Some (quite random) thoughts on this:
@bianka this could be really a new ‘Compliance’ thread. (So move on your discretion)
There are a couple of ‘crowds’ at Darwinex, (Traders/Investors/Darwinex Employees/Darwinex Labs/Dawinex Stakeholders + Investors/…). So I am not only talking about the ‘Community Forum’, but I think there is some value to point out some alignment, but some disparities too.
Now, as I get it, this started as an issue about how a ‘Darwin Asset’ could/should be linked to the information that it is run by a Darwinex Employee. Gives this a ‘unfair’ advantage’ for attracting funds for this Darwin? And do we face probably a case of ‘Insider Trading’.
Now the whole, quite different concept of the ‘Darwinex Exchange’ vs a normal broker, gets us probably into some real new, and interesting, territory.
But it is, by some part, the same old issues again. Starting from: Do I want my analyst to trade? And the more sophisticated question, where to solve - the quite blurry line - between 'Market Making, Hedging, and at last ‘Trading against your Customer’. (Or to keep in Forex/CFD: B-Book)
With Darwinex, still on a ‘Agency’ mode of operation , this could boil down to some published ‘Code of Conduct’ and ‘Compliancy’ Statements.
BUT: I strongly (- just my opinion - but still capital I -) want REAL TRADERS at Darwinex. I want more expertise than only collecting commissions! And I want them even more to communicate. This whole thread is just a variation the old ‘Chinese Walls’ between the ‘Prop Desk’ vs ‘Customer Flow’. But this is done. It is settled. Many times. Before. (Ok. Probably not here and now. But…)
So probably new concepts needed.
The real question is: Where WE want to go? And, as I go to read between the lines of the last podcasts, there is the idea to make successful traders to ‘stakeholders’ in Darwinex.
So in my opinion don’t get taken away that some new ‘Vampire Squid’ is ‘fleecing’ you, think more of some new kind ‘Renaissance Technology’ emerging. With us on board
Just my 2¢