OANDA: With its launch of fxTrade in 2001, OANDA was one of the first companies to offer fully automated online currency trading. OANDA was founded on the belief that technology and the Internet would globalise the marketplace, creating an unprecedented need for currency-related products and services. OANDA uses innovative computer and financial technology to provide Internet-based FX trading and currency information services to everyone from individuals to large corporations and from portfolio managers to financial institutions. It has access to one of the world’s largest historical, high frequency, filtered currency databases. OANDA was co-founded by Michael Stumm, a professor of Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto, and Richard Olsen of The Olsen Ltd, a leading econometric research and development firm.