After a tense battle with Derry-Londonderry-Doire, which saw both teams neck and neck for the last few days, LMAX Exchange established a 5NM lead in the closing stages to cross the finish line at the mouth of Lough Foyle, just off Greencastle, County Donegal at 1043 BST on the 6 July 2016.
LMAX Exchange Skipper Olivier Cardin said: "It was the last ocean crossing of the Clipper 2015-16 Race but it was actually rounding Rockall which made the game open by beating the wind and dealing with strong tide on the last part.
"The last 24 hours were decisive. We managed to take the lead last night in light winds and keep it rounding Rathlin Island. Crossing the finish line first was our goal. All the team was focused on that. It's a great result for LMAX Exchange!"
David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange commented: “As a proud Ulsterman I'd like to join the city of Derry in welcoming all these inspiring sailors to our beautiful country.
Obviously I couldn't be more proud that we won such an exciting race with the host city. Derry were at the top of their game as proven with a resounding victory in the Ocean Sprint. Congratulations to them and all the teams on creating a fitting race to a fantastic port in the best country in the world. No bias there!”
Currently, Team LMAX Exchange leads the overall race standings following an impressive nine podium finishes, including six 1st place victories out of the twelve races so far. Since Race Start in London last August, the teams have raced to Rio de Janeiro, Cape Town, Sydney, Hobart, the Whitsundays, Da Nang – Vietnam, Qingdao- China, Seattle, Panama and New York.
Race 12 saw the Clipper Race fleet head back across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to Derry-Londonderry, Northern Ireland. After a few days of rest the fleet will then race to Holland before the embarking on the final stage to London’s St Katharine Docks, with a triumphant Thames River parade set to take place on Saturday 30 July 2016.
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Recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms for three consecutive years (2015, 2014 and 2013 Sunday Times, Tech Track 100), LMAX Exchange is the leading MTF for FX, authorised and regulated by the FCA. Servicing retail brokers, funds, corporates, asset managers and banks, LMAX Exchange delivers a unique vision for global FX trading - a transparent, neutral, level playing field for all market participants, regardless of status, size or activity levels.
The LMAX Exchange OPEN order book is driven by streaming, no ‘Last Look’ limit order liquidity. LMAX Exchange offers a range of key products, including spot FX, precious metals, commodities and equity indices, with complete pre and post-trade transparency and order execution where no ‘last look’ is standard. Orders are executed in strict price/time priority.
LMAX Exchange – the emerging benchmark for global FX.
Business growth awards:
2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 more
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2015, 2014, 2013 Fastest Growing Tech Company in the UK – The Sunday Times Tech Track 100 more
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2016, 2015 Winner – Deloitte EMEA Technology Fast 500 more
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FX industry awards:
2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 Best FX Trading Venue - ECN/MTF – WSL Institutional Trading Awards more
LMAX Exchange has been awarded The Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards “Best FX Trading Venue - ECN/MTF” for four consecutive years. WSL 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 three 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
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