compared to other sports. Thanks to this, the PayRetailers brand will have a prominent international presence in the live transmissions of the games on important sports channels such as ESPN. 

In addition to the sponsorship, PayRetailers will support SLAR at all levels as an official partner, including ticket sales and merchandising. PayRetailers guarantees secure, reliable and straightforward ways to pay for everything fans enjoy, as well as offering up unique experiences to them.

This historic development once again positions PayRetailers as a market leader when it comes to inclusion and diversity in the region.

About PayRetailers

Established in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment service company headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. 

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution integrating over 250 payment methods, including online payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes, and a wide range of eWallets. 

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience. 

From the merchant’s perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of eliminating the hurdles associated with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, setting up several local entities and managing pay-in and payout processors individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit 

February 14, 2022, 1:38 pm UTC.

PayRetailers enters 2nd year of Successful Partnership With the CONMEBOL Sudamericana

In 2022 PayRetailers will continue as an Official Sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana for the second consecutive year. The partnership reaffirms the innovative PSP platform’s presence in Latin America, consolidating its leadership in cross-border payment processing in the region. 

Solid infrastructure in Latin America 

PayRetailers begins its second year as the Official Sponsor of The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The confederation unites all Latin Americans under a single, fervent passion for football, one which is shared by PayRetailers as it continues to strengthen its reach and infrastructure in the region. The company’s team of specialists are focused on delivering the most effective local payment solutions to their global client base.

Latin America is a region with disparate cultures and economic infrastructures and requires specialized knowledge for businesses to operate successfully in the region. LATAM is an exciting growth region and each country has different consumer habits, levels of technological progress, infrastructure and payment methods. 

PayRetailers’ strategy is to provide powerful payment solutions with locally trained staff in the most developed countries for cross-border payments. At the same time, the innovative fintech firm helps nurture emerging markets on their road to financial inclusion so that everyone has access to local and international products and services. 

A strategy focused on emerging markets

Thanks to the brand exposure offered by CONMEBOL Sudamericana, PayRetailers has a shared platform with world-renowned companies such as QATAR Airways, EA SPORTS, MG Motor, Amstel, Betfair and others that already have a solid positioning in the region.

According to CEO and Founder Juan Pablo Jutgla, “Becoming an Official Sponsor of this competition is a dream come true that reflects our outstanding commitment to Latin America. Now, our brand will be able to connect with more people and businesses”.

Throughout 2022, PayRetailers will continue leveraging its brand presence in football stadiums and the CONMEBOL Sudamericana live broadcasts and digital marketing initiatives. 

About PayRetailers

With over 250 payment methods and their intimate knowledge of the region, PayRetailers support merchants wanting to expand their business into LATAM. At the same time, enabling consumers to access their preferred payment systems to purchase the products or services they want through online commerce. 

To explore new opportunities in Latin America, speak to one of our multi-lingual staff.

December 28, 2021, 3:55 pm UTC.

PayRetailers, Official Sponsor of the American Rugby Super League 2022

PayRetailers, a payment processor for emerging markets in Latin America, announces its partnership with Super League Rugby America (SLAR) as an Official Sponsor for 2022.

The expansion and strategy of PayRetailers today allow the announcement that the company joins the portfolio of international companies that support the SLAR and its goal of promoting the further development of South American countries, supporting the sport and financial inclusion in the region. 

For PayRetailers, this alliance also represents a commitment to each of the countries in South America, guaranteeing speed and security in payments for the end consumers, being fans alike. In addition to the continued support of the passion for sports that characterizes Latin Americans, it is also a company that identifies itself with the hobbies and consumption habits of its employees.

“The addition of a Fintech (financial and technological company) in full expansion, which seeks to achieve greater financial integration in the region, is something that fills us with pride,” said Guillermo Altmann, Commercial Manager of South America Rugby.

SLAR and PayRetailers, as official partners, will collaborate to develop platforms and services that provide benefits and efficiencies for the rugby family, including ticket sales and merchandising.

The Superliga Americana de Rugby was founded in 1988 as the South American Rugby Confederation with the objective of promoting the dissemination, development and improvement of amateur rugby in South American countries.

