I am Andrey Dashin, founder of Exinity Group, which encompasses the other brokerage brands I founded, FXTM and Alpari International. Next to my finance brands, I also founded the Alpari Charitable Fund and Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation.
I was born on July 8, 1975 in Kazan, Tatarstan. After graduation from high school, I simultaneously enrolled for two separate degrees (pedagogical and economic) in two different Kazan Universities. After weighing all options, I chose to specialize in Banking, successfully graduating from the Finance and Credit faculty of Kazan’s Federal University.
While studying, I was invited to work in a foreign exchange department of a large regional bank. A few years later, in 1997, I moved to the position of chief accountant in a local branch of a major oil company. During the Russian financial crisis in 1998 and the subsequent collapse of traditional financial models, I drew my attention to the forex market, which was actively taking off in Russia at the time. Soon after that, I started to lead Alpari, a company which in a short span of time became the principal forex broker in Russia.
Today, Alpari International is a global financial brand that serves over 2 million customers from more than 150 countries. Alpari International has been regularly receiving prestigious national and international awards, and nowadays is recognized globally. The average annual turnover of the Alpari brand exceeds $1 trillion.
In 2011, I established the FXTM brand as ForexTime Limited, a new company in Cyprus. Using innovative technologies and products, FXTM quickly gained recognition on highly competitive financial markets and has been continuously acknowledged by multiple awarding bodies.
In June 2020, I officially announced the launch of Exinity Group. Exinity will encompass existing retail businesses such as Alpari International, FXTM and its innovative soon-to-come wealth management services aiming to empower the millennial generation in emerging markets.
Charity is very dear to me and takes up a lot of my time. I am very proud to say that the Alpari Charitable Fund, which was established in 2005, provided targeted assistance in excess of 50 million rubles to more than 4,000 low-income families, as well as to children from social institutions and children with disabilities. I was honored by the former President of Tatarstan, Mr. Mintimir Shaimiev, for my contribution to the construction of the first “Children’s hospice” in Kazan. Furthermore, in 2011, I restored the Church of Gurias of Kazan in the Laishevsky district of Tatarstan and was also awarded a medal for this.
When I relocated with my family to Cyprus, I founded Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation with my wife in order to support charitable initiatives in Cyprus and give back to all aspects of the Cypriot community – environment, culture, health, and sports, with an emphasis on children.
My wife Julia and I have three beautiful children. In my spare time, I especially enjoy boxing, running and hiking. In the spring of 2017, I even completed my first half marathon race.
I strongly believe that success comes from hard work and the ability to draw from life experiences to achieve goals. My philosophy is that character is built upon the molding of one’s personality on a daily basis and that we are all works of progress.