The CEO, Mr. Yasser Shivani, is the Referring Broker for Pepperstone which is ranked #1 on BRW Fast Starters having an annual customer growth rate of 20% and a monthly foreign exchange transaction volume of $100 billion with reported revenues of $60m. Pepperstone founded specializing in Forex trading brokerage in 2010. The clients of Shivani Financial trades in particular via Pepperstone Australia which is regulated by Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) in Australia and it is also being regulated in U.K by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).


The CEO was also the Referring Broker for one of the largest International FOREX Broker, FOREX Capital Markets Limited, known as FXCM from 2009-2017, 8 years of working relationship which is regulated in U.K by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and having clients around the globe.


Affiliations with  FXCMPepperstone means Pepperstone Group Limited and Pepperstone Limited. Pepperstone Group Limited is registered in Australia (under ACN 147 055 703) and is authorised and regulated by ASIC (AFSL 414530).



Difference between Pricing of FXCM & Pepperstone


Name of Broker Consultancy Fees Spread (e.g. GBP/USD) Total Cost Per Trade
FXCM 3 2.9 5.9
Pepperstone 3 1.5 4.5


Note: Consultancy fees shall become void for Self Traders

Difference in Margin


Name of Broker Standard Margin Margin as a percentage Lot size Margin Used per Trade
FXCM 1 : 100 1% 1000 or 1K $15
Pepperstone 1 : 200 0.50% 1000 or 1K $6.54

Note: Higher leverage options are available for more advanced traders.


Standard Margin offered by FXCM is $15 and it changes on every last Friday of the month. Following is the elaboration with example rate: 1.3095


Example Rate of GBP/USD 1.3095
Units Purchased 1000 or 1K
Total value 1309.5
Leverage 1 : 100 x 1%
$13.095 = $15


Note: FXCM adds a markup on the actual calculation.


Standard margin offered at Pepperstone is $5 and is flexible and adjusts with price. Following is the elaboration with example rate: 1.3095


Example Rate of GBP/USD 1.3095
Units Purchased 1000 or 1K
Total value 1309.5
Leverage 1 : 200 x 0.50%


Note: It is variable with price.




Pepperstone Awards

Pepperstone Awards


Awards - Nominations

Nominated: FX Week - Best Retail FX Platform
Nominated: Profit and Loss Magazine - Best ECN Platform
Nominated: Euromoney - Best Retail FX Provider
Nominated: Best Broker Australasia


Previous Affiliation (2009 - 2017)


Affiliations with  FXCMFXCM Inc. (NASDAQ: FXCM) is a global, online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers world-wide. At the heart of FXCM's business is No Dealing Desk (NDD) Forex execution.

FXCM Awards

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FXCM was ranked #30 in the Hot 100 fastest-growing businesses in the U.S. by Entrepreneur Magazine 2008

Eagle Award: Best FX Broker - Europes
Falcon Award: High Broker Satisfaction - Oceania, Americas, Africa
Global FX Broker - Overall
* Without proper risk management, currency trading has a high degree of leverage which can lead to large losses as well as gains.
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