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Our Mission

TOGETHER we bring you to your highest trading and investing potential by leveraging our industry experience, influence, innovations, and relationships to deliver better services and direct access. Our exceptional, highly knowledgeable, and very motivated team combines vast technical and practical trading experience, applying them to your toughest challenges and requirements. We build practical SOLUTIONS that are innovative, cost-effective and provide a more sustainable trading journey.

Meet Our Team

Executives

Morad Askar

CEO/Founder

Known online as FuturesTrader71, Morad has long had a vision to create a brokerage solution that is designed for online traders around the globe. Morad has a strong background in prop trading, trader development, helping traders manage risk and creating tools that focus on helping traders reduce errors, understand the risk of trading futures and improve outcomes as much as possible.
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Max Timmins

Vice President of Brokerage Services

Max began his career in 2011 as a Broker while studying Finance in Chicago and quickly rose to a Senior Broker.  Max's current role is Vice President of Brokerage Services where he specializes in the fintech community with proven ability to identify new opportunities, create plans to capitalize on them, and follow through to successful completion.  In his free time, Max enjoys long distance cycling, traveling the world, and caring for his Brittany Spaniel.
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Brokers

Ian Blanke

Director of Brokerage Services

Ian Blanke began his career in futures in 2015 as a broker where he specialized in retail futures and options on futures accounts. Ian also has experience in connecting traders to hands off automated strategies and managed futures accounts. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago and is a licensed broker.
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Giancarlo Saraceno

Senior Broker

Giancarlo is a licensed broker who joined us from DePaul University with a B.Sc. in Finance. He is also a member of Delta Sigma Pi and serves as an officer within his fraternity. An avid Equity Option and Crypto trader, Giancarlo has a passion for the markets and a drive to be the best at what he does.
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Zach Levitan

Broker

Zach is a recent graduate from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan who has been exploring the world of digital assets and Cryptocurrency since 2016.  Zach is excited to kick off his professional career with such a motivated team who works extremely hard to create the best customer experience in the futures trading space.  In his free time, Zach enjoys playing Poker and camping with family and friends.
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Operations

Nathan Kennedy

Client Experience Manager

Nathan graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in International Relations.  Nathans journey to Edge Clear saw him working in customer relations at multiple tech companies both large and small.  After moving to Chicago, Nathan took his customer relation knowledge and joined the Edge Clear team in 2021.  In Nathans free time, he enjoys listening to podcasts and reading about history.
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Shahzeb Rasheed

Trade Support Manager (Europe)

Shahzeb is a self-starter and has studied Chartered Accountancy from ACCA. He pivoted away from traditional accounting after an internship with Amplify Trading and gaining an accredited diploma in Trading and Financial Market Analysis from London Institute of Banking and Finance.  He has been a member of various trading communities, demonstrating rapid improvement and learning. He dedicates his free time volunteering at local charities, reading, and martial arts.
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Marketing

Rachael Bilby

Head of Marketing

Rachael is a digital marketing expert with a keen interest in finance and trading. Day to day she manages our marketing content, helping to spread the word about our five star brokers and new Edge Clear products designed for active traders. Rachael is an outdoor enthusiast and relocated from Britain to British Columbia! In winter you'll find her hitting the slopes, and in the summer she's either hiking or staying cool in Lake Okanagan.
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Information Technology

Scott Edwards

IT Manager

Scott is a lead DevOps engineer with 15 years of experience, largely across financial services and related sectors.  He holds a B.Sc. in I.T. from the University of Johannesburg as well as several certifications across the Microsoft and AWS technology stacks.
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Reviews

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Testimonials are not indicative of future performance or success.

Ian Blanke and the other brokers at Edge Clear have been amazing. They’ve always been very responsive to my needs from initial setup, funding, level and alert settings (and adjustments) and technical support. Ian has gone above and beyond to help beyond just the scope of the brokerage and accounts to also help understand data, charting and trader community resources. I’ve been a very happy client since inception and forever more. Great value and customer service guys, all around!

The folks at Edge Clear set up Edge Clear because, in part, they were not happy with many of the accepted practices in the brokerage industry. They wanted a higher level of integrity and customer service and it definitely shows. They work for you, and they have your best interest in mind at all times. They truly believe longevity is the main ingredient in their success, as well as yours. I highly recommend Edge Clear and would offer them up to anyone interested.

I’ve been an Edge Clear customer since January 2022 and have found them incredibly professional and easy to deal with. Setting up an account was a breeze and having a personal contact with one of the team added so much reassurance. Highly recommend. Also added bonus- fees are extremely competitive!

If you consider active trading anything more than a hobby, I really can’t understand why you wouldn’t have an account with Edge Clear. I have deep trust and respect for the EdgeClear team. Any time I’ve had an issue, they’ve taken action in a swift and helpful way. Simply the best for retail futures traders!

