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Instutrade.com, aka Academy Of Trading And Portfolio Management, is yet another trading educator touting a fantasy lifestyle of shrimp cocktails and champagne, sports cars, private jets, helicopters, yachts, and exotic travels. The owner of the company is even claiming to be taking a rocket ship into space. Yes folks, for only $2,999 you can purchase the video lessons that reveal all of the secrets to finally become a full-time professional trader.

Unfortunately, the performance history of Anton Kreil is nowhere to found. Claims of being a multimillionaire and retiring by age 25 cannot be verified. Claims of being the top rated trader in the world while working at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and Lehman Brothers appear to be an alternative reality that feeds into the typical stereotype of the millionaire trader.

And finally, why would any "World renowned, multi-millionaire super trader" opt to become a lowly trading educator, peddling video courses and $20 dollar, get rich quick seminars?

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Pros: World class marketing, and excellent salesmanship.
Cons: World class bullshit artist and probable online charlatan. No track record of trades. Claims of prior history appear to be 100% marketing mumbo-jumbo.

Thanks for reading today’s review of Institute Of Trading And Portfolio Management

(Big thanks to Vlad at JLTrader.com for helping with the research for this review)

What is this company with the fancy sounding name? Quite simply, it’s yet another trading educational company. The company is offering a smorgasbord of trading educational products that will surely make your trading dreams come true and unlock the secrets to making millions of dollars trading stocks, futures, forex, and commodities…from a true master trader.

Let’s take a closer look at what is being offered:

  • Professional Trading Masterclass, which includes 12 months access to 28 core training videos, and 8 bonus videos of “secrets of hedge fund masters”. Cost: $2,999.
  • Professional  Forex Trading Masterclass, which includes 12 months access to 29 core training videos and several “super secrets of the billionaire traders”. Cost: $2,999

Perhaps you need a little extra help from a true master trader? No problem. Simply sign up for the 3-month trader mentoring program. Cost: $7,000. Better hurry, because space is extremely limited.

Do you like live investment seminars? Well, great news because the Institute of Trading And Portfolio Management is taking the world by storm! For only $20 you can sit anywhere, but the front row. For only $247 you can sit in the front row, very close to the trading guru, and you get to enjoy a pre-seminar lunch with a true master-trader, Mr. Anton Kreil. Hurry, because seating is extremely limited, Mr. Kreil is a man in high demand, and provides economic advice to world leaders, Central Banks, celebrities, and CEO’s of major financial institutions.

Who in the heck is Anton Kreil?

It appears that in 2010, Mr. Kreil appeared in a TV reality show titled, “Million Dollar Traders”.  Mr. Kreil appeared as one of the “trading instructors” in the show. The show claims that Anton Kreil became a millionaire trader by the age of 25. Though none of this can actually be independently verified, it is important to note that the producer of the show, and Anton Kreil were close personal friends before the production of the reality show.

A review of Anton Kreil’s biography and supposed personal history includes a charming story about he grew up dirt poor in the UK, and then he began trading at the age of 16. At the age of 20, his trading was so amazing that Goldman Sachs eagerly sought his guidance and counsel on international trading. He claims to have worked the next 4 years as an equities trader with truly marvelous success.

Word of his amazing trading abilities spread quickly throughout the world’s trading communities. At 24, he claims to have been recruited by Lehman Brothers, where he worked for 2 years, and built the “number one in the world ranked European trading operation.” He then claims that he then joined Lehman Brothers and then JP Morgan where he went on to earn millions of dollars.

When he was only 25 years old, he became disillusioned with the world of international finance. He then decided to sell everything and become an international traveller. He then travelled all over the world, in search of deeper meaning, and to discover the meaning of life. After travelling through 25 countries and interacting with “common folk” he had an epiphany. He discovered his true calling. He wanted to be a trading educator. And spread the wealth of his financial knowledge to the world. The idea of the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management was born. Now, anyone could become a millionaire trader, just like Anton Kreil. All for today’s low price of only $2,999. But people should hurry because the price is increasing at any moment.

Anton Kreil Who?

