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Abhijit Kulkarni, Founder of Reliable Solutions



Abhijit is a full time professional forex trader, fund manager and analyst. Notably, he is the founder and CEO of Reliable Solutions Limited, Hong Kong which provides solutions for strategy management, research, international portfolio management and analysis to investors and traders around the globe. His company also provides education to the trades around the globe.  Reliable Solutions Limited has its own brokerage platform specially dedicated to fund management and education. This is the first unique brokerage that deals with the interest in customers only.


How did you become involved in Forex and Reliable Solutions?

It’s a nice question. Actually I always love challenges. Around 7 years ago, while surfing on Internet I saw some ads about forex trading claiming extraordinary returns and potential of forex market. Then I started searching for more detailed information about forex market and realized that the only 5% traders successfully trade forex. This thing challenged me to get involved into this market and then after I started studying it thoroughly. Obviously the high profit potential was also the attraction point but very soon I realized that in this market as 95% traders fails to succeed but at the same time 95% companies misguides the traders. This is where I thought to form a company that will do a deep research about forex trading & its various aspects. Another important aim behind forming Reliable Solutions Ltd was to educate traders honestly on the basis of our extensive research and to help investors by generating consistent profits for them.

Could you walk us through the process of starting up as a Forex Trader?

Actually starting up as a forex trader is not a big thing. Because there are many online sources available that helps you to understand forex from the basics. The most important thing is when you start forex trading, how you survive in the market. At the start of the trading career if someone really controls the greed then rest of the things are very easy. I always say, starting forex trading and learning its aspects is not a rocket science but the important thing is how long one can stick up to basics and control the greed.

How have you been developing Reliable Solutions?

As I mentioned above, Reliable Solutions Ltd is formed to do the research, share education and help investors by generating consistent profits for them. As I am in this industry since 7+ years, I always feel that the willingness to share pure knowledge is somehow missing. My company is trying to develop the things that will help traders to get proper trading education in a most transparent and unique way. Also, innovation and integrity will be our top priority in order to provide services to our investors as well. I bet, in coming years, Reliable Solutions Ltd will be the first choice for traders who wants to learn forex honestly and for investors who wants to invest their hard earned money safely.

Did you find anything particularly difficult during the initial stages of breaking into the industry? 

There are many companies manipulating, misguiding newbie traders by offering some unrealistic things. At the initial stage this may be a big difficulty because without a proper knowledge it is hard to judge the reliability of a company/broker/product. Fortunately I successfully overcome it by showing a great patience and by controlling the greed. My focus was to gain pure knowledge and to test it in a real time. I always believed, ‘if you focus on gaining pure knowledge then money will automatically follow you.’

What is one strategy that you believe has helped grow your business?

High level of integrity and not compromising with the quality are the 2 things that helped me a lot to attain success in forex trading business.

How do you find the industry that you are in? 

I love forex. Forex is the only industry in the world where everything can be gained if worked with a dedication. I always say, Forex is the ocean of unlimited knowledge, unlimited opportunities and unlimited profit making.

Have you developed any industry insights that you could share?

To be frank, there is no specific insight one can develop for this industry as it gives you difference experience on each new day. To survive and to succeed, one must trust the system that suits him/her and follow it.

How have you managed to stay relevant in this dynamic industry?

In today’s ‘e-world’, staying relevant is not a big task if willingness to adopt and absorb new technology is there. But of course the foundation must be strong and pure. In our case, we can proudly say that we are standing on a very strong foundation of pure knowledge that is helping us to grow consistently despite of a healthy competition.

What is your approach to personal development?

I would like to answer this question by relating it to forex again. If a forex trader is really dedicated for trading then he automatically learns to keep patience in tough market situations, he learns to manage risk properly and he learns to study things thoroughly. In my opinion these 3 qualities can be helpful in personal development as well. With these qualities, any person may win in any situation. Whether it is a forex or a life, analyzing the reason of loss or mistake is good but analyzing the reason of profit is equally important. It helps us to do better and better every time.

If you could start all over again, would you change anything about your approach? 

I am happy, confident and satisfied with my current approach. But yes, hunger for perfection and knowledge will never end.

What do you think about startups in Asia?

Combination of hard work and brilliancy can be found in Asia very easily. But startups need to show little patience so anybody may able to reach their targets without fail.

What is one market trend that really excites you?

I feel comfortable with any kind of market trend as long as profit making opportunities are there.

What is one habit that makes you more productive?

