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LMAX Exchange strengthens institutional offering with the hire of Randy Rupan

Randy Rupan London/New York, 9 April 2019 – LMAX Exchange Group (“LMAX Exchange” or “the Company”), a leading player in global capital markets that operates multiple institutional exchanges for electronic FX and crypto currency trading, has appointed Randy Rupan as Head of Liquidity Analysis. Randy, who reports to Jeremy Barnes, Global Head of Liquidity Management, will employ a data driven approach to this new role. His appointment further bolsters the Company’s offering to institutional clients.

Randy has spent 20 years in the FX industry and possesses extensive experience in developing algorithms and analytics for foreign exchange. He joins LMAX Exchange from 360T, where he was Head of Spot Foreign Exchange for the Americas, responsible for driving trading volumes using quantitative analytics. Prior to 360T, Randy was Head of Liquidity Management for FastMatch which was subsequently sold to Euronext in 2017.

Commenting on Randy’s appointment, Jeremy Barnes, Global Head of Liquidity Management at LMAX Exchange said: “We’re delighted that Randy has joined our growing team in New York. We see huge upside potential in building out a data driven approach to our institutional offering. Randy’s excellent track record and wealth of experience will be integral in moving towards this objective.”

LMAX Exchange CEO, David Mercer said: “We remain extremely bullish on the growth prospects in North America. The volumes in our New York based matching engine (NY4) have grown by an impressive 267% during the course of 2018. Clients are responding positively to our offering and clearly value our independent status and distinctive business model focused on providing consistent, best-in-class service.”

Randy’s arrival builds on the raft of senior hires already made across our global team in 2019. We remain in expansion mode and have built out our multi-hub offering positions to maximise growth potential.”


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Notes to Editors

About the LMAX Exchange Group:

LMAX Exchange Group (LMAX Exchange) is a leading independent player in global financial markets. LMAX Exchange operates multiple institutional execution venues for FX trading and crypto currencies.

Leading the transformation of the global FX marketplace to transparent, fair, precise and consistent execution, LMAX Exchange has been widely recognised for industry innovation and award-winning proprietary technology. The Group’s portfolio includes LMAX Exchange (FCA regulated MTF), LMAX Global (FCA regulated Broker) and LMAX Digital, the institutional crypto currency exchange.

Servicing funds, banks, brokerages, asset managers and proprietary trading firms, the company offers an anonymous, regulated and rules-based trading environment with strict price and time priority order execution at ultra-low latency. Clients benefit from access to real-time streaming market and trade data, which enables the control of execution quality and total trading costs.

LMAX Exchange operates a global exchange infrastructure with matching engines in London, New York and Tokyo. The company’s institutional client base spans over 100 countries.

LMAX Exchange Group www.lmax.com

Financial technology awards:

2017 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”. The award honours excellence among providers to the institutional trading industry. close

2016 Best Trading & Execution Technology – 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

The European Software Testing Awards (TESTA) recognise excellence and innovation in the software testing and quality assurance across a variety of industries. close

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

2011 Innovative Programming Framework – Oracle Duke's Choice Awards more

Oracle’s Duke's Choice Awards celebrate extreme innovation in the world of Java technology and are granted to the most innovative projects using the Java platform. close

FX industry awards:

2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best FX Trading Venue - (ECN/MTF) – WSL Awards more

LMAX Exchange has been awarded The WSL Awards “Best FX Trading Venue - ECN/MTF” for four consecutive years. The awards honour excellence among providers to the institutional trading industry. close

2017, 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 five consecutive years. These awards are voted on by the readers and recognise excellence within the foreign exchange industry throughout the previous year. close

2017, 2013 Best Execution Venue – Forex Magnates Awards more

LMAX Exchange has been awarded the Forex Magnates Awards “Best Execution Venue”. The awards are granted to the top firms in their categories and announced at the annual London summit. close

2014 Best Infrastructure/Technology Initiative – WSL Institutional Trading Awardsmore

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

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

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

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

2015 Recognised as a Tech City Future Fifty company – Tech City UK Future Fiftymore

LMAX Exchange is part of the Future Fifty programme, focused on accelerating the success of high-growth tech businesses. close