In the autumn of 2008, Alpari launched a unique investment service - the PAMM Account - which set a new industry standard throughout the world. For the first time, the incredible potential of the Forex market became really available for those who don’t trade professionally. Alpari clients from around the world began to invest funds in the trading of experienced traders and receive profit without having to complete any trades themselves.
The PAMM Account deserved all of the attention it received from company clients and industry experts due to the simple and user-friendly principles of its workings: an experienced trader-manager of a PAMM Account conducts trading operations with their own money and investors may invest funds in the manager’s trades, following which trades are completed using joint capital. The outcome is shared proportionally to the amount of each participant, and the PAMM Account manager receives a set amount of commission up front.
Over the course of eight years, the PAMM Account service has been actively developing and growing ever closer to perfection. Today there are over 500,000 investor accounts, with the service having an annual turnover surpassing $150 billion in 2015. The accounts of the most popular managers accumulate several million dollars. An important step in the service’s development was the creation of PAMM Portfolios which significantly expanded the opportunities available for investors with regards to risk optimisation. PAMM Portfolios group PAMM Accounts together to make a combination with various investment characteristics.
Alpari paid special attention to assessing the quality of managers’ trading strategies. The ratings developed for PAMM Accounts and Portfolios help investors find the optimal point between returns and risk. The calculation method is constantly being perfected. The most important aspect of the rating is currently its assessment of the effectiveness of PAMM Account managers’ work based on continuous monitoring.
Alpari has also paid special attention to the transparency and dependability of the investment services. A compliance check carried out in 2015 and 2016 by leading international audit company Baker Tilly Russaudit affirmed that all of the PAMM Accounts are real, are registered by traders and that the data regarding the existence of accounts, the manager’s capital, investment amount, number of investors, in addition to the calculation method and returns indication, are all a fully accurate reflection of fact.
The international brand Alpari is the owner of the exclusive rights to the trademark “PAMM Account”. Despite this, the company has never objected to its usage by other market participants and today one can see the PAMM Account represented in the product lines of many large brokers throughout the globe. However, Alpari does monitor and is ever-ready to speak out so that the service is not used by dishonest companies which break ethical and legal norms, thereby damaging the reputation of the Forex industry as a whole.