Head of Market Compliance
Read Andrew's story
Read Andrew's story
Prior to joining OSTC I had experience as a HR and Operations Manager. When the opportunity to join the company as a Junior Operations Manager presented itself I knew it would be a great fit. Little did I know at the time how far my career would progress within the company.
After working as a Trading Floor Manager, for nearly two years, I was able to move into the newly created global Risk Management Team. Working closely with the Risk Team enabled us to develop new risk management systems and policies that supported the expansion of the company from six offices to thirteen. This expansion into multiple jurisdictions brought new challenges to assuring compliance in a more global regulatory environment, and I was given the responsibility to apply my previous experience within the trading and risk management areas to Market Supervision.
Working within a regulated firm, I can now see that compliance will be one of the main focuses for all market participants going forward. There seems to be no end to the current regulatory environment and I feel fortunate that OSTC has been able to provide support as I have grown into this aspect of the business. As the company continues to expand there will be further opportunities for career advancement for employees, I can’t wait to see what the future holds.
Read Lukasz's story
Before I started my career in trading, my life was all about sport. I was a professional football player but even then I invested my savings on the stock exchange. I had a basic knowledge on how the stock market works; but only when I joined OSTC was I taught what trading is really all about and how to trade professionally. The success didn’t come quickly and easily however. There were uncomfortable moments on the way – I recall especially one when liquidity on my best product dried up and I took my first big (at that time for me) loss. I managed to recover and that made me stronger.
Once I got my first bonus, all my hard work and struggles turned out to be really worthwhile. Nothing comes easy and it definitely applies to success in trading, while many people wrongly think there is easy money to be made on markets. In my opinion you have to really work hard, be disciplined, persistent and passionate about what you are doing to be a good trader. I transferred those characteristics from my career in football to trading.