Greg Secker is a renowned speaker and philanthropist who built up his wealth through trading before becoming an enterprising businessman. He is the founder of the Knowledge to Action group which, since 2003, has grown to include The Greg Secker Foundation, an altruistic mission dedicated to improving quality of life for people across the globe; FX Capital, a foreign exchange investment and account management service; SmartCharts Software, a provider of state-of-the-art trading technology; Capital Index, a brokerage firm and Learn to Trade, a platform for teaching ordinary people how to trade and invest wisely.
Secker, born on the 18th of February, 1975, began his career at Thomas Cook Financial Services before running the newly set-up Virtual Trading Desk, the first online forex trading site of its kind. His success at VTD led to him being hired by Mellon Financial Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, as a vice president. During his stint at Mellon, he gained a vast amount of expertise in trading with help from some of the best bankers in the world, thanks to which he earned colossal sums through his trades and investments. The wealth he accumulated allowed him not just to trade in bigger markets but also teach those new to the concept of trading on how to become smart investors.
Only three months after Secker quit his job at Mellon, Learn to Trade was up and running and now, 13 years later, with a vast network of offices situated in London, Johannesburg, Sydney and Manila, Secker has managed to train more than 200,000 ordinary folks how to trade stocks and foreign exchange. His tireless work ethic has won him laurels, such as a spot for Knowledge to Action in the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 Awards and the Best Educator award for Learn to Trade in 2012 and 2013 by the World Finance Magazine.
Lastly, Secker’s foundation has focused on three core areas, namely Life Skills, Youth Leadership, and Education, to improve quality of life for many. Secker has funded the construction of about 100 typhoon-resistant homes in the Philippines as well as an Early Child Development Program in South Africa, making sure that he benefits people around the world through his philanthropy.