At TradingSchools.Org, we have heard all of this sort of stuff before. And too many times, we have discovered that the supposed trading guru is just a charlatan looking to hustle a few thousandAnton Kreil dollars by suckering in the newbie trader for what remains of their credit card limit. With Anton Kreil, we began our investigation by contacting him directly. The number one question, is this guy really a millionaire trader? Is there any track record? If any track record of successful trading exists, he certainly was not willing to share it with TradingSchools.Org. Nor is he willing to share his supposed performance with prospective purchasers of his various trading products.

Anton Kreil

I drink champagne in Monaco. While I look at my yacht.

Anton Kreil claims to have managed one of the largest trading desks in the world, which he claims was rated number one in the world for performance. Yet no articles referencing this information exists.

Is Anton Kreil really a millionaire trader? In all honesty, nobody really knows for sure. Can we legitimise or validate any of his story regarding his work history? Yes. In fact, a prior work history of Anton Kreil can be found posted on the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority. Anton Kreil is listed as an investment advisor for Goldman Sachs from 2001 – 2004, and then Lehman Brothers from 2004 – 2006, JP Morgan from 2006 – 2007.

Registered Investment Advisor=Anton Kreil=World Class Trader?

The big question that prospective consumers of Anton Kreil products need to ask themselves…if Anton Kreil is a registered investment advisor, does this also mean that he is a millionaire and a world class trader? My mother has a registered investment advisor that advises her, and has worked at JP Morgan for 20+ years. In fact, he is the Vice President of JP Morgan. One of many thousands of Vice Presidents at JP Morgan. This is the corny little secret with big banks, everyone gets a fancy title…which means very little.

Whenever a registered investment advisor starts flaunting their supposed personal wealth and spends a major portion of their day talking about their personal wealth…it all sounds so suspicious. Maybe this is why the SEC created a video to remind the general public to be wary of investment advisors that like to flaunt their amazing lifestyle:

The fantasy lifestyle of Anton Kreil

Everyone is familiar with Timothy Sykes and his rented Ferrari’s, rented mansions, rented bikini models, etc. Its what I like to call “Trader Porn”. Tim Sykes was an early pioneer of the marketing concept. Create a fantasy world of what the trading public dreams about; trading from a laptop, taking exotic vacations, driving Italian sports cars, dating bikini models, flying helicopters and private jets, bottles of champagne flowing freely, beautiful people enjoying parties and poolside retreats, private yachts. All you need is a laptop computer and the “secrets of trading” course for $4,999.

TradingSchools.org has written extensively about this new class of online hustlers and charlatans. Let’s not forget Fous Alerts, Bulls On Wall Street, and Infinite-Prosperity. All fine examples of “Trader Porn”.

It seems that Anton Kreil is of the “Trader Porn” variety. His Facebook page is a testament to his supposed trading greatness and personal wealth, included are exotic Italian sports cars, beautiful women, exotic locales, champagne bubbling, a yacht, private jets, helicopters, all manner of ostentatious nonsense. Even a rocket ship. No kidding. Even pictures of a supposed rocket ship that is going to fly him to outer space. It is all a red herring. Its meant to distract from the obviousness of no track record and numerous inconsistencies. The following are a few images from this supposed fantasy lifestyle, which can all be yours for only $2,999.

What is obvious? There is no performance history for Anton Kreil. All of these shiny objects are meant to convey a virtual, fantasy world, that you too can be part of. For only a small fee, you can be part of the 1%, that does not worry about money. Instead, uses the magical trading techniques of Anton Kreil to predict where world markets are moving. It’s all a fantasy folks. And these poor people got suckered into that fantasy…complaint A, complaint B.

Wrapping Things Up

Nothing would make me happier than the supposed super trader, known as Anton Kreil to prove me wrong. Anton, when you read this, it’s going to sting. But I believe this is an accurate portrayal of you. Am not buying your bullshit about becoming a multimillionaire by age 25, neither am I buying the bullshit of building world class trading desks at JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers, and Goldman Sachs. None of it adds up. Even the story of your rocket ship flying you to space appears to be pure PS. To me, you appear to be a nothing more than a common charlatan.

