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Alpari Supports World Match Racing Tour as Title Sponsor

(PRWEB) February 27, 2012

Alpari (US), a global provider of online foreign exchange and futures trading services, has signed a landmark five-year global sponsorship deal with the World Match Racing Tour, the prestigious professional sailing series. The sponsorship sees the Tour renamed the Alpari World Match Racing Tour.

This multimillion-dollar partnership will help the Alpari companies worldwide bring online trading services to a much wider audience. The Alpari World Match Racing Tour visits some of Alpari’s key targets for expansion, with sailing events taking place in North America, Asia and across Europe.

Jim O’Toole, CEO of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, today joined David Stuart from Alpari, in the City of London to announce the title sponsorship. To mark the start of the partnership a unique 3D street art project, recreating a racing scene of two boats going head to head in a winner-takes-all competition, was revealed in the City. Passing City commuters had their photos taken “on board” one of the boats.

David Stuart from Alpari said, “We are very happy to announce our partnership with the World Match Racing Tour. The Tour and Alpari have a lot in common and we’ll both be strengthening our brands by entering into this partnership. The Tour appeals to an international audience and specifically to people who are ambitious and self-motivated. These are essential attributes of successful traders so Alpari’s services should excite them.”

Jim O’Toole, CEO of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, added: “To be collaborating with such a forward-thinking and ambitious organization as Alpari is extremely exciting. We know from our research that the World Match Racing Tour’s fan base provides the perfect audience for Alpari to engage with and build its customer base. The partnership further underlines the strength of the Tour’s commercial proposition and I look forward to working with the Alpari team over the next five years.”

Some of the world’s finest match racers will compete for the Match Racing World Champion title and the USD1.75 million prize pot. Britain has enjoyed back-to-back success with triple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie winning in 2010, followed by Ian Williams who captured his third world title in 2011.

About Alpari:

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 (“Alpari”) 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 540,000 customer accounts*, generating monthly trading volumes in excess of $210 billion*, and employ over 620 people* worldwide.

Trading foreign exchange, commodity futures, options, and other on-exchange and over-the-counter products 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 Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA) websites at http://www.cftc.gov and http://www.nfa.futures.org.

*May 2011.

About the Alpari World Match Racing Tour:

The Alpari World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) is the leading professional sailing series featuring nine World Championship events across the globe, sanctioned by the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) with “Special Event” status.

The World Tour awards over USD1.75 million in prize money with points awarded at each event culminating in the crowning of the “ISAF Match Racing World Champion”. The prize fund includes a USD500,000 overall prize pool for the top nine teams in the championship.

Events take place in identically supplied racing yachts to place the focus on team work and skill. Racing takes place close to the shore for the general public to follow the races as virtual on-the-water stadiums.

Media and television highlights coverage reaches in excess of 183 countries around the world. for more information, visit http://www.wmrt.com.

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