At a young age, Christian and his family relocated to New York from Florida, swapping the Sunshine State he had grown up in for the buzz of the City That Never Sleeps. Having graduated from New York University specializing in behavioural and experimental finance, Christian turned down an offer from a top financial institution to pursue his dream of working with smaller, local firms. In writing for Forex Fraud, Christian’s main interest is in raising awareness of High Yield Investment Programme (HYIP) schemes and he often writes about the dangers of their appeal and how best to spot them. Christian lives by the phrase: “If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.” Though he will admit that part of him still hopes to find the perfect dream investment someday. When he does, he looks forward to buying his own piece of Caribbean heaven and moving his entire family there. Among several interests, including escaping back to the beach on occasion, Christian is heavily involved in a local community outreach programme that aims to raise financial awareness in less affluent neighbourhoods.
Justin is an active trader with more than 20-years’ industry experience of working for big banks and hedge funds. He has an inside knowledge of how the financial markets work, thanks to roles including trader on a $750m Event-Arbitrage desk and CRO and COO of hedge funds running a variety of strategies. From stat-arb and trend-following CTA to fixed-income relative value. Firm’s he has worked at include big banks like Citi, and prominent hedge funds including D. E. Shaw and Millennium Capital Management.