FINANCIAL POWER TO THE PEOPLE

ONCE UPON A TIME…

In 2012, former Wall Streeter Fanqi Nie donated the Oxford­-Nie Financial Big Data Laboratory to Oxford University. During this time Fanqi learned that the university didn’t have access to quality data on investment behavior, and that one could not simply go to the banks for such information.

And that’s when the idea for FDT Incubator sprang to life.

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Oxford-Nie Financial Big Data Laboratory generates research to inform how financial firms should manage big data and make the best use of it.

Fanqi, whose career had been predicated on helping traders thrive in various markets, dreamed of a platform that would facilitate and expedite this very end by collecting and analyzing investment behavior that institutions like Oxford had no means to obtaining. Such a platform would not only gather trading behavior, but also streamline the process of discovering and nurturing rising finance talents. People would be able to practice and hone their investment skills, all while learning from and connecting with like­minded peers worldwide. In short, such a platform would allow anyone, regardless of background, to step into the finance industry, cost/risk­-free.

On October 29, 2014, our first app FDT Trader (then called ForexMaster) was launched to the public.

VISION AND MISSION

It’s no secret the finance industry is one of the toughest in the world to break into. Our vision is to disrupt all that. By seamlessly connecting everyday people to financial markets through cost/risk­-free investment platforms, we can make a once-exclusive lane drivable for all.

Essentially, we aim to do three things:

  Match talent with capital

  Provide cost/risk­-free investment opportunities

  Unify the global finance community

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