Going further, Oil, which is and will remain to be our main product, is a benchmark on the well-being of many Countries, Organisations, Governments, and Peoples.
The opportunity to take positions on Oil exists perpetually, whether the Price is $150 a barrel or $20 a barrel, whether the Price is rising or falling, whether we are in a ‘BULL’ or a ‘BEAR’ Market, and whatever the geopolitical factors are.
Finally, all of the foregoing is combined into unique algorithms that do the repetitive work thereby enabling the trader to concentrate attention on those matters that cannot be done by algorithms alone.
Neil G Van Luven
Founder & CEO, Bretcrown Trading International LTD.
Neil progressed through the ranks to reach the level of International Vice President, he resided first in New York City. Later, he was transferred to London (December 1971), the United Kingdom to head up the European operation. Neil then started up his Consulting Business in October 1975 – Moneypower International. Then, in October 2018, an extraordinary thing happened! He discovered that he had a special talent for Spread-Betting Crude Oil. He started with a capital sum of $38,673 and turned it into $1,129,030 in fourteen weeks with a success rate of 92.6% of his Trades being profitable and only 7.4% resulting in losses, by number of Trades. By monetary value, his success rate was 94.3% with losses of 5.7% - all done with leverage of 1:25.
He is a Strategic visionary executive (40 years with 1000 Clients spanning 48 Countries) with solutions to most challenges facing organizations, including driving transformational/cultural change. Versatile professional and hands-on leader who motivates, trains, and coaches employees to drive progress toward project and company milestones. This is achieved through a personal, professional, and charismatic approach that commands confidence, trust, and respect and utilizes tact and diplomacy.
Chairman Emeritus, Moneypower International
Developing overall Corporate Strategies; Brings unique Project Management skills; Global Marketing & Business Development expert; Utilizes unique performance oversight and Consultative Sales & Relationship development; Governance; Process & Strategic Re-Engineering; Controls costs and grows revenue by adding income; Development & Implementation of advanced KPI’s; streams/cost controls within budgetary constraints. Human Resource Skills includes development & education & Delivers cultural change management as needed.
Outside of the markets, Neil is a passionate golfer and earlier in his younger years, Neil was a very keen ice hockey player. Today Neil enjoys playing competitive Bridge and mentoring young talent and support the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
Pauline M Van Luven
Pauline is a co-Trustee of Bretcrown Trust and has worked alongside Neil in developing Moneypower International into a major multi-national Management Consultancy over a 40-year period and has lived overseas in North America and Europe. During this time she, along with Neil, spent time in 48 Countries in perplexing jurisdictions with varying geopolitical beliefs. As a result of her life-long vegetarianism, Pauline developed her green sustainable energies and climate change interest.
Outside of the markets, Pauline enjoys competitive Bridge, Classical Music, Latin American / Ballroom Dancing, and Yoga and supports Cancer Research UK.
Adam de Looze
A highly motivated, efficient competitive professional with proven skills in delivering outstanding results. A strong interest in providing expertise within the financial field.
Previously, Adam held a leading role at the American Golf UK flagship store to provide custom fitting and industry advice to a wide range of high-profile clientele. His main responsibilities included qualifying, organising, and running face-to-face client consultations. He demonstrated strong industry expertise and an analytical mindset through the collection and analysis of client golf swing data, providing data-driven advice for maximising performance. Specialist and trusted advisor across multiple market sectors with proven results in converting sales, repeat business, and customer satisfaction. Before then, Adam worked for a steel wire engineering company where his responsibilities were quality control through superior maintenance checks and to develop a stock control production schedule.
This included management and communications with co-workers for the timely delivery of orders. Assisting with coordination of high-value sales requiring full knowledge about product costs, source materials, and manufacturing to ensure maximum yield. Adam gained valuable experience with Rolls Royce in testing equipment by developing key analytical, problem-solving, and time management skills. He worked closely with TRW conducting tests on the Trent XWB-97K EEC to meet regulatory standards as well as verification software testing of the Trent 1000-10 aerospace engine at night. Graduated with honors in Chemical Engineering from Lancaster University in Engineering Management, Marketing & Sales, Data Analysis, Emotional Intelligence, Vectors, and Further Complex numbers, Differential Equations, Calculus with Numerical Techniques, Design and Process Safety, Mass and Heat Transfers, Instrumentation and Control and Energy Conversion. Adam utilized his analytical skills to become a leading Commodities and Indices trader. Adam achieved an IChemE from Lancaster University and is competent with ANYS 15, CFD, Solid works, JavaFoil, ES37, HSI, Aspen +, and MatLab.
