easyMarkets launches SMSF tool, appoints MD

Growing SMSF investor demand for institutional-grade investment training has led a global markets brokerage to launch a new tool.

The SMSF Active Traders Group, operated by easyMarkets, equips SMSF trusses with strategies, methodologies and the risk management framework they need to "trade like a fund manager."

Earlier this year, easyMarkets also extended its deal Cancellation feature - which allows traders to cancel a losing trade within one hour - to the platform's mobile app.

Alongside the product launch, easyMarkets also appointed Daniel Byrne to replace outgoing Robert Francis as manager director, Asia-Pacific.

Francis, who is stepping aside after 10 years in the role, will remain with easyMarkets in an emeritus advisory capacity to the board.

Byrne joined the firm in May as chief operating officer and has since pioneered the company's Active Traders Group. He holds more than a decade of experience in markets trading and trading education, having previously managed premium accounts at multinational FX brokerage firms GFT Markets and AxiTrader, as well as being the vice-president of forex training firm, FXPlus Trading Academy.

Commenting on the appointment, easyMarkets chief executive Nikos Antoniades said: "When we considered the idea of a new leader for the APAC region, we knew we wanted someone who understood the ethics and DNA of easyMarkets."

"It is Daniel's versatile background and approach to trading which lead us to believe he is a perfect fit. Since being appointed as COO, he has shown exceptional drive and talent in leading the team and driving the business forward. He will therefore lead our strategic efforts to grow the Australian and the Asia Pacific market. We have every confidence in Daniel and wish him success in the exciting challenges ahead."

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