CFN Services Launches Alpha Alliance™ Setting the Standard for Next-Generation Trading Infrastructure

Herndon, VA - 27 July 2011

Alpha Allianceâ„¢ Enables Trading Services Firms to Collaborate and Deliver Industry-Leading Solutions for the Global Financial Markets.

CFN Services, Inc., the leading provider of managed high-frequency trading enablement services, today announced the Alpha Allianceâ„¢, an innovative network of trading services firms delivering fully integrated and customizable solutions for the global electronic trading market. The Alpha Alliance brings together best-of-breed trading technologies, applications, and services across the full trading life cycle, from analysis and decision-making, to risk management, execution, and settlement of the trade.

Alliance partners deploy their solutions on CFN ’s Alpha Platform™, a low latency trading infrastructure offering the highest performance for market data delivery and trade execution worldwide. Technology partners rapidly deploy their applications and services on a proximity hosted platform as part of a comprehensive solution, improving application delivery performance while lowering costs and expanding access to new markets.

Alpha Alliance partners collaborate to develop full service enhanced, customized solutions that best advance the unique trading strategies of their clients. With access to the technical capabilities and market-specific expertise within the Alpha Alliance network, clients and business partners interact in completely new ways. Trading firms ultimately benefit from having access to the market-leading solutions necessary to remain competitive in today’s rapidly evolving financial markets.

“CFN is very excited to play a pivotal role in taking automated trading solutions to the next level," said Mark Casey, President of CFN Services. "Bringing the best technology, product and service firms together on one platform enables next-generation trading solutions capable of fully leveraging the rapid growth in global electronic trading. Alpha Alliance members are setting the standard for high performance trading.”

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