LMAX Group

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LMAX Group is a global financial technology company which operates multiple institutional execution venues for electronic foreign exchange (FX) and crypto currency trading.

LMAX Group
Privately held company
IndustryForeign Exchange Market
Founded2010 (2010)
ProductsFX, Metals, Indices, Crypto Currencies
BrandsLMAX Exchange, LMAX Global, LMAX Digital
Number of employees
140 (2019)

The Group's portfolio includes LMAX Exchange, LMAX Global and LMAX Digital.[1]

LMAX Exchange operates global institutional FX exchanges and an FCA regulated MTF. The central limit order book (CLOB) execution model offers streaming firm liquidity[2] from top tier banks and non-bank institutions, transparent price discovery, no ‘last look’ rejections and full control over trading strategy and costs.[3]

LMAX Global is a regulated broker for FX, metals and commodities worldwide. Servicing retail brokers and professional traders, LMAX Global offers execution services and access to institutional firm liquidity and tight spreads from the LMAX Exchange CLOB.

LMAX Digital is a regulated institutional spot crypto currency exchange which was launched in May 2018.[4][5] Based on proven and proprietary technology from LMAX Group, LMAX Digital allows global institutions to acquire, trade and hold the most liquid digital assets - BTC, ETH, LTC, BCH and XRP safely and securely. The company was granted with a license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC) as a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT[6]) provider for execution and custody services in April 2019.[7]

Headquartered in London, UK, LMAX Group builds and runs its own high performance, ultra-low latency global exchange infrastructure, which includes matching engines in London, New York[8] and Tokyo. The company has regional offices in New York, Chicago, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Auckland.[9]


LMAX Group was launched in 2010 to offer exchange style execution and regulated, rules-based, no ‘last look’ trading environment which is governed by the LMAX Rulebook, ensuring fully transparent and fair execution for all its clients and market makers. Servicing funds, banks, brokerages, asset managers and proprietary trading firms, the company offers an anonymous, regulated and rules-based trading environment with strict price and time priority order execution at ultra-low latency. Clients have access to real-time streaming market and trade data, which enables the control of execution quality and total trading costs.

In 2014, LMAX Group was ranked the fastest growing company in the UK by the Sunday Times TechTrack 100.[10] The company also open-sourced some components of its technology, including Disruptor concurrency software, to support the extremely low latency requirements of its trade processing servers.[11]

The firm is an active contributor to the reformation of the FX industry and became the first market participant to commit to FX Global Code.[12] LMAX Group has contributed to the industry’s understanding of execution factors and trading costs across different liquidity pools by publishing several research papers and the Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) white paper which resulted in the development of industry-leading FX TCA methodology and analytical tools.Central to the reports are survey findings, conducted to assess the market sentiment at a particular point in time and recommendations on the changes needed within the FX market in light of technology innovation, market sentiment and evolving international regulation.[13][14]


  1. ^ "LMAX Exchange Getting Up To 50% Improvement in Latency From Azul's Zing JVM". Infoq.com. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Vanguard Fed Up With `Last Look' Practice Pervading Currencies". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 20 April 2016.
  3. ^ "FX: An exchange-traded future?". Euromoney.com. Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  4. ^ "LMAX Exchange seeks to win big from trading cyptocurrencies" (PDF). www.lmax.com. 21 May 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  5. ^ "LMAX Exchange CEO: We've seen unprecedented demand in our crypto exchange". Fox Business. 30 May 2018. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  6. ^ "GFSC - Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, The Regulatory Principles for Distributed Ledger Technology Providers".
  7. ^ "GFSC - Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, Regulated entities: LMAX Digital".
  8. ^ "LMAX Exchange expands in New York". Automated Trader. 26 September 2016.
  9. ^ "LMAX Exchange ranked sixth fastest growing tech company". FinanceFeeds. 7 September 2015. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  10. ^ TWK. "LMAX Exchange ranked fastest growing company in the UK by Sunday Times Tech Track 100". Fast Track. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  11. ^ Fowler, Martin (12 July 2011). "The LMAX Architecture". martinfowler.com. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Global Index of Public Registers". www.globalfxc.org. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  13. ^ "The LMAX Group FX TCA and fair execution white paper". LMAX Group. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  14. ^ "FX Market Leadership". LMAX Group. Retrieved 17 December 2018.

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