Today, Adam is Bretcrown’s expert in US Tech and UK Tech products and has a success rate exceeding 85% of his trades being profitable.
Dal previously was Senior Account Manager - FX Trader for Smart Currency Exchange for the most recent three years. He worked with HNW clients (database of 3,000); Achieving individual revenue of £1.2million Year on Year; Proactively managing key accounts within Smart Currency; Liaising with international stakeholders, developers, surveyors, solicitors, and contracts regarding properties; Having an intensive understanding of markets, whilst Analyzing and monitoring drivers of FX; Understanding clients risk approach, and identifying appropriate products i.e. forward contract, limit/stop orders to minimize FX exposure; Maintaining a high level of service, and upholding company integrity whilst meeting company objectives. Dal was involved with key projects for growth and success. He met and exceeded individual targets about assets under management and revenue generation.
Dal developed an understanding of client/company fx risk whilst identifying new opportunities. At all times maintained the necessary FCA and Company regulatory requirements. Previously for three years, Dal was employed by TTT Moneycorp as an FX Trader. He actively analyzed and liaised with clients on FX market patterns and forecasts; Booking Foreign Exchange for high net individuals; Proactively Managing accounts to achieve maximum revenue for the company and maintaining company and client relationships. Key accounts included the Post office FX. Dal ensured that clients records were maintained to the highest order in CRM, whilst actively delivering brand standards and achieving company set SLA’s; Delivering exceptional levels of customer service; Ensuring Anti-Money Laundering procedures are followed and report any suspicious transactions; Understanding Clients requirement, and promoting company products and Protecting the Companies bests interests against fraud and other threats. Dal is Prince 2 qualified. Skills included the ability to communicate and present at all levels and maintaining high levels of confidence under pressure. He developed expertise in MS Windows Operating Systems including XP, Windows Servers & NT; MS Windows Office Applications including Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Explorer, PowerPoint, FrontPage & Publisher and working with data sets Excel, CRM, and Budgets.
Keagan is a self-motivated, outgoing, broad-minded, and free-spirited team player with an inherent ability to communicate across a broad spectrum of society.
Excellent organisational skills and personal knowledge of leadership through sporting captaincy across several disciplines.
Keagan is a gifted Trader that produces extraordinary results. Indeed, he was the first trader to be taught Bretcrown’s new ‘outside the box strategies and has proved that he not only understands them but has expeditiously acquired the know-how to apply them correctly.
Keagan joined at the very beginning in July 2019 and has since mastered and perfected the trading strategies that produce outstanding results. He has consistently achieved a weekly profit percentage exceeding 25% along with a success rate where more than 85% of his trades are profitable – indeed in many instances this is above 97%. Because of his unique ability to absorb these techniques, Keagan is also involved with instructing new traders, i.e. to convert their way of trading including the cultural changes necessary, since he knows and understands the system perfectly. Keagan, is the prime example of the student exceeding the teacher and continually is the top producer in Bretcrown’s Crude Oil products.
Highly IT literate, enthusiastic and willing to accept new challenges. Educated at Petra High School, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Hobbies: Golf 2 handicap, Trading Oil, Fx and other commodities.
Bretcrown welcomes Keagan aboard as he undoubtedly has a brilliant present and future career path.
Keagan is destined for great responsibility as time passes and as Bretcrown Trading International Ltd grows.
Mandione Laye Thiaw
Mandione Laye Thiaw is a technical day-trader and brings 23 years of trading experience in FX, Futures & Equities. He graduated from the University of Cologne in Economics.
He is multi-lingual in German, French, English & Arabic.
Mandione is skilled in all aspects of trading with Ninjatrader 7 and is also an expert in Microsoft Office.
Before joining Bretcrown Trading international Ltd, Mandiolne was a Technical Daytrader Officer at Banx GmbH, an IB called banxbroker.com based in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Previously he worked for a multi-family-office - Invest AG in Cologne, where he was responsible for family-office mandates as well as client reporting.
Before that, he was in charge of the asset management and custodian work at a Cologne-based investment manager and supported its growth significantly. Mandiolne completed his training as a banking professional.
Mandione has the unique ability to be capable of absorbing new trading concepts – a rare quality for an experienced trader. This is why he has been welcomed by our Founder.
