The award-winning 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.

“LMAX Exchange relies on Informatica Ultra Messaging to provide the core communications within its award winning low latency exchange platform. Informatica understands that our performance is measured in microseconds and that stability, ease of integration and a responsive support team who understand our challenges are as important to us as raw performance and low latency.”

— Dr. Andrew Phillips, Director of Technical Operations, LMAX Exchange


Business Need

Increase trading flow.

Reduce risk for retail and institutional buyers and sellers.

Increase operational efficiency.

Minimize hardware infrastructure costs through efficiency.



Complexity of managing massive volume of scale in retail market, institutional market makers and central clearing across multiple asset classes.

Build an exchange that is incredibly fast but also significantly more feature-rich than other exchanges.


Solutions & Results

Provided retail traders with pricing transparency, market depth, neutrality and control until recently only available to wholesale institutions.

Consistently executed trades at below 1 millisecond.

Reduced trading risk for retail and institutional buyers and sellers.

Supported an institutional scale exchange with an API to enable retail traders to run algorithms.

Helped deliver the levels of operational excellence that customers expect.

Eliminated single points of failure while dramatically reducing hardware infrastructure costs.


Products & Services

Informatica Ultra Messaging

Delivers extremely low-latency messaging over any network, along with very high throughput, with 24x7 reliability.

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