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Forex Markets Face Huge Volitility in 2013

FOREX.com, the retail division of GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), a global provider of online trading services, today released its Q1 2013 Market Outlook report. FOREX.com analysts predict that the New Year could see a large pick-up in volatility if the US goes over the fiscal cliff edge. This would have major implications for global financial markets as risk sentiment deteriorates and the US economy faces a sharp recession.

2013 is set to be the fourth year of the sovereign debt crisis for Europe and rather than moving nearer to a resolution the crisis is expected to flare up again in the coming year. Stabilization in the Eurozone is likely to be undermined by concerns about Spain’s financial position. The fall-out from refinancing Spain has the potential to cause a major spike in market volatility and a drop in the euro. Political risk is also likely to increase during the first quarter of 2013 as the market prepares for a general election in Italy.

The dollar will be faced with two important events in Q1. The first is the outcome of fiscal cliff negotiations. The second event that is important for the dollar is the changing of the guard at the Federal Open Market Committee, which could see a dovish bias at the US central bank.

“If the US goes over the cliff edge then the dollar could attract safe haven flows and stocks may sell off like we saw during debt ceiling negotiations in the US in August 2011,” said Kathleen Brooks, Research Director, FOREX.com.

Ms. Brooks added: “After a period of intense risk aversion we could see markets start to recover in late Q1.  From a macro perspective, the US could join the Eurozone and Japan in falling back into recession, which may ignite a global decline. Without a bold solution to the European debt crisis and a deal in Washington we cannot envisage a significant pick-up in global sentiment in the first quarter.”

Expectations from the FOREX.com Q1 2013 Markets Outlook include:

  • The outlook for EURUSD is bleak and we may see some sharp declines over the quarter as sovereign concerns especially in Spain start to heat up;
  • There are signs Chinese growth is starting to pick up, this should fuel appreciation in the renminbi during the first quarter of 2013;
  • The AUD, CAD and NZD may remain subdued  as these commodity currencies are most sensitive to the bleak global growth outlook;
  • Gold and silver could have an adventurous quarter as two opposing forces, including sluggish global growth and fresh monetary stimulus, impact the precious metals space ;
  • The spread between UK and US oil could remain at elevated levels ($20-25) for the foreseeable future as long as bottlenecks in the supply of oil remain and tensions remain in the Middle East.

The FOREX.com Markets Outlook report highlights potential price ranges for key pairs, such as EUR/USD, GBP/USD, USD/JPY, EUR/GBP and USD/RUB.  Major foreign equity markets; key commodities including gold, silver, oil and agriculture are also covered.

The FOREX.com Markets Outlook report is prepared by Research Director Kathleen Brooks, Senior Technical Strategists Chris Tevere, CMT, Eric Viloria, CMT, and Research Analyst Chris Tedder.

The full FOREX.com Q1 2013 Markets Outlook Report is now available at www.forex.com under “Research”.

Foreign Exchange and other leveraged products involve significant risk of loss and are not suitable for all investors. Increasing leverage increases risk. Before deciding to trade foreign exchange and other leveraged products, you should carefully consider your financial objectives, level of experience and risk appetite. Spot Gold and Silver contracts are not subject to regulation under the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act. Contracts for Difference (CFDs) are not available for US residents.

GAIN Capital and its affiliates are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the US; the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK; the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan; the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in HK; the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC); and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia

The opinions and information in this report are for general information use and are not intended as an offer or solicitation to any product offered.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP) is a global provider of online trading services. GAIN’s innovative trading technology provides market access and highly automated trade execution services across multiple asset classes, including foreign exchange (forex or FX), contracts for difference (CFDs) and exchange-based products, to a diverse client base of retail and institutional investors.

Through our retail brand, FOREX.com, we provide retail traders around the world with access to a variety of global OTC financial markets, including forex, precious metals and CFDs on commodities and indices.  A market leader for over a decade, FOREX.com supports clients from over 140 countries and our products and services are available in multiple languages, including English, German, Chinese, Japanese, Russian and Arabic.

