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About us

We’re blowing the world of investing wide open. We believe everyone deserves the same access to world-class investing as the big guys. Whether you are new to investing or you are an experienced trader, we have the solution for you. Our mission is to use technology to make growing your money simpler, smarter and more affordable. We are licensed in Hong Kong under the Securities & Futures Commission and in Japan under the Financial Services Agency. Our products and services are available in English, Chinese and Japanese.


Asia’s 1st


Asia’s 1st

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Asia’s 1st

Mobile first investing

Asia’s 1st

Broker in the cloud

Leadership team

Mathias Helleu
Mathias Helleu Executive Chairman
Mathias challenges the stereotype of the financial services executive. Born into a family of French artists, his creative blood runs deep. A veteran of the finance industry, Mathias led international business for E*TRADE for over ten years, growing the business across 14 markets in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Launching E*TRADE as one of the first online brokerages in Hong Kong, Mathias is no stranger to pioneering new financial technologies.
Mikaal Abdulla
Mikaal Abdulla Chief Executive Officer
A member of Asia's Fintech 100, Mikaal is a dynamic entrepreneur who is not afraid to take risks and stand out from the crowd. Mikaal's journey has taken him through Silicon Valley, London, Dubai, Mumbai, Hong Kong and Tokyo. A 10 year career with leading online financial services company E*TRADE, saw him rise to Senior Vice President and Head of Asia before launching 8. Mikaal is very active in the startup community and is guest writer for Tech in Asia.
Cedric Roll
Cedric Roll Chief Technology Officer
Cedric is driven by a mission to build technology that makes finance simple and accessible to everyone. Always pushing the limits of technology, 8 has been a pioneer in Asia. Now Cedric spends his time thinking about how artificial intelligence and machine learning can level the playing field for our customers. Prior to 8, Cedric held leadership roles at E*TRADE, City Index, Zebank and Cargill.
Annie Lok
Annie Lok Chief Financial Officer
Annie's career has literally spanned the globe with experience across Greater China, South East Asia, Australia, Europe and North America. Annie is the most sensible executive on the team and a master of focus. Annie brings to her role of CFO extensive experience in all aspects of finance, accounting and regulatory management in the financial services industry. Prior to 8, Annie held leadership roles at E*TRADE, Price Waterhouse and TIR Securities.