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ASW Trader Institute

So you want to become a Trader?

Very few day traders can be successful without the mentorship of someone who’s ‘been in the trenches’.  This is why the vast majority of day trading courses fall short.  They teach the ‘book stuff’ but don’t follow through with real-life training.  That’s like learning how to ride a bike without actually getting your knees scraped up a little.

Now, here’s the good news.  ASW is unique.  Not only will we give you the best start by professionally trading your funds to ensure you can enter the market with a solid level of funding (day-trading your own account requires a minimum balance of £25,000.00 at all times) We will educate you along the way as to how we trade the markets and why we pick certain entry and exit points. We have found that by following our professional traders for at least 6 months sets you up well to take in to serious consideration our Trader Training Programme.

Without specialized training, profiting in day trading is virtually impossible.  But, with specialized training, a smart day trader is able to pick out these profit opportunities.  There are dozens of profitable day trading opportunities every day.

The ASW Training Programme provides you with an edge for today's markets. The ASW Training Programme is a demanding, comprehensive, and thoughtful trading course. You will develop valuable trading skills that will enable you to profit in any market, from any location, and for your entire trading career. The ASW Training Programme teaches you the a craft: the craft of trading!

Part one of the process is to apply for our Online Training Program. It is a one-month guided program that covers the simple definitions to the advanced concepts. It also involves trader assessment by way of simulated trading and research projects. To move on to Stage 2 you need to submit a months worth of trading in a paper account.

Those that do well and meet our criteria online are invited to join our in-house program. Here we look at advanced trading concepts such as specific spread trades and trades that we have seen work well with our seasoned traders. For those that are successful this in house training is free

Full Trader Funding. Do well in our training program and you will be offered a contract to join us as a fully funded trader. We fund 100% of your trading account and cover any losses. You’ll sit in our dealing room alongside other traders. Game on!

So you have successfully completed our online, in house programme and proven you trading capabilities trading firm funds, what's the next step for you? How can you earn more with your newly learned skill set?

At this stage, we offer our Traders a chair with our Managed Programme Trading Account Desk, giving you the opportunity to trade funds for clients and earn commissions of each profitable trade for your client book.

This is a performance based and client facing position meaning we only accept the highest qualified traders with a proven track record of trading the markets successfully regardless of market conditions.

If accepted, you will receive intense one on one training with our Head of Trading David Sterling.

Online Training Programme

Our online program starts with the basics and assumes you have never traded before. We move on to strategy, analysis styles and trading styles. We use a simulator extensively to learn new things. You are not left alone here. The program is a guided one where you have a real person to speak with and request feedback.

 

Topics Covered

Whom is your real applicant?


First and foremost we want to work with people who share our passion for financial markets. You don’t need to have any trading experience, or a finance related education or background.
We really look for a set of personal qualities that together have the potential to create a great trader. If you can say yes to the following you are definitely someone we would like to talk to:

  • Interest in trading and/or financial markets
  • Strong self-discipline
  • Entrepreneurial flair
  • Competitive nature
  • Highly numerate
  • Grit and determination




What do you trade?


At ASW we are ETF trading specialists. We focus on opportunities in global capital markets using both spread and outright strategies.




I love FX. Can I just trade that?


If you happen to be the best FX trader in the world, then you don’t need us. If your results to date aren’t fantastic, consider giving this a try. We trade futures for some very good reasons – and all of that is in the training.




What about experienced traders


Yes we take on experienced traders – and they do not need to do the training. Our definition of ‘experienced’ is one that has traded various global capital markets, particularly interest rates on a very active level. If you need to discuss this, just contact us.




How do you select candidates


Initially our Training Programme is offered on a first come first served basis. We want to dedicate as much mentorship, tools and education to each trader we take on, meaning places are lmited. Instead of the usual resume and application form, we select candidates by way of a knowledge Quiz. Pass this Quiz and you will have access to our online program. Pass the online program and subsequent interview and you will be invited to join us in-house. Prove yourself in-house and the opportunity to join our Managed Programs desk may well arise, offering you the opportunity to share your knowledge to the benefit of your client book on our MP desk





Who owns ASW?


ASW is privately owned. The company was formed under the umbrella of ASCL (HK) which focuses on Global Institutional Trading. ASW was formed initially as a proprietary trading firm bebfore moving in to the private retail trading arena and offering managed trading services for retail investors. With offices in New York City and Hong Kong, ASW offers an exciting place to build a trading career.




Does ASW support algorithmic trading


Yes! we do, some of our more established traders use automation as part of their trading arsenal. New strategies are considered on a case by case basis between the trader and the firm.




Whst happens at the end of the program


If you successfully complete Parts 1 & 2 you may be offered a trading deal with ASW and invited to join our trading floor. Here you will be further mentored, guided and developed as you start what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership with ASW




How much does the program cost?


We do not charge for the training program. It’s 100% free. We are confident we could charge for it – our program is world class. However, we want to develop traders for ASW so we are happy to bear the cost of finding, training and developing the best aspiring traders out there.