About PayRetailers 

Founded in 2017, PayRetailers is a payment service processor that supports a wide range of payment methods through a single API integration that allows global businesses to market to consumers and increase revenue in Latin America.

For merchants looking to expand internationally across certain e-commerce verticals, a clear understanding of consumer behaviour and spending in their industry will be the difference between success and failure. By accepting local payment methods, PayRetailers enables anyone to shop online, even if they don’t have a credit or debit card.

PayRetailers is headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

Contact our team to explore new opportunities: Learn more!

September 7, 2021, 3:30 pm UTC.

Nukkleus Inc. Continues Expansion into the Crypto Markets with the Acquisition of Match Financial Ltd.

With the objective of establishing a strong footprint in the cryptocurrency space, leading global fintech firm, Nukkleus Inc. (NUKK), has executed its option to purchase the remaining 30% stake in Match Financial Ltd. (Match). While making the announcement, NUKK’s CEO, Jamie Khurshid, emphasised that the completion of the acquisition would be a key means to accelerate NUKK’s expansion plans.

“The growth exhibited by the assets within Match is a key ingredient to NUKK’s future as a pioneer in digital finance. These include UK FCA registered digital RFQ and Vanta-Tech, recently rebranded as DRFQ Payments, which together provide NUKK with the full complement of frictionless high-speed crypto payment rails and significant volume execution ability to service our growing list of one hundred and thirty plus institutional and professional clients and prospects,” Mr Khurshid elaborated.

Unmatched Benefits

The strategic acquisition offers multiple advantages for NUKK. Apart from Match Financial’s digital RFQ, which offers the perfect solution for NUKK’s institutional clients and partners, Match operates 6 crypto product lines that will be hugely beneficial.

  1. NFT: This offers unique partnerships with leading UK auction houses for 24-hour auction price-fixing and uniquely bridges the two worlds of high-end digital art with real-world physical assets.
  2. OTC: Ability to offer crypto, DeFi and securities token investments with deep liquidity through partnerships with global exchanges and brokers.
  3. Fiat Settlement: Ability to offer UK FCA regulated fiat gateways and a full suite of global institutional crypto banking with capacity that exceeds fifty million dollars a day.
  4. Card Payments: Facility to provide multi-currency and multi-token wallet management for a truly convertible crypto debit card that can be used at any point of sale, using MasterCard and Visa.
  5. Remittance: Facilitating cross-border fiat-to-fiat payments, completed within 30-60 minutes from Nigeria with the use of our unique crypto rails that deliver an incredibly efficient, superior and cost-effective alternative.
  6. NGO Services: Fulfilling social responsibility by providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief to Afghanistan, Kenya and India.

NUKK’s tier 1 European OTC desk already offers unmatched pricing and settlement times for institutional volumes of the most popular fiat and cryptocurrencies, processed via the company’s US, European and UK FCA registered businesses. In addition, with the NFT services, NUKK will be able to offer 24-hour price-fixing services, which will help eliminate volatility risk. In fact, this NFT product range is the first of its kind to bridge the gap between clients’ physical and digital assets by providing multiple channels and professional investor networks for a truly diversified private wealth portfolio management.

“The greatest innovation and demand for blockchain and crypto assets are coming from outside of the west. It’s coming from impoverished communities on the other side of the digital divide. The top countries for crypto adoption over the past year are Vietnam and Ghana, with Nigeria the leading country per capita for bitcoin adoption. Afghanistan is now ranking 20 on this list.

A new global economy is emerging. This is what we dreamed of in the crypto industry years ago, and it’s finally happening. The market opportunities are growing exponentially and the need to support the redistribution of wealth and access to resources is very real,” NUKK’s head of emerging markets and crypto payments at digital RFQ, Erin Grover, stated.

With the acquisition of Match Financial, NUKK will be able to support ESG models, including partnering with non-government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asian subcontinent, where rapid funds transfer can mean the difference between life and death. Cryptocurrencies can play a key role in aiding these regions, offering more accessible and democratic financial solutions for transparent humanitarian aid.

“We have great hopes for Nukk in its endeavours to lead by example and drive adoption of the SDG pillars amongst our crypto peers. We are very much looking forward to rewarding our shareholders with more positive updates like this in the near future,” added NUKK’s CEO, Emil Assentato.