Thanks for reading. Thanks again to Vlad at JlTrader.com for helping with research. Don’t forget to leave a comment below.

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NYC HF Guy
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You have got Kreil totally wrong. He is the real deal. I work for a Hedge Fund in NYC and have a Bloomberg Terminal. All you have to do to find out if Kreil is who he says he is, is to go onto a Bloomberg terminal and search for his name. Then click on the career button. You guys obviously don’t have access to Bloomberg because you’re Retail guys and it’s $25,000 per user per year. I attached a screenshot of his resume on Bloomberg here. It means he was a Trader at all those places and had a… Read more »
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Mike
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This man is in a industry rampant with fraud. He can probably manage risk and pass on his knowledge to students, but there must be a way for perspective students to evaluate if the lessons will create a way for them to earn money trading eventually. The knowledge has to have the end result of making money managing risk as a trader. If you feel asking for his trading performance is too much then how about the success rate of past students. There really should be something. This is my opinion and there doesn’t have to be mud slinging. If… Read more »
Adam
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I took the FOREX masterclass on the website for 1500(one month access). Plan on taking one on equities. Great video series and tons of information. Top down macro approach with all the information you need from how to organize in excel to how to develop a trading plan and managing leverage. Gives all the ins and outs. Great lesson that I will keep with me rest of my life. Recommend it.

luke
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hey adam,

how you finding the forex one? are you able to do the spreadsheet on your own?

Mike
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I am late to this discussion, but I have to say this guy truly intrigued me after reading the review. I became obsessed with trying to figure out if this guy is the real deal. Let me explain, I worked at a large institution on the trading floor and this guy described the trade process at these large banks perfectly. Now I know all this means is that he may have worked in sales and trading. I also watched many of his videos and this guy seems to know what he is talking about when it comes to risk controls… Read more »
NYC HF Guy
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Well you didnt learn much on your trading floor did you buddy? All you have to do is go on his Bloomberg profile. Hit the career button and you will see Kreil was a trader at the places he claims to have been. You’re not very good at research are you?

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Mike
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HF Guy, It’s great you know how to use a Bloomberg Terminal that sets you apart from the other thousands of employees with access to one. Just to clarify, I stated that the man, from the little I can gather from watching some videos, obviously knows what he is talking about. I also stated that he intrigued me because he is also a very good salesman. I just think one has to be very careful in a cesspool of frauds out there before paying for an education that may or may not be worth the money. I don’t know what… Read more »
Jon T
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So this site is all about getting hits and trying to generate adsense revenue. Sensationalism, exaggeration, lies and tailgating off peoples names seems like the business plan. This message from Emmett is in response to one of his questions was found in the “trading mentors” section;- “Hi RV, Thanks for the kind note. Seriously, its what keeps me moving forward. Currently the site is monetized with Google Adsense, which is currently generating about a dollar a day. After I get 400 reviews up, the site should generate enough to pay staff to continue to monitor. The grunt work is off… Read more »
A real trader
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A real trader
This guy Anton Kreil is arrogant and full of hot air. Working at Goldman’s as a junior corporate slave for a few years does not mean one can trade, let alone teach others to trade. He spends his time berating not just other trading educators, but then qualifications like the CFA. I think the irony is then lost on him that he himself has his own crappy trading seminars & courses which gives out little certificates (which no-one in the industry gives a shit about), whilst blagging his students that paying him £ thousands will give them a chance in… Read more »
Vlad
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Emmett, in all fairness to the guy, he WAS registered as an investment adviser with JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Lehman. https://register.fca.org.uk/ShPo_IndividualDetailsPage?id=003b000000LURNxAAP. You should correct that part of your article. Nevertheless, investment adviser is more of a salesman, hobnobbing with clients and so on – I very much doubt his role was to trade an X amount of money, hedgefund or CTA style – as his entire demeanor implies.

NYC HF Guy
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You’re wrong …, and your inexperience in Financial Markets understanding is glaringly obvious.

