Who we are and what we do

We’re a Scandinavian-owned fintech company with a straightforward purpose: to make trading simple and accessible to everyone in a transparent and secure environment. We don’t believe in trading for just traders. We believe in trading for everyone. We are based in three sunny locations – Cyprus, Malta and Spain – from where we’re building a revolutionary trading platform.

Our HQ is in Nicosia, Cyprus, and we’re licensed by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission. With us you can trade over 800 forex and CFD financial instruments, including currency pairs, shares of your favourite companies, crypto currencies, popular commodities and indices from around the world. All trades are done using forex or contract for difference. You can trade on our platform on desktop, mobile or by downloading our app from Google Play or the App Store.

Our Vision

To unlock the potential of the world’s financial markets for everyone.

Everyone with an interest in financial markets should be able to access and harness their full potential.

Our Mission

We're on a mission to create a unique trading platform designed to cater to traders of all levels, from beginners who have never traded to seasoned pros. We want to create a platform that connects everybody to the world’s financial markets and showcases its potential to them.

The Skilling Experience

Customer experience is at the heart of everything we do. Our team works tirelessly to design, develop and perfect our trading platform in an effort to deliver an unparalleled customer experience where you can feel comfortable trading in a secure and transparent environment. Opening an account should be fast and we’ve made sure it is. Placing trades should be easy and we’ve made it so. Learning more about financial markets and how trading really works should be open to everyone, and we’ve made sure it is. Don’t take our word for it. Open a Skilling account and experience it for yourself.

Our Story

  • April

    Founded in the summer of 2016 by Scandinavian tech magnates, Henrik Persson Ekdahl, André Lavold and Mikael Riese Harstad, of Optimizer Invest.

  • June

    Skilling opened its first office and was incorporated in Malta.

  • October

    Work began on the design and development of Skilling.

  • January

    Recruitment of the Skilling management team for key positions.

  • May

    The Cyprus entity Skilling Limited was incorporated.

  • August

    Development began on Skilling trading platform and its execution engine.

  • November

    CySEC licence application submitted.

  • February

    Skilling’s headquarters established in Cyprus.

  • March

    We received our official licence from CySEC, allowing us to offer trading services in all EEA countries.

  • September

    Vast performance improvements made to Skilling's trading platform.

  • December

    Skilling Trade Assistant and Skilling Academy added to our trading toolset.

  • April

    Final testing and QA of the platform.

  • July

    Skilling launched in Sweden, Norway, Germany and the United Kingdom.

  • October

    Launched in the rest of EEA countries.

  • April

    Skilling obtained a new license from the Seychelles Financial Service Authority and expanded its services outside the EU.

Our Team

The Skilling Group is made up of a multinational team of over 40 people from all over the world. Developers, marketers and specialists all work together from our offices located in Cyprus (CIF), Malta and Spain.

André Lavold

CEO and Co-founder

Michalis Karakatsianis

COO

Fiona Soler

CFO

Lennart Clausen

Head of Trading

Pavel Spirin

CCO

Andrew Haigh

CIO

Christoffer Hartman

Head of Legal

Join Skilling

We’re always on the hunt for the best talent, so if you think you have something special and you want to join the team, send us an open application or apply for one of the jobs listed below by emailing our People and Culture team on [email protected].

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