RTCT: Meet Our Team

Mr. Simon Campbell

Founder & CEO

Simon Campbell is the founder of the Round the Clock Trader business. His background is in financial training and event management having run his own financial trading expos business in London for 7 years 2003 – 2010.He has also served as UK MD for a trading software company from 2010 to 2014. He is FCA registered Level 4 and acted as a compliance officer and MLRO as part of previous MD roles.


Simon is well known in the trading world from his position as trading expo organiser and more recently working with over 100 high profile trading educators delivering webinar training since 2015. He is now fully involved in growing the Round the Clock Trader brand by offering a membership club for traders to enjoy premium events and on-demand education.

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Dr. Andrew Lumsden-Groom

Chief Economist 

With a long, diverse and distinguished career in public affairs, working in both the public and private sectors, within the UK and internationally. Andrew now lectures on Politics, Economics and Rhetoric at several leading universities. Having read Politics and Economics Andrew was originally trained as a Crisis Specialist and still advises HM Government in this capacity.

Prof. Pratik Thakar

Head of Analytics

Pratik has spent over a decade as Market Analyst for several international brands including the London Stock Exchange and Robbins Capital Partners. As Chief Financial Analyst Pratik supervises our in-house team of academics who perform ongoing research and analysis into the wider medium to long-term economic conditions within the world’s major currencies, economies and Indexes. Pratik oversees the Round The Clock Trader’s regulatory position and legal team ensuring the information we provide is what our clients need.


Mr. Kenneth Stanion

Head of Trading & Development

As Head of Trading Ken oversees our trading floor and the performance and welfare of our traders. With over 20 years of experience working within large institutions, Ken’s knowledge and expertise are a core part of our understanding of the live trading environment. Ken specialises in market sentiment trading and is responsible for articulating and delivering long-term Education, Trading and Development strategy.

Mr. Luke Connolly

Head of Education & Business Development 

As head of Education & Business Development, Luke is responsible for overseeing the production and delivery of our live learning programs alongside our mentoring and tuition sessions. A successful high probability forex trader and former Head of The Trading Floor, when not in the Live Tutoring sessions or running the Business Development Team you will find him embedded in the markets.

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Mr. Thomas Barker

Senior Analyst

With operational responsibility for articulating and delivering a significant portion of our institutional analytics program, Tom is highly skilled at Forecasting & Analysis of economic, fundamental & technical factors to project currency sentiment and live market movements.


Having originally joined our fast track program as a Jnr. Analyst under Professor Thakar, Tom showed significant aptitude and capabilities as both a Technical and economic analyst. Tom’s natural skill and highly intelligent disposition led to tom being appointed as a Snr. Market Analyst in January 2019.