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Idiots Anonymous
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Idiots Anonymous
Ok so you get that the IA is a license in general that all sales traders etc at banks need to get. All of them. I don’t know you nor do I know Anton but I did look at your twitter and you are a bit of a chunky slob for starters. Instead of pretending to know what you’re talking about just say “I don’t know” – the best part about all of this is that you spent your free time ‘saving others’ when you yourself have a mentor program. I’ll tell you this, and I have never taken this… Read more »
Stray Dog
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@ Idiots Anonymous You have an appropriate name. Emmett has a mentor program? Or were you referring to Vlad? More evidence that you are aptly named. How can exposing another charlatan like Anton Kreil make you so hostile? I smell shill.

MindYourOwn
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Before discussing the Institute, let’s get one thing straight – this is clearly Vlad’s review, not Emmett’s. It is also clear that Vlad offers mentoring for 550 euros a month on his site; http://www.jltrader.com/mentoring/ What are his credentials? Does it not seem odd that he appears to spend the vast majority of his time on Twitter trying to ‘crack down’ on ‘trading Gurus’? His “verified performance” is essentially -1% a month on average YTD, with the helpful disclaimer below; Disclaimer: Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results We all go through draw downs, but charging for mentoring and… Read more »
Vlad
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#We all go through draw downs, but charging for mentoring and offering a 9-month track record averaging -1% a month as proof? Are you serious?#

Excuse me, what’s Kreil’s track-record again? Oh, no track-record? Yet he’s charging for courses and gives out ‘diplomas’ – are YOU serious?

New Trader
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Ever hear the proverb ‘Pot calling the kettle black’?

David
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Vlad, you seem to be nice guy, but with your -10% in a year you really have no clue about trading and shouldn’t give advice, mentoring or whatever you do.

New Trader
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Well the mentoring page has now been closed. Google throws a cached page:
http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:vTy5WULC4V8J:www.jltrader.com/mentoring/+&cd=22&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk

This is showing a LOSS of 9.84%. Vlad’s excuse:
Update: The account was opened in December 2015 and closed in October 2016 as Darwinex turned out to be totally different from what I believed it would be.

lex
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lol, darwinex is one of the best brokers and of a high integrity. the algos i developed racked up nearly 50% in 5 minth with 9% dd with 750 trades (so quite consistent), probably i should start mentoring. what. i make money trading why bother

Vlad
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Kudos, I’ve been hoping you’d get round to this guy. Don’t know if you watched the Youtube videos where he pitches graduates in London, lot of nonsense in those too.

Amit
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Another Tim Sykes mutant trying to woo buyers of his service by showing pics of girls, parties and cars. If he is so rich and successful as a trader, then why not offer all of his earning from video sales to charity and post the donation receipt on the CNN and newspapers.

Rob B
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Wow!! This reminds me of the saying why think small, GO BIG. I mean if you are going to be a con artist why do the shell game on the corner when you can sell sky scrappers you do not own. This guy puts the small time con artist to shame. He is there new role model. In fact he should open up a education school for them so they can be the best con men they can be. And you pointed out something interesting, this guy gets on a TV show. To a smaller extent, it reminds of future… Read more »
Sybah
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Second Post. I tried to post this earlier but it would not post. I think it was because it had hyperlinks in it With respect Emmett. I think you are wrong on this one. I have just searched the UK FSA /FCA register and Anton is there and listed as having worked at the firms mentioned. Furthermore I have checked Companies House and he was the Director of WK Partners which shows to be a fairly profitable company over the years it was active. Nature of that business was the letting of his own property. He is now the Director… Read more »
Stray Dog
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I may be missing something but when I search www dot fca dot org dot uk / I get nothing at all for Anton Kreil. Here’s what I get from thr register: Status: Inactive (Reference number AXK01212) An individual (and some firms) previously approved to perform certain tasks in a regulated firm. Such individuals were described as “approved persons” and the tasks as “controlled functions”. For ‘inactive’ refer to home page. Controlled functions – current Controlled functions are the tasks that an individual (and some firms) must be approved for so they can perform them in an authorised firm. There… Read more »
Sybah
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You need to click on History for previous controlled functions. It’s all there

