Stellar growth, reputation and recognition, with a global footprint in an exciting industry
Since FOREX.com was founded in 1999, the firm has experienced tremendous growth, helping pace the emerging online foreign exchange (forex) industry:
FOREX.com's international customer base represents traders from over 140 countries. The firm's average monthly trade volume exceeds $200 billion with its customers and trading partners.*
The company grew over 70% for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2007, marking the sixth consecutive year that the company has reported top line growth in excess of 65%.
FOREX.com is a division of privately-held GAIN Capital. GAIN Capital has a very strong balance sheet with over $225 million in assets and membership equity.
GAIN's investor group includes several prestigious venture capital firms that collectively manage over $28 billion in assets. GAIN's investor group includes 3i, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, Cross Atlantic Capital Partners, Edison Venture Fund, and Blue Rock Capital.
Industry-recognition: For last three consecutive years (2007, 2006 and 2005), GAIN Capital was named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States. GAIN Capital was also ranked #41 in the Financial Services sector on the Inc. 5000 list in 2007.
The firm was ranked as the #1 Fastest Growing Company in New Jersey on the 2005 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list, and has been on the Technology Fast 50 list for the past four consecutive years (2007-2004).
GAIN was also voted 2003 "Growth Company of the Year" by the New Jersey Technology Council and "Start Up Company of the Year" in 2002 by the Eastern Technology Council.
Our proprietary trading platform continues to receive industry accolades and awards. In recent years, GAIN Capital Group was the first non-bank institution to be named #1 Currency Forecaster by FX Week magazine. In addition, FOREX.com's ForexTrader platform was selected as the 2008 Best Retail Platform by the readers of Profit & Loss magazine. FOREX.com was also a 2008 Finalist for Best Forex Brokerage, as chosen by the readers of Technical Analysis of Stocks and Commodities, and was also a 2006 finalist for the Best Retail Platform for FXWeek's e-FX Awards, who stated that "...GAIN has done [the] most to deliver the best, most rounded offering to consumers".
Excellent compensation and benefits with attention to work-life balance
Beyond helping our employees grow personally and professionally, we believe in pay for performance, and provide our employees with many opportunities to succeed financially. In addition to competitive compensation packages, 401(k) plan and full benefits with modest or no employee contributions, we also offer an employee Restricted Stock Unit Plan that allows all employees to share in the success of the firm.
A talented and diverse workforce who work hard, play hard and have fun
FOREX.com's office culture is best described as casual and collaborative, yet dynamic and professional. The firm is growing rapidly, especially in the areas of client services and sales, and a significant percentage of our employees are under the age of 30.
FOREX.com's CEO and executive team are highly respected Wall Street veterans who not only share their experiences and market expertise, but also take the time to coach and mentor our developing talent. And, we encourage open door and two-way communications. All employees are empowered to offer observations and suggestions on how the company can not only perform better as a team, but also how we can provide an even higher level of customer service.
We also take the time to chill out and have a good time! The firm organizes frequent social events such as quarterly theme outings, Friday bagel breakfasts, an off-site holiday gathering and more. And, free dinner is served every evening for sales, trading desks, client services and support teams.
Commitment to being good corporate citizens
GAIN Capital and FOREX.com are making a concerted effort to foster an environmentally and socially responsible work environment. From our "Green Committee" of employees who help identify ways to help us help the environment, to our annual participation in "Take Our Sons & Daughters to Work Day," we never overlook that our own greatest natural resource is our employees themselves.
A fast-paced entrepreneurial culture focused on customer service
At FOREX.com, providing the highest level of customer service is our credo, and it's why and how we continue to build our business. We are committed to providing our clients with the best online trading experience, backed by the best technology and outstanding customer service. As a modest but growing company, every position at FOREX.com is critical to our operations, and employees at all levels participate in directly servicing our clients. We work hard every day to exceed our customers' expectations. And, in this age of Internet hyperconnectivity, company reputations are constantly being put to the test -- as they should be. So we strive for responsive, open and honest customer service with our clients. It's Job #1.
Unlimited growth potential with attention to your career development
Diverse "hands-on" job experience
Opportunity to rotate to new positions and departments based on skill set and achievements
Chance to contribute personal impact on the business
Direct interaction with clients and senior management
Unlimited advancement potential
From Day One, FOREX.com employees gain a wide range of experience within the firm, and our flexible approach to development enables our employees to explore a variety of career paths. This attention to professional development is especially attractive for newer entrants to the workforce who may still be discovering their own talents and interests.
New FOREX.com employees are enrolled in an intensive two-week training program, which introduces them to the world of foreign exchange, online trading, and brokerage operations. And, as part of our commitment to our employees, we provide the resources needed to develop your analytical, relationship-building, management and leadership skills. Our employees are exposed to the challenges and responsibilities of a rapidly-growing firm, and your on-the-job experiences at FOREX.com can help you gain valuable insights on what it takes to build a growing organization through its crucial, defining moments.