About Steven Hatzakis

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Steven Hatzakis

Lead Writer, Global Director of Online Broker Research

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Steven has been the Global Director of Online Broker Research at BrokerNotes since 2021, and at ForexBrokers.com since 2016. As our lead writer and resident expert on all things forex (and just about every complex subject in the trading world), Steven brings an investigative approach to our broker research, and offers a unique perspective won from decades of industry experience.

Steven brings over 20 years of experience in the foreign exchange markets, and has been gathering accolades and credentials in the finance industry since 1998. Over the course of his career, Steven has been invited to attend dozens of industry events and has spoken on numerous panels about the growing forex market.

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He’s served as a registered commodity futures representative for both domestic and internationally regulated online forex and CFD brokerages, and holds a Series III license in the U.S. with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) since 2008.

Steven has published over 1,000 articles covering the forex industry, and he has been writing about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency for almost ten years. He’s contributed to open-source technologies (such as cryptographic applications) on Github, and is passionate about consumer education and self-regulatory initiatives. Steven is an advisory board member for Ithaca College’s Cybersecurity program, and has served as an advisor for over a dozen fintech companies.

During his free time, Steven enjoys playing chess, boating, traveling, spearfishing, and staying active.

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