GAIN Capital also operates GTX, a fully independent FX ECN for hedge funds and institutions; Open eCry, an innovative online futures broker; and GAIN Securities, Inc. (member FINRA/SIPC) a licensed U.S. broker-dealer.

GAIN Capital and its affiliates have offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo; Singapore; Beijing and Seoul.

For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com.

CONTACT: In North America, Chris Mittendorf, +1-212-704-8134 or Samantha Nelson, +1-212-704-4589, both of Edelman, pr@gaincapital.com or In EMEA, Sorrel Beynon, +44 (0) 20 3047 2365 or Laura Crooks, +44 (0) 20 3047 2366, both of Edelman, gain@edelman.com

Web Site: http://www.gaincapital.com

Top Forex Broker Does It Again

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Investors vote OANDA as winner of the ‘Highest Overall Client Satisfaction’ and ‘Value for Money’ awards in 2012

OANDA, a global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services, has won two awards in Singapore from Investment Trends, a specialist financial services research agency. OANDA was ranked No. 1 for the third year running for “Highest Overall Client Satisfaction”, and was also awarded “Best Value for Money” in forex*. OANDA has won two awards every year the survey has been conducted by Investment Trends. This year’s awards are based on a survey conducted by Investment Trends that received responses from 11,762 traders and investors in Singapore.

“These awards recognize OANDA’s continuous efforts to improve our trading platform and develop new features, as well as our commitment to provide clients with high quality forex trading experiences backed by excellent customer support. It’s good to see that OANDA’s clients are satisfied with our reliable and easy-to-use FX trading platform: its superior quality of execution, innovative features, and tight spreads. Winning the award for highest overall satisfaction is seen as highly prestigious,” said K Duker, CEO of OANDA.

“It is a testament to our hard work and emphasizes our goal to be the most trusted partner for retail forex traders.”

Investment Trends is a global research firm and has been conducting studies in the retail CFD, FX and online broking markets for over 10 years. The survey, conducted in September 2012, is the largest and most extensive study on the Singapore CFD and FX market, analyzing how traders and investors rate the leading FX and CFD providers.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by forex traders for our technology leadership and our reputation for excellence in client service. Singapore is an extremely competitive market, yet OANDA has a continuously growing number of clients because traders trust our services. We have increased our market share and we’re pleased to see that traders recognize our commitment to help them succeed in the volatile FX market. It validates our work in providing innovative tools, data and information traders need – from traditional news sources, social networks, industry experts, and OANDA’s own aggregated market data,” says Marion Lang, Head of Sales and Marketing for OANDA.

* Based on the Investment Trends September 2012   Singapore CFD & FX Report

Notes to the Editors

About OANDA

OANDA Corporation has transformed the business of foreign exchange through an innovative approach to forex trading. The company’s leading online trading platform, fxTrade, introduced a number of firsts to the marketplace, including immediate execution; instant settlement on trades; trades of any size between one unit and 10 million units; and interest calculated by the second. OANDA was the first online provider of comprehensive currency exchange information, and today the company’s OANDA Rate® data are the benchmark rates for corporations, auditing firms, and central banks.

OANDA Corporation has seven offices worldwide, in Chicago, London, New York, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto, and Zurich. OANDA is fully regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. National Futures Association (NFA), the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC), the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA), and the Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA).

Contacts:

Cognito for OANDA Corporation
Paul Bowhay / Bryony Scragg
Direct: +44(0)20-7426-9400
OANDAPR@cognitomedia.com
http://www.cognitomedia.com

Learn How to Trade the Forex Markets with Easy Video Tutorials

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Award-winning forex dealer FX Solutions ( http://www.fxsolutions.com ) is hosting a range of trading platform tutorials to help its clients react quickly and effectively to market movements.

These easy-to-use video guides cover everything from logging on to entering, managing and closing trades across all four FX Solutions platforms. If a trader wishes to enable one-click trading, understand the forex calculator or place an order, FX Solutions offers a video to show them how.

