Natallia launched and hosts an Institutional FX: Uncensored Podcast series where she interviews experts in the institutional FX space about all things fintech, financial markets and trading.
Care to learn and understand the truth behind the currency market? You just have to TUNE IN!
Episode 17: Rise of The Micro Funds in FX
Natallia and Andrew Gillibrand dive deep into the world of micro investing, gamification of trading and the power of retail investors. What does the future bring for retail investors as technological advancements untap more new investment opportunities?
Episode 16: How to effectively fundraise for an FX hedge fund?
Natallia Hunik discusses challenges of fundraising for a hedge fund with Ronald Richter, co founder and managing partner of Bride Valley Partners, boutique advisory firm that provides best-in-class corporate finance, investment advisory and capital raising. Prior to Bride Valley Partners, Ronald held various roles in the alternative investments industry for the last twenty years.
Episode 15: Where should your license your crypto fund or exchange?
Natallia Hunik and Praveen Kumar dive into the hot topic of evolving crypto regulations and what the firms should be doing to stay within the lanes as globa l crypto regulations are evolving.
They discuss various jurisdictions for setting up your crypto business and its pros and cons.
Praveen is the founder and CEO of Belfrics Group. He has over 15 years of experience in financial markets with specific expertise in OTC and exchange-traded derivatives. He has served multiple financial institutions in India, the Middle East and Far east and has provided liquidity solutions to various exchanges.
Episode 14: How to scale your hedge fund’s AUM beyond 100 million?Natallia Hunik discusses challenges of fundraising for a hedge fund with Laurence Yang, overachiever and successful hedge fund manager from Australia.
90% of hedge funds don’t raise more than $100m ever. So how to overcome and scale beyond that? What is the reason for this AUM plateau? This and more are covered in this episode.
Episode 13: Operating retail FX brokerage in Europe – the path to success
Natallia Hunik discusses running an FX brokerages in Europe with Ricardo Evangelista, CEO of ActivTrades Europe. How do European brokers market to regions given regulatory restrictions, how do they navigate the ever changing regulatory landscape and how are European clients differ from the rest of the world. This and much more about running an FX brokerage in Europe in this episode with Ricardo.
Episode 12: Why is it so hard to get payment solutions for FX brokers?
Natallia Hunik discusses with James Cameron, Chief Risk Officer at iSignthis, independent card acquirer and e-money institution, publicly listed in the Australian and Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ASX: ISX | FRA: TA8) since 2015, why FX industry struggles with getting banking and payment channels. Why is FX business considered ultra high risk by banking institutions? And what can FX businesses do about it?
Episode 11: Can you trust FX media and review sites?
Natallia and Andrew Saks, Head of Research at ETX Capital and Founder of Finance Feeds, dive into the details of FX B2B media landscape. They go over the issues that these outlets face, why some of the industry participants are skeptical about reading the news published by companies.
They also go over why Andrew started and sold Finance Feeds, what is the future of FX media, what is his vision of coopetition in the space.
We also talk about WikiFX, a site that scammed many brokers into buying reviews and why brokers bought into this.
Episode 10: What are the M&A activity trends in margin FX sector?
In this episode, Natallia catches up with Demetris Tsingis, founder of Fincap Advisors, has discussed M&A activity trends in the B2B FX sector.
We talk numbers on recent Playtech sales of Finalto and discuss exit multiples for brokers, fintech and funds.
Episode 9: How to monetize your trading experience with Dave Floyd
Natallia sits down with Dave Floyd, founder of Aspen Capital Group, who succeeded in monetizing his trading experience and created a business out of it. We talk what it takes to launch your own advisory and trading in business in FX and what strategies work.
Dave sheds some light into his research methodology and shared his market outlook. We also touch upon Dave’s view on crypto markets.