Charlie came from financial services having worked at Scottish Provident and then Old Mutual Fund Managers. It was as a result of attending a trading course with an American company that got Charlie into trading. Although he never saw trading as anything more than something to do on the side from his full time career, fate had it that he decided to leave financial services and trade for a living.
In 2002 he co-founded EzeeTrader and that ran until 2021 but with more and more regulated trading, Charlie felt it was time to continue down that professional path. Hence Charlie Burton Trading was formed.
Over the years, Charlie would much rather trade live in front of audiences at industry shows than give a PowerPoint presentation. As a result, he was undefeated in the annual London Forex Show live trade-off for 5 years that it was running.
The BBC came knocking as a result of a live trade-off he was doing and he ended up being featured in the hugely popular BBC documentary called ‘Traders, Millions by the Minute’.
Charlie has always believed in transparency which is a big reason Charlie Burton Trading was born. Charlie is one of very few trading educators who is also a professional money manager trading FCA regulated capital.
Charlie believes that knowledge and community are powerful parts of a trader’s development plus that developing the correct mindset towards trading is the key to longer term success.
Sam Brett’s early career was embedded in Sales & Marketing within the Television industry; cutting her teeth at HTV in Baker Street before joining TV-am as a Junior Executive, rising to Business Manager and then working briefly for Sky TV before heading back to her breakfast ‘roots’ with GMTV for a further 6 years.
After producing twin sons, Sam left the fast-paced World of Advertising in London and headed back to College, becoming certificated in Anatomy & Physiology and Personal Training before qualifying as an Internationally accredited Body Combat Instructor for Les Mills. After injury forced early retirement (!) there followed a brief foray into Sales Progression within a highly acclaimed Estate Agents, which inadvertently led to meeting Charlie Burton. Sam has now worked closely with Charlie for 14 years and so joining him as he flies solo with Charlie Burton Trading is a natural and much anticipated move.
Sam moved from Berkshire to rural France in 2018 but this makes no difference to the strength of her role as PA to Charlie…and Head of Cuddles to our great community of traders.