Pelican is the product of a simple request: I want to share my trades with my friends – just my friends. Yet this modest requirement is surprisingly difficult to achieve. There are plenty of mediums for advice, chatting, opinion, analytics and copying but none that marries the trading experience of IG with the social interaction of WhatsAPP. What’s more, recent attempts to “socialise” trading are way off the mark. Social is about sharing ideas with people you know and respect, not passively allowing an unqualified stranger in a far flung land to trade on your behalf.
Having supplied software to some of the leading platforms for a number of years, it became apparent to us that ‘the big players’ were never going to disrupt their core offering. As a result, in Autumn last year we took the plunge. This app is the combination of a professional quality trading experience that is seamlessly integrated with a private social forum (chat feature). Industry leading protocols have been followed making the flow intuitive and familiar, thereby enabling friends to share their trading experience with each other. Speed and efficiency have been prized above all else.
It is Pelican’s belief that once you have achieved the holy grail of a blended high quality mobile trading experience with a trusted social feature – you then have the foundation to take trading into a new world of brilliant features; Copy and Challenge are just the beginning.
This project is the culmination of several years of observing traders, wrestling with the FCA, screaming at developers, and general pain and suffering. However, we are confident that it will all be worth it and we expect you to prove that to us in September by using it and loving it. Let us know your thoughts in the Features section.
Pelican is based and regulated in London