About Scandinavian Capital Markets

Scandinavian Capital Markets is a Prime STP-ECN Forex Broker

Our company is built on extensive knowledge of the foreign exchange market, expertise in technology, and a commitment to create trusted long-term relationships with our clients, institutional money managers and professional traders.

We are based in Sweden and offer clients a gateway to the highly desirable Swedish forex trading environment. We are authorized and registered with the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FSA)  (Finansinspektionen Reg. No. 556863-5972), who oversee one of the most reputable and stable financial trading markets in the world.

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Our Team

With roots in wealth management, our founders have experience in the banking industry, hedge fund management and the financial services sector. 

To build long-term client relations we are focused on providing transparency in our transactions and processes, and a valued customer experience. Our trading accounts provide deep customized liquidity from top-rated LPs around the world.

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Arif Alexander

Co Founder

Arif Alexander is the Co-Founder of Scandinavian Capital Markets, Sweden's first ECN-STP broker. Passionate about the FX and financial markets, he co-launched the Valhalla Initiative in 2018 with key industry leaders and influencers with the aim to change the paradigm in the Forex industry and setting a new standard. Arif has more than 15 years experience in the financial markets and started his career at the floor of CNBC's London headquarters where he cultivated a deep passion for the financial markets.

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Michael Buchbinder

Partner

Michael Buchbinder MBA, is partner at Scandinavian Capital Markets with diverse clientele spanning all throughout the world. Over the last 14 years, Michael has gained experience across various sectors in the financial industry. Ranging from compliance, investment banking, and various roles across the FX sector ranging from client support, operations, risk management, and FX trading.

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Catriel Ceballos

Chief Financial Officer & Head of Compliance
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Nadya Andreeva

Customer Relationship and Operations Support Officer
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Merlin DeSantis

Business Development Officer
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Isak Kotevski

Relationship Manager
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Merlin DeSantis

Relationship Manager
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Our Story

Scandinavian Capital Markets was founded by Arif Alexander Ahmad, Michael Buchbinder, and a team of financial professionals. Arif had built a successful Asset Management Firm and had partnered with Michael Buchbinder to form the Forex branch of the company. Both Arif and Michael lead the company with shared values of integrity and trust, putting client needs at the top of priorities.

Originally established as a Wealth Management Company in 2011, Scandinavian Capital Markets obtained registration with the Swedish FSA a year later, to strategically focus on the forex market. After 5 years of operation, we launched Sweden’s first STP-ECN Brokerage in 2017. Scandinavian Capital Markets continues to grow and now offer clients the very best technology platforms, along with exceptional customer service – all designed to promote long term client partnerships.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the very best Forex trading experience to institutional traders, introducing brokers, and professional traders. We will do this by prioritizing client needs and creating a trading environment that delivers deep, customizable liquidity from top banks, ultra-fast and reliable connectivity direct to market, and highly competitive spreads and fees.
 
Through partnerships with well-capitalized liquidity partners paired with internal best practices most beneficial to traders, we are a global prime brokerage with an unrivaled reputation.