2011 IBTimes Trading Awards Released - Alpari (US) Named Best Latin America Forex Broker

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 (US), a leading global Forex broker, won: Best Latin America Forex Broker                                                    

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.

Daniel Skowronski, CEO of Alpari (US), said, Our team is dedicated to Latin America, having made a wide range of online Forex trading products available to traders in the region and providing multilingual client services. We are absolutely delighted to have won this award, based on cient satisfaction. It's a great recognition of our efforts. We would like to thank everyone who voted for Alpari (US).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 (US)

Alpari (US), LLC was established in 2006. The company is based on Wall Street, in the financial district of New York City, where it is dually registered by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and a Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer and has been a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) since 2007, Member ID: 0379678. Alpari (US) is an independent entity within 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 foreign exchange (FX, Forex) trading services. The group of Alpari companies has more than 50 offices in cities in over 20 countries, including 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**, and employ over 550 people* worldwide.

Trading foreign exchange, commodity futures, options, precious metals and other over-the-counter products such as contracts for difference carries a high level of risk and client losses can exceed deposits. These products may not be suitable for all investors. For more information about the Forex industry and the regulatory protections offered to those who trade within it, please visit the Financial Services Authority (FSA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA) websites at http://www.fsa.gov.uk, http://www.cftc.gov and http://www.nfa.futures.org

*December 2010 **November 2010