Who are we?

Invast Global is an award-winning CFD broker headquartered in The Rocks, in Sydney, with offices in Tokyo & Cyprus. Our clients include Hedge Funds, Family Offices, Proprietary Trading firms and Sophisticated Traders who deploy strategies that depend on our transparency and competitive broking services.

We aim to ensure that our clients receive attentive and institutional quality service around the clock. The Invast corporate group has been operating successfully in the securities brokerage industry in Japan for over 60 years.

Our Vision

“Being in a business that supports people who trade for a living, should be run by people who have been in the business of trading for a living. Most of the management and staff have long careers as both Traders and working with and working for traders. We understand the needs of people who make decisions every day to pay the bills.

Our business has been designed to be Trader focused and will continue to attempt to deliver an old school high touch broking service in a working world where the majority of our staff have never heard of a pager or remember discovering the speed dial on a Telstra T100 telephone in order to place a trade!

But some of us remember and want to ensure whatever your style, whether intraday scalping to long term swing trading; or whether you traded FX on the floor in the ’80s or started trading HODL stocks from your bedroom in the folk’s place, that we have a solution for you, where you will be happy to refer us to someone in your network. Our offering is unashamedly CFD’s – Direct Market Access – and we are proud to serve you.”

Rod Kafer
Managing Director
Invast Global

Meet the team

Rod started his career in financial markets as a proprietary Futures trader in 1994. Rod’s selection as a member of the Wallabies 1999 Rugby World Cup saw his life head in a different direction and spent the next 20 years pursuing professional rugby in various guises around the world. Enjoying success with the Wallabies, having won the Bledisloe Cup, Tri-Nations Cup, and the Rugby World Cup in 1999. He was the first of only 4 players in history to have won the Rugby World Cup, the Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby, and the Northern Hemisphere Heineken Cup. Rod has worked as a commentator for Fox Sports from 2005 to 2020. Rod decided to rekindle his interest in financial markets as his career focus taking his unique understanding of the high-performance sport, into high-performance finance. Managing Director of the DMA business Rod plans to continue the stunning growth of our DMA offering.

Chris is Head of Business Development and is responsible for promoting the growth of the DMA business while ensuring he maintains the great level of service that our clients are used to. Hailing from the UK, Chris is occasionally mistaken as a backpacker due to his tendency to spend much of his free time surfing the Eastern beaches of Sydney and reliably informing all that he “Slays” – whatever that means... On the desk, Chris is known to most and interacts with clients on a daily basis. Chris has a long history in the markets and enjoys the interaction over the phone, via message, or in person. The perfect plus 1 at any corporate function.

Ensuring we have all corners of the Commonwealth covered, our native South African brings a wealth of experience to the team, having learned his craft around the world with stints in London and New York at Investment banks. Shaun is hands on the Dealing and DMA desk whilst also focusing on new projects for the business centred around innovation and growth. As Shaun would say: a “grudge” is a place where I park my car, in Rose Bay of course, and he remains one of the friendliest South African’s we know. Naturally, a rugby fan who loves the Boks, we knew there was something about him when we hired him and yes Shaun, we know, they are current World Champions yawwnnnnn.

The 2nd longest-serving employee at Invast Global, Jush has recently had a statue erected in the office to celebrate the dedication he shows to his clients, most of whom have interacted with him at some level (this is not true but should be and management are responding to the note left in the staff suggestions box). Jush demonstrates a commitment to ensuring Invast clients receive the highest level of personal service in times when decisive action is required. With family roots in the UK, now calling Australia home, Jush ensures Invast’s clients remain our most important asset.

For an Australian Broker based in Sydney we only sport two true Blue Aussies on the desk and none Truer or Bluer than Nick. A long steeped family history in financial markets, Nick was born for this role. A key member of the DMA Dealing Desk Nick has a short history with the company but making big waves – yes another surfer from the Northern Beaches – Nick possesses insight and a traders mentality and adds a little bit of Australiana to our disparate team.

Invast in the Community

Invast Global supports a range of charities throughout the year by engaging in fundraising and support initiatives in the workplace. Our firm is extremely proud to assist a range of charities that are accomplishing some incredible things in their fields of focus.

Since 2018, Invast Global has made contributions to:

Awards - On & Off the Footy Pitch

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