I’m from Europe and I’m new on US market. I’ve been unsuccessfully struggling for a while to find the best brokerage service on US market. After one week lost with different brokers’ awful client service(bad communication, incomplete information, hidden information), Zachary Levitan saved my day and put me on track. He offered me the best support I could find, putting me on the track and leading me wright to the point. I was delighted by he’s professionalism proved by the information quality and accuracy he shared with me, answering in real time by email to many difficult questions.Thank you Zach Levitan

Edge Clear is the best broker that I’ve worked with to date during my trading career. I’ve been working with Edge Clear, and specifically with Giancarlo Saraceno for nearly two years with great satisfaction. Giancarlo’s attitude is always helpful and positive, and he is always very quick to respond and answer any question I have. The commissions are low, the margins are fair, and executions are fast and precise. I give Edge Clear the highest possible recommendation for a futures broker. Give them a try!

I have been very impressed by how responsive Ian, Nathan, and the rest of the team have been throughout the process of setting up my account and, subsequently, addressing some issues I had with the EdgeProX software. Their communication and service has been top-notch, and I am glad to have them to depend on.

Premium customer experience at a discount rate. It does not get much better when it comes to finding the best rates in the game while simultaneously having a broker you KNOW THE NAME OF! Someone who will learn who you are, understand your needs/issues, and work with you! This is a new company and has already raised the bar for what the new norm between retail brokers and clients should be. And they are just getting started.

service is amazing shahzeb was very understanding and patient with me on my lack of technical expertise as was giancarlo never experienced this type of dedication and service ever in my 30 years of trading really looking forward to working with edgeclear. they are very very helpful and not pushy or rushy as most people can be nowadays well done guys

Ian Blanke and the other brokers at Edge Clear have been amazing. They’ve always been very responsive to my needs from initial setup, funding, level and alert settings (and adjustments) and technical support. Ian has gone above and beyond to help beyond just the scope of the brokerage and accounts to also help understand data, charting and trader community resources. I’ve been a very happy client since inception and forever more. Great value and customer service guys, all around!

The folks at Edge Clear set up Edge Clear because, in part, they were not happy with many of the accepted practices in the brokerage industry. They wanted a higher level of integrity and customer service and it definitely shows. They work for you, and they have your best interest in mind at all times. They truly believe longevity is the main ingredient in their success, as well as yours. I highly recommend Edge Clear and would offer them up to anyone interested.

I’ve been an Edge Clear customer since January 2022 and have found them incredibly professional and easy to deal with. Setting up an account was a breeze and having a personal contact with one of the team added so much reassurance. Highly recommend. Also added bonus- fees are extremely competitive!

If you consider active trading anything more than a hobby, I really can’t understand why you wouldn’t have an account with Edge Clear. I have deep trust and respect for the EdgeClear team. Any time I’ve had an issue, they’ve taken action in a swift and helpful way. Simply the best for retail futures traders!

I’m from Europe and I’m new on US market. I’ve been unsuccessfully struggling for a while to find the best brokerage service on US market. After one week lost with different brokers’ awful client service(bad communication, incomplete information, hidden information), Zachary Levitan saved my day and put me on track. He offered me the best support I could find, putting me on the track and leading me wright to the point. I was delighted by he’s professionalism proved by the information quality and accuracy he shared with me, answering in real time by email to many difficult questions.Thank you Zach Levitan

Edge Clear is the best broker that I’ve worked with to date during my trading career. I’ve been working with Edge Clear, and specifically with Giancarlo Saraceno for nearly two years with great satisfaction. Giancarlo’s attitude is always helpful and positive, and he is always very quick to respond and answer any question I have. The commissions are low, the margins are fair, and executions are fast and precise. I give Edge Clear the highest possible recommendation for a futures broker. Give them a try!

I have been very impressed by how responsive Ian, Nathan, and the rest of the team have been throughout the process of setting up my account and, subsequently, addressing some issues I had with the EdgeProX software. Their communication and service has been top-notch, and I am glad to have them to depend on.

Premium customer experience at a discount rate. It does not get much better when it comes to finding the best rates in the game while simultaneously having a broker you KNOW THE NAME OF! Someone who will learn who you are, understand your needs/issues, and work with you! This is a new company and has already raised the bar for what the new norm between retail brokers and clients should be. And they are just getting started.

service is amazing shahzeb was very understanding and patient with me on my lack of technical expertise as was giancarlo never experienced this type of dedication and service ever in my 30 years of trading really looking forward to working with edgeclear. they are very very helpful and not pushy or rushy as most people can be nowadays well done guys

Products

EdgeProX is a feature-rich, user-friendly, highly customizable futures trading execution and analytics platform with beautiful charts.
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EdgeQX is a professionally designed, quant-fund group of strategies that are combined and traded in a fully automated program aimed to complement your own trading or other investments.
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A financial performance software that measures performance, organizes trades, tracks performance and provides advanced statistics.
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