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Kawase Appoints New CEO

Kawase, a Forex broker that is based and regulated in Cyprus, is happy to announce the appointment of a new CEO, Alex Katsaros. With a BA in accounting and an MBA in finance, Mr. Katsaros bring with him both proper educational training and on-the-job experience that will should help him propel Kawase forward as a leading Forex brokerage.

Prior to joining Kawase Mr. Katsaros was the Head of Product Development for cTrader, the trading platform that is currently used by Kawase and many other Forex brokerages. Mr. Katsaros began his career as a professional trader and maintains numerous licenses and professional certifications including a CySEC advanced license and CISI’s Investment Management certificate.

About his recent appointment, Mr. Katsoras said: “I am very honoured and excited to expand our services and introduce Kawase’s ethos, transparency and great service to more clients around the globe. My vision is for Kawase to be the leading cTrader broker by leveraging our deep understanding of the platform. Our efforts will be focused around our core values: fairness, transparency, innovative technology and high quality support.”

The appointment coincided with the company’s recent rebranding and redesign efforts which have created a sharper, more intuitive website. The company’s efforts to provide top-notch technical solutions with an easy-to-follow website and top notch customer support make it a brand that is worth trying. To learn more about Kawase and its offerings, read our full Kawase review.

Deloitte Places Exness.com among Industry’s Best

In an independent evaluation released today, Deloitte, the largest network of professional services worldwide, has valued Exness.com among some of the leading companies in the Forex industry.

Exness, a leading Forex and ECN broker headquartered in St. Petersburg has come a long way since its inception in 2008 and has been the recipient of several awards over the years. It prides itself on offering a comfortable trading environment with more than 120 currency pairs, 80 currency options, instant withdrawal and a host of other features.

Deloitte’s report verified Exness’s trading volumes, client withdrawals and agents’ commissions for the period 1 April to 30 June 2015 and concluded that during the second quarter of this year the firm’s trading volumes totaled over US$660 billion, an increase of US$111 billion over Q1 2015. Its June trading volumes reached $232 billion, surpassing the previous record of $217.63 billion set in May and client withdrawals, which represent profits taken by traders, came in at $63.2 million over the last quarter, an increase of 26% on Q1.

These numbers place Exness alongside some of the best companies in the Forex industry.

OctaFx Announces a New Supercharged Contest

OctaFX, a Forex broker out of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, has always been the top of the line when it came to bonuses and promotions. Their latest promo does not disappoint. The OctaFX Supercharged contest was developed by the same team that brought you the celebrated King of the Road contest and is as electrifying as all their past promotions. Like the others, the current contest is not just a way to make money but is a test of your skills at Forex trading.

OctaFX, with clients in over 100 countries around the world, is well known in the industry for offering live ECN accounts as well as micro accounts. Their low spreads, real-time market execution and true ECN offset are among the top features at OctaFX.

The OctaFX Supercharged real contest began on November 17th, 2014 and will run until May 13th, 2016. It is one of longest running contests in the business and there is no doubt that it offers the absolute best prizes in the industry. The latest contest includes three luxury automobiles, the Tesla Model S, the Smart Fortwo and the Renault Twizy as the top three prizes. Those who don’t come in at the top can still try for one of the other prizes which contain a host of Apple products such as the Apple iMac, iPads and iPhones.

For traders who have little patience for long contests, OctaFx also offers a monthly prize of an Apple iPhone 6. These shorter contests begin every four weeks and like the lengthier OctaFX Supercharged real contest they work on the point system. Each profitable trade awards you with contest points. The maximum contest score of 200 points consists of two parts: a maximum 100 Pip points and a maximum of 100 Gain points and each part is calculated differently.

Once you have registered to open a real account with OctaFx (demo accounts don’t count) and have deposited a minimum of $150, you can start trading and accumulating points towards the contest. Contestants can open as many accounts as they wish but only new accounts will enable you to participate in the contest.

So go ahead. Open an account and start trading. The Apple iPhone 6 is a great device so go for it. And just maybe, 2016 will find you driving around in a brand new snazzy automobile.