For more information contact Jamie Khurshid at [email protected]

About Nukkleus, Inc. 

Nukkleus, Inc. (OTCMKTS: NUKK) combines its world-class technology with institutional digital asset advisory and exchange execution services, giving Nukkleus the full-service offerings needed to compete effectively in the multi-asset world.  

Nukkleus is a digital financial services company with a suite of financial technology to provide institutional counterparts with unique access to global liquidity and a comprehensive suite of products and services ranging from advanced trading and technology to trusted token advisory services.

Our technology delivers counterparts institutional-grade access to traditional and digital asset markets globally along with a fully regulated EMD agent status for handling professional and accredited client funds and conducting cryptocurrency conversion into FIAT currencies.

About Match Financial LTD.

Match Financial brings together a team with a successful track record in traditional finance and more recently in cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Our team of experts have experience in investment banking, FX, equities, derivatives and commodities, as well as the ability to build scalable technology solutions to quickly transform these markets. 

The primary focus for all our products is regulation, transparency and security that, together, underpin the confidence and trust our institutional and professional investors need to safely enter the market.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission located at their website (  In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, governmental and public policy changes, Nukkleus’ ability to raise capital on acceptable terms, if at all, Nukkleus’ successful development of its products and the integration into its existing products and the commercial acceptance of the Nukkleus products.  The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Nukkleus’ views as of the date of this press release and these views could change.  However, while Nukkleus may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Nukkleus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.  These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Nukkleus’ views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.

August 19, 2021, 12:24 pm UTC.

Secure Your Spot At Finance Magnates London Summit 2021 

The London Summit is the trading industry’s leading conference. Since its inception in 2012, it has earned a reputation as the leading gathering for generating business and staying abreast of market news and innovations. Bringing together top-level industry executives, the London Summit is the world’s largest event for the financial services sector. 

Why Your Finance Brand Should Be At The Event

Finance Magnates London Summit (FMLS) will host thousands of attendees, exhibitors, and thought leaders. And its online buzz is huge too. The event hosts retail brokers, institutional buy-side, payment service providers, fintech startups, challengers and a growing crypto segment.

London Summit also offers a wide range of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities that can elevate your brand, provide targeted exposure and enable your key executives to reach the right people. 

  • Perfect For Executives – Your senior management team should attend the London Summit. They will gain direct access to industry thought leaders, discover new clients and partners and enjoy a good balance of networking and business.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities – Finance Magnates events are renowned for their innovative sponsorship opportunities that reflect your brand, budget and offering. Display your branding, message and CTA to get noticed and attract the right audience. Sponsorship spots are selling out fast so contact our team to reserve yours!
  • Kick-off With The Networking Blitz – London Summit 2021 will kick off with the exclusive Networking Blitz, a platform for networking with a twist on the evening of November 16. The Blitz is a great opportunity to meet business leads, unwind, and get deals done.
  • Exhibit Your Brand – Gather your best team and exhibit at the London Summit. In a stunning and spacious location, your team has the ideal opportunity to display your latest videos, demonstrations, one 2 one tutorials and sign up new clients and partners. 
  • Take Part In The Awards Ceremony– This year the awards are happening physically! Don’t miss the chance to nominate your company and win one of the most sought-after industry titles. Winning an award at the London Summit will also give you great PR and social media exposure.

Contact the Events team at [email protected] to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Looking to boost your recognition as an industry leader? Or perhaps you’re launching a new brand or expanding into the esteemed UK market. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this exclusive event. Discover sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities here.  

June 3, 2021, 11:59 am UTC.

Evolution of Fintech and Football in Latin America

Although belonging to completely different industries, both PayRetailers and CONMEBOL Sudamericana are connected in many ways. They are both leaders in their respective fields and aim to connect the diverse people of Latin America.

The Rise of the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol or CONMEBOL

The people of South America love their football and a big part of their social interactions revolves around the sport. CONMEBOL is one of FIFA’s 6 continental confederations and is one of the oldest sports institutions in the world, founded in 1916. It organizes and manages South American football tournaments.

