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Vest Partners with DIF Broker to Offer Structured Option-Based Investments
DIF Broker has been named on the World Finance 100 "2014"
JP Fund Services congratulates DIF Broker for IAIR Asset Management Award
DIF Broker honored by World Finance for the 3rd time in 4 years
Global Banking & Finance Review announced DIF Broker as the winner for the 2011 "Best Online Broker Western Europe 2011"
For the second consecutive year,Dif Broker - Online Broker Of The Year Western Europe 2011
DIF Broker receives prestigious award from World Finance
DIF Broker launches new family of computer managed investment portfolio models in partnership with Dorsey Wright: DWA-Trade the Country Models

 


Vest Partners with DIF Broker to Offer Structured Option-Based Investments
Protective Structured Investment Strategies to be integrated into DIF Broker’s offerings for European and South American clients.

Lisbon, PORTUGAL —June 13, 2016 —DIF Broker, an international broker-dealer, announced today that it is partnering with Vest’s technology subsidiary, a digital solutions provider for options-centric structured products. Vest’s technology will power a platform allowing DIF Broker’s financial advisors to customize protective structured options strategies on behalf of its clients throughout the Iberian Peninsula and South America.

The offerings will enable DIF Broker’s clients to access a number of innovative, options-based investment strategies, including those that aim to provide some measure of downside protection. “Our main goal with the new service is to offer a uniquely useful product for our investors,” said Paulo Pinto, Chief Operating Officer at DIF Broker. “Our dedicated team of investment consultants will be on hand with the aim of offering Vest’s distinctive services in a number of regions where such strategies have previously been unavailable.”

Vest’s technology subsidiary develops technological and software solutions for brokerages and investment advisers alike, helping such firms expand their businesses by offering structured notes-like payouts to their customers, using exchange traded options to construct the payouts. Vest’s digital solutions are notable for substantially reducing the complexity of options trading while providing investors with targeted protection, enhanced returns, and a level of predictability unattainable with most other investments.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with DIF Broker,” said Alex Zhigarev, Chief Operating Officer at Vest’s technology subsidiary. “DIF Broker has demonstrated a keen desire to offer innovative, flexible solutions to its clients, and we believe this is an ideal way to continue to expand the availability of protective structured options strategies. We look forward to servicing more brokerage firms internationally to bring the benefit of protective structured options strategies to investors worldwide.”

About Vest
The Vest Financial Group, Inc. (“Vest”) is a majority-owned and controlled subsidiary of CBOE. Vest’s technology subsidiary is dedicated to serving investment advisor and brokerage firms with technological solutions that bring wider access to innovative structured product like options-based investment strategies. The investments are protection-oriented, providing investors with targeted protection, enhanced returns, and a level of predictability unattainable with most other investment services available today.

About DIF Broker
Founded in 1999 DIF Broker has become a global benchmark in computer managed investment portfolio models. DIF Broker is a premier provider of direct access trading with a mission to empower investors through technology and education.


DIF Broker has been named on the World Finance 100 "2014"

The World Finance 100 celebrates those who have reached the pinnacle of achievement across a wide variety of fields of expertise, as well as those organisations and individuals that lead the way in driving their industries forward. Each year World Finance compiles the list of 100 individuals and companies – not according to capitalisation figures or growth (like the FTSE 350 or Deloitte Fast 500 respectively), but purely on excellence in their field.

The list presents the new business elite, made up of those whose vision and enterprise shapes the conceptual landscape of finance, business and technology.

The WF100 research fellowship appraises the invaluable nominations, suggestions and contributions of the World Finance readership, and explores and analyses new trends to unearth the best and the brightest pioneers in business today.

Why is DIF among the WF100? Because by putting details of its portfolio managers online for all to see, DIF Broker is helping forge a new era of transparency in the sector.
http://www.worldfinance.com/markets/transparency-is-key-for-portfolio-manager-dif-broker


JP Fund Services congratulates DIF Broker for IAIR Asset Management Award

Lisbon, 7th October 2013, JP Fund Services SA congratulates DIF Broker on receiving an Excellence award in the Investment management Category for their performance with a Qualified Investor Fund at the IAIR Awards 2013 ceremony held in the London Stock Exchange Group building the Palazzo Mezzanote in the Piazza Affari, Milan.

Peter Kristensen, CEO of JP Fund Services commented: "We are pleased to acknowledge DIF Broker for their successful investment management role. Selecting the right managers is crucial to putting together a profitable investment portfolio intended to deliver solid risk adjusted returns; we congratulate DIF Broker on a stellar performance in challenging times"

The JP Funds Group assists DIF Broker in fund structuring and administration and has a general focus on assisting qualified investment managers and their investors by providing appropriate structures for new strategies. The management and staff have considerable experience in financial markets and the alternative investment management industry.


DIF Broker honored by World Finance for the 3rd time in 4 years

Lisbon, 16th May 2013, The World Finance Awards each year recognizes the best worldwide financial houses who represent the benchmark of achievement and best practice. This year DIF Broker is a stand out yet again as the Best Online Broker Western Europe.

