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LFP106 – Bumper Episode! The Future of Leveraged Trading, UX, & Education w/Ivan Gowan CEO Capital.com

On the show this week we have a bumper edition – the future of leveraged trading, online/in-app education, IT Dev, user experience design, new ESMA rules – and much more, Responsible for this fireworks show is Ivan Gowan CEO of multi-award winning capital.com. who have125 staff and over £30m of capital.

In the previous episode LFP105 we covered the digital approach to execution-only stockbroking.

In this episode we cover the more rarefied world of leveraged trading which democratises as it were the magical powers of hedge funds to trade efficiently and leverage positions. You can see this as a crossover of capital markets Fintech and trading for sophisticated investors. One for the cognoscenti but a market which has seen huge growth in the past two decades. Fintech is truly revolutionising everything.

Both last weeks episode and this cover the waterfront of the disintermediation of investment management. It’s also important not to see them as opposing – most moneyed folks will have a core portfolio that is solid and stable and those that do leveraged trading do it with a portion of their funds.  As we come into in the show the demographic of such folks is pretty wide going far beyond the ex-traders that I had always imagined.

So without further ado lets sketch some of the detailed topics in this episode. Topics discussed on the show include: Continue reading