Back then there was only a hand full of traders turned developers and there was only my American business partner and myself. We worked closely with a small brokerage called Refco in New York, USA, which later became known as the global behemoth FXCM. They loved our automated trading strategies and assisted by allowing us to use their trading platform and their data feeds to test our technology. We’ve also worked with a number of early adopters of cutting edge technology such as Tradency where we consistently ranked amongst their top 10 providers for achieving solid monthly results with our automated strategies, which fed into a number of global brokerages for the use of their traders.
Since the early days of being registered TradeStation developers with some of our discretionary trading products on their App. Store and with our automated trading products, we have grown our US development team and expanded to incorporate our specialist Italian and Russian developers. Our technological expertise includes development of quants for the global Meta Trader 4 and 5 platforms through the use of social and copy trading platforms as well as expert advisors.
During these years we worked through and survived the Asian Crisis (1997-1998), the Dotcom bubble (1999-2000) and the Global Financial Crisis (2007-2008), which almost wiped us out. It has taken many years for the regulators around the world to determine and consolidate legislation that allowed us to slowly regroup and develop trading technology that was compliant with all jurisdictions. Our aim has always been to lead rather than compete by providing our clients with cutting edge technology to support independent decision making for trading and investment opportunities.
With the further tightening of global legislation, the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, continuous surveillance of financial services operations by the regulating watchdog Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the introduction of Blockchain technology and the entry of many disruptive platforms, we actively participate and embrace the technological revolution. We achieve this with our trusted partners to provide our advanced automated trading technology to retail traders and investors, sophisticated investors, High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI), Ultra High Net Worth Individuals (UHNWI), Family Funds, Fund Managers and Charities adhering to strict compliance regulations. Trading Dynamics also works in partnership with a number of successful external licensed traders and trading strategy developers to introduce such talent and products to the market. Many years ago one of our catch phrases was, Take Control. This is now more relevant than ever with low interest rates for retirees and particularly for those seeking to diversify investment portfolios in a responsible and transparent investment ecosystem made available with cutting edge technology.