WHO WE ARE
We set high standards – and raised the standard.
At our heart, we are a technology-driven, financial services corporation that delivers value to our clients by investing in cutting-edge technological solutions, being client-focused in everything we do, doing the right thing and building a team of people who believe in our core values of integrity, excellence and continual self-improvement.
Co-founded in 1996 by Dr. Michael Stumm, a computer scientist, and Dr. Richard Olsen, an economist, OANDA was built on the belief that the internet and technology would open up the markets, both for data and trading, to create fair access for everyone. True to the belief, we were the first company to make comprehensive currency exchange information available over the Internet in 1996 and helped pioneer the development of internet-based currency trading in 2001.
Over the past 20 years, we’ve grown from a tech start-up to a global, leading corporation with offices in 8 major financial centers, clients in over 196 countries, customer service in 9 languages, and membership with 6 major regulators.