Speakers

Below are our headline speaker profiles. We have more brilliant speakers joining this fundraising event, so check back soon.

Larry Williams  - Elite Futures Trader and Bestselling Author

Larry Williams

Elite Futures Trader and Bestselling Author

Larry Williams has been trading futures and commodities for well over 46 years. He is the most highly …read more »

Mark Douglas - Author of Trading in the Zone

Mark Douglas

Author of Trading in the Zone

Mark Douglas is author of “The Disciplined Trader™ ~ Developing Winning Attitudes” …read more »

Jake Bernstein - Internationally known Trader and Author

Jake Bernstein

Internationally known Trader and Author

Jake Bernstein, president of Network Press Inc., is an internationally known commodities analyst, author, …read more »

Linda Bradford Raschke - Market Wizard & Hedge Fund Manager

Linda Bradford Raschke

Market Wizard & Hedge Fund Manager

Linda Bradford Raschke is President of LBRGroup, Inc., a CTA, and President of LBR Asset Management, a CPO. …read more »

Jack Schwager - Author of Market Wizards

Jack Schwager

Author of Market Wizards

Mr. Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the author of a number of widely …read more »

Van K. Tharp - Professional Coach For Traders And Investors

Van K. Tharp

Professional Coach For Traders And Investors

In the unique arena of professional trading coaches and consultants, Van K. Tharp stands out as an …read more »

Nigel Babbage - Veteran Currency Trader

Nigel Babbage

Veteran Currency Trader

“One of the best traders I have ever encountered in my life” wrote Nassim Taleb regarding Nigel in his classic book “Fooled by Randomness”.

Babbage was happily trading away on the 22nd of February 2011 at his offices in Sumner, Christchurch when, in his words “everything turned to jelly – and I don’t just mean, as is usually the case, my market positions”.

New Zealand born and bred Nigel attended Wanganui Collegiate School and graduated from the University of Otago in 1984 with a double degree in Chemistry and Econometrics. He began his 26 year Foreign Exchange Trading career at British Petroleum in 1985 where he spent nine years trading currencies and currency derivatives in Wellington, Melbourne and London. He joined Citibank in London on the FX proprietary desk and then moved to New York to run their currency derivatives business. In 1996 Nigel joined Paribas North America and from 1998 to 2005 held the joint roles of Global Head of Currency Derivatives Trading and Head of North American Foreign Exchange at European banking giant BNP Paribas.

Nigel was an early proponent of negative gamma trading and delta hedging short dated currency derivatives. In 2004 was honoured by election to the Foreign Exchange Committee of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and in May 2005 he was profiled in “Risk” Magazine for his trading philosophies. Nigel has been a sought after and frequent speaker at FX industry events on both sides of the Atlantic and is known for his thought provoking and entertaining anecdotal stories.

He returned with his family to his native New Zealand in March 2006 and now, along with his proprietary trading, teaches Financial Literacy on a volunteer basis. He is a keen conservationist and through his new company, Mohua Limited, donates 10 percent of his trading profits to bird conservation. The company sponsors translocations of endangered birds from off-shore predator free islands back to pest controlled valleys on the Mainland.

Having been working in London close to the 1993 Bishopsgate IRA bombing, Manhattan for 9/11, and Christchurch for the two major recent earthquakes, Nigel has become a minor expert in disaster recovery and crisis management.

Biographical Note: Nigel is the great great great grandson of computer pioneer Charles Babbage.

Larry Pesavento - Hedge Fund Trader

Larry Pesavento

Hedge Fund Trader

Larry Pesavento is a hugely successful hedge fund trader who manages not only his own funds but also …read more »

Nick McDonald - Founder Tradewithprecision.com & Tradingsymposium.com

Nick McDonald

Founder Tradewithprecision.com & Tradingsymposium.com

Nick McDonald is a leading independent trader with a global following via the company he founded and heads …read more »

Steve Ward - High Performance Global Ltd

Steve Ward

High Performance Global Ltd

Steve Ward is owner of High Performance Global Ltd and is a performance coach and consultant with twenty …read more »

Tom Hougaard - Trading Partner WhichWayToday

Tom Hougaard

Trading Partner WhichWayToday

Trading for a living is hard enough as it is, but to have people watching over your shoulder can only add to …read more »

Rob Hoffman - Professional Trader, TradeTheMarkets.com

Rob Hoffman

Professional Trader, TradeTheMarkets.com

Rob Hoffman is our highly sought-after trading room instructor.

