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10 Years of Scandinavian Capital Markets

We’re celebrating our 10th anniversary at Scandinavian Capital Markets. We want to take this moment to reflect on how we’ve developed as an organisation in the past decade, how we’ve supported thousands of traders to realise their goals by providing the right trading conditions and tools they need and share our aspirations for the next decade of Scandinavian Capital Markets.

The origins of Scandinavian Capital Markets

Most of you reading this post probably won’t recognise Scandinavian Capital Markets as a ten-year-old brand. In 2011, Arif Alexander Ahmad started the company as a boutique asset management firm focused on opportunities in the foreign exchange market. 

Arif founded the company based on a set of values that the financial services industry and particularly the forex sector seemed to lack: integrity, trust, transparency and putting clients’ needs first.

After gaining authorisation from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA) in 2012, Scandinavian Capital Markets began providing non-discretionary services exclusively to high-net-worth clients and institutions.

In 2015, Michael Buchbinder joined Scandinavian Capital Markets and partnered with Arif to transform the company and become Sweden’s first STP-ECN forex broker, a niche that was desperately lacking the core values of Scandinavian Capital Markets.

In 2017, we launched our retail forex trading services and began offering discretionary forex trading services on popular self-trading platforms like MetaTrader, cTrader and Currenex.

What we’ve achieved so far

Innovating and transforming a company in a highly regulated market is challenging. As a financial institution, every new idea has to go through a thorough due diligence process to ensure it does not harm the integrity of the company or the dozens of other financial institutions we cooperate with daily. We’re incredibly proud of the new solutions launched to improve how our clients trade. 


  • Launched Gold-i Multiple Allocation Manager Pro for Metatrader 4 – Learn more
  • Launched the Valhalla initiative and invited 19-industry leaders to visit our offices and hosted them in Stockholm – Learn more
  • Launched the cTrader platform – Learn more


  • Scandinavian Capital Markets launches Capital Introductions for hedge funds and traders seeking capital – Learn more
  • Launched Currenex platform – Learn more
  • Jamie Saettele joins Scandinavian Capital Markets and assumes the role of Chief Technical Strategist – Learn more
  • Added cTrader Copy


  • Launched Trading WTF (Where to Focus) on TradingView Streams – Learn more
  • Launched FXCopy: Scandinavian Capital Markets’ proprietary forex investment platform – Learn more

Scandinavian Capital Markets values

We’re ambitious and determined to grow the company to ensure more traders have a safe environment to trade. Success in the forex market depends on whether your broker is committed to offering you the best pricing, execution, platform performance, and support to thrive. 

No matter where the future takes us, our values are unwavering. You can always count on Scandinavian Capital Markets for mutually beneficial relationships built on integrity, ethics, transparency, and trust.

What’s next for Scandinavian Capital Markets 

We’re always looking for new ways to add value to our clients, whether adding new instruments, enhancing our liquidity, integrating new trading platforms and tools, or being there when you need support or guidance the most. 

We can’t improve our services without hearing your feedback. We’re encouraging all traders to reach out and tell us how we can help them do better.