Broker Quality and Execution
We aim to always deliver the lowest spreads and execution latency at all times, sourcing prices directly from interbank liquidity via our Prime Brokers SaxoBank and LMAX.
The better you trade, the less you pay
Alongside ultra-fast execution and interbank spreads from as low as 0.0 pips, traders at Darwinex can benefit from talent-linked pricing from 1.5 USD per lot.
Free Tick Data
We offer over 300 tradeable instruments including FX, Stocks, Commodities and Indices delivered with institutional-grade pricing, together with free historical tick data.
FCA (UK) Regulated
Darwinex clients benefit from free supplementary insurance that covers FSCS-eligible clients for up to a total of £1,000,000 versus the standard protection of just £85,000.
Darwinex is the online broker that enables sophisticated traders to trade the market and investors to back them. We aim to deliver the best possible execution conditions and provide access to over 300 financial assets, as well as legal coverage to tap investor capital and charge a 15% performance fee on investor profits. All this under our asset management licence, protecting traders' intellectual property and anonymity.
We adhere to strict regulatory standards and always ensure that we have zero conflicts of interest with our clients. Darwinex (Tradeslide Trading Tech Limited) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), UK, firm reference: 586466.
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Tap Darwinex and third party capital
Thousands of trading strategies exist at Darwinex. Our algorithmic risk manager standardises them to a known target risk level (between 3.25% and 6.5% monthly VaR). This transforms strategies into investable assets: "DARWINs" that can be compared on an apples-to-apples basis.
A DARWIN is an investment product uncorrelated to other financial assets because traders trade both long and short interchangeably.
DARWINs trade at whole brokerage fees, 60% cheaper than retail commissions.
In addition to being offered to Darwinex investors as an investment product, DARWINs also participate in DarwinIA, our monthly capital allocation. We allocate up to € 7.5M notional 120 DARWINs every month and maintain the alllocation for 6 months.
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Just as with other financial assets, DARWIN quotes offer information that, analysed individually or together with information from other DARWINs, represent datasets that can be exploited for profit - both by the trader and by potential investors.
We firmly believe in the value of the information in our community dataset. For this reason, we offer access to both the data themselves and to an execution API so that data-savvy community members can tap into this information.
The Darwinex Community Forum is home to traders and investors who share their market and DARWIN data analyses on a daily basis.
What our customers say about us
Darwinex enables us to access third-party capital in a legal and transparent way. Their anti-copy system is fundamental to us.
I have been looking for ways to offer my trading experience to investors while keeping my trading systems confidential and complying with regulatory requirements for quite some time now. Luckily now there is Darwinex.
In Darwinex I feel I am part of a big family where I can trade and/or invest in other traders or colleagues. True traders don't sell courses or EAs. I believe that true traders are fund managers that make money growing investors' money.
I believe that Darwinex is disruptive for both traders and investors since it helps to converge the information asymmetry between potential investors and traders and allocate capital to great strategies that would otherwise have no business in entering the industry.
What the press says about us
TicBeat "Darwinex offers traders three main benefits"
In contrast to other existing initiatives, Darwinex offers three main benefits to traders: a legal solution to access third-party capital under their regulatory umbrella, protection of intellectual property preventing traders' strategies from being compromised, and visibility and credibility before investors through a track record verified by a third, independent party based on meritocratic criteria.Read More
LeapRate "innovative “hedge fund as a service” model"
Darwinex is an FCA regulated broker and asset manager that offers an innovative “hedge fund as a service” model to retail and professional traders alike. Under this model, Darwinex applies a risk overlay to an underlying trading strategy, which is then listed on exchange and made available to the $55 million in third party capital on the platform. Unlike competitor platforms, Darwinex’s risk management overlay standardizes risk across the entire spectrum of trading strategies, thereby facilitating an apples to apples comparison for investors.Read More
CNBC "We are here to turn trader talent into an asset class"
The company enables traders to list their trading strategies on our Exchange, and tap investor capital. The trader's trades and strategy are wrapped into an asset called a "Darwin", risk normalized to a fixed target VaR. Users can buy a Darwin which means that any money they invest will be traded exactly how the trader would his/her own on the underlying strategy. "There are traders who are better than your bank and financial advisor but you can't invest in any of them. We are here to turn those guys into an asset class you can then buy and whenever they win you make money along with them," Juan Colon, co-founder and CEO of Darwinex, told CNBC.Read More
Finance Magnates "the firm remains committed to STP execution"
Shareholders of Darwinex explicitly state that they do not intend to ever operate as a market maker. The message to clients appears loud and clear, the firm will remain committed to STP execution in order to retain the members of its community. The company is one of the few in the industry which has gone an extra mile to educate traders and provide them with adequate information on key aspects to avoid losing money on the market.Read More