As well as offering an educational menu perfect for new traders, FX Solutions was recently named ‘Overall Best Forex Broker [http://www.fxsolutions.com/company-info/company-news/overall-best-forex-broker.asp ] ‘ for veteran traders by SmartMoney magazine. Accepting the accolade, FX Solutions CEO Michael Cairns commented: “To be singled out in such a highly regarded publication is a true testament to the FX Solutions overall value proposition. We love traders of all experience levels and I’m pleased SmartMoney agrees we are well suited for the most savvy and experienced traders.”

To learn more about trading with FX Solutions, visit http://www.fxsolutions.com

Forex trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.

About FX Solutions

FX Solutions [http://www.fxsolutions.com ] is a leading foreign exchange dealer with a focus on advanced forex trading [http://www.fxsolutions.com/trading/forex.asp ] technologies, transparency of transaction and unparalleled customer service. FX Solutions serves retail clients, white label partners, institutional trading partners and introducing brokers in over 140 countries.

FX Solutions’ products are regulated in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. FX Solutions in the United States is regulated as a member of National Futures Association, and registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Futures Commission Merchant/Forex Dealer Member. In the United Kingdom, FX Solutions is a registered trading name of City Index Limited which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FX Solutions in Australia is a registered trading name of City Index Australia Pty Ltd. which is authorized and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

For more on forex currency trading online [http://www.fxsolutions.com/trading ], please visit http://www.fxsolutions.com http://www.fxsol.co.uk and http://www.fxsolutions.com.au

Contact: Paul Cassidy, FX Solutions, +1-201-345-2210, pcassidy@fxsol.com

Forex Broker Offers Risk Management Tips

Here are three tips on forex risk management from award-winning broker FX Solutions ( http://www.fxsolutions.com).

Keep your trade sizes sensible

Even the most experienced trader can be outmanoeuvred by the breakneck pace of the foreign exchange market, not to mention the leverage involved in forex trading [http://www.fxsolutions.com/learning-tools/forex-glossary.asp ]. Leverage can boost your profits, but it can also magnify your losses in the same way should the markets move against you. Every forex trader gets things wrong at some point, so never trade more than you can afford to lose. A bad trade is forgivable – an overtrade is not.

Know your markets and the activity around them

As Sandy Jadeja, Technical Strategist of FX Solutions, states: “The methods of utilizing technical analysis are many and varied. They include such ubiquitous concepts as head and shoulders, support and resistance, trends, moving averages, and double-tops.”

Fundamental analysis also brings a host of potential catalysts into consideration in the form of major economic reports and news events. Analyse both past technical data and news feeds to gain a clearer picture of the state of a currency.

Make use of all the tools available

FX Solutions offers free newsfeeds, tutorials, forex charting packages [http://www.fxsolutions.com/learning-tools/charting.asp ] and more, all of which can provide you with invaluable support and insights into workings of the foreign exchange market.

Another effective tool to minimize your potential downsides is to employ stop-loss orders on every trade you place. Stop-losses automatically exit a position when a trade reaches a certain price point, therefore limiting losses or locking in profits depending on the point at which they are applied.

For example, imagine the euro is about to rise against the U.S. dollar, and that you have opened a position of 100,000 units at $1.4500. Placing a stop-loss order at $1.4460 would limit your maximum loss to $400 while also giving the trade room to potentially turn around should the market start to move against you.

Find out more about the forex trading tools available from FX Solutions [http://www.fxsolutions.com ], by visiting the company’s education centre at:

http://www.fxsolutions.com/learning-tools/education-center.asp

Forex trading involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.

About FX Solutions

FX Solutions is a leading foreign exchange broker with a focus on advanced forex trading [http://www.fxsolutions.com ] technologies, transparency of transaction and unparalleled customer service. FX Solutions serves retail clients, white label partners, institutional trading partners and introducing brokers in over 140 countries.

