as a Business
Proprietary Trading in the City of London
For an explanation of Proprietary Trading please view the videos of Steve Ruffley of InterTrader and Jack Inman of tradimo for an independent view of the sector
In the City of London the International Financial Markets, apart from Banks, Investment Funds or Hedge Funds, there is a special breed of Individuals who trade.
These are proprietary traders, individuals that day in and day out trade the financial markets. Unlike Banks, Stock Brokers or IFA's they make their money not from commissions but from trading the markets profitably.
These are the former "locals" from the Trading pits, or the Millennial generation of Graduates and MBA's that have flair and an entrepreneurial spirit. They are true professionals that know their market and how to trade it.
As a proprietary trader, they either trade with their own funds or the Company's capital. This capital derives from backers that seek superior returns, that the mainstream investments do not provide. The shareholders are either former traders or Individuals that also have an entrepreneurial streak in them.
Typically they have the money and appetite to invest but not the TIME!
Provided you are a qualifying investor, you may wish to own shares in your own proprietary trading company.