A Conversation with Samuel Leach, CEO and Founder of Finance Education Company: Samuel & Co Trading

Samuel & Co Trading is the educational center for people learning to trade in the financial markets. I founded the company in 2012, it has become one of the leading training centers for junior traders.

Alongside the live trading courses, our students can take advantage of the algorithmic software we provide. This software gives trainee traders an extra edge in the financial markets. We are happy to have trained over 5,000 people in financial trading from all over the world.

How did you come up with the idea for the business?

I had the good fortune to work as an intern at the UK’s leading independent private bank. However, I started trading even before that in college. When my classmates saw my gains, they wanted me to teach them how to do it. I took that and my banking experience and started my business.

At Samuel & Co, we encourage our junior traders not to get sucked into the hype of social media, but to get to work.

How has the company evolved in recent years?

Since our creation in 2012, we have taken several steps. One is the establishment of an impressive head office in Hertfordshire, which includes a gym and cinema. We also have our own mental coach who helps people with mental health issues and people facing mental barriers in the workplace.

The business has grown tremendously over the past ten years, and we now have over 500 traders. The most recent achievement is winning the Hertfordshire SME 2022 Businessperson of the Year award!

What can we expect to see from Samuel & Co Trading in the future?

We have so many exciting things planned, starting with a new upcoming series from The Real Forex Trader on YouTube. I also launched my new degree program where aspiring traders can earn a degree and the equivalent of a master’s degree in financial trading for less than half the cost and time.