Hunger to gain maximum knowledge and to achieve maximum perfection.

Why did you decide to become a Forex Trader?

I love challenges and I found forex market somehow challenging.

What do you think are the most important things entrepreneurs should keep in mind?

They should not lose faith/trust in themselves and in their ideas.

In your opinion, what are the keys to entrepreneurial success?

If entrepreneur adopts these qualities then no one can stop him/her from achieving desired success – Smart Work, Hard Work, Patience, Open Mind, Consistency, Self Confidence, Self Trust and Humbleness.

Any parting words of wisdom for entrepreneurs out there?

Here I would like to mention the same thing that I always like to share with all – ‘Never give up. Stick to the basics and plan the things properly keeping in mind that you are never going to give up in future. To this kind of planning, I call ‘Risk Management’.


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“When Adam Draper does Crypto Standup, Singapore listens”



I live and work in Singapore and Santa Monica. Yes, I am blessed. However, my life has been by design, I think of what I want and so I make my life choices and make them happen in my life. Hence the bi-continent living and that comes with bi-continent and now global community living, being and ecosystems building. So I am now never surprised when one part of my world meets another.

I went to Wavemaker Partners venture capital event this evening, keen to meet Adam Draper, who is one of the many great presenters at Crypto Invest Summit, April 30- May 2 in Los Angeles.

Since I actively support leaders who are building scalable, sustainable businesses and movements for the betterment of many; of course I am learning about Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. I had been keen to report on the Crypto Invest Summit as I would be back in May to LA for my PhD programme. I was in communications with the organizers. However, I am being awarded an award at the Women Economic Forum in Delhi that same week and could not be physically present.

Still I wanted to report on the event, somehow.

I wanted to listen to the speakers and support some of the speakers who are already friends and experts I rely on for greater insights on cryptocurrency. I like learning and sharing with the greater audience, I have in Asia what I am learning from the US and vice versa. So I feel I had my chance tonight to do a bit of that.

I could not help but smile as Adam Draper shed light into his world of investing in more than 85 crypto related products because he was such a breath of fresh air to the last few Blockchain and Financial conferences I have been reporting on; especially here in Asia.

He just says it like it is.

He kept stopping the audience when they said Blockchain and he said, “You know you really mean cryptocurrency.”  He hit the nail on the head because I have seen so clearly how this phrase had been said in Singapore time and again – “I am not into cryptocurrency but I believe in Blockchain.”

When he said how there was an incongruity as he sat across bankers who personally invested in cryptocurrency and when faced with an inbound of requests from their clients on the same investment; are tied by regulations and are unable to respond.

Here’s some of his best lines. If you don’t laugh or “ah-ha” the way I did, you probably just had to be there. The truth is funny because it calls out for something we all see but sometimes just do not want to admit.

There is a growing understanding of the underlying thematics that the cryptocurrency world has been experiencing as the interface between centralize; de-centralize and personal autonomy becomes more and more apparent and lines get drawn.

Adam Says:

1) The newest phenomenon is that some of the ICO founders are now just so rich from their ICOs that they really don’t need to work on the project they asked for money for.

2) For the crypto-world, money doesn’t matter anymore!
They need talent

It’s so founder friendly now.

3) What Bitcoin made us ask is “What is money?”

The next question is “What is government and governance?”

He highlighted if an entrepreneur is looking for a problem to solve., then the entrepreneur is always looking for horrible industries with poor services and high costs. So yes – Governments are those horrible industries and they need to be disrupted.

4)  Any company who comes to an investor and leads with how much ICO has raised; is a red flag. Leave immediately and go read a Harry Potter book instead.
If they are leading with value and not the problem they are solving. Beware. (read more here

5) If you are going to invest in where the brains are. It’s in crypto.

6) Philosophically, Coinbase is against ethos of what Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency movement is trying to do. However to do such a move from fiat to digital currency, there would need a way to do that. So Coinbase acts like a browser does for internet. One day there will be no need to cash in or out as everyone is already there on digital. Cryptocurrency is the exchange of value. His advice and we know his bias as he is invested in  Coinhako; is to hold onto an exchange for 3-5 years since onboarding of all users to the new digital currency will take some time.

Adam met with many banks and government bodies on his trip to Singapore – I hope they got his truths.

I ended the night by thanking Adam for making me laugh. He reminded me of how much I miss LA.

Want more of this?

If you are in LA on April 30 – May 2.



