About Dubai's Professional Trading Group
DPTG DMCC was incorporated in 2007 as Dubai Professional Trading Group DMCC, initially owned 40% by Government of Dubai through DMCCA, with the remaining 60% held privately. It was the first professional trading floor in the Middle East and it continues to be the sector leader in the region.
Operating from an extensive professional trading floor in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, together with an adjoining dedicated trader training facility, DPTG has an international team of experienced professionals to implement its mission:
The DPTG office is located on the 31st Floor of the Liwa Heights Building, Cluster W in Jumeirah Lake Towers
Come and visit us.
Our trading floor is open from 9.00am until very late, Monday to Friday when international markets are open.
Telephone: +971 44 258700
|DPTG - Management Team|
|James Hume - Chairman - ACIB; MBA - San Francisco, USA|
James’s 30 year career includes 16 years at the Bank of America, in a number of international positions including Global Treasurer - The Private Bank; San Francisco and London. James also served as Senior Executive Officer of the DIFC Branch of Jersey based Volaw Trust & Corporate Services Limited; Senior Executive Officer of IDS International Limited; a specialist investment fund administration company and as Executive Vice President, DIFC, responsible for all aspects of business development strategy implementation.
|Sushant Buttan - Chief Executive Officer|
Sushant has a background in Computer Engineering and Quantitative Finance and has founded multiple technology companies. A successful entrepreneur and businessman with over 25 years of experience in international business, Sushant has cultivated Fortune 500 clients across the world including esteemed organizations like Microsoft, American Express, Morgan Stanley, Deloitte Consulting and Ernst and Young in the United States, and ,Motorola, Reuters, SAP and Ericsson in the UK and Europe. Sushant is now focused on building the world’s leading Futures, Forex and Commodities trading and training organization in the world.
|Rachana Buttan - Chief Operating Officer|
Rachana started her career as an international Hockey player and has represented India in various global sports events. After her sports career, Rachana completed her MBA with a specialization in Finance. She was awarded the ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the SICOM awards based on her contribution towards building multiple businesses. Rachana now heads the Operations and Finance for the company.
Paul Carr - Chief Technical Officer
Paul has worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. He specialised in high availability systems and network infrastructure before moving to small and medium business consultation and support. For the last 3 years Paul has managed the IT and Operations at DPTG.
| Shoaib Qureshi - Training & Business Development Manager|
Shoaib been actively trading futures for 7 years and has experience in fixed income, commodity, FX and equity markets. He began his trading career as a teenager having gone through one of the first training courses offered by DPTG in 2007. Since then, he has enjoyed sustainable growth as a trader and as an investment professional. He has in the past advised various funds and start up projects on becoming successful within the Middle East. He is also part way through the CFA program and is passionate about teaching and mentoring beginners and novice traders to become professionals and build successful careers within the investments industry.
|Edward Allington - Strategic Alliances Manager - BSc (Hons) Geochemistry - The University of Edinburgh, UK|
Edward has 11 years of proprietary futures trading experience, beginning at MacFutures in London after graduation and continuing as a backed sovereign debt derivatives prop trader with Refco and Marex Spectron. He established his own trading firm Mantis Capital in Dubai in 2008 before heading up operations and training traders for Bluewater Financials Pte, a private fund in Singapore. He is also a certified International Compliance Officer and is completing a master of laws in International Finance and Banking Law.
|DPTG Training Team|
|David Cunning - BSc Econ Hons in Accounting and Economics – Cardiff University – UK|
David has been a proprietary futures trader for over 7 years having taken a training course at Schneider Trading Associates. He spent 6 years trading in London before moving to DPTG in 2013 and is a specialist spread trader, trading STIRS, fixed income and commodities. David is a full time trader and current client of DPTG. He is an enthusiastic trader who was delighted to be asked to be part of DPTG's training program. David teaches a range of spreads and strategies in a number of markets.
|Siddharth Bhatia - BA Commerce - University of Mumbai, India|
Sid started his career as an industry analyst in Mumbai, then moved to Dubai to learn prop trading from DPTG itself. A Chartered Financial Analyst and an alumni of our flagship course, he comes with deep fundamental knowledge on portfolio management coupled with practical ‘on the job’ trading experience. He currently manages a sizable book for the Royal Family of Abu Dhabi, prior to which he was a backed trader for DPTG itself. Involved in medium to long term strategies in ETFs, Options on ETFs and Options on Futures.
|Sherif Saadawi - Bachelor of Science (BSc), Economics – University of Manchester, UK|
Sherif started his trading career on the graduate training scheme at Schneider Trading in the City of London. He was trained by world renowned spread traders and continues to apply sophisticated spread trading strategies to consistently grow his capital base as a backed trader. An Irish national of Egyptian descent, Sherif is an excellent mentor for aspiring candidates who wish to learn about trading and financial markets in the Arabic language.
|Sharon Ditchburn - MBA,Law&Business Degrees-Queensland University of Technology–Australia; Fellow–Hult University|
Sharon, Managing Partner of Capital Advantage, is a qualified Australian CPA with Law and Business Degrees and an MBA specializing in compliance, Anti Money Laundry and Corporate Governance. She has over 12 years’ experience in establishing start up and spin-off companies in diverse industries. She has broad ranging and specialist skills and experience relating to regulatory compliance, risk management, corporate controls and governance, ethics and codes of conduct. Sharon works with DPTG to disseminate its programs tailored to the needs of its financial institutional clients.