Do I need trading experience/education


Our program is designed to take you from ground zero up, so you do not need a trading or financial markets background.




Does ASW take interns


Yes, we do take summer and winter interns. Please contact us for further information





Building Spreads

Spreading is one of the key tools for the proprietary trader. We assume you know nothing and start with the basics.

 

General TI FAQs

How does the in-house program work?


Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in New York. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




What are the hours in house?


Trainees will essentially be living and breathing trading for these six weeks and will be expected to work traders’ hours. This would include preparation for your trading day, attending the pre-open morning meeting and post-market analysis sessions.




How long until I go live?


That varies from person to person. We try to make it as short as possible.




Can I trade remotely?


Sure you can but not straight away. We both need to feel that trading remotely is the best thing for you.





Who owns ASW?


ASW is privately owned. The company was formed under the umbrella of ASCL (HK) which focuses on Global Institutional Trading. ASW was formed initially as a proprietary trading firm bebfore moving in to the private retail trading arena and offering managed trading services for retail investors. With offices in New York City and Hong Kong, ASW offers an exciting place to build a trading career.




Does ASW support algorithmic trading


Yes! we do, some of our more established traders use automation as part of their trading arsenal. New strategies are considered on a case by case basis between the trader and the firm.




Whst happens at the end of the program


If you successfully complete Parts 1 & 2 you may be offered a trading deal with ASW and invited to join our trading floor. Here you will be further mentored, guided and developed as you start what we hope will be a long and fruitful partnership with ASW




How much does the program cost?


We do not charge for the training program. It’s 100% free. We are confident we could charge for it – our program is world class. However, we want to develop traders for ASW so we are happy to bear the cost of finding, training and developing the best aspiring traders out there.




Do I need trading experience/education


Our program is designed to take you from ground zero up, so you do not need a trading or financial markets background.




Does ASW take interns


Yes, we do take summer and winter interns. Please contact us for further information





 

Before Applying

Whom is your real applicant?


First and foremost we want to work with people who share our passion for financial markets. You don’t need to have any trading experience, or a finance related education or background.
We really look for a set of personal qualities that together have the potential to create a great trader. If you can say yes to the following you are definitely someone we would like to talk to:

  • Interest in trading and/or financial markets
  • Strong self-discipline
  • Entrepreneurial flair
  • Competitive nature
  • Highly numerate
  • Grit and determination




What do you trade?


At ASW we are ETF trading specialists. We focus on opportunities in global capital markets using both spread and outright strategies.




I love FX. Can I just trade that?


If you happen to be the best FX trader in the world, then you don’t need us. If your results to date aren’t fantastic, consider giving this a try. We trade futures for some very good reasons – and all of that is in the training.




What about experienced traders


Yes we take on experienced traders – and they do not need to do the training. Our definition of ‘experienced’ is one that has traded various global capital markets, particularly interest rates on a very active level. If you need to discuss this, just contact us.




How do you select candidates


Initially our Training Programme is offered on a first come first served basis. We want to dedicate as much mentorship, tools and education to each trader we take on, meaning places are lmited. Instead of the usual resume and application form, we select candidates by way of a knowledge Quiz. Pass this Quiz and you will have access to our online program. Pass the online program and subsequent interview and you will be invited to join us in-house. Prove yourself in-house and the opportunity to join our Managed Programs desk may well arise, offering you the opportunity to share your knowledge to the benefit of your client book on our MP desk





How does the in-house program work?


Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in New York. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




What are the hours in house?


Trainees will essentially be living and breathing trading for these six weeks and will be expected to work traders’ hours. This would include preparation for your trading day, attending the pre-open morning meeting and post-market analysis sessions.




How long until I go live?


That varies from person to person. We try to make it as short as possible.




Can I trade remotely?


Sure you can but not straight away. We both need to feel that trading remotely is the best thing for you.





 

When In-House

How does the in-house program work?


Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in New York. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




What are the hours in house?


Trainees will essentially be living and breathing trading for these six weeks and will be expected to work traders’ hours. This would include preparation for your trading day, attending the pre-open morning meeting and post-market analysis sessions.




How long until I go live?


That varies from person to person. We try to make it as short as possible.




Can I trade remotely?


Sure you can but not straight away. We both need to feel that trading remotely is the best thing for you.





How does the in-house program work?


Trainees who successfully complete the online stage may then be invited to progress to join our in-house program in New York. This stage runs for six weeks and full time attendance is required. Trainees will be under the expert guidance of our training & mentoring team. This stage of the program is designed to immerse you in a real trading environment with like-minded individuals. You will continue to develop and hone the skills learned on the online program in an open and collegiate atmosphere. Here you will begin to specialise and delve deeper into more advanced trades and concentrate on specific strategies.




What are the hours in house?


Trainees will essentially be living and breathing trading for these six weeks and will be expected to work traders’ hours. This would include preparation for your trading day, attending the pre-open morning meeting and post-market analysis sessions.




How long until I go live?


That varies from person to person. We try to make it as short as possible.




Can I trade remotely?


Sure you can but not straight away. We both need to feel that trading remotely is the best thing for you.