From tech start-up to a global corporation

An award-winning global company offering leading currency solutions for both retail and corporate clients. Our vision is to transform how our clients meet their currency needs.

Our history

Co-founded by Dr. Michael Stumm, a computer scientist, and Dr. Richard Olsen, an economist, the company was born out of the belief that the Internet and technology would open up the markets for both currency data and trading.

TMS - About us


Acquiring TMS Brokers

OANDA enters into an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of leading Polish multi-asset class broker, Dom Maklerski TMS Brokers, creating a base from which to grow across the Baltics and Eastern Europe.

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New leadership

With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Gavin Bambury is OANDA’s Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the OANDA Board, based in London.

CVC - Leadership team


The future is now

Introducing a new era for the firm, OANDA is acquired by CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that currently manages in excess of USD70 billion in assets around the world.

Trading platform - About us


We are now offering clients the opportunity to trade a broad range of financial products with Forex in the US and Japan; Forex and CFDs (contracts for difference) in Canada, UK, EMEA, APAC and Australia. We are now offering a batch of popular cryptocurrencies in the US*. Our award-winning platform offers exceptional execution with sophisticated trading tools and advanced charting packages with an extensive range of leading edge indicators and drawing tools powered by TradingView.

*Cryptocurrencies are offered through Paxos. Paxos is a separate legal entity from OANDA.

API - About us

Currency data & analytics

As a global leader in corporate FX solutions, we provide the gold standard in foreign exchange data via our exchange rates API and Historical Currency Converter. Our exchange rates API is trusted by thousands of global companies and delivers data automatically on 200+ currencies with access to 25 central bank exchange rates. Daily averages, real-time (spot), tick-level, forward rates and more are delivered automatically for clients into their ERP, TMS, digital product, app or website. Our historical currency converter provides clients with up to 25 years of historical exchange rates across 38,000 currency pairs.

Our vision:

"We aim to transform all aspects of how the world interacts with currencies, whether that be trading or utilizing currency data and information."


Leadership team

Get to know our global executive leadership team.

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Gavin Bambury

Chief Executive Officer

With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Gavin Bambury is OANDA’s Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of the OANDA Board, based in London.

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Kurt vom Scheidt

Chief Operating Officer

Based in London, Kurt vom Scheidt is OANDA's Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the trading, product management, financial risk, business operations and FX Data Services teams.

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Emmanuel Coulon

Chief Technology Officer

Based in London, Emmanuel Coulon is OANDA’s Chief Technology Officer, responsible for driving the firm’s global technology strategy and providing technical leadership across all areas of the business.

Market news

Our round-the-clock market commentary provides you with insights to help identify trading opportunities and protect your portfolio from risk.

Meet our leadership team

Our executive committee is responsible for driving company growth, empowering technological innovation and strengthening our reputation.

Our analysts

Our analysts deliver up-to-the-minute commentary and in-depth insights into major economic trends and events that impact the markets.