About us

Meet the Team

JFD Brokers is led by a unique mix of world-class, financial experts and brokerage professionals, headhunted from various industries, who represent leading global thinking in electronic trading technologies and solutions. Driven by the principle of excellence, JFD Brokers’ Team demonstrates extensive and proven experience in driving business-critical technology and solutions to the forefront of the markets.


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Lars GOTTWIK
Partner & CEO

Lars Gottwik brings to JFD Brokers an unrivalled expertise in financial markets gained over more than 8 years of professional trading. A former member of BörseGo / Godmode-Trader.de, one of Germany’s largest financial media networks, he developed an unrivalled expertise in FX and futures trading, thus rapidly becoming a nation-wide acclaimed financial markets analyst and trading coach across German speaking territories. Furthermore, he became a repeat speaker for prestigious institutions such as UBS, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Societe Generale, Comdirect Bank, Deutsche Bank / X-Markets, Börse Stuttgart, DAB Bank, WH Selfinvest and GodmodeTrader.de. During this time, Lars met and coached a vast array of sophisticated retail traders and investors, and developed a thorough understanding of the worst and best day-trading practices affecting end-users’ experience and performance.

Throughout his trading years, Lars’s passion for automated trading strategies grew, and he developed a number of Quants and Algorithms for Stuttgart-based Puls8 Financial Consulting Agency. He then became a Member of VTAD (Association of Technical Analysts Germany) and published "Rainbowtrading Simplified" at the FinanzbuchVerlag Munich, Germany. More recently, as Head Trader & Public Speaker at BörseGo / Godmode-Trader.de, Lars ran various popular webinars attracting over 500 sophisticated traders online daily, the momentum of which led to him to set-up the “Just, Fair and Direct” brokerage agency, where he is CEO today. View Lars’ CEO greetings.

 

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Rita GIANNOULAKIS
CFO

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1998, Rita has been in the finance sector ever since, exposed to various industries predominantly the financial services including banking, insurance and investment firms, such as Alpari, Trust International Insurance and FirstRand Bank. She has undertaken various roles including audit, daily monitoring and review, financial control and enhancement of internal procedures. Moreover, Rita was involved in setting up the finance departments and integrating operational workflows within the framework of international financial reporting standards and regulatory requirements. Over and above, she gained insight into all aspects of business, through the preparation and implementation of business plans, management accounting and financial reporting analysis. Furthermore, Rita enhanced her understanding of accounting and business principles through lecturing on topics such Financial Accounting, Business Economics and Portfolio Management.

Now appointed as Chief Financial Officer of JFD Brokers, Rita is driven by the belief that a good CFO understands that finance is at the heart of any business. With the responsibility of meeting strict deadlines, ensuring compliancy, providing accurate and timely reports and aspiring to meet stakeholders’ expectations, Rita leads the finance department, in its role supporting the organisation. Along with her team, she embraces the energy of sales and the creativity of marketing, while ensuring that value is added to the operational needs in a timely and cost efficient manner. Rita successfully achieves all this in a high paced environment whilst remaining firmly grounded in the face of day to day complexities and challenges.

 

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Andrew ANDERSON
COO

Andrew has been actively involved in the Financial Markets since 1999, demonstrating an extremely high level of expertise in dealing with a very wide variety of complex financial and technological issues. He has a wide experience with a variety of trading software, working with dozens of the top liquidity providers around the world, such as UBS, Citibank, Barclays, Deutsche Bank and JP Morgan. Andrew has overseen many aspects of the industry including management of company export/import exposure of more than $250 Million in product, wealth management, overseeing Customer Service Operations, Trade Operations, and Technology Development. He holds a variety of financial licenses and has been a repeat presenter at many of the industry’s most prestigious events. He is passionate about the Financial Markets and the various new and innovative technologies which have dramatically changed the trading environment in recent years.

Having been very active for decades both as a trader and as a broker, Andrew is excited to utilise this experience as the COO of JFD to help further support its clients and help take the company’s offering to the next level. He is driven by the constant changes in market conditions and new technologies, which continue to improve retail traders’ accessibility to the markets. To Andrew, the financial markets are never boring, and he is passionate about the technological innovation that allows for new trading methodologies, strategies, and opportunities to come to life. Andrew firmly believes in the STP Direct Market Access model of JFD, and is proud to stand behind a broker and product that does not have the underlying conflict against profitable clients like Market Maker brokers do.

 


  • Monika PEEVA
  • Daniela DIMITROVA
  • Philippos PSYLLOS
  • Galya BOSOLOVA
  • Miroslav PETKOV
  • Nathalie KYROU
  • Victor TOMOV
  • Zhelana ZHELEVA
  • Kseniya IVANOVA
  • Evdokia EFSTATHIOU
  • Sasha Lee De SOUSA
  • Mohamed HASSAN
  • Regional Managers


  • Vladislava NAHLIKOVA
  • Christian KÄMMERER
  • Chief Trading System Officer
  • Chief Partnerships Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Head of Back Office
  • Head of Brokerage
  • Head of Content
  • Head of Communication & Information
  • Co-Head of Customer Support
  • Co-Head of Customer Support
  • Head of Finance
  • Global Head of Human Resources
  • Head of Portfolio Management
  • Head of Czech Markets
  • Head of German Speaking Markets
 

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Risk Warning:

Trading Foreign Exchange and Contracts for Difference (CFDs) is highly speculative and may not be suitable for all investors. JFD Brokers offers trading on margin. The leverage created by trading on margin can work against you as well as for you, and losses can exceed your entire investment. Only invest with money you can afford to lose and ensure that you fully understand the risks involved. Seek independent advice if necessary and review our Risk Disclosure and Privacy Disclosure before opening an account. Copyright © 2012 JFD Brokers Ltd.
 
JFD Brokers Ltd. is authorised and regulated by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission - CySEC (Licence number: 150/11) and is a Member of the Investor Compensation Fund (ICF). JFD Brokers Ltd. is registered with the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority - BaFin (Registration number: 126399), the British Financial Conduct Authority - FCA (Registration number: 580193), the French Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution - ACPR (Registration number 74013) and is MiFID compliant under the Investment Services and Regulated Market Law of 2007 (Law number: 144(I)/2007). JFD Brokers Ltd. is licenced to provide the investment services of Agency Only Execution (i.e. reception and transmission of orders, execution of orders on behalf of clients) and Portfolio Management in relation to Transferable Securities, Options, Futures, SWAPS, Forward Rate Agreements, Financial Contracts for Differences (CFD) and other Derivatives. JFD Brokers Ltd. is also licenced to provide the ancillary service of Safekeeping and Administration of Financial Instruments.
www.jfdbrokers.com is owned and operated by JFD Brokers Ltd., Cyprus.
 
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