CONMEBOL Sudamericana, also known as La Sudamericana or Copa Sudamericana, is one of the most followed football tournaments in the region, besides CONMEBOL Liberatadores. The tournament began in 2002, replacing both Copa Merconorte and Copa Mercosur.

While there have been slight changes in the model over the years, CONMEBOL Sudamericana has a new format as of this year with 157 matches within a season, starting with the Regional Playoffs, continuing with the Group Stage and lastly the Final Phase. 

It is a dream for a club team to be able to compete in an event held by one of the most prestigious sports institutions worldwide. In 2019, CSD Independiente del Valle defeated Colón to secure their first CONMEBOL Sudamericana title. Founded in 1958, the club played only minor leagues until 2010. From then on, it was counted as one the best South American soccer teams, always finishing among the top but never winning, until 2019. Touted as underdogs, the team emerged victorious in 2019. Theirs is an inspirational story of grit and perseverance. 

Growing viewership both on home grounds and abroad speaks volumes of the tournament’s popularity, especially on digital platforms. Technological developments in sports recording, data capturing, and digital media have taken the tournament globally, bringing it to life on Pay TV and OTT platforms. In 2020, 43 million viewers witnessed the tournament, of which 20% of the audience comprised international viewers, who viewed the matches on online platforms. Supported by a huge digital presence, the tournament is set to grow in Brazil and other countries in the future.

PayRetailers’ Success in a Difficult Payments Landscape

In terms of meteoric growth, the story of the CONMEBOL is similar to that of PayRetailers. Launched in 2017 in Barcelona, the company entered the Brazilian market in 2018. This was a challenging landscape, where a huge section of the population remained outside the purview of formal financial institutions. However, with grit and perseverance, almost reminiscent of CSD Independiente del Valle, the company faced the challenges to record 500% growth in 2020.

Although the fintech landscape is in its nascent stages in Latin America, it is growing rapidly due to rising demand. The total transaction value of digital payments is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.32% between 2021 and 2025, to reach $278,157 million. PayRetailers aims to play a significant role in this growth.

The company leverages local partnerships to connect diverse regions of the continent. 

Rodrigo Puig Mir, Chief Strategic Officer at PayRetailers, looks back and concludes, “From the first day, we knew that our unique business model will be successful, as it relies on local presence and partnerships. After entering the Mexican markets, we quickly expanded to Brazil and neighboring countries. Just like football, we believe in the power of team play. It is crucial for us to have a strong IT team to implement new payment methods and link new APIs to our infrastructure quickly. Not only that, different elements of the business have to work together to be able to score goals when necessary, to secure that win.”

If you are interested in expanding your business in South America, connect with PayRetailers can help you manage all activities on the payment side on a local level with their technology-driven and versatile payment services suite, which supports over 250 different payment methods.

May 18, 2021, 2:01 pm UTC.

We’re Live in 3,2,1 –  iFX EXPO Dubai Opens its Doors Tomorrow Morning!

Making It Happen – Safely 

Two days of business networking, top fintech speakers and an exclusive expo environment await attendees in Dubai. The iFX EXPO in Dubai will follow all the health and safety guidelines set out by the local authorities allowing you to network with confidence. You can read more about them here. 

Check out the recent backstage interview with media partner Contentworks Agency and organisers Ultimate Fintech.

Day 1 Line Up

The iFX EXPO doors open at 9 am tomorrow where you will register and access the expo. Remember to bring your government ID to get your pass printed.  You will find everyone at the Grand Hyatt Dubai Convention Centre which is located within the Grand Hyatt Hotel itself. Day 1 has some exciting speakers lined up and the speaker hall opens at 10 am. First up is Creativity & Innovation in Crisis: Turning Problems into Opportunities with Exness Mohamad Ibrahim.

Speaker slots run until 6 pm when the expo doors close for the day. You can view the full agenda here.

Enjoy Delicious Refreshments at the iFX EXPO

Attending an expo is a hungry and thirsty business! Attendees can get unlimited coffee from the coffee bar sponsored by Airsoft and water from Finalto – our Aqua Sponsor! The lunchroom is sponsored by Markets Direct so you can refuel after a morning’s networking. If you need to cool down, you can get ice cream from our Gelato sponsor TradingCores!