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Adrian Reid, Founder of Enlightened Stock Trading



Adrian Reid escaped the rat race and became a knowledgeable trader. He now shares his trading knowledge and empowers others to take control of their stocks.

What’s your story?
After working 12-16 hour days in the corporate world for many years I had a moment of realisation on the 1 hour bus ride to work. It was here at this moment in time, I realised that I felt trapped, desperate and isolated. Trapped in a job I hated, and a life I had not designed. I had long been interested in investing, but I made the decision at that point to become the best trader I could possibly be and escape the rat race.
My dream was to be free; free of the 9 to 5, the commute, the stress and the exhaustion. I threw myself into my stock trading research and study and emerged 3 months later with the trading rules that would ultimately buy me my freedom. I am now retired from the corporate world, I trade full time and share my knowledge with other aspiring traders through my online education program which puts them in control and empowers them to take control and accountability for their trading results.

What excites you most about your industry?
So many people are trapped in jobs they don’t like or are feeling immense financial pressure in their life. Trading education is typically done extremely badly today because of the conflicts of interest in the industry. Fund managers want to hold onto your money forever; brokers want you to trade more frequently; forex brokers want you to use more leverage. Why? Because that is how they make their money.
By teaching traders how to develop and test their own stock trading systems I am able to empower them to find trading rules which fit their own personality, objectives and lifestyle. This is the only way for new traders to be successful. This process transforms people’s financial future, their relationship with money and wealth and gives them hope. I love that!

What’s your connection to Asia?
I recently spent 3 years living in Singapore which I absolutely loved. This put me in a good position to observe the other Asian markets. As a stock trader I am interested in many markets and economies around the world, however the Asian markets have some of the best potential for trading profits. I have traded stocks in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Tokyo and I have developed trading systems that work in many other Asian markets as well.

Favourite city in Asia for business and why?
My favourite city is Singapore. After living in Singapore for 3 years my family fell in love with the city. Life is great in Singapore for the whole family and the pro-business and investing policies of the government make it a wonderful place to build your financial future as well.

What’s the best piece of advice you ever received?
On a personal front: Find something you love, throw all your energy and passion into it.
On the wealth front: Spend less than you earn and invest the difference. Take control of your finances and always accept 100% responsibility for your investment decisions.

Who inspires you?
My wife Stephanie inspires me. Her commitment to everything she does, her compassion, her insights into people and her ability to uplift those around her, make me want to be a better person.

What have you just learnt recently that blew you away?
No matter what we think we know, there will always be a different perspective that can change our opinion. In my own trading, I continually find that the truths I cling to are not absolute and they can be misleading if held onto dogmatically. Striking a balance between taking a stance and knowing when to change that stance based on new information is critical in all areas of life.

If you had your time again, what would you do differently?
I would have taken more action earlier on. My fear of mistakes (which still limits me on occasions, like most people) has always proven to be baseless. Playing small to avoid the embarrassment or pain of mistakes is very limiting and I would have taken more action earlier, if I had my time again.

How do you unwind?
To unwind I like to read, meditate, run and ride my mountain bike in the forest.

Favourite Asian destination for relaxation? Why?
I just love the small island resort at Batu Batu. It is beautiful, isolated, quiet and surrounded by clean water, full of sealife. After a week at the resort I felt like a different person.

Everyone in business should read this book:
The Pyramid Principle by Barbara Minto. This book teaches the art of clear and structured communication. My time working as a business strategy consultant gave me a great appreciation for the importance of communication in business. Clear and effective communication can solve a myriad of challenges in your business and professional life, and as a strong communicator your employment prospects, business relationships, team performance and family life are all dramatically improved.

Shameless plug for your business:
Enlightened Stock Trading ( is the only stock market trading education business that empowers you, as an individual trader. It shows you how to design and test your own unique stock trading system that fits YOUR Personality, Objectives and Lifestyle. We have no conflicts of interest and we are focused on teaching you how to trade stocks profitably in a way that fits your life.
After working through the Enlightened Stock Trader Certification Program you will find yourself confident and empowered with your own battle tested trading system and trading plan to guide you through the markets.

How can people connect with you?
Email me directly at [email protected] or through my Facebook Page (

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This interview is part of the ‘Callum Connect’ series of more than 500 interviews

Callum Laing is an entrepreneur and investor based in Singapore. He has previously started, built and sold half a dozen businesses and is now a Partner at Unity-Group Private Equity and Co-Founder of The Marketing Group PLC. He is the author two best selling books ‘Progressive Partnerships’ and ‘Agglomerate’.

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