FX Solutions’ products are regulated in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. FX Solutions in the United States is regulated as a member of National Futures Association, and registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Futures Commission Merchant. In the United Kingdom, FX Solutions is a registered trading name of City Index Limited which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FX Solutions in Australia is a registered trading name of City Index Australia Pty Ltd. which is authorized and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

For more information on forex trading, or to open a free forex demo account [http://www.fxsolutions.com/accounts/practice-account.asp ], please visit http://www.fxsolutions.com http://www.fxsol.co.uk and http://www.fxsolutions.com.au

Contact: Paul Cassidy, FX Solutions, +1-201-345-2210, pcassidy[at]fxsol.com

FX Solutions (http://www.fxsolutions.com), one of the world’s leading retail forex trading brokers, has appointed a new CEO of its Americas business and a Managing Director of its Middle East offering as it looks to further enhance its award-winning forex output.

David Trew has become the CEO of FX Solutions [http://www.fxsolutions.com ] LLC following a highly-successful period running City Index’s Asia Pacific office, which witnessed substantial growth under his leadership. He previously headed up CMC Markets’ Asia Pacific office, where he oversaw its growth from a start-up to a 350-employee business, spanning 11 offices in six countries and accounting for nearly 50 percent of the company’s global revenues. Trew will be responsible for FX Solution’s Americas business, overseeing the company’s strategy for the region.

Michael Cairns becomes Managing Director of Middle East operations, where he will spearhead the group’s offering throughout the region. Cairns has been with FX Solutions since its inception in 2001 and has played a vital role in developing the business rules and logic behind the award-winning GTS platform [http://www.fxsolutions.com/trading/platforms.asp ]. Cairns, formerly CEO of FX Solutions LLC in New York, will bring extensive expertise in business expansion as the company looks to seize the growth opportunities in the forex markets of Arabic-speaking nations. Learn more about the four cutting-edge trading platforms offered by FX Solutions at:

http://www.fxsolutions.com/trading

Forex trading [http://www.fxsolutions.com/trading/forex ] involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors.

About FX Solutions

FX Solutions is a leading online forex trading [http://www.fxsolutions.com/trading ] with a focus on advanced trading technologies, transparency of transaction and unparalleled customer service. FX Solutions serves retail clients, white label partners, institutional trading partners and introducing brokers in over 140 countries.

FX Solutions’ products are regulated in the United States, United Kingdom and Australia. FX Solutions in the United States is regulated as a member of National Futures Association, and registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Futures Commission Merchant. In the United Kingdom, FX Solutions is a registered trading name of City Index Limited which is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. FX Solutions in Australia is a registered trading name of City Index Australia Pty Ltd. which is authorized and regulated by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

For more information, or to try a free forex practice account [http://www.fxsolutions.com/accounts/practice-account.asp ], please visit http://www.fxsolutions.comhttp://www.fxsol.co.uk and http://www.fxsolutions.com.au

Contact: Paul Cassidy, FX Solutions, +1-201-345-2210, pcassidy[at]fxsol.com

Forex Markets Easier to Access With New App

Available now for immediate download and use, BNY Mellon Connect(SM) Mobile debuts with client access to Liquidity DIRECT(SM) Mobile and Global Markets Research Mobile, other offerings to follow

BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment management and investment services, today announced the launch of BNY Mellon Connect(SM) Mobile,  a new application that gives clients access to BNY Mellon product and service offerings via an iPad®.  Available for download at the iTunes App Store, BNY Mellon Connect(SM) Mobile debuts with a link to foreign exchange research from BNY Mellon Global Markets and a link to Liquidity DIRECT(SM)  Mobile, which makes available via an iPad many of the transactional, reporting and account management features of Liquidity DIRECT(SM), BNY Mellon’s cash investment  tool for institutional investors.

As a leading provider of foreign exchange research, BNY Mellon Global Markets provides clients with a wealth of currency markets research, including a weekly currency markets preview; daily reports keyed to market openings in Europe, North America and Asia; and BNY Mellon’s iFlow(SM) analysis of global investment flows.  BNY Mellon Connect(SM) Mobile will give Global Markets clients access to this full suite of research products formatted for easy access via an iPad®.

