Emil Assentato graduated from Hofstra University in 1971 with an economics degree as well as being inducted into the National Business Honor Society. In 1973 he started his career on Wall Street at M.W. Marshall Inc., which was a firm that focused on OTC markets. He joined Tradition (North America), Inc. (TNA) in 1986 as Money Market and Short Term Derivative manager, and in 1991 was appointed CEO of TNA. A few years later he became President of Tradition Government Securities which was renamed Tradition Asiel Securities (TAS). In 2006, as the retail forex platform formed by TNA, FXDirectDealer LLC (FXDD) grew, he was named Chairman and in 2008 he was also appointed Chairman of Standard Credit LLC. Currently, Emil Assentato is Chief Executive of TNA and TAS, and Chairman of FXDD and Standard Credit LLC.