Alpari (UK) Limited, one of the leading global providers of online foreign exchange, precious metals and CFD trading services has announced the launch of its own proprietary Non Dealing Desk (NDD) Electronic Communications Network (ECN) technology which will be available to all clients trading on the MT4 platform offered by Alpari.
The new ECN platform from Alpari integrates directly with 17 top-tier liquidity providers such as global banks, funds, financial institutions, as well as other ECN’s making them compete anonymously for execution by offering clients tighter spreads.
Located within the same Equinox data center in London (LD4) as the liquidity providers, enables Alpari UK the benefit of being co-located to the sources where prices originate in order to offer clients faster trade executions. The new NDD ECN technology from Alpari UK will give its clients prices that accurately reflect true market conditions and will be available across Micro, Classic and MT4Pro account types. The company expects the level of customer satisfaction to increase according to the announcement, as deep liquidity and no limits on scalping are part of an overall transparent trading experience.
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Daniel Skowronski, Chief Executive Officer at Alpari (UK)Limited, commented in the broker’s public statement, “We are constantly enhancing our product and infrastructure to give clients the best trading experience possible. Our new ECN enables Alpari UK to provide highly competitive pricing and faster execution for our clients.”
According to the release, the association of Alpari companies had reported several months of record trading volumes during 2013, and expects the new ECN improved pricing and faster execution to contribute to further significant increases in trading activity. The launch of the new ECN technology, which will enable a No Dealing Desk environment for traders, has followed a series of recent product launches by the firm including Newsroom and Trader Connect.
Although Alpari’s US Entity is still listed as a regulated Forex Dealer Member with the NFA as of publication, the regulatory capital that will be freed as a result of Alpari’s exit from the US market (and subsequent withdrawal from NFA or downgrading of its license to that of on IB) should enable the firm to re-focus company efforts in markets where a larger concentration of existing clients is and new markets where it can enter. The challenges in the US were shared in a previous discussion following recent events, as explained to Forex Magnates.