LMAX Exchange expands in the US with the launch of a New York-based exchange
26 September 2016, New York & London – LMAX Exchange, the leading MTF for FX, today announced the expansion of its global infrastructure with the launch of its North American matching engine in the Equinix International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centre in New York (NY4).
The LMAX Exchange NY4-based matching engine is a new liquidity pool for institutional spot FX trading. Built specifically for funds, asset managers, brokerages and banks, the new exchange enables North American clients to trade on unique, no ‘last look’ limit order liquidity. US clients will further benefit from low latency execution, high fill rates, price improvement as standard and access to real time streaming market data.
With the North American market accounting for over 25% of global institutional FX, the addition of the NY4-based matching engine to the LMAX Exchange infrastructure augments its exchanges in London (LD4) and Tokyo (TY3) and represents a significant milestone in the company’s global expansion.
LMAX Exchange CEO, David Mercer commented:
“Through the global proliferation of exchange style execution for traditionally OTC-traded FX products, such as spot FX, LMAX Exchange is leading the charge towards greater transparency. We are committed to re-establishing trust in global FX markets by delivering precise, consistent execution to all participants, regardless of status, size or activity levels. By using robust and scalable technology we are able to deliver internal exchange latency of less than 100 micro-seconds – this is critical for the demands of institutional traders and liquidity providers worldwide and our extensive client base in over 90 countries.”
Dr. Andrew Phillips, Director of Technical Operations at LMAX Exchange, added: “Equinix’s NY4 data centre is the ideal location for our high performance matching engine which is capable of delivering over 100,000 orders/second. Being in NY4 will provide us with close proximity to major financial institutions in North America to the benefit of our customers and LMAX Exchange.”
Citadel Securities, one of the world’s leading liquidity providers, commented: “We welcome the launch of a New York based matching engine by LMAX Exchange and look forward to working together in delivering consistent and firm liquidity to clients across North America.”
John Knuff, General Manager, Financial Services at Equinix, commented:
“Our goal at Equinix is to protect and connect the critical digital assets of global financial services firms in the world’s top financial centres. We are thrilled to have the addition of the LMAX Exchange matching engine in NY4 to provide customers lower latency and higher performance.” LMAX Exchange has led a revolution in the $5.1 trillion a day global foreign exchange (FX) market. Through harnessing technology, it has changed the way the market operates and pioneered reforms to drive trust in the industry.
First to introduce exchange style trading for spot FX, LMAX Exchange is the world’s leading multilateral trading facility (MTF) for FX, authorised and regulated by the FCA. Its business model is based around solving two key industry problems: the lack of transparency of the true cost of over the counter (OTC) traded FX, and the lack of precise, consistent and reliable FX trade execution.
For further information, please contact:
Barbara Pozdorovkina T: 44 (0) 20 3192 2510 E: [email protected]
About LMAX Exchange
LMAX Exchange Group is a dynamic, visionary and award-winning financial technology company. Recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms, LMAX Exchange is leading the transformation of the global FX industry to transparent, fair, precise and consistent execution. Operating one global marketplace for trading FX, metals, indices and commodities, LMAX Exchange delivers open access, transparency and a level playing field to all market participants.
LMAX Exchange Group offers all clients the ability to trade on LMAX Exchange central limit order book, driven by streaming no ‘last look’ limit-order liquidity from top tier banks and non-bank financial institutions. Servicing funds, banks, brokerages, asset managers and proprietary trading firms, LMAX Exchange offers an anonymous, regulated, rules-based trading environment, order execution in strict price/time priority, and access to real-time streaming market and trade data, enabling all market participants to control execution quality and total trading costs.
Offering a comprehensive range of instruments and ultra-low latency execution, LMAX Exchange operates a global FX exchange infrastructure with matching engines in London, New York and Tokyo.
LMAX Exchange - a unique vision for global FX.
Financial technology awards:
2017 Best FX Trading Venue - (ECN/MTF) – Fund Technology and WSL Awards more
2016 Best Trading & Execution Technology – HFM US Technology Awards more
2013 Best Overall Testing Project – The European Software Testing Awards more
2011 Best Trading System – Financial Sector Technology Awards more
FX industry awards:
2018, 2017, 2013 Best Execution Venue – Forex Magnates Awards more
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best FX Trading Venue - (ECN/MTF) – WSL Awards more
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best Margin Sector Platform – Profit & Loss Readers' Choice Awards more
2014 Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative – WSL Institutional Trading Awardsmore
Business growth awards:
2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 more
2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 more
2015, 2014, 2013 Fastest Growing Tech Company in the UK – The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 more
LMAX Exchange Group is the holding company of LMAX Limited and LMAX Broker Limited.
LMAX Exchange is a trading name of LMAX Limited, which operates a multilateral trading facility, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 509778) and is a company registered in England and Wales (number 6505809).
LMAX Global is a trading name of LMAX Broker Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 783200) and is a company registered in England and Wales (number 10819525).