London, 24 November 2014 - LMAX Exchange, the FCA regulated MTF for FX, has appointed former Sales Director of e-FX at Bank of America, Tom Gould, to the newly created position of Head of US Sales. Tom will be responsible for driving the institutional growth of LMAX Exchange in the US, the market accounting for over 25% of global FX trading.
This appointment comes at an important time as LMAX Exchange embarks on rapid growth in the institutional and interbank client segments.
Tom’s institutional trading career spans over 25 years and includes senior roles at Bank of America, Credit Suisse, Westpac Banking Corporation, ABN Amro, Bank of Montreal, First National Bank of Chicago and Tudor Investment Corporation.
Commenting on the appointment, Patrick Bartle, Global Head of FX Strategy at LMAX Exchange said: "Tom will be a major contributor to the company's overall growth, with responsibility for building the institutional and interbank businesses in the US. His experience and expertise in this market will be a major asset to the organisation and I look forward to working with him on further expanding the LMAX Exchange brand.”
Tom Gould commented: “I look forward to driving the US growth agenda for LMAX Exchange at a time when exchange style execution is gaining real recognition by the marketplace and the regulators as the most transparent, efficient and level playing field for trading FX.“
In 2014 LMAX Exchange was ranked UK’s No.1 fastest growing technology company in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 league table. With a remarkable three-year annually compounded growth of 307.8% in sales, the US represents a key market for the company 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.