MOSCOW, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
First Derivatives plc ("FD"), a leading provider of software and consulting services to global investment banks, brokers and hedge funds has today announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with FOREX CLUB, a leading online broker. The partnership will enable FOREX CLUB clients to benefit from global access to the largest liquidity pools in the market provided by 12 leading global banks and institutional levels of pricing, execution and spreads in foreign exchange trading.
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The agreement is FD's first partnership with a privately owned retail FX broker based in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States ('CIS'). By introducing FD's Delta Flow™ trading technology, which uses a Direct Bank Access (DBA) model, FOREX CLUB's global client base are plugged directly into the heart of the foreign exchange market ensuring best quality execution, spreads and pricing.
Using the latest standardised connectivity from centralised data centres in the world, FOREX CLUB is now able to provide its clients with ultra-low latency and unlimited connectivity, thereby delivering an institutional level of service across all its platforms including StartFX2, MT4, ActTrader™ and Rumus.
John Beckert, MD e-Trading & Risk Management Solutions at First Derivatives, said: "Our business development model is predicated on the need to focus on those clients who can demonstrate a market vision underpinned by a solid business plan. This is vital to our growth as well as our clients. Collaborating with a firm such as FOREX CLUB enhances our ability to deliver market leading enterprise wide solutions to the broker sector of the market. We pride ourselves on partnering with clients for mutual business success and long-term profitability. On this basis, we welcome FOREX CLUB as our newest partner. By leveraging our best-in-class technologies and consultancy, we believe that FOREX CLUB is well-placed to strengthen its competitive position in the retail forex market. At the same time, their decision to adopt our Delta Flow™ trading technology underlines our commitment to providing innovative and cutting edge solutions to the forex trading markets."
Demetrios Zamboglou, Head of Hedge & Quant at FOREX CLUB, said: "We are delighted to have reached an agreement with First Derivatives to be our primary trading technology partner. This demonstrates our commitment to becoming a global leader in online retail FX trading. By ensuring direct client access to multiple pools of liquidity from the top global banks, we strengthen our competitive edge by giving clients tighter spreads and best execution practices."
Notes for Editors
 FOREX CLUB was rated in Forex Magnates' Q4 2011 and Q1 2012 Industry Reports as one of the top ten global brokers by retail forex volume.
Launched in 2008 by First Derivatives plc, Delta is a comprehensive suite of high performance real-time trading, CEP, market data and risk management applications. Flagship trading products include Delta Flow, Delta Algo, Delta Margin and Delta Stream which are used in high volume, low latency environments.
About First Derivatives, PLC
First Derivatives is a global provider of software and consulting services to the financial services industry. With almost 16 years' experience working with leading financial institutions, it continues to deliver technologically advanced products and services that anticipate and respond to the evolving needs of global capital markets.
First Derivatives currently employs over 670 people worldwide and counts many of the world's top investment banks, brokers and hedge funds as its customers. It has operations in London, New York, Stockholm, Shanghai, Singapore, Toronto, Sydney, Dublin, Newry and Hong Kong.
For further information please visit http://www.firstderivatives.com
About FOREX CLUB
Established in 1997, FOREX CLUB is the brand name for a group of companies that provides clients from over 120 countries with platforms and services for trading forex, CFDs and other online trading and educational products. It offers clients high-quality tools in training, analytics and education, as well as personal support. FOREX CLUB has over 600 employees worldwide servicing 45,000 traders. The company was one of the industry's first to offer zero spread trading and commission refunds on all unprofitable trades exclusively on StartFX 2, the company's proprietary platform.
The company remains committed to the developed standards set forth by government regulators around the world. The company's Russian broker is a founding member of CRFIN, the Russian self-regulatory organization.
The structure of FOREX CLUB Group of Companies includes a range of brokers and training centers, including Forex Club International Limited, Akmos Trade, FOREX CLUB (FSFM license #004857) and the International Trading Academy.