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: firstname.lastname@example.org
About LMAX Exchange
Recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms, LMAX Exchange is the leading MTF for FX, authorised and regulated by the FCA. Servicing funds, banks, brokerages and asset managers, LMAX Exchange delivers firm liquidity, anonymous exchange quality execution and a secure, transparent level playing field to all market participants, regardless of status, size or activity levels.
The LMAX Exchange open order book is driven by no ‘last look’ limit-order liquidity from top tier banks and non-bank financial institutions. Orders are executed in price/time priority with real time streaming continuous market and trade data published to all members. Offering a comprehensive range of instruments including spot FX, precious metals, commodities and equity indices, 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.
Business growth awards:
2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 more
Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 is a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in the UK, based on percentage growth of fiscal year revenues over the last four years. close
2015, 2014, 2013 Fastest Growing Tech Company in the UK – The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 more
LMAX Exchange has been recognised amongst the UK’s fastest growing technology firms for three consecutive years. Tech Track 100, compiled by Fast Track annually and published by the Sunday Times each September, lists Britain’s 100 fastest-growing private tech companies based on sales growth over the last three years. close
2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 more
The Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 pre-eminent technology awards program is a ranking of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa's fastest-growing technology companies based on percentage revenue growth over three years. close
FX industry awards:
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best FX Trading Venue - (ECN/MTF) – Fund Technology and WSL Awards more
LMAX Exchange has been awarded The Fund Technology and WSL Awards “Best FX Trading Venue - ECN/MTF” for five consecutive years. The awards honour excellence among providers to the institutional trading industry. close
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best Margin Sector Platform – Profit & Loss Readers' Choice Awards more
LMAX Exchange has been awarded The Profit & Loss Readers’ Choice Awards “Best Margin Sector Platform” for four consecutive years. These awards are voted on by the readers and recognise excellence within the foreign exchange industry throughout the previous year. close
2014 Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative – WSL Institutional Trading Awards more
LMAX Exchange has been awarded The Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards “Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative” in 2014. WSL awards honour excellence among providers to the institutional trading industry. close
Financial technology awards:
2016 Best Trading & Execution – HFM US Technology Awards more
The HFM US Technology awards recognise hedge fund technology providers that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development in the past 12 months. close
2013 Best Overall Testing Project – The European Software Testing Awards more
2011 Best Trading System – Financial Sector Technology Awards more
The FST Awards recognise excellence and innovation in the field of information technology within the UK and EMEA financial services sector. close
LMAX Limited operates a multilateral trading facility (MTF). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Registered no. 509778.
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