AT Global Markets (UK) Limited (ATFX), a global leader amongst online forex brokers in the Asian continent, was the main sponsor of the opening ceremony of SmarTrade — a brand-new institute offering forex trading educational courses and workshops in the City of Makati in the Philippines. The event took place on 10 November 2017, announcing its primary mission to increase investment knowledge and skills of the Filipino trader. Makati, located in Metro Manila, is the financial epicentre of the Philippines and home to the biggest trading floor of the Philippine Stock Exchange. This characteristic makes it an ideal location for a forex institution such as SmarTrade.
The opening ceremony saw an attendance of over 100 guests, including the Honorable Monique Yasmin Lagdameo (the Vice Mayor of the City of Makati) and Mr. Joe Li, Chairman of the Board, ATFX. Highlights of the evening include a ribbon-cutting ceremony, an entertaining “Lion Dance” — a longstanding Chinese and Filipino traditional spectacle — from award-winning troupe “Pink Panther”, and a lavish Gala Dinner at the Tower Club in Makati’s famous Philamlife Tower.
Through its services, SmarTrade aims to educate local Filipino traders in the areas of proper management of funds, formulating clear financial goals, the ins and outs of investing and trading in the financial markets, applying proven forex techniques, appropriating risk management into trading strategies and maximizing earning opportunities with forex trading.
“Thanks to the country’s big English-speaking population, and the large increase of corporations implementing business process outsourcing (BPO) in recent years, the Philippines is quickly becoming an essential financial hub in Asia,” Joe Li comments. “As such, SmarTrade is opening its doors at an ideal time. There are more and more Filipino traders looking for financial instruments to invest in, but forex education is lacking because they are still living in an emerging market. That’s where ATFX and SmarTrade come in; to meet and tailor services to the demands of local aspiring traders and investors.”
ATFX boasts competitive trading conditions, a transparent and regulated forex environment and a large variety of industry-standard services and products. It offers safety and security through a vast selection of payment methods that keeps expanding at a fantastic rate, 24/5 customer support, and an impressive set of trading conditions, including but not limited to; trading on the industry-leading MT4 platform, 1:200 leverage, zero commissions on accounts, and nearly 100 tradable financial instruments, which includes over 40 currency pairs. With the SmarTrade opening ceremony, ATFX not only highlights its commitment to cultivating traders and increasing its educational resources for all experience levels but also its commitment to tailoring offerings for local markets.
“It is refreshing to see a company like this investing in the abilities and education of future clients. I hope this is a model for the future of the industry.” Richard Craddock, CEO of ATFX, commented.