Brighton Bromley Swansea

Our UK offices

UK

We have three offices in the UK.  Swansea is our largest trading office, with over 30 traders in a great location at the Prince of Wales Docks.  Brighton is a smaller but highly successful office which recruits about 4 traders a year.  Our office in Bromley, Kent is our Head Office – home to our Exec and Back Office teams.  We have no trading teams here.
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Rob Brophy

Chief Risk Officer

Read Rob Brophy's story

Read Rob Brophy's story

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Rob is a longstanding part of the OSTC team, being one of the founders of the firm. Since becoming Chief Risk Officer, Rob manages OSTC’s global risk profile, his expertise has been gained over three decades of trading, managing risk and the core understanding that success is hard to achieve; and it’s even harder to sustain.

He started his career in 1991 as an independent trader on London’s LIFFE exchange. Eight years later, he joined up with Danny Langley to create On Screen Trading, which aimed to meet the specific needs of independent traders after open outcry exchange floors closed. On Screen Trading and Trading Connections merged to form OSTC in 2003.

Diligence, work ethic and people management skills are the key to Robs ability to manage risk and at the same time foster the resilient spirit required of OSTC’s traders, ensuring that they all understand that every challenge presents a lesson worth learning.

His proudest achievement is, simply, helping to build OSTC into what it is today.

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Hywel

Trader

Swansea, UK

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Read Hywel's story

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I worked with an ex-trader when on a work placement, so I had an idea of the energy and commitment required for the role. I also read the book “One good trade”, which was helpful at giving me an insight into the thought process and set-ups for a trade, but it was still a pretty alien concept when you look at the screens filled with numbers.

I had a good year last year and it was great to get the bonus I did.  I really felt that was a reward for all the hard work I’ve put in during my time at OSTC.  For me, that’s the key.  It is hard work and you have to have the determination to succeed, bounce-back ability, be calm under pressure, ready to admit when you’re wrong, and also be able to analyse your trades