Stay Tuned for Updates

Stay tuned for expo updates by bookmarking our page and following our social media channels. You can follow iFX EXPO on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn right here: 

Keep the conversation going by using #ifxexpo and tagging us in your posts, photos, videos and stories. Our media partners will also be publishing news and updates so be sure to give them a follow too!

We’re live in 3, 2, 1… From the iFXEXPO team, we wish you a productive, fun-filled and safe event! 

May 17, 2021, 6:13 pm UTC.

Scope Markets, in Partnership with NASDAQ, Organizes Exciting iFX EXPO Contest

NASDAQ will be officially supporting Scope Markets, a leading provider of institutional and retail trading solutions, to host the exclusive live trading event on May 19 at 7:30 pm Dubai time (GMT +4). Dozens of traders have already signed up for the contest to showcase their trading skills.

Scope Markets is also hosting a free trading seminar at the event, in partnership with NASDAQ, on Trading Strategies for the Post Pandemic World.

A Partner in Success

Scope Markets has created a niche for itself in the global online trading market with its cutting-edge services and client-first approach. Following its strategic partnership with the world’s second-largest stock exchange, NASDAQ will provide its award-winning data across the company. 

The leadership team at Scope Markets has over 50 years of experience in the global financial industry. The company is known for forging strategic partnerships, including the West Ham United football club since 2018. These partnerships have played a key role in the company’s growth. The partnership with NASDAQ is a major milestone, which will help establish Scope Markets as a leader in the field and create greater brand awareness across the world.

Sponsoring an Exclusive Event and Contest

iFX EXPO is the largest B2B fintech conference in the world. Started in May 2012, the event has so far connected over 35,000 attendees with more than 1,500 service providers. It is one of the most sought-after fintech events of the year, offering an opportunity for businesses and industry leaders to build their network and grow their business.

Scope Markets, in partnership with NASDAQ, is the official sponsor of the iFX EXPO Trader Networking Event, which is an invitation-only event. The company will also host the Day Seminar at the expo. As part of the networking event, a hugely sought-after opportunity, the company, with the support of NASDAQ, will be hosting the exclusive live trading competition that promises to be an electrifying experience.

The company is giving away exciting prizes as part of the trading contest, which will be organised at the Eve Penthouse & Lounge of Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in Bur Dubai. The prizes include a $20,000 funded trading account as the first prize, a $15,000 funded trading account as the second prize, and a $5,000 funded trading account as the third prize. The contest is completely free but only registered attendees can participate.

There is a limited number of participates allowed for the content. Those who wish to grab their spot in the contest need to register at the earliest.

Free Trading Seminar

The pandemic-led lockdowns brought thousands of first-time traders into the financial markets. As a result, there has been a dramatic shift in the demand for fintech services. Fintech service providers need to move with agility to offer just the right mix of products and services to be able to attract and retain clients in the post-pandemic era.

With the goal of helping fintech firms understand this changing landscape, Scope Markets, in partnership with NASDAQ, is hosting a day seminar at the iFX EXPO 2021, on Trading Strategies for the Post Pandemic World. The seminar will address key issues, such as:

  • How has the financial world changed?
  • What happens next and how can we be ready?
  • Which markets have taken the biggest hit and which ones will present the best opportunities in the coming years?
  • Trading Strategies for the second half of 2021

The number of places at the live seminar is limited. So, those who wish to compete for $40,000 in total prizes should register before the places get filled. Those who are unable to attend the event in person can view the seminar online.

The exclusive private VIP trader contest will follow the seminar, later in the evening.

Scope Markets is extremely excited about the strategic partnership with NASDAQ. The association will strengthen the perception of stability and reliability of an already globally recognised brand and establish the company as a dominant player in the industry. The iFX EXPO will prove to be the ideal event to publicly showcase the partnership and reinforce the company’s brand image.

For more information on Scope Markets, please visit 

Risk Warning

Please note that forex trading and trading in other leveraged products involves a significant level of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Trading in financial instruments may result in losses as well as profits and your losses can be greater than your initial invested capital. Before undertaking any such transactions, you should ensure that you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary. Please read and ensure you fully understand our Risk Disclosure.