Liquidity DIRECT(SM) Mobile allows clients to take the power of Liquidity DIRECT(SM) with them wherever they go.  Clients can easily monitor and manage their cash investments via their iPad® without being tied to their desktop.  Liquidity DIRECT(SM) enables institutional clients to access a wide range of money market funds, provide custody for margin balances in counterparty transactions, and invest directly in individual money market securities through BNY Mellon’s full service broker-dealer. It also gives users access to a wealth of Liquidity DIRECT(SM)’s account performance and investment information, such as money market fund yields, returns and credit ratings.  Liquidity DIRECT Mobile(SM) allows clients to invest, redeem and transfer cash via an iPad®-compatible version of Liquidity DIRECT(SM).  It also gives users access to Liquidity DIRECT(SM)’s wealth of account performance and investment information, such as money market fund yields, returns and credit ratings.

Reflecting its ability to support client transactions, Liquidity DIRECT(SM) Mobile was designed with crucial security features, including the option of  dual authorization, which allows trades to be entered, but holds them as pending until verified by a second authorized point of client contact.  This functionality can apply to an extensive array of investment transactions including all deposits, transfers and redemptions.

“BNY Mellon Connect(SM) Mobile marks an important milestone in our ongoing adaptation of Web-based offerings to mobile devices,” said John Fiore, executive vice president and chief information officer for IT worldwide at BNY Mellon.  “Making available via a single, easy-to-access portal a family of product and service offerings specially designed for the iPad®, BNY Mellon Connect(SM) Mobile adds new dimensions of accessibility and convenience to our clients’ experience with BNY Mellon technology.  We will be updating our mobile portal with additional features and functions in the coming months.”

“As the first institutional investment portal adapted specifically for an iPad®, Liquidity DIRECT(SM) Mobile continues our tradition of introducing first-to-market, client-focused cash investment technologies,”  said Jonathan Spirgel, executive vice president and global head of Liquidity Services at BNY Mellon. “We’re going to maintain our innovation momentum by introducing iPhone® and Android adaptations of Liquidity DIRECT(SM) Mobile during the second half of the year.”

“Two important contributors to our leadership position in the FX market have been the depth and timeliness of our research based on our proprietary data, and our track record for successful e-commerce innovation.  The debut of our FX research on the BNY Mellon iPad® app reflects both traditions, and sets the stage for the debut of our Web-based FX portal later this year,” said Jorge Rodriguez, executive vice president and head of global FX sales for BNY Mellon Global Markets.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $25.5 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.2 trillion in assets under management, services $11.9 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.7 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK). Additional information is available at www.bnymellon.com.

BNY Mellon Global Markets includes the Foreign Exchange and Derivatives businesses of The Bank of New York Mellon together with the securities business of BNY Mellon Capital Markets, LLC, a SEC registered broker dealer, indirect-wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and member of FINRA and SIPC.  These three Global Markets businesses provide products for corporate, institutional and high-net-worth investors to access liquidity, identify and execute investment and hedging strategies as well as manage risk. With foreign exchange sales and trading desks in New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, London, Brussels, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai, Taipei and Seoul,  The Bank of New York Mellon has access to more than 100 currency markets, and is recognized by industry publications as a global leader in FX research and FX technology. BNY Mellon’s derivatives business offers tailored hedging products based in the interest rate, currency and equity markets and BNY Mellon Capital Markets underwrites and transacts on Exchange and over the counter markets in a broad range of debt and equity securities. The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation and its affiliates lend and provide other products and services to issuers and others, and provide and receive related fees and compensation. For more information, visit gm.bankofny.com.

Money market mutual funds available through Liquidity DIRECT(SM) are offered by The Bank of New York Mellon.  The Bank of New York Mellon, DFIC Branch is communicating matters relating to offshore funds on behalf of The Bank of New York Mellon, which is registered in the UK by the Financial Services Authority.   Securities products and services other than money market securities available through Liquidity DIRECT(SM)  are offered by BNY Mellon Capital Markets.

The instruments available through Liquidity DIRECT(SM) are not suitable for all investors. Liquidity DIRECT does not provide individually tailored investment advice or offer tax, regulatory, accounting or legal advice. Not everyone is entitled to open an account.  Investors should read all offering materials, including prospectuses, for any investment product and consider the economic risks, merits, investment objectives and expenses carefully before investing, as well as the legal, tax, regulatory and accounting consequences.  Any discussion of risks herein should not be considered to be a disclosure of all risks or complete discussion of the risks which are mentioned.

