Members Bio

Anthony Griffin

OANDA Australia Pty Ltd
About the company

A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, OANDA combines award-winning technology and institutional-grade execution across a wide range of asset classes, enabling clients to trade global market indices, commodities, treasuries, precious metals and currencies on one of the world’s fastest platforms. The company also offers OANDA Rates™, a corporate solution that helps the world’s leading audit firms, taxation authorities and MNCs mitigate currency risk, improve efficiencies and optimise working capital. Established in 1996, OANDA has offices in the world’s most active financial markets including New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney and is fully regulated by six major authorities. For more information please visit For more information, please visit or follow the company on TwitterFacebook or YouTube.

About Anthony Griffin

Anthony Griffin is Managing Director of OANDA Australia, responsible for driving OANDA’s continued growth throughout the local market. A seasoned professional with more than 30 years financial industry experience, he has worked with several world-class brokers during his impressive career, playing an instrumental role in driving company expansion and implementing strong corporate governance policies in each organisation. An alumnus of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Anthony holds a Diploma in Financial Markets from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and is a Registered Representative of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in Futures and Options, Foreign Exchange and Securities.

CFD & FX Forum Director Paul Casey, Head of Compliance at CMC Markets

Paul Casey

CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Ltd
About the company

CMC Markets Asia Pacific Pty Ltd (ABN 11 100 058 213) (AFSL 238054) was founded in 2002 and is based in Sydney.  It forms part of the broader CMC Markets Group operating in Beijing, Sydney, Milan, Singapore, Auckland, London, Frankfurt and Toronto.  CMC Markets is a participant of the ASX and provides online stock broking services including shares, options, listed managed investments, warrants, interest rate securities along with CFDs and Margined FX trading.  Key acquisitions in the course of CMC Markets Group’s expansion have included Australian stockbroker Andrew West & Co. Goldman Sachs was CMC Markets’ first institutional shareholder when it purchased a 10% stake in the company in 2007.

About Paul Casey

Paul Casey is a current Director of the CFD & FX Forum and Director, Company Secretary and Head of Compliance and Operational Risk for CMC Markets Asia Pacific regional companies. He also currently sits on the Asia Pacific Stock Exchange (APX) Tribunal.

Paul has over 25 years experience in Banking and Finance. He joined CMC in 2009 and was previously employed for 15 years at St.George Institutional Bank (IBB) as Head of Compliance, BCM and AML/CTF Officer. He provided effective strategies for control over all compliance risks, promoting compliance awareness and ensuring compliance in all areas of business conducted by IBB including Treasury & Capital Markets, Securitisation, Structured Investments, Cashflow Finance, Corporate & Business Banking, Retail and Wholesale Finance, Property Finance and Business & Equipment Finance.

Paul obtained the Certified Compliance Professional qualification from the Australasian Compliance Institute in 2006 and holds Masters and Bachelor degrees in Economics and Commerce respectively, as well as a Diploma in Marketing.

John Blundell

John Blundell

Gain Capital
About the company

GAIN Capital was founded in 1999 with a clear mission: to provide traders with low cost access to foreign exchange markets. Since then, GAIN Capital has expanded its product offering and global reach, and now provides a diverse mix of both retail and institutional investors access to thousands of OTC and exchange-traded markets.

GAIN Capital and its affiliated companies are committed to delivering competitive pricing, reliable trade execution, premium trading tools and comprehensive research to help clients succeed. As a global, publicly traded company, GAIN must meet the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure.

GAIN Capital is headquartered in Bedminster, New Jersey, and has a global presence with 450 staff across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific.

About John Blundell

John Blundell is a current Director, Responsible Manager and Head of Compliance at Gain Capital Australia Pty Ltd. Prior to joining Gain in 2015, John was previously employed by ASIC in the Financial Markets Infrastructure and Market Participant Supervision divisions for over 5 years, and also at the ASX/SFE in Futures Market Supervision for a further 5 years. John has significance experience in derivatives market regulation and compliance from both a regulatory and industry perspective. John holds an Honours Degree in Economics and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.


Tamas Szabo

IG Markets
About the company

IG launched as the first CFD provider in Australia in 2002 and is a global leader in online trading, providing fast and flexible access to over 10,000 financial markets – including shares, indices, forex, commodities and binaries.

Established in 1974 as the world’s first financial spread betting firm, IG’s aim is to become the default choice for active traders globally. It is already an award-winning multi-platform trading company, the world’s No.1 provider of CFDs* and a global leader in forex, and it launched an execution-only stockbroking service in the UK and Ireland in September 2014.

It is a member of the FTSE 250, with offices across Europe, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the US, where it offers limited risk derivatives contracts via the Nadex brand.

*Based on revenue excluding FX, published financial statements, July 2014.

About Tamas Szabo

Tamas Szabo is the Head of IG Group’s Asia Pacific business. Tamas joined IG in 1996 as a graduate and worked in dealing roles and as Head of Dealing in IG’s UK office until 2004.

He then moved to Australia to later oversee the development of IG’s Australian business. In 2011 Tamas became head of the Asia Pacific region and looks after IG’s Asia Pacific offices and ongoing expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

Tamas is also a Responsible Manager for IG’s AFSL and Director of IG Australia Pty Ltd. Tamas has an Honours degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Finance from London School of Economics and University College London, and also holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

Phil Horner

Pepperstone Australia Pty Ltd

Phil Horner is the CEO of APAC at Pepperstone. Phil has spent 8 years in the retail FX industry, previously at AxiTrader before moving to Pepperstone as General Manager in early 2015.

In December 2016, Phil was promoted to CEO and has been responsible for growing the Pepperstone brand in Australia, Asia Pacific and more recently in the UK and Europe.

Phil holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Macquarie University.