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Director's letter

Dear valued client,

The global financial market place has a significant impact on our day to day lives but it is very difficult to participate and benefit from global trends as an individual.

Capital requirements, data costs and transparency are just a few of the many reasons why trading non-domestic products appears prohibitive.

To complicate matters further, converting in and out of the local base currency is inefficient and sometimes the gains made from the investment are significantly impacted by the simple process of exchanging currency.

Eagle Global Markets not only makes trading global markets more accessible but we also address issues such as a local currency risk and having to contract with foreign entities. We, importantly, are a local operator based in Lagos with staff who understand your needs at hand 24 hours 6 days a week.

We established EGM as we wanted to see online trading become Nigerian run for the Nigerian people. I and Eagle want to educate and nurture our clients into confident self-directed traders who want the freedom our multi asset, multi device trading platform delivers.

Together our trading can soar.

EGM Board of Directors

The Board

The board of EGM is comprised of experienced financial markets professionals from diverse backgrounds both in the products they have managed and the geographical regions they have operated in.

Having worked within the world’s leading regulatory environments in the UK and Australia as well as extensive experience working within the investment community in Nigeria the EGM board has the benefit of international experience mixed with local knowledge.

Matthew Smith

Executive Director

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith brings over 17 years of retail and institutional CFD and spread trading experience. Matthew began his career in the single stock equity CFD team at City Index before moving to Cantor Fitzgerald to help establish Cantor Index as a major player in the UK retail derivatives market. He returned several years later as Head of CFD trading for the same division. He has worked in both London and New York and conducted business in South and West Africa, Europe and SE Asia.

Andrew Merry

Non-exec Director

Andrew Merry

Andrew has 20 years experience in the Spread Betting and CFD industry. He started his career as an Interest Rate Swap Broker for MW Marshalls in London in 1993, leaving after two years to help establish the Spread Betting product offering for William Hill. He remained at William Hill for five years, during which time he rose from Junior Trader to Head of Trading. In 2000 he was approached by Cantor Fitzgerald, where he helped set up the Financial Spread Betting Desk, taking sole responsibility for the equity product. In 2003 he was made a Partner of BGC. He moved desk in 2003 to help rescue a flagging business, Cantor Sport. He quickly took over the Head Trader role. In 2005 he was instated as Head Trader of Cantor Spreadfair, the world’s first interactive Spread Betting Exchange. In early 2009 Andrew decided to emigrate to Australia with his family. In 2010 he set up London Capital Group Pty Limited, an Australian subsidiary of London Capital Group Holdings Plc., in Sydney. The company provided CFD trading facilities. He ran the company as Managing Director and as Compliance Officer until the start of 2013. Andrew took on the role as chief executive at Finsa Europe at the start of 2014.

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