Money market securities are not the equivalent of cash, they involve certain risks, including loss of principal, and are not deposits or obligations of, or guaranteed by, any bank and are not insured by the FDIC.  Money market fund yields may fluctuate even though they seek to preserve the value of your investment at $1.00 per share. Accordingly, it is possible to lose money by investing in these securities. Certain fund shares are offered only to pre-qualified investors in certain jurisdictions; secondary markets may not exist in all jurisdictions for any particular instrument or investment. Additional risks exist with foreign investments. This is not an offer or solicitation in any jurisdiction where such an offer would be illegal. US investors are not permitted to purchase non US registered funds; such securities are not registered with the US SEC, and are offered based on an exemption pursuant to Regulation S of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Not all obligations of the U.S. government or its agencies and instrumentalities are backed by the full faith and credit of the U.S. Treasury.  Treasuries are affected by certain types of risk, principally interest-rate risk and inflation risk. Commercial paper is not usually backed by any form of collateral, although there may be back up lines of credit or back up liquidity.

Past performance of any investment is not indicative of nor a guarantee of future performance, and a loss of original capital may occur.

Securities Products: Not FDIC-Insured — Subject to Loss in Value — Not a Deposit of or Guaranteed by a Bank or any Bank Affiliate.

CONTACT: Ron Gruendl, +1-412-234-7157, ron.gruendl@bnymellon.com, or Ron Sommer, +1-412-236-0082, ron.sommer@bnymellon.com

Web Site: http://www.bnymellon.com

AES International is recruiting independent financial advisers as long term partners as the company expands into the Middle East.

Quote startWe are a more efficient hybrid that combines highly professional, independent distribution with product provision to deliver real value and transparent benefit to all the client groups we serveQuote end

After opening a prestigious new office at Emaar Square in Dubai, AES International intends to roll out the company’s no-nonsense brand of tax-efficient financial advice rolled up with market leading technological innovation, robust compliance and outstanding customer service.

To expand without compromising standards, AES International needs to recruit and train existing international and UK financial advisers to take up the challenge.

As strategic partners running their own business with full support from the AES International brand, these advisers will reap significant financial rewards along the way to building a valuable business asset.

AES International wants to hear from advisers, around the globe, that are ready to join the firm’s mission to positively change international financial services by delivering outstanding independent advice, service, innovation and compliance to clients.

The company already operates across Europe – based in London and with offices in eight other countries.

Recently, the doors opened on a prestigious office in Dubai. Other Middle East offices are due to open later this year.

AES International advisers benefit from working with a professional investment, training, administration and compliance team and can call on technical experts across a range of specialist areas, like tax, FX, corporate service provision, private banking and investment.

“The AES International brand has a reputation for honesty, integrity and giving exceptional advice,” said Sam Instone, CEO of AES International. “Our company stands out as the pathfinder for the next generation of financial services organisations.

“We are a more efficient hybrid that combines highly professional, independent distribution with product provision to deliver real value and transparent benefit to all the client groups we serve.”

AES International is recognised as a market leader in giving new model advice and has won the 2010 Financial Times Global Award as Best Transitional Adviser.

The company has also won a host of other awards and nominations for advice, investment in people and training.

Finance professionals who want to find out more about joining AES International should contact James Wilson at James.Wilson (at) aesfinance (dot) com, Mob: +44 7565 335 353, Direct Tel: +44 203 111 9797

Forex Trading Service: Public Offering Available Today

Forex Trading Service: Public Offering Available Today

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GAIN Capital Holdings Inc., a global provider of online foreign exchange (forex or FX) trading and related services, including contracts-for-difference (CFDs) trading, announced today its initial public offering of 9,000,000 shares of its common stock at a price to the public of $9.00 per share. The shares will begin trading today, December 15, 2010, on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “GCAP.”

