About us

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WE EMPOWER OUR TRADERS
TO REACH NEW HEIGHTS

through excellence in teamwork, communication & support.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help our traders make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their trading performance and to build a team that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people.

We believe we will be successful if our traders are successful.

Our community of traders, sharing knowledge, trade ideas and experiences, work together as one with a common goal, to make money out of the market. With our support and network, we believe we can help them realize their goals.

We are a values-driven company and these values have been established over the past 9 years of operation by our Founder and CEO, Brad Gilbert. They inform both our long-term strategy as a company and the way we serve our traders on a daily basis.

Our Values

Adhere to the highest professional standards of excellence in teamwork, communication, support, and create an unrivaled environment for exceptional people to perform to their best ability.

We provide an environment that encourages traders to always look for sound reasoning rather than just accept the trades they have been given.

Egos are kept in check too and with our flat level of management, the Trading Floor & 247 Trade Zone operate harmoniously. We also know from experience, no two traders are alike, so attention to each individual's training needs is extremely important to us. No one gets left out!

Our Global Network of Traders

We have an amazing global network of traders that collaborate, share trade ideas, and support each other. I believe there's nothing stronger and more effective than a network of traders working together with a common goal.

Our 247 Trade Zone has enabled traders from all walks of life, from all over the world to connect, when it's convenient for them.

The level of teamwork, mutual respect, and understanding by all traders are at the very core essence of T4T's Values and we protect this passionately. With our Team, you can be sure you'll never be trading alone!

Our CEO & Founder - Bradley Gilbert

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Bradley Gilbert

Traders4Traders CEO & Founder

Brad has over 28 years of FX trading experience. Prior to setting up T4T in 2009, Brad worked for Citibank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Toronto Dominion Bank. He was Chief FX Dealer of some of the biggest FX teams in Sydney, London & New York. He has also worked extensively through Asia in Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam.

Biography

Brad graduated from Sydney University in 1989 and then took up a sporting scholarship (Rugby) at University College Dublin in Ireland the same year. It coincided with the Rugby World Cup in Ireland so he thought there’s no better way to watch the tournament then do it for free. Plus he had a load of mates in the Australian team so it was a great opportunity to hang out with the touring team.

When he returned to Sydney he got a job with Citibank in Sydney on the FX trading desk. Little did he know at the time that this would be his life long career. He didn’t know much at the start but it’s like any apprenticeship,  you get your hands dirty, you learn the ropes from veterans and you simply learn on the job. Brad ended up spending the next 18 years globe-hopping between Sydney, London and New York working for Citibank, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Toronto Dominion Bank.

Brad spent the first few years taking in all the good traits from the best traders and learning not what to do from the less capable guys. After a couple of years, he was promoted to a senior dealer status and went about making a name for himself. Still, all the while trying to fine-tune his skills: technically and fundamentally. At this stage Brad was grateful he had an economics degree as it did come in handy the deeper he got into the fundamentals.

After a few more years Brad was promoted to Chief FX Dealer and in charge of 20 plus traders. This is where things really got wild whilst managing a team being entertained five nights a week. Brad mentioned

"The challenge of being in charge is you have less time for trading yourself as you’re constantly managing the egomaniacs in the team – which is all of them (me included)".

The one thing Brad that points to Brad's success and longevity as a trader in the banks was my willingness to learn every day. He always kept an open mind that he could always learn more and perform better. That knowledge can come from a graduate trainee or one of the other senior traders. So you’re constantly refining your skills and adapting to the market. This keeps you striving and motivated to keep doing what you’re doing in any field for that matter.

Founder & CEO - Traders4Traders - May 2009 - Present

Brad founded Traders4Traders in Australia in 2009 and completed the expansion into the USA in 2012. Brad introduced an expansive funded trader program which provides the opportunity for enthusiastic and innovative traders for a full-time trading career with our company.

Vice President - TD Securities - Aug 2005 - May 2007

  • Manager spot fx pricing and risk
  • Initiating proprietary options and spot risk
  • Reporting all P/L to senior management in Canada
  • Developed close relationships with Toronto & London team members

Chief Dealer - Commonwealth Bank - Jan 98 - Dec 2004

  • Responsible for all FX trading team, reporting P/L to Global Head
  • Responsible for pricing of the banks top tier currency AUD
  • Developed and trained junior staff
  • Set up & managed CBA New York FX operations

Senior Forex Dealer - Citibank - Jan 1990 - Aug -1998

  • Role involved covering of majors FX quoting
  • Initiated proprietary trading team
  • Developing team relationships in New York & London
  • Development & Training of junior staff

Senior Forex Dealer - Citibank - Jan 1996 - Jan 1997

  • Responsible for all Yen pricing for Europe - late Asia
  • Responsible for improving the bank's profile in Yen products
  • Quoted interbank Usd/Yen & Dem/Yen
  • Developed close relationships with New York office

Forex Dealer (AUD, NZD, CAD) - Citibank - Jan 1995 - Jan 1996

  • Relocated to London in order to improve branch relationship
  • Responsible for development of interbank relationships
  • Developed and trained junior staff
  • Marketed currencies throughout Europe

Forex Dealer (AUD, NZD, CAD) - Citibank - Jan 1992 - Jan 1995

  • Shared AUD pricing with Chief Dealer
  • Responsible for development of interbank relationships
  • Developed and trained junior staff
  • Marketed currencies throughout Asia

Junior Dealer (JPY Assistant) - Citibank - Jan 1990 - Jan 1992

  • Joined Citibank on their Graduate program
  • Learnt all aspects of the market, execution, analysis
  • Kept Senior Traders positions up to date
  • Attended numerous courses & coaching sessions

Brad has an Economics Degree (BEc) & University Blue from the University of Sydney (Australia).

He completed a Rugby Scholarship at University College Dublin (Ireland) with a Masters in Guinness.

He was a licensed & registered Foreign exchange trader with ASIC for 15 years.

He was on the Board of the Australian Foreign Exchange Committee from 2001-2004. (Included 2 RBA reps + 4 traders from the Banks)

He has also completed a Diploma in Financial Planning and is RG146 (ASIC) compliant in Australia.

He was previously a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with the National Futures Association (NFA) and has completed the NFA Series 3, 30 and 34 exams.