Traders Awards 2007

Trader Monthly, the premier lifestyle magazine for financial traders, has recognized DealBook®360, the proprietary foreign exchange trading platform of Global Forex Trading (GFT), as the “Best Foreign Exchange Platform” in the magazine’s Trader Monthly Awards.

The inaugural Trader Monthly Awards were established to celebrate the annual “bests” in the trading world. The editors of Trader Monthly recognized the top people, products and companies for their remarkable achievements in 2006 in a variety of trading-related categories.

Top honors were announced at a reception last night at the fittingly luxurious Maybach Studio in New York City. More than 200 prominent movers and shakers from the financial community attended the event, including GFT’s President and CEO, Gary L. Tilkin, who accepted the company’s award.

“We are honored to be recognized by Trader Monthly as the best in foreign exchange,” said Tilkin, who credits the platform’s success to GFT’s continuous technological innovation and superior global customer service practices.

“We’ve always listened to our traders and use their suggestions to enhance our software and services, which I think has helped to improve our customers’ overall experience in the market,” said Tilkin.

GFT’s DealBook® 360 includes many standout features at no cost to GFT’s traders, including real–time pricing and order execution for more than 110 currency pairs, integrated charting and exclusive technical analysis tools.

“When you can provide diverse foreign exchange traders from around the world with the tools they need to attack the market, it can really pay off big,” said Tilkin.

GFT has been recognized by a number of recent awards. In December 2006, it was named “Best Foreign Exchange Broker” by Shares magazine. The company was also named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500, a ranking of the 500 fastest–growing technology companies in North America, in 2006 and 2005. GFT was named to the 2006 Inc. 500, a ranking of the top 500 fastest–growing private companies in the United States, for its three–year growth rate of 331 percent.

About Trader Monthly
Trader Monthly was established in 2004 as the only strategy and lifestyle magazine for professional traders and hedge fund managers on Wall Street and beyond. The magazine promotes the idea that trading is more than just a job—it is a culture and a lifestyle. The magazine has quickly gained a loyal following among its readers, 100 percent of whom are traders or hedge fund managers. With article topics ranging from news, strategies and profiles of successful traders from around the world to the latest in high–end sports cars, dream real estate, deluxe timepieces, and fantastic vacations, Trader Monthly was designed specifically for its readers.

Trader Monthly was the first publication from Doubledown Media, LLC, which also publishes Dealmaker and Private Air. Trader Monthly publishes a separate edition in Europe, in partnership with the Wall Street Journal Europe. is the online home of Trader Monthly with fresh content every day.

About GFT
Founded in 1997, Global Forex Trading (GFT) is a provider of real–time currency dealing, pricing and comprehensive services for retail and institutional foreign exchange traders. Serving a global customer base in more than 120 countries through its DealBook® 360 trading software and 24–hour trading operation, GFT’s world headquarters is based in Ada, Mich., with global offices located in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Australia and London (London office operated through GFT Global Markets UK Ltd.).

Global Forex Trading (GFT), Division of Global Futures & Forex Ltd. (GFF), is part of a family of privately held companies that includes the wholly owned subsidiary and financial derivatives dealer, GFT Global Markets UK Ltd. All companies are led by Gary L. Tilkin, a leader who has earned numerous awards within and outside of the financial services industry.

Global Forex Trading is a registered futures commission merchant with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a registered broker–dealer with the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), holds a license with Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA) and holds a license with the Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC). GFT Global Markets is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.