DIF Broker confirms its superior performance for the 3rd time in 4 years, among all financial companies in Western Europe. As a reminder DIF Broker has been a finalist in the last 4 years and won in 2010, 2011 and now 2013. World Finance award winners are chosen by readership and are the only industry honours given on the basis of voter participation.

Paulo Pinto, COO of DIF Broker, dedicates this performance to "our employees and our loyal clients," adding: "true performance, it is not merely to reach the top once but to remain at the top on a regular basis."

About DIF Broker

Founded in 1999 DIF Broker has become a global benchmark in computer managed investment portfolio models. DIF Broker is a premier provider of direct access trading with a mission to empower investors through technology and education.


Global Banking & Finance Review announced DIF Broker as the winner for the 2011 "Best Online Broker Western Europe 2011"

"Winning an Award can directly impact an organization's success, winning two awards in 2011 as Best Online Broker Western Europe, is a statement of the work that we at DIF Broker perform daily. Being recognized as Best Online Broker Western Europe by World Finance and also by Global Banking & Finance Review, leaves us very proud but also with a great responsibility" said Paulo Pinto COO of DIF Broker.

Global Banking & Finance Review is an online magazine, which has evolved due to the growing need for a more balanced view of informative and independent news for the global banking and finance industry.

Global Banking & Finance Review site is rated to be one of the most powerful internet websites by Alexa.

"This is the first year that we have rewarded those institutions who are doing their very best for their clients. The awards are expected to become a benchmark for performance within the banking and finance industry and our intention is to provide an accurate indicator of the leading organizations," said S. Varun Director of Global Banking & Finance Review.

The Global Banking & Finance Review awards are chosen by an expert panel.


For the second consecutive year

Dif Broker - Online Broker Of The Year Western Europe 2011

DIF Broker is proud to announce that for the second year in a row World Finance magazine has named DIF Broker, best Western European online broker.

The World Finance awards are the industry's most coveted symbol of achievement bestowed annually. Paulo Pinto COO of DIF Broker notes "It is gratifying to see that DIF Broker’s many efforts to create a culture of trust and customer satisfaction have resulted in yet another year of recognition by World Finance. The award is a direct result of the hard work and professionalism of all working at DIF Broker".

The judges feel that "trade the world with Dif broker" is more than just a marketing slogan as Dif provides the most comprehensive of products in a wide variety of markets.

Clients of Dif Broker have provided for them all the necessary apparatus to enable them to succeed from real-time quotes, a comprehensive suite of charts with analytical tools and a multi-feed financial news service.

Dif Broker provides excellent ongoing educational material to its clients which again gives them the edge over other potential Brokers.

Dif Broker is truly levelling the playing field, an investor in the Australian outback is able to trade with the confidence of a professional investor on Wall St by utilizing the services of Dif Broker.

For more than 10 years DIF Broker has been committed to provide excellent customer service while allowing investors to have access to professional investment tools. Now for the second consecutive year DIF Broker demonstrate that they excelled in two key categories of innovation, portfolio management for private investors, private broker services.


DIF Broker receives prestigious award from World Finance

Dif Broker: Best Online Broker, Western Europe, 2010

Acknowledging a commitment to innovation, World Finance has selected DIF Broker to receive the prestigious award, Best Online Broker Western Europe 2010. It is now offcial. DIF Broker has been voted the Best Online Broker, Western Europe. Success only noticed by customers and partners has now been recognized by World Finance magazine, with the annual award for 2010.

"This award is the consequence of a constant pursuance for excellence and the highest focus on customer service. DIF Broker never intended to be the biggest in Europe but always wanted to be the best" said Paulo Pinto Chief Operating Officer.

When DIF Broker was announced as the winner in the nomination "Best Online Broker, Western Europe, 2010" it was just the consequence of the high level of competitive ability, innovation and originality, the level of transparency in all our process, the geographic covering, and the project's management.

A major fact in judging criteria, is the overall impact a new product displays.

In todays's fast-paced, interconnected world, DIF Broker established a niche destination website to empower investors to take control of their portfolios: doing what they want, when they want, and where they want, using DIF Freedom platforms.

"Online brokerage is playing an increasingly significant role in wealth management as more investors are using online investment solutions," Pinto added.


DIF Broker launches new family of computer managed investment portfolio models in partnership with Dorsey Wright: DWA-Trade the Country Models

(15/12/2009) - In its ongoing effort to make investing more accessible to investors DIF Broker today announced the launch of DWA- Trade the Country Models, a low cost fee based portfolio for international investing.

For now over 10 years DIF Broker has provided professional assistance to investors that want to diversify their portfolio accross the world making global investing a day to day strategy to reach their investing goals.

The Country Models are proprietary from Dorsey Wright Associates, and 6 of those models (Canada, Australia, UK, Germany, Sweden and HongKong) have now been launched and are totally automatic. These country models which have investment minimums of $50.000, make it easy for individual investors to get access to diversification in a different market with a different currency.

The launch of Country Models follows the previous initiative with Dorsey Wright in 2006 with the launch of the Rotation Models with ETF. Among the most successful rotation models, are the US Sector Rotation, and the country Rotation Model, providing exposure to foreign markets with the low cost that ETF provide.

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