Company:Thinkmarkets

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Thinkmarkets
Private
IndustryOnline trading and investment
Founded2010
Headquarters
Melbourne, Australia
London, UK
Key people
  • Nauman Anees (co-founder, CEO)
  • Faizan Anees (co-founder, MD)
ParentTF Global Markets (Aust) Pty Ltd
Websitewww.thinkmarkets.com

Thinkmarkets is an online brokerage company headquartered in London and Melbourne.[1][2]

History

Thinkmarkets was founded in 2010 in Auckland, New Zealand with its former name as ThinkForex.[3] In 2012, the company relocated its headquarters to Melbourne, Australia having secured ASIC approval.[4]

In 2015, Thinkmarkets opened an office in London, UK, and received regulatory approval from the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).[4] In July 2016, the company changed its name from "ThinkForex" to Thinkmarkets.[5][6][7]

In 2019, Thinkmarkets secured a total of AU $15 million in a pre IPO funding round from investors including Rich Lister Josh Liberman and Chris Judd.[8][9][10] In same year, the company established partnership with Amir Khan, a British professional boxer,[11][12] and Glenn McGrath, an Australian cricketer for its Think 2020 program.[13][14][15]

Thinkmarkets was awarded a license by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) in 2019.[16][17][9][8] In 2020, the company received the Best Value Broker - Asia award at the 2020 Global Forex Awards.[18]

References

  1. "ThinkMarkets UK revenue and activity flat in 2017". LeapRate. 21 September 2018. https://www.leaprate.com/forex/brokers/thinkmarkets-uk-revenue-activity-flat-2017/. 
  2. Baxter, Brian (30 July 2020). "Robinhood Recruits Second WilmerHale Partner in Two Months" (in en). Bloomberg Law. https://news.bloomberglaw.com/business-and-practice/robinhood-recruits-second-wilmerhale-partner-in-two-months?context=search&index=0. 
  3. Redrup, Yolanda (2018-07-02). "Online trading broker ThinkMarkets targets $100 million listing" (in en). https://www.afr.com/technology/online-trading-broker-thinkmarkets-targets-100-million-listing-20180626-h11wcj. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 Segal, Gerald (2020-07-28). "ThinkMarkets preparing for $300 million IPO" (in en-US). https://fxnewsgroup.com/forex-news/retail-forex/exclusive-thinkmarkets-preparing-for-300-million-ipo/. 
  5. Saks, Andrew (2016-07-08). "One to one with ThinkForex CEO Nauman Anees on rebrand and development of proprietary platform" (in en-US). https://financefeeds.com/one-one-thinkforex-ceo-nauman-anees-rebrand-development-proprietary-platform/. 
  6. Thompson, Sarah (2019-04-07). "Regal to cornerstone ThinkMarkets raising; Citi to launch deal" (in en). https://www.afr.com/street-talk/regal-to-cornerstone-thinkmarkets-raising-citi-to-launch-deal-20190407-p51bn5. 
  7. Golovtchenko, Victor (2016-07-07). "ThinkForex Rebrands to ThinkMarkets, Adds Proprietary Trading Platform" (in en). https://www.financemagnates.com/forex/brokers/thinkforex-rebrands-thinkmarkets-adds-proprietary-trading-platform/. 
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Judd, Liberman support ThinkMarkets pre-IPO raising" (in en). 2019-04-17. https://www.afr.com/street-talk/judd-liberman-support-thinkmarkets-pre-ipo-raising-20190417-p51f34. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Thompson, Sarah; Macdonald, Anthony; Boyd, Tim (28 July 2020). "ThinkMarkets in non-deal roadshow before $300m listing". The Australian Financial Review. https://www.afr.com/street-talk/thinkmarkets-in-non-deal-roadshow-before-300m-listing-20200721-p55dy4. 
  10. "Fundies ponder new online broker float" (in en). 2018-04-05. https://www.afr.com/street-talk/fundies-ponder-new-online-broker-float-20180405-h0yct8. 
  11. Kimberley, David (2018-09-04). "Amir Khan and ThinkMarkets Partner to Support Disadvantaged Kids" (in en). https://www.financemagnates.com/forex/brokers/amir-khan-and-thinkmarkets-partner-to-support-disadvantaged-kids/. 
  12. Kirilova, Valentina (4 September 2018). "ThinkMarkets teams up with Amir Khan to offer financial and boxing education". LeapRate. https://www.leaprate.com/forex/advertising/thinkmarkets-and-amir-khan-to-offer-financial-and-boxing-education/. 
  13. "Glenn Mcgrath partners with Thinkmarkets to promote cricket and female empowerment" (in en-GB). 2019-03-14. https://www.financedigest.com/glenn-mcgrath-partners-with-thinkmarkets-to-promote-cricket-and-female-empowerment.html. 
  14. Skinner, Celeste (2019-03-13). "ThinkMarkets Partners with Australian Cricket Star Glenn McGrath" (in en). https://www.financemagnates.com/forex/brokers/thinkmarkets-partners-with-australian-cricket-star-glenn-mcgrath/. 
  15. "Cricket legend Glenn McGrath partners with FinTech giant ThinkMarkets". Moneycontrol.com. 15 March 2019. https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/technology/cricket-legend-glenn-mcgrath-partners-with-fintech-giant-thinkmarkets-3652281.html. 
  16. "ThinkMarkets, an international online trader is awarded a SA licence" (in en). 5 March 2019. https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/companies/thinkmarkets-an-international-online-trader-is-awarded-a-sa-licence-19640939. 
  17. Ayemoba, Andrea (28 May 2019). "ThinkMarkets fintech enters South Africa, offers $1m capital protection for clients" (in en). https://africabusinesscommunities.com/tech/tech-news/thinkmarkets-fintech-enters-south-africa-offers-$1m-capital-protection-for-clients/. 
  18. Morton, Michael (2019-10-04). "Global Forex Awards 2019 winners announced" (in en-GB). https://www.thearmchairtrader.com/global-forex-awards-2019-winners-announced/. 

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