LMAX Exchange

LMAX Exchange operates as a multilateral trading facility (MTF) and price aggregator for forex trading. LMAX Exchange provides an order-driven execution environment for traders to conduct electronic forex trading transactions with ultra-low latency.

Boasting unparalleled technological capabilities, LMAX Exchange remains a price and liquidity aggregator of choice for prime brokerage firms, allowing financial institutions, whatever their niche, to secure a top place in the market by offering a unique investor experience and launching new products.

LMAX Integration

  • Ultra-low latency matching engine
  • Superior exchange performance, built for scale
  • High throughput >100,000 messages/second
  • Sustained capacity to process 100,000 orders/second
  • Award-winning, in-house developed ‘Disruptor’ technology – maximising performance
  • LMAX Exchange utilises a range of open source technologies
  • Key LMAX Exchange technologies including Disruptor have been open-sourced
  • Average trade latency is 3ms here
  • Average internal exchange latency is under 80μs
  • LMAX Exchange uptime (last 6 months): 100% here
  • High capacity achieved through a distributed, transactional service-orientated architecture based on high performance publish and subscribe messaging
  • High availability is achieved through resilience at all levels
  • Scalable architecture with room for growth to meet the increasing demand for more competitive solutions

About LMAX

LMAX Exchange is an FCA regulated prime brokerage, financial technology provider, price aggregator and deep forex liquidity provider headquartered in the UK. With a solid presence in Europe and overseas, LMAX has developed a business model geared towards providing technology-enhanced solutions which offer transparency by determining the actual cost of OTC forex and providing precise execution for forex trades.

As a price aggregator, LMAX is globally recognised for providing price quotes for top-tier banks and proprietary trading firms, with an average latency of up to 4ms. The fintech company ensures anonymous trade matching, as well as pre and post-trade transparency through the provision of an open order book powered by no “last look” limit orders provided by some of the most impactful liquidity providers and top-tier banks.

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