Retail brokerage ThinkMarkets (formerly ThinkForex) has entered into collaboration with the legendary fast bowler Glenn McGrath, who represented Australia in 124 Test matches and took 563 wickets.
Glenn McGrath will meet young people from Sydney and London to aspire them to pay attention to their physical and financial health, which will be all part of the programme called Think 2020.
Additionally, he will also give talks to young women about starting their careers in financial services, thus encouraging female empowerment.
“Partnering with ThinkMarkets is a no-brainer for me – they want to help young people and provide opportunities to those who may not otherwise have them, and I am excited to get going. I’ll be in England later this year for The Ashes and hope that the excitement prompted by a fantastic year od cricket wil lead to more women getting involved in the sport. The message I give my children is to make the most of every opportunity and never think something can’t be done, just because it isn’t the conventional route. If I’d listened to convention, I may never have become an international cricketer,” said Glenn McGrath.
“There are so many synergies between Glenn’s approach to life and how we work at ThinkMarkets. A single-minded focus, a passion for being successful and leading your team by example all come to mind, but what really excites me about working with Glenn is his passion for helping young people and giving something back after such an incredible career,” said Nauman Anees, co-founder of ThinkMarkets.
Mr. Anees added that ThinkMarkets is pushing boundaries to make it more welcoming for women to be involved in traditional male-dominated roles like trading.
Founded in 2010 in New Zealand, ThinkMarkets is a forex and CFD brokerage serving both institutional and retail clients. It offers trading in wide array of financial instruments, such as forex, indices, shares, metals, commodities and cryptocurrencies. It offers 4 types of accounts: Standard, ThinkZero, Islamic and Joint Account.
Earlier this month, ThinkMarkets obtained a license by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) to offer online trading services to investors in South Africa.