LMAX Exchange Selects Equinix to further Enhance Execution Capabilities
London, UK and Redwood City, Calif., 6 December 2012 – Equinix Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, today announced that LMAX Exchange, the leading FSA regulated MTF for FX and metals, has selected the Equinix London LD4/5 data centre campus in Slough as its primary operational site. The move positions LMAX Exchange in the epicentre of institutional FX trading, further enhancing access to its award-winning trading technology and reinforcing superior execution capabilities.
Established to deliver the benefits of exchange execution, LMAX Exchange optimises the FX trading strategies of buy and sell-side trading institutions by offering precise, consistent execution, transparent cost of trade and a level playing field for all market participants. As a result, clients benefit from superior low-latency trading with an average matching speed of 3ms in over 60 FX pairs.
“We moved to Equinix because they are well placed to provide us with more than just data centre services,” said Andrew Phillips, Head of Systems, LMAX Exchange. “There is a significant amount of FX activity taking place on Platform Equinix, not just in Slough, but worldwide. Locating our matching engine in one of the key centres of this community puts LMAX Exchange at the client’s fingertips.”
There is a large and growing ecosystem of global traders and other financial services providers inside Equinix data centres. The Equinix LD4/5 campus houses nearly 200 trading participants, all of whom can connect directly to the LMAX Exchange. With over 50 low-latency network providers, the LD4/5 campus also provides transatlantic connectivity for ‘follow the sun’ FX trading, with a 65.7ms round-trip between LD4/5 and New York. Globally, Platform Equinix™ provides access to more than 700 financial customers spread across the world’s top 16 global financial markets, as well as the leading equity MTFs, multiple FI platforms, dark pools, commodities, and new derivative products.
“LMAX Exchange is a welcome addition to the Equinix financial ecosystem, extending the range of venues we host outside the traditional Equities markets,” said Dick Theunissen, CMO, Equinix EMEA. “Their pioneering approach to reengineering electronic investment models will bring major benefits to the trading community in our London LD4/5 campus and further afield.”
For further information please contact:
LMAX Exchange (London):
Barbara Pozdorovkina T: +44 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).
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