LMAX is a London-based organization established and majority owned by Betfair, the world’s leading sports betting exchange. LMAX was launched in October 2010 and is currently offering customers the opportunity to trade FX contracts and CFDs in equity indices, commodities, bonds and interest rates. LMAX provides the retail CFD and FX investor with a highly sophisticated, easy-to-use neutral platform that seeks to give traders a fairer and more transparent alternative to competitors’ offerings.


  • Increase trading flow using Informatica Ultra Messaging
  • Reduce risk for retail and institutional buyers and sellers
  • Increase operational efficiency
  • Minimize hardware infrastructure costs through efficiency
As dynamic market conditions continue to challenge legacy systems, LMAX has positioned itself to win market share with its next generation system, built with Informatica Ultra Messaging.
— Martin Thompson,
Chief Technology Officer


  • Provides retail traders with pricing transparency, market depth, neutrality and control until recently only available to wholesale institutions
  • Consistently executing trades at below 1 millisecond
  • Reduced trading risk for retail and institutional buyers and sellers
  • Supporting an institutional scale exchange with an API to enable retail traders to run algorithms
  • Helping LMAX deliver the levels of operational excellence that customers expect
  • Eliminating single points of failure while dramatically reducing hardware infrastructure costs
  • Ensuring that prices are never re-quoted
  • Helping evaluate customer positions in real time without adding noticeable latency

Technologies Used

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

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