Alphachain Capital is a proprietary trading firm founded with a vision of combining strategy, innovation and technology to succeed in today’s global markets. The firm leverages machine learning and statistical modelling techniques across various short to medium term quantitative trading strategies in large-cap cryptocurrency and FX markets.
Alphachain Capital is focused on developing innovative quantitative strategies across liquid cryptocurrency markets that develop significant alpha while producing lowly correlated returns to traditional strategies and asset classes. Various market-neutral and long/short strategies are applied to futures markets on some of the largest exchanges, enabling both low transaction costs and high liquidity at all times. Our investment process is disciplined and systematic using a set of mathematical models which remove the emotional biases from our decision making.
Alphachain does not depend on clients or outside investors. Our firm is a meritocracy and progress in both responsibility and compensation is rapid for those capable of demonstrating excellence in their particular field. The strength of our firm comes from the talent of our people. Once a track record and proven ability is established, we offer a highly competitive compensation package to talented Prop Traders that share our ethos.
Alphachain Academy focuses on the development of our new traders in a our prop firm. For aspiring and novice traders, the Alphachain Academy's programmes have been designed to develop, select and grow a new generation of talented prop traders from a variety of backgrounds who wish to trade cryptocurrency or FX markets. For established traders we offer state of the art infrastructure, investment capital and a collaborative trading environment nurturing success.
Alphachain Capital puts risk management at the heart of its trading strategies and firmly believes that anyone can learn to trade profitably with good risk management techniques if taught by experienced trading professionals. Alphachain Academy offers a market-leading trading and mentoring programme for students who wish to learn about cryptocurrencies and FX markets to become a Prop Trader here at Alphachain Capital.
High Performing - We want our team to be able to perform to their maximum potential
Dynamic - We want to be able to take advantage of opportunities that benefit the team
Committed - We expect a lot of ourselves and we expect the same commitment from the team
Disciplined - It enables the team to operate within parameters and minimises our risk exposure
Respectful - We respect the views and opinions of our team
Passionate - We are driven to be the best at everything we do
With direction from the leadership at Alphachain Capital, the firm supports and encourages a collaborative and an intellectual environment among its traders. Weekly meetings are led by Alphachain Capital’s CEO and Senior Traders. Attendees share information regarding market flows, asset class movements, and upcoming events. Idea sharing is enabled through the weekly meeting, trading floor breakout sessions and scheduled reviews.
How it began
The volatile nature of cryptocurrency markets captured the imagination of founder Adam Haeems back in 2017; this fuelled him to leverage his institutional trading experience to take advantage of this emerging sector and provided the motivation to create one of the most successful proprietary cryptocurrency trading firms in London.
Adam began studying Finance at Surrey University before being offered a scholarship to study at Cambridge University on the Master of Finance programme at Judge Business School. After his studies he began his career on the fixed income futures trading desk at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London before moving onto a $1bn global macro hedge fund. His interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies resulted in Adam joining BABB as the Chief Operating Officer, structuring and successfully closing a $20m token sale, and growing the team from 3 to over 40 staff internationally. He continued to trade cryptocurrencies alongside a full-time job and had amassed a seven figure portfolio in his first year.
Gavin Pannu, is an experienced Prop Trader of a multi strategy fund for more than 6 years. He is a certified market technician with both the STA and IFTA organisation. He has managed his fund alongside working with trading companies and brokers as a Senior Market Analyst and Mentor. He has taught and developed over a thousand traders while providing informative market commentary through numerous publications. His interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies has led to our unique programme.
The knowledge and experiences Adam and Gavin have, has enabled Alphachain to innovate the Prop Trading and Trader Development industry.
Alphachain Capital aims to be the leading proprietary trading firm within the cryptocurrency and forex market by maximising the potential of our bespoke trading strategies and training the next generation of talented prop traders. We want to be recognised as the leader in developing proprietary traders. By doing everything that we are capable of, we will maintain a leadership position, both with regards to our 'edge' in our markets and our institutional reputation.
We take pride in our commitment to ensure our trading is done in an ethical manner. No individual at Alphachain Capital will be asked to execute a transaction or state an opinion that they don’t believe in. It’s crucial to us that interactions between our team and others are conducted honestly and openly with our traders maintaining independence.
The firm isn’t run for the benefit of a small group of people, but for the firm as a whole. Decision making is as decentralised as the cryptocurrency market. People who work here are treated like partners and are evaluated based on their contributions to shared goals.
Alphachain Capital manages risk in a highly practical manner. We are extremely conservative when it comes to risks that might imperil the reputation or long-term viability of the firm, but bold when it comes to assessing risk to reward on individual trades. Good risk management is at the heart of our organisation and is a priority consideration across all areas of the business.
One of the most highly valued traits at Alphachain Capital is having a growth mindset. We aim to admit when we are wrong and talk openly about our mistakes so we can learn from them quickly. Reviewing past trades allows us to question our assumptions and to update our views based on new information. Being sceptical and 'asking why' is important. Winning trades are assessed with an objective view and we look at how to replicate the success and build consistency.
Choosing a trading programme can be difficult with so much choice out there. There are many trading educators which teach you to trade without trading themselves. At Alphachain Academy, our Senior Traders will teach you to trade in the current market conditions. You will be able to observe live trades taken place and be mentored by our Prop Traders. Our CPD certified courses are taught by traders with real-world institutional trading experience. One of the major benefits of being trained by our Traders is the quality of our training and materials are constantly updated to provide analysis and strategies which have been tested in the current market conditions. We don't teach you what you can read in a trading book, we take it to the next level. This ensures we can provide you with the best start to your trading career. In addition, all of our students obtain a recognised CPD qualification which can be used to progress your career in other Financial Sectors such as Investment Banking. Only high performing applicants can become a Prop Trader at Alphachain Capital and receive capital to trade.