Specialist Trader & Algorithm Programmer
Valentin is very flexible when comes to learning new trading strategies. With two profitable years on the personal trading account, he monitored and implemented strategies to provide opportunities for improving profits. He learned following six years of practice how to develop a strong mindset and discipline in trading. Valentin is experienced in trading Gold, Silver, Platinum, and Palladium over medium-long terms and has special knowledge and understanding over Forex markets implementation of effective money management and market analysis using COT reports, market analysis for 28 pairs in the Currency Exchange Market. Valentin deploys back-testing software to test all strategies.
Valentin has experience with simulation software and developing strategies with an ROI between 13.9% ‑ 35.1% per year for the last two years. Excellent knowledge and understanding of Spot Forex, Swaps, Forwards, Options, and regulatory environment. He has traded Forex from 2016, and Precious Metals from 2017 - just before the start of the Gold Run. As for Crude Oil, Valentin is well versed with the COT reports and the market movements, it is an area where he has been expanding his horizons. Valentin has particular expertise in Derivatives, Investments, UK Financial Regulations and is a graduate of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments UK with a Level 3 Award in Securities and Investment.
Education in Financial Assets and Markets, Equities, Bonds, Derivatives, Investment Funds, and Financial Services Regulation, Professional Integrity, FSMA2000 and FSA 2012 Rules and Regulation, Complaints and Redress, FCA COBS and Client Assets Sourcebooks. He also was awarded Master Coach in Coaching, Leadership, and Communication by the International Coaching Academy. He has a Certificate in CISI (The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) UK Financial Regulation. Valentine is experienced in working with Algorithms and creating trading strategies. He has an exceptional understanding of Commodities, Forex, and Derivatives, preparing for IOC (level 3) last exam with CISI. He passed the Securities and Investment plus the UK Financial Regulation exams and is now focusing in more depth on Derivatives. Valentin is a linguist with fluency in English, French, Italian, and Spanish. This is what he brings to Bretcrown Trading International Ltd.
Chief Financial Officer
Paresh has 25 years of experience in both the retail and service industry, in the capacities of a bookkeeper, financial accountant, company accountant, sales manager, company director, and IT network engineer.
His duties included coordination with finance group for economic analyses, review of costs including annual budgets, forecasts, and monthly reporting, supervision of the preparation of internal financial summaries & reports, and other ad-hoc duties, including the reconciliation of trial balances as well as preparing and reporting of income statements and the financial position, updating the company budget and cash flow forecast.
His responsibilities covered the management of transactions, portfolios, strategic space, internal stakeholders, leases, vendors, and preparation of business cases.
Paresh built positive relationships with key external partners, from sourcing to other third-party professionals.
Of worthy mention, Paresh worked for the Founder’s consulting company in the late ’80s and early ’90s. When he approached Bretcrown in its early months, our Founder welcomed the opportunity to bring Paresh into the company. Our Founder says that amongst Paresh’s attributes are his absolute honesty, trustworthiness, loyalty, dependability, and hard work ethic – all of the qualities that he demands from every Team Member.
Samina is an experienced Business Development Operations Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Sales Support, Business Administration, Operations, Compliance, Risk Management, Financial Services, Human Resources.
Skill Set includes:
- Strong business development and Management of Client & Investor relations
- Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise work
- Oversees day-to-day operations
- Creates an efficient and effective working environment
- Supporting CEO & CFO in all aspects of the business
- Manages all operational functions, administrative, marketing, operational tasks,
- Manages communications and expectations
- Ensures all emails are answered or actioned promptly
- Business reports, documents, letters are prepared on a timely basis
- Assist, support and manage all aspects of business projects
- Prepare for meetings, including scheduling, preparation, support, and follow up
- Ensure all staff are responsible for the effectiveness of the controls that are in place
- Support the company’s growth and streamline business processes and procedures
William M. Murage
Chief Information Officer
A native of Nairobi Kenya, William is an economics professional with a decade of experience in business and financial consulting.
Driven by his passion to help businesses grow, he started an online consulting firm that provided consultancy services in the form of business proposals, business plans, & pitch-decks to small, medium, and multinational businesses. He engaged various teams in providing assurance solutions to clients in various industries.
Boys to Men - Nairobi, Kenya
William founded a community organization whose focus was to train teenage boys on life skills and leadership with the aim of boy child empowerment in a community where the boy child was neglected.
- Trained and accredited over 50 university students & graduates as life skills trainers, youth facilitators, and mentors.
- Won long-term sponsorships for the organization to the tune of $80,000.
- Empowered more than 3,000 teenage boys.
- Thereafter worked online helping over 500 start-ups secure funding from angel investors.
- Self-taught various design, graphic artist skills, and website creativity and management.