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Umbrella Services and Outsourced Trading

About us

Based in the City of London, The London Trading Company provides umbrella services to new or established investment firms and outsourced dealing services to the professional investor community.

Founded in 2014 by a highly experienced and well respected team, we blend our expertise in compliance and trading to nurture aspiring firms, ensuring that they have a cost effective and robust regulatory framework. This allows them to build their businesses quickly and successfully, secure in the knowledge that all their compliance requirements are in safe hands.

Appointed Representative status enables our clients to trade in the UK and throughout Europe, without the usual delays and costs associated with becoming authorised directly.

We assist our Appointed Representatives to deliver their business plans and work with traditional values of trust and discretion. Our clients can be confident that they are our primary focus. 

Uniquely, we are the only umbrella company of our type in the UK, with a share plan to reward our ARs with participation in our growth and success.

If you act with integrity, clarity and pride and demand those attributes in those with whom you choose to do business, we invite you to contact us.

Umbrella Services

Our fees are priced to facilitate your fast entry into the market, avoiding the usual delays and costs of obtaining direct FCA authorisation. 

Having built our own successful business in a regulated and highly competitive sector, we understand precisely what hands on compliance support and advice you will need. We will support you with compliance training and updates and fulfil all of your regulatory reporting requirements. Additionally, we will provide you with a full suite of policies and documents, including your own compliance manual and monitoring plan, so that you have a turn key start to operating a regulated business and realising your ambitions.

Our Umbrella and Compliance Services include:

  • Appointed representative status permissions to new and established firms
  • Passporting across Europe
  • Discretionary Investment Management
  • Compliance audits and monitoring
  • Financial Promotion approvals
  • Mentoring, directorships and advisory
  • Equity participation
  • Locum services
  • Disaster recovery support
  • Traditional marketing and sales

Outsourced Trading and Investment Management

At The London Trading Company, we use the latest in dealing technology to provide you and your clients with a first class experience. Through our professional, friendly and dynamic dealing desk, we trade efficiently on an agency basis, ensuring there is no issue of proprietary interest conflict.  

Furthermore, each member of our highly skilled team has many years of market experience and a wide network of professional contacts at your disposal.

Using our platforms and established IB agreements, you can immediately offer your clients execution covering the whole universe of investment products, including:

  • Worldwide Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Futures & Options
  • Foreign Exchange – FX
  • Commodities
  • Contracts for Difference – CFD
  • Spread Betting
  • Exchange Traded Funds and Exchange Traded Commodities – ETFs & ETCs

Additionally, we can facilitate discretionary investment management for long-only, cash equity portfolios, as well as managed solutions for CFDs, Futures & Options and other derivatives.

For more advanced and specialist requirements, we can assist with the establishing of an outsourced trading desk.

  • ADR / Pair Trading.
  • Algo Trading
  • DMA
  • OTC Cross Trades
  • Program Trading
  • Smart Order Routing (SOR)
  • Statistical Arbitrage
  • Worked / Care Orders

Contact us

The London Trading Company,
Lansdowne House
57 Berkeley Square
United Kingdom
T +44 (0)20 3907 9400

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The investment services and products described on this website are directed exclusively to the professional investment community. “Retail Clients” as defined by the Financial Conduct Authority should not proceed to enter this site. If you are in any doubt as to your client classification you should seek independent advice.

Further our services are not directed at residents of the United States or to any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person’s nationality, residence of otherwise) such services are prohibited.

Warning: The value of investments can fall and you may get back less than you invested. Additionally dealing in margined products such as CFDs involves a high level of risk and you can lose more than your original investment. Please ensure you understand the risks involved and seek professional financial advice if necessary.

You should not deal in margined products such as CFDs unless you understand their nature and the extent of your exposure to risk. You should also be satisfied that the product is suitable for you in the light of your circumstances and financial position.

Although CFDs can be utilised for the management of investment risk, it may not be suitable for some investors. In deciding whether to trade in CFDs, you should be aware of the following points. CFDs can only be settled in cash. Investing in a CFD carries the same risks as investing in a future or an option or other derivative product. Transactions in CFDs may also have a contingent liability and you should be aware of the implications of this as set out below.

Contingent liability investment transactions, which are margined, require you to make a series of payments against the purchase price, instead of paying the whole purchase price immediately. If you trade in CFDs, you may sustain a total loss of the margin you deposit with your firm to establish or maintain a position. If the market moves against you, you may be called upon to pay substantial additional margin at short notice to maintain the position. If you fail to do so within the time required, your position may be liquidated at a loss and you will be responsible for the resulting deficit. Even if a transaction is not margined, it may still carry an obligation to make further payments in certain circumstances over and above any amount paid when you entered the contract.

Before you begin to trade, you should obtain details of all commissions and other charges for which you will be liable. If any charges are not expressed in money terms (but, for example, as a percentage of contract value), you should obtain a clear and written explanation, including appropriate examples, to establish what such charges are likely to mean in specific money terms. For example in the case of CFDs, when commission is charged as a percentage, it will normally be as a percentage of the total contract value, and not simply as a percentage of your initial payment.

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