Trader Talent was founded by traders who began their professional trading careers on some of the earliest and most successful electronic prop floors in London.
Almost 2 decades ago a futures prop trading arcade in London took a risk on a few aspiring traders selected from thousands of applicants. The lucky few were provided with six weeks of fundamental and technical analysis training and placed on an in-house simulator. They were instructed to watch every order affecting the futures ladders from 7am to 6pm for 3 months on their assigned products.
Performance criteria needed to be to achieved in order to graduate off the sim and trade live on a backed account. Beginning on 1 lot trades, on a 60:40 net profit split (after desk fees, commissions and software costs), they were given a downside account limit of a few thousand pounds, hit that and they were gone. Through ups and downs some of the intake including Trader Talent’s founders (in the background photo) survived and managed to grow their accounts over the years to be allocated 1000s of futures contracts to clip on any one trade.
Between them they have since established and run their own prop firms in Europe and the Middle East, run and risk managed prop houses in the Far East, trained graduates to ex-investment bankers how to trade the futures markets and advised international trader groups on the most efficient trading structures, technology and alliances.
As technology and connectivity have advanced, it is no longer necessary to pay four figure desk fees on a prop floor but the dedication and discipline required to trade successfully still remains the same.
Trader Talent offers you the chance to prove your abilities, wherever you may be and gain a real opportunity to succeed from those who have overcome the same challenges and still trade today.