Bill Norman: Full-Time Trader & Fund Manager

    Bill Norman

    When did you start with Amplify?

    I started the 3 month career programme with Amplify in March 2014.

    What was your background before joining the firm?

    I had worked for several years in banking and investment management, although never on the front-office/trading side of markets, and I was very keen to see whether I could combine my broad macro-economic knowledge with more short-term ‘cut-and-thrust’ of intra-day trading.

    Why did you choose Amplify?

    The Amplify programme stood out for me for several reasons; firstly, the professionalism and depth of knowledge of their mentors, as evidenced by the thrilling BBC documentary ‘Millions by the minute’ aired in 2013 in which Amplify featured prominently. Secondly, I was attracted by the structure of the course, with heavy focus on macro-economics and how it affects markets and investor behaviour in the first weeks, which ultimately greatly benefited those in my group who lacked the economics background. Finally, the location of its offices right in the heart of the City was very convenient for me to get to and demonstrated Amplify’s commitment to providing a first-class trading education.

    What are you trading now?

    I now run a small macro-based fund in the City, trading many of the same products and strategies I learned at Amplify.

    What was the biggest challenge moving over to trading live markets?

    The biggest challenge for me was that, for the first time on the course, losses really mattered and that forced me to become much more disciplined in the execution of my trading strategies and risk management in order to succeed.

    What are your objectives for the next 12-months?

    To build on my track record, grow my assets under management and become a better trader.

    Would you recommend Amplify to a friend?

    100% yes.

    LinkedIn profile HERE.