ATFX, a contracts-for-differences broker, announced this Friday that it is heading to the finals of the Duke of Edinburgh Cup. This followed a statement, released by the broker earlier this month, that it was sponsoring the charity golf tournament.
Many of our bougier readers, as well this bougie author, will remember the Duke of Edinburgh Awards from those last few halcyon years of secondary school. Launched by Prince Philip in the 1950s, the husband of our much-beloved queen sought to encourage young people to better themselves through volunteering, physical exercise and expedition planning (righto!)
Generally this entailed clambering through the Peak District as it poured with rain and volunteering with screaming children in Lambeth primary schools. Far from loving the outdoors or the company of small children, most participants just wanted something to look good on their uni application.
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ATFX and Tsui heading to victory?
Anyway, the Duke of Edinburgh Cup is separate from the famous awards but has a similar aim. Each year, participants from around the globe take part in a global golfing tournament, raising money for children’s charities across the globe.
Alongside his firm’s sponsorship efforts, the CEO of ATFX’s United Arab Emirates office, Ryan Tsui, lead a team to victory in the Middle Eastern nation’s qualifying round. Tsui and his team will now be hoping to putt and chip their way to victory in the tournament finals.
This part of the tournament will be held at the distinguished Buckinghamshire Golf Club from September 30th to October 4th. The winners will be presented with their prize at a black tie awards ceremony, held in Windsor Castle on the final day of the tournament.
Drawing an analogy between golfing and trading, Tsui discussed his team’s success thus far, saying: “We have identified that golf and trading have many similarities as both take place in challenging and constantly changing environments. Management of your emotions, a positive temperament and the ability to make clear and strategic decisions separate the best golfers and traders from the pack.”