The company delivered the announcement at a gala dinner at Sydney’s Fullerton Hotel on Saturday night, celebrating their eighth anniversary in the online financial trading industry.
Mr Cahill, who is the all-time leading goal scorer for Australia, is also the first Australian to score at a FIFA World Cup. Now in retirement, Mr Cahill has played for Millwall, Everton, New York Red Bulls, Shanghai Shenhua, Hangzhou Greentown, Jamshedpur FC and Melbourne City and is also the brand ambassador for major brands such as Samsung and New Balance.
Renowned journalist and lead anchor of ABC News, Juanita Phillips, who was the MC at the ACY Securities gala dinner, interviewed Mr Cahill on stage, before co-founders Jimmy Ye and Winson Cao formally welcomed the soccer star as brand ambassador in an onstage ceremony.
Mr Ye said he was pleased that Mr Cahill trusted ACY Securities to be his official trading partner.
“We are delighted and very excited to have Tim Cahill as ACY Securities brand ambassador,” Mr Ye said. “Tim is an iconic Australian, an accomplished and respected global footballer, is heavily involved in the business world, is a great family man and somebody who is actively giving back to the global community through helping FIFA introduce its Football for Schools Programme around the world., Tim is keen to learn how to trade the markets and grow his investment options and we are pleased he has chosen ACY Securities to be his partner on this journey.”
Mr Cahill said his partnership with ACY Securities was more than an endorsement as he is keen to grow as a financial markets trader with a provider he trusts.
“In transitioning from the playing field to the business world, it is very important to me that I understand the world of online trading. Thus, my partnership with ACY Securities is much more than an endorsement,” the Socceroos star said.
“For me, it’s about aligning with a provider I trust. I am keen to learn more about trading the global financial markets and ACY Securities has the know-how, experience and resources to help me grow into the trader I want to become.”
The night was attended by a host of business leaders, industry insiders and government representatives, including Damien Tudehope, minister for finance and small business (NSW Parliament); Trent Zimmerman, member for North Sydney (Parliament of Australia); and Senator Andrew Bragg, chair of select committee on financial technology and regulatory technology (NSW Parliament).