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We’re pleased to announce that ZISHI has been selected to provide key education and expertise on options markets by the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE). As one of China’s four main regulated futures markets, the education agreement with the ZCE is the third to be signed with China. Currently, the Chinese Futures Association and Shanghai Futures Exchange are already clients.
It’s an honour to acknowledge the appointment of OSTC Group’s new Chief Risk Officer, Surya Fletcher. With a distinguished career in finance under her belt, Surya joins us from CBOE where she has been Head of Risk in Europe for the last 5 years. Prior to this, Surya was an Executive Director at UBS, where she held responsibility for operational risk control for several corporate functions. She also
Under the consultancy of world-leading performance experts and sports psychologists from Bangor University, our just-launched bio app sits within OSTC’s centralised knowledge suite. Used by traders across the business to measure key biomarkers including heart rate variability, mood and energy levels, data is gathered to assess how a user’s physiological state correlates with their trading state. Individuals will receive tailored recommendations to improve energy levels, negate stress responses and help maintain that all-important ‘edge’.
It’s no coincidence that OSTC attracts sporting athletes into its fold. After all, we are in the business of finding that competitive edge, which sporting professionals also know a thing or too about. Last month, we invited OSTC ambassador and Welsh Rugby Captain Alun Wyn Jones and Para-Olympian Ashely Facey Thompson into our Swansea offices for a spot of ping-pong, to get their take on what it means to cultivate a winning formula for success.
We’ve proudly selected a variety of Non-Executive board members to join OSTC in our pursuit of risk-averse leadership in chosen global markets. Bringing a broad level of experience and expertise from military, education, risk management, politics and media into our expert network, we’re confidently championing difference and inclusivity across every strata of the business – from the top and bottom up.
Trefor, or Tom as he prefers to be known, boasts over two decades of international creative and marketing experience. He joins the OSTC Group to drive our creative, marketing and innovation direction across all OSTC and ZISHI brands. Previously at LIDA, the loyalty agency and SapientNitro for two and a half years as Executive Creative Director, he was responsible for its multi-channel campaigns for clients including SKY, TUI and Harley Davidson.
Blending our extensive industry knowledge of chosen markets with future-facing technologies and tools, ZISHI provides a digital gateway into the industry for traders and non-traders alike. Featuring advanced learning and specialist trading software, ZISHI is an open-to-all platform that offers anything from accredited trading diplomas, certificates to a broad series of bespoke workshops and masterclasses that ensure candidates are ‘industry ready’ – fast. The platform also plays host to the OSTC biometric performance-enhancing app, ZISHI and a growing range of AI tools that we are rolling out across our network to elevate the team’s real-life trading experience.