Legal Information

Scope Markets Ltd is a company registered under Belize with Registration Number 145,138. Scope Markets Ltd is authorized and regulated by the International Financial Services Commission of Belize (“IFSC”) under the license numbers 000274/58 and 000274/57. The registered address of Scope Markets Ltd is 5 Cork Street, 1708 Belize City, Belize.

Restricted Regions

Scope Markets does not offer its services to the residents of certain jurisdictions such as EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Afghanistan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ghana, Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Libya, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United States of America, Yemen, Zimbabwe and Canada. Please check Restricted Countries.

May 10, 2021, 5:25 pm UTC.

Last Call For Dubai –  Updates from the iFX EXPO

This is your last call for the iFXEXPO Dubai!

With just over a week to go until Dubai iFX EXPO 19-20 May 2021, it’s time to get your expo tickets, book your flights and secure your hotel room. 

Making It Happen Safely 

The Ultimate Fintech team has put all its efforts into ensuring this expo is safe, but also fun and meaningful. Two days of business networking, top fintech speakers and an exclusive expo environment await attendees in Dubai. The iFX EXPO in Dubai will follow all the health and safety guidelines set out by the local authorities allowing you to network with confidence. You can read more about them here. Due to limits on spacing, we are nearly at full capacity for the expo. To secure your place, please register here.

Check out the recent interview with media partner Contentworks Agency and organisers Ultimate Fintech.

An Incredible Speaker Lineup

The iFXEXPO Dubai has an incredible speaker lineup with topical, relevant subjects being discussed by industry leaders.

 These include:

  • Creativity & Innovation in Crisis: Turning Problems into Opportunities
  • Digital Currencies Overview & Crypto Transactions in the Forex Industry
  • Attracting Mass Affluent Investors in the Middle East with the Right Marketing Tools
  • What’s happening with #FinTech on Twitter?
  • The Clash of the Asset Classes

Check out the full speaker lineup here.

Fly In Luxury With Emirates 

Combining executive luxuries with a reliable flight schedule is why we love Emirates for travelling to the UAE. Sit back, relax and enjoy your first flight, to your first live expo in over a year! Use our Promotion Code to get special fares to Dubai below:

  • Promotion code: EVE6FXE
  • Travel Validity:  May 14 to May 25, 2021
  • Book your travel today at and enter the above promotion code when you book. 

 Terms and conditions apply

Relax At The Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai 

The Grand Hyatt Dubai is one of the nicest hotels in the region and the weather is hotting up in Dubai so how about cooling down in a luxurious pool? The hotel has 3 outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools and one of the largest leisure pools in the city. There is also a 20-metre indoor temperature -controlled pool with underwater music speakers for tired out attendees to enjoy. 

Our team has also secured a reduced rate at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel where the expo will be held.  A 20% discount also applies to all Grand Hyatt Dubai Restaurants so you can really indulge. The lowest rate on the market is guaranteed when you book via the link below: 

Who said the iFXEXPO was all work and no play? Don’t miss out. Register today to save your spot at the most exclusive event in the online trading industry.

April 19, 2021, 5:14 pm UTC.

Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021: Last Day To Nominate! 

Which award do you want to be displayed on your company website and social media? The Ultimate Fintech Awards give brokers the opportunity to show they have been recognised by an established organisation and voted by real traders.

Award Dates

The awards began in February 2021 and will run until June 2021 when the winners will be announced on June 10. Winners will be granted a coveted place on The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List, accessible globally to traders, partners and institutions.

This is the last day to nominate your broker for up to 5 award categories here.

Nominate Now

  1. Each brand can apply in up to 5 award categories, browse the available categories and make your selection.
  2. You will be asked to submit short explanations covering your eligibility for the preferred categories. There are a range of awards to be won in specific categories of Global Awards, Regional Awards and Country Awards. 
  3. The voting round begins on 27 April and runs until 25 May 2021. During this time subscribed and logged in users will be able to cast one vote.

The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List will be the industry index of winners. A holy grail for traders looking for the most reputable brokers in the world.  This is your last day to submit your nominations so don’t delay, get your broker nominated and join the awards race!