As a 16+ year veteran of the financial …read more »

John F.Carter - Trade The Markets

John F.Carter

Trade The Markets

John Carter's father was a Morgan Stanley stock broker. John Carter was introduced to options trading and …read more »

Hubert Senters - Co Founder of TradeTheMarkets.com

Hubert Senters

Co Founder of TradeTheMarkets.com

Hubert Senters was born in Paintsville, KY with an entrepreneurial personality that encouraged him to try out …read more »

Tim Rea - Principal, Transworld Capital Management

Tim Rea

Principal, Transworld Capital Management

Mr. Tim Rea recently placed 3rd in the World Cup Trading Championship 2010 with a staggering 156% return. …read more »

Fausto Pugliese - Founder, CTU

Fausto Pugliese

Founder, CTU

Cyber Trading University (CTU) was founded in 1995 by Fausto Pugliese. Fausto was one of the original Day …read more »

Scott Andrews - Founder of MasterTheGap.com

Scott Andrews

Founder of MasterTheGap.com

Scott Andrews, a prior public company CEO, is a private trader and founder of MasterTheGap.com, an education …read more »

Mike Bellafiore - Author & co-founder of SMB Capital

Mike Bellafiore

Author & co-founder of SMB Capital

Mike Bellafiore is the author of One Good Trade: Inside the Highly Competitive World of Proprietary Trading …read more »

Mike Taylor - NZ's Top Fund Manager 2009 & 2010

Mike Taylor

NZ's Top Fund Manager 2009 & 2010

Mike is the founder and Managing Director of Pie Funds. He is responsible for equity research, investment …read more »

Sunny Harris - Author & Trader

Sunny Harris

Author & Trader

Sunny Harris has been trading since 1981. She is a computer programmer and Mathematician, having used …read more »

Tom Busby - Founder & CEO of the Diversified Trading Institute (DTI)

Tom Busby

Founder & CEO of the Diversified Trading Institute (DTI)

Tom Busby is the founder and CEO of the Diversified Trading Institute (DTI) in Mobile, Alabama. Established …read more »

Jim Crimmins - Founder and President of Traders Accounting

Jim Crimmins

Founder and President of Traders Accounting

Jim Crimmins is the founder and President of Traders Accounting. Jim has become the voice for ‘tax …read more »

Bill Dennis - Founder of EOTPRO.com

Bill Dennis

Founder of EOTPRO.com

After several years as a Sales Manager for a small BC Company, Bill Dennis walked away from his position 11 …read more »

Kathy Lien - Director of Currency Research

Kathy Lien

Director of Currency Research

Kathy Lien is an Internationally Published Author and the Director of Currency Research of FX360.com and GFT.

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Charles Cottle - The Risk Doctor

Charles Cottle

The Risk Doctor

Charles Cottle, aka The RiskDoctor, is the Professional that the Professionals learn from. His teaching …read more »

Wayne McDonell - Chief Currency Coach at FX Bootcamp

Wayne McDonell

Chief Currency Coach at FX Bootcamp

Wayne McDonell is the Chief Currency Coach at FX Bootcamp (www.fxbootcamp.com), a live forex training …read more »

Jeffrey Kennedy - Chief Commodity Analyst

Jeffrey Kennedy

Chief Commodity Analyst

Jeffrey Kennedy is the Chief Commodity Analyst at Elliott Wave International (EWI). With more than 15 years …read more »

Markus Heitkoetter - Founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading

Markus Heitkoetter

Founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading

As founder and CEO of Rockwell Trading, Inc., Markus Heitkoetter has shared his trading methods and ideas …read more »

Mark Hodge - Head Coach at Rockwell Trading

Mark Hodge

Head Coach at Rockwell Trading

After stints with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter and American Express Financial Advisors, Mark discovered that …read more »

Sam Seiden - VP Education Online Trading Academy

Sam Seiden

VP Education Online Trading Academy

Sam brings over 15 years experience of equities, forex, options and futures trading which began when he was …read more »

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