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Alpha Platform™ Tops Field as Best Global Low Latency Trading Environment for the Buy-Side

HERNDON, VA – November 10, 2014 – CFN Services, a leading provider of managed services for the capital markets, announced today that its Alpha Platform™, the company’s global low latency trading platform, has been named “Best Buy-Side Low-latency Trading Network” by waterstechnology in the 2014 Buy-Side Technology Awards. This accolade recognizes CFN’s Alpha Platform for its ability to manage market data delivery and trade execution, including large data streams and trade volumes, at the lowest possible latencies worldwide. This is the first time waterstechnology has recognized a company in this category. The award was presented in London on November 7.

CFN’s award-winning Alpha Platform™ is a fully distributed trading environment offering market participants connectivity, market access, and proximity hosting in more than 70 financial data centers and exchange locations across North and South America, Europe and Asia. With the Alpha Platform, market participants have easy, affordable access to over 120 equity, derivatives, fixed income, and foreign exchange liquidity pools worldwide.

“We are honored to be the first-ever recipient in this award category, recognizing the leading global performance of our platform,” remarks Mark Casey, President, and CEO of CFN Services. “In announcing the award the Buy-Side Technology editors noted that we dominated the category, which is a testament to the guaranteed performance of our platform. We enable buy-side firms to access global markets more affordable and at the highest performance available, improving trading performance, while virtually eliminating growing challenges such as execution slippage.”

The 2014 Buy-Side Technology Awards recognize the leading technologies and vendors in their area of expertise, through an auditable and transparent methodology underpinned by the input and experience of seven judges – five buy-side-focused technology consultants and two of Buy-Side Technology’s editors. The “Best Buy-Side Low-Latency Trading Network” category focuses on the underlying trading architecture and network, as opposed to the applications running in that environment.

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About CFN Services

CFN Services provides managed services that improve the trading performance of many of the world’s most sophisticated financial markets participants. CFN developed and operates the Alpha Platform™, a high-performance global platform for ultra-low latency market data delivery and trade execution across key liquidity venues, major asset classes and emerging geographies worldwide. Alpha Platform integrates best-of-breed trading technologies and services into a single platform, connecting more than 70 leading financial data centers, trading venues, and proximity locations worldwide. For more information, please visit,


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