GAIN Capital Holdings Inc. is offering 407,692 shares of common stock and its selling stockholders are offering 8,592,308 shares of common stock. In addition, certain selling stockholders have granted the underwriters an option to purchase up to 1,350,000 additional shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. GAIN Capital Holdings Inc. will not receive any proceeds from the sale of shares by the selling stockholders.

Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. JMP Securities LLC, Raymond James and Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. are acting as co-managers.

The offering of these securities will be made only by means of a prospectus, which may be obtained from Morgan Stanley, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10014, telephone: (866) 718-1649 or by emailing prospectus@morganstanley.com; and Deutsche Bank Securities, 100 Plaza One, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311, telephone: (800) 503-4611, or by emailing prospectusrequest@list.db.com. The prospectus also may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Web site at http://www.sec.gov.

A registration statement relating to these securities has been declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation pr sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of online foreign exchange (forex or FX) trading and related services, including contracts-for-difference (CFDs) trading. Customers and trading partners in more than 140 countries have utilized the company’s award-winning trading platform.

GAIN Capital provides execution, clearing, custody and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers, broker/dealers and other financial services firms.  GAIN also operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry.

With offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo and Seoul, GAIN Capital and its affiliates are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom, the Financial Services Agency (FSA) in Japan, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia.

For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com or www.forex.com.

FOREX.com-Mobile App in Three Languages

FOREX.com-Mobile App in Three Languages

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GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc., a global provider of online trading services specialising in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs), today announced the launch of an enhanced version of its iPhone trading application.  The new version of the app is now available to FOREX.com clients worldwide in three languages: English, Japanese, and Russian.  The free application offers full trading capabilities, along with up to the minute news, charts, research and account information.

FOREXTrader for iPhone v2.0 includes:

  • Current rates for over 40 currency pairs, plus metals, oil and equity index CFDs(1)
  • A variety of order types, including market, limit, stop, One Cancels Others (OCO), If Then, If Then / OCO and Trailing Stop
  • Candlestick and line charts with multiple time intervals
  • Live newsfeed from Dow Jones
  • Access to FOREX.com research, including intraday market updates for each trading session, daily reports, and more
  • Economic calendar
  • Account and position management tools
  • The ability to set price alerts by currency pair (customers only)
  • Multi -language support (English, Japanese and Russian)
  • iOS4 multitasking support

“The response to our iPhone app has been very strong following the launch for US clients earlier this year.  We’re thrilled to now offer the app to our clients around the world, and in multiple languages,” said Samantha Roady, chief marketing officer for GAIN Capital.   “We are committed to providing a robust mobile offering for our clients to access their accounts and interact with the markets.”

The FOREXTrader for iPhone application complements FOREX.com’s mobile website, which is enhanced for the latest generation of smartphones such as the Google Android, Palm Pre, and iPhone and is compatible with all major browsers.  The mobile site provides visitors with quotes, charts, news and research and an extensive learning section featuring articles, video tutorials and more.  It also offers secure account access for customers and registered practice account users to trade and manage their account.

To download the free application, iPhone and iPod touch users can now visit the App Store directly from their devices and search for “FOREXTrader” or “FOREX.com”.

(1) CFDs are not available to residents of the United States or Japan.

About GAIN Capital

GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. is a global provider of online trading services, specializing in foreign exchange (forex or FX) and contracts for difference (CFDs). Customers and trading partners in more than 140 countries have utilized the company’s award-winning trading platform which transacts nearly $250 billion per month.*

A pioneer in online forex trading, GAIN Capital provides execution, clearing, custody and technology products and services to an institutional client base including asset managers, broker/dealers and other financial services firms.  GAIN also operates FOREX.com, one of the largest and best-known brands in the retail forex industry.

With offices in New York City; Bedminster, New Jersey; London; Sydney; Hong Kong; Tokyo and Seoul, GAIN Capital and its affiliates are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in the United States, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in Japan, the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in Hong Kong, and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in Australia.

GAIN’s investor group includes private equity firms 3i, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Tudor Ventures, Edison Venture Fund and Cross Atlantic Capital Partners.

For company information, visit www.gaincapital.com or www.forex.com.

* Includes customer trades, rollovers and counterparty transactions.

All trade names are the property of their respective owners.