In 2005, he then began trading by himself. In the following 10 years Mark has only two losing months. He’s actually never encountered a losing year to date, except 2015. That year, he suffered a substantial blow which led to him losing many months worth of gains within a few hours. Don’t worry, you’ll hear more about that story in this episode.
Currently Mark is the chairman and partner of Genesis Trading, one of the biggest prop firms in Australia. He’s also working on a new venture into quantitative trading called 42Trading. It’s run by himself and few others. Let’s not forget that he is also the President of the Australian Securities Traders Association.
During the interview we talk about Mark’s insane work ethic (seriously, I have no idea how he does it). We also learn about the lessons from his past as well as why he sees a future in quantitative trading, and much more.
Aaron Fifield is a developing trader, and host of the Chat With Traders podcast. Each week he interviews successful traders and financial thought-leaders to extract their best insights, which is listened to by thousands. On the trading front, Aaron is learning how to code and is pursuing algorithmic trading systems.