2011 IBTimes Trading Awards Released - Alpari (UK) wins Best UK Forex Broker Award and Forex Broker Europe - Excellence Award

Global news leader International Business Times (IBTimes.com) announced the results of the 2011 IBTimes Trading Awards in New York City on May 31, 2011.

Alpari (UK), one of the largest global Forex brokers, won: Best UK Forex Broker and Forex Broker Europe - Excellence Award.

This year, a total of 30 retail FX broker firms were honored from a pool of 140 brokers nominated by 6,400 traders in 82 countries in 6 languages. The IBTimes Trading Awards offer the most comprehensive quantitative and qualitative annual award available for the fast growing retail Forex markets.

The survey was conducted over 6 months from September 2010 to March 2011. All voting was carried out electronically via a secure, dedicated data collection website.

The IBTimes Trading  Awards fall into two major sections, one that recognizes brokers through quantitative measures (or relative market shares) and one through qualitative rankings (or client satisfaction) at the continent and country level.

Andrey Vedikhin, CEO of Alpari (UK), said, Winning Best UK Forex Broker and the Forex Broker Europe - Excellence Award, is a very special recognition from our industry. Alpari (UK) always strives to exceed client expectations, be it through the widest possible choice of products and trading platforms or our excellent trading terms and client services. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their trust in Alpari (UK) and everyone who voted for us in the IBTimes Trading Awards.

The full results for the 2011 IBTimes Trading Awards can be viewed at the official awards website: www.ibtimesawards.com

About the IBTimes Trading Awards

The 2011 IBTimes Trading Awards identify the best financial service providers globally. The awards recognize excellence in the quality of the services they offer to traders and investors.

From 2010, readers of The International Business Times have been invited to vote on a range of attributes of the providers they use. The winners in each category are selected based on the votes and a judging panel of industry experts and independent research groups.

The IBTimes Trading Awards builds on the successes of last year's Awards, the 2010 FX Traders' Choice Awards. They were awarded based on the votes of IBTimes' readers collated by Forex DataSource, a Forex market research firm. The goal of the FX Traders' Choice Awards was to empower traders with reliable information and help them select reputable brokers, as traders decided the winners.

This year, the 2011 IBTimes Trading Awards continues to give public recognition to those brokers and financial service providers while increasing the scope of the awards to cover all major asset classes including Funds, ETFs, Stocks, Futures and Options. The awards also reflect The International Business Times' global identity and include votes on financial service providers from around the world that provide services in multiple languages.

About Alpari (UK)

Alpari (UK) Limited is an award-winning foreign exchange ('Forex', 'FX'), contracts for difference ('CFDs') and precious metals broker headquartered in the heart of the City of London and with subsidiaries in Germany, Japan and India as well as a Representative Office in China.

Alpari (UK) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom. FSA Register number 448002. Company No. 05284142. Alpari (UK) operates a strict Safety of Client Funds policy. All client funds are fully segregated into a special client account and kept separate from Alpari (UK) company funds. Segregation ensures that client funds will not be used to pay back creditors in the unlikely event of Alpari (UK)'s default or insolvency.

Alpari (UK) is part of the group of Alpari companies. With a history dating back to 1998, the Alpari companies are among the world's fastest growing providers of online Forex trading services. The companies provide cutting edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programmes and world-class customer service.

The group of Alpari companies has offices in over 20 countries. Locations include London, New York, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, Mumbai and Frankfurt. Combined, the companies look after over 440,000 customer accounts*, generating monthly trading volumes in excess of $160 billion (November 2010), and employ over 550 people* worldwide.

*December 2010