The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
Lukasz was then introduced to Manas D. Kumaar, now our Group CEO, through a friend as a “guy who knows the currency market inside out twice over.” The phone call happened, and it blew his mind. Manas WAS the missing link.Manas brought to the fore all the reasons, the technicalities, the back-office issues that created those FX challenges in the first place.
Manas had had enough of the dog-eat-dog world of FX trading, but Lukasz knew that if he was to deliver on his vision, Manas had to be there.Lukasz knew that solving this problem meant removing the middleman that some consider the root of the problem as far as currency market returns are concerned. And who better to shake up the market than someone who’s been there, done it, bought the T-shirt, and even sold it.
The weeks and months that followed saw Manas dramatically exceed all expectations in terms of delivering returns for investors. It was nothing like Lukasz had ever seen before.Not only was Lukasz stunned, everyone else he showed the results to all had the same look of sheer astonishment on their faces. They were in complete shock and awe. How were such results even possible? Could this really be? Currency trading algos performing at blitz speed, attacking and obliterating the market regardless of trend, momentum, or direction, all while making money 86% to 94% of the time. WOW!
We had a BIG idea. We had a SIGNIFICANT tech advantage. We now needed someone to come along and give structure and help us deliver outcomes with the best-in-class compliance program. During a phone call, while Manas was hiking in the far North of New Zealand, Lukasz mentioned Benjamin.
Within fifteen minutes into the call, it was almost in unison that Manas and Lukasz uttered the same words – “Ben’s the ONE… let’s propose something to him” – and so Benjamin Wrench joined our Board as a Non-Executive Director.
What a privilege it is to have Benjamin on our team. A former advisor to the European Parliament, a 20-year veteran of the Fund Management space (from a legal and compliance perspective), a strategist as much as he is a tactician, Benjamin is the third pillar around which we can now complete the circle.
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