London, June 2014 - LMAX Exchange, the FCA regulated MTF for FX, has appointed former Global Head of FX at ABN Amro, Patrick Bartle, to the newly created position of Global Head of FX Strategy. Patrick will be responsible for driving the global expansion of LMAX Exchange and will be based in North America, where over 25% of all FX trading takes place.
This appointment comes at an important time as LMAX Exchange embarks on continued global expansion. Patrick’s extensive FX expertise will significantly boost the company’s position in the market and add to the already strong technology and distribution focused teams.
Patrick’s international banking and trading career includes senior leadership roles at ABN Amro, RBS, Credit Suisse First Boston and Bank of America as well as Board Memberships at both, CLS and EBS.
Commenting on the appointment, David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange said: “Patrick will be a major asset as we expand into the global FX marketplace. His depth of knowledge and experience within FX at the top level of global banks is exactly what we need to move beyond the proof of concept stage to global market leadership.”
He continued, “With Patrick running our global FX strategy we expect to increase our growth rate, currently 20% per quarter, whilst continuing to provide an unrivalled combination of precision, consistency and transparency, especially through our growing Interbank offering.”
Patrick Bartle commented: “In today’s environment the growing relevance of exchange-style execution in the FX marketplace cannot be understated. I am extremely impressed with both, the concept and the growth that David and the team have demonstrated over the past three years. This is an incredible opportunity to become a part of the LMAX Exchange team and to help drive the business forward in coming years.“
LMAX Exchange has grown rapidly over the last three years, and has been named the 15th fastest growing tech company in the UK by the Sunday Times. With monthly trading volumes growing at 250% year-on-year and its client base spanning across 80 countries, LMAX Exchange will benefit significantly from Patrick’s extensive expertise as it continues to focus on the successful execution of its global growth strategy.
For further information please contact:
LMAX Exchange (London):
Barbara Pozdorovkina T: +44 20 3192 2510 E: email@example.com
About LMAX Exchange
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
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
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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
LMAX Limited operates a multilateral trading facility (MTF). Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FCA Registered no. 509778.