Stray Dog
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Thanks I found it. Wallwood dotcom is interesting. For a start Mario Kelly looks like he belongs in the Mob rather than the financial industry. Eliot Wilkinson looks like he’s thinking more about how he can get his rocks off at Prom than tracking financial investments. As for fees, 2% per annum and 20% of any profits. I’ve dealt with these type of thieves before. I “invested” $55,000 with a similar type of firm from the UK more than 15 years ago, today my $55,000 is worth $9,000. These guys are as bad as Wells Fargo and worse than trading… Read more »
Sybah
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The company is a healthy company. Check them out at
companies house in the UK at

beta dot companieshouse dot gov dot uk

Stray Dog
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I could be wrong but I still smell bullshit. Reading the testimonials on his site it doesn’t matter which country the testimony come from, Norway, Germany or Finland they all have perfect written English complete with colloquial patterns of speech.

Dan c
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Would you mind putting the links to the testimonials from finland and norway?
Thanks

Simon Watfa
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Every business or entity is guilty of some level of showmanship. Its become almost a right of passage for any Web 2.0 company or service to exaggerate testimonials and hype up their services. He needs to sell the dream because there are always dreamers looking to buy. That’s where the fish swim ergo that’s where to fish. having said that it does not mean what’s being sold is rubbish. In this case there certainly is at the very least ‘some value’ to the learnings from someone who has been a professional trader working for some of the biggest firms in… Read more »
Simon Watfa
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On that page towards the very end there is a tab called “History” with a check mark next to it. You click on it to expand the History column. That is where you will see all his work history

Simon Watfa
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Correct. I second that. His full history is on the UK FCA record.
Respectfully i think the right thing to do would be to remove this review or at least the part which questions his employment history

Sybah
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Second Post. With respect Emmett. I think you are wrong on this one. I have just searched the UK FSA /FCA register and Anton is there and listed as having worked at the firms mentioned. https://register.fca.org.uk/ShPo_IndividualDetailsPage?id=003b000000LURNxAAP Furthermore I have checked Companies House and he was the Director of WK Partners which shows to be a fairly profitable company over the years it was active. Nature of that business was the letting of his own property. He is now the Director of a Company called Floripa Amaral Limited. Albeit it not profitable at the moment but it was registered on the… Read more »
dtchurn
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Those comments in the photos make him seem like a jackass. I wouldn’t even want to enlist in his courses even if he was a break-even trader and I was a newb.

Simon Watfa
Guest

A lot of successful people in the trading realm or for that matter most successful people in any line of business tend to be cocky and full of themselves. Something about sheer determination to be better than anyone else and the strong driving force to succeed and be the best brings out the worst in some people.

Sybah
Guest

Oh my. I am totally gobsmacked at this review.

I really thought Anton Kreil was a retired trader. He was supposed to be going up in space in a Rocket to make the first ever currency trade in space for the Guinness Book of records as the first Trader in Space to make a trade. How gullible am I.:( It will be interesting to hear his rebuttal

Simon Watfa
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Hmm. Not so sure about this review. He’s been associated in the past with a lot of genuine traders including Richard Farleigh from Dragon’s den who’s one of the top richest Australians as well as Lex Van Dam. And his seminars on the workings of Goldman Sachs and the banking industry seems a little too comprehensive and not rehashed. If he was a scammer than his execution would make Tim Sykes look like an amateur, yet i don’t think he stands out as a braniac con-artist. But as with all things in this industry i’m sure there is a good… Read more »
Stray Dog
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@ Simon Watfa, Sure, but there’s a huge difference between making your millions upon millions through your own personal trading and being paid millions upon millions to work at a bank and then taking those millions and bank rolling other people’s ventures. Warren Buffett is the first type and Richard Farleigh is the second type.

Tom Hasler
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“bank rolling other peoples ventures” ??? – you mean investing in someone elses company? aka investing? isn’t that the same as what Warren Buffet does?

George\'s bro
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George\'s bro

Oh man, if this is true this has to be one of the biggest busts you guys done so far.

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