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Avatar Securities and Lightspeed Trading Enter Into Licensing Deal

Avatar Securities, LLC and Lightspeed Financial, LLC today announced that they have entered into a software licensing agreement in which Lightspeed Financial will make available Lightspeed Trader, their direct market access (DMA) trading platform, to Avatar Securities, a Manhattan based proprietary trading broker-dealer. This agreement will allow Avatar to offer a best of breed execution platform to the traders on their proprietary trading desk.

Lightspeed Trader is an industry-leading trading platform used by some of the most successful professional traders, trading groups, and hedge funds. The low-latency, feature-rich platform allows for traders to easily design layouts, customize order entry, and tailor position management to fit their trading needs.

“The addition of the Lightspeed trading platform to Avatar Securities offers our traders a distinct advantage in regards to market data and execution speed. With the increase in market