Professional Trader

The Professional trading account has strict qualifying criteria. If you consider yourself a professional trader, our Professional Account could be the right choice for you.  

Professional Trader Criteria

ESMA (the European Securities and Marketing Authority) imposed a number of restrictions in 2018, designed to protect retail clients.

When classed as a professional you automatically forgo these safeguards afforded to retail clients.

Once you’ve opened a Professional account the leverage you can use increases and the margins to open and hold positions can reduce.

How do I Qualify as a Professional Trader?

To qualify as a professional trader, you will need to provide evidence that you meet two of the following three criteria:

  • Do you currently work or have worked in the financial sector in a professional position for at least a year, requiring knowledge of derivatives trading?
  • Have you averaged ten significantly sized transactions per quarter, during the past year?
  • Do you have a financial instrument portfolio, including cash deposits, exceeding €500,000?

Apply for a Professional Trader Account

Applying for our professional trader account is a straightforward process. You’ll follow a similar path to opening any other account. Once we have your application, we’ll turn it around as quickly as possible.

Professional Trader FAQs

Opening the Professional account requires careful consideration. In this FAQ section, we’ve answered a few of the most common questions our clients raise before they commit to opening their account.

You need to satisfy the criteria laid out in the application process. It’s strict, but this is in order to protect you and your funds, because there are more risks associated with the Professional account.

Make sure you understand both the risks and rewards of a Professional account. There are features which can potentially impact on your trading outcomes.

If you’re not eligible for a professional trading account, we’ll let you know ASAP. But don’t be concerned, our Edge and Premium accounts are retail alternatives. Both offer some of the same features and benefits the Professional account has.

If you currently have an ATFX trading account we’ll process your pro-account request ASAP. However, there are no exceptions to the conditions required to open the Professional account. You still have to satisfy the criteria laid out in the application process.

ESMA, the European Securities and Marketing Authority, is an independent EU Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the European Union’s financial system. It does this by protecting investors and promoting stable and orderly financial markets.

 

In 2018, ESMA put in place a framework to protect and safeguard retail CFD traders. Their primary areas of focus were leverage, margin and negative balances. These three concepts form the bedrock of the protection ESMA has put in place.

ATFX

The Firm has taken the decision to cease providing services to retail clients, with immediate effect. We are therefore unable to accept any applications.

Services to professional clients will not be impacted. For professional applications please contact [email protected]

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AT Global Markets (UK) Limited does not offer trading services to retail clients.
If you are a professional client, please visit https://atfxconnect.com