M.A. Samuel Matilla is a maverick who in 2008 (at the height of the global financial crisis) left a successful career in the electrical engineering field to begin a career trading the global currency & equity markets.
Samuel was mentored by a very successful private equity trader who drilled in him the importance of sound risk management and who taught him how to integrate both fundamental & technical analysis to analyse current market trends and to determine where the markets are headed.
Samuel’s analytical style of thinking and sense of timing proved to be well suited for trading the markets. He increased his initial client portfolio in his first 3 months of trading and quickly gained the respect and trust of his superiors, family and friends. By 2011 Samuel had enough capital & experience to co-found IIG Ltd., a private proprietary trading firm based in West Africa.
Together with partners from the UK & US, Samuel established The International Traders Institute (ITI), the premier trading education hub in West Africa.
Samuel is currently the Head of Training at ITI and has himself personally trained & mentored some of West Africa's best and brightest talent. Some of ITI’s alumni have gone on to work for Hedge Funds and many are self directed proprietary traders.
To learn more about ITI, go to IIG World on Facebook.