The Trading Pit: Hakam Thalji joins multi-asset prop trading firm

Rick Steves

“Hakam’s extensive experience and strategic approach are invaluable to our firm. His leadership perfectly aligns with our commitment to providing advanced, secure and fair proprietary trading services.”

The Trading Pit has appointed Hakam Thalji as its Head of Dealing. The prominent global multi-asset prop trading firm based in Vaduz, Liechtenstein, will count on his over two decades of experience to enhance its operational resilience and trading performance.

Having played pivotal roles in the growth and success of various financial organizations, Hakam Thalji’s vision for The Trading Pit includes advancing a comprehensive risk management framework, leveraging robust technology infrastructure for high-frequency trading and sophisticated data analytics, and implementing stringent operational controls to enhance trading effectiveness and market adaptability.

The firm’s evolution is driven by its ambition to unite a worldwide community of skilled traders, actively shaping the future of trading and investment, and setting new benchmarks for excellence and performance on a global scale.

Illimar Matus praises Hakam Thalji

“As the new Head of Dealing at The Trading Pit, I am committed to enhancing our trading operations through continuous education and strong risk management. Our regular strategy reviews and solid risk plans will keep us prepared and ahead in
the dynamic trading market,” said Hakam Thalji.

Illimar Matus, Co-Founder of The Trading Pit, added, “Hakam’s extensive experience and strategic approach are invaluable to our firm. His leadership perfectly aligns with our commitment to providing advanced, secure and fair proprietary trading services.”

Matus is a successful FX industry entrepreneur mostly known for co-founding and leading FX and CFD brokerage firm Tickmill Group since 2014. It was in 2020 that he launched Pinorena Capital, a family office that invests in fintech companies. The Trading Pit is one of the firms in the portfolio alongside C8 Technologies, Darwinex, LHV Bank, Upgrade, Zilch, Bisly, Klarpay, and HUDstats.

Leading the Cyprus operation of The Trading Pit is Daniela Egli, who joined the prop trading firm in late 2022 after stints at Skilling and Fxview. Egli is a CySEC-certified AML expert and a CISI-certified specialist in risk. With experience as Managing Director and Group COO, her extensive background in the financial sector includes senior roles in Business Management, Executive Management, and Compliance.

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