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Roland White joins LMAX Exchange to lead global institutional sales

Roland WhiteLondon, 22 June 2018 – LMAX Exchange Group (“LMAX Exchange”), the leading institutional exchange for global FX trading, has appointed FX veteran Roland White to the newly created position of Global Head of Institutional Sales, reporting to David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange. Roland joins LMAX Exchange on 30 July 2018 from Commerzbank, where he was Head of Electronic Foreign Exchange Sales in London for eight years.

Roland brings 28 years of institutional FX expertise and a wealth of experience from a career spent at FX brokers, and bank sales and trading desks. Roland has grown and managed international sales teams for EBS, Cognotec, Reuters, Citigroup, Standard Chartered and most recently Commerzbank. In addition, Roland served as the Vice President of the financial markets association, ACI UK, between 2002 and 2007.

Roland will be responsible for advancing the LMAX Exchange global growth agenda in the institutional segment, leading the institutional sales team and deepening relationships with institutions internationally.

Commenting on the appointment, LMAX Exchange CEO, David Mercer said: “Roland is joining our team at exactly the right time. Demand for firm limit-order liquidity is ever increasing, and institutions want transparent, precise and certain execution. This is what we offer. To date, we have already garnered significant momentum in the institutional space globally and we expect our growth trajectory to continue. We are proud to count over 300 large funds and brokers in our global institutional client base.

“Roland’s wealth of experience, depth of knowledge and respected standing in the FX industry will be instrumental as we continue to gain traction among institutions globally.”

Roland White commented: “This is an exciting time to be joining LMAX Exchange after its record performance year and the achieved traction to date in the institutional FX segment. I look forward to playing a key role in LMAX Exchange’s ambition to strengthen its market leader position and expand its institutional offering globally.”

LMAX Exchange set up comprehensive global sales coverage, establishing regional hubs, in the past year. Roland’s appointment follows the opening of LMAX Exchange’s institutional sales hub in Singapore, and the strengthening of its sales coverage with multiple senior appointments across Asia Pacific and North America. Annual volumes from LMAX Exchange’s institutional clients increased 58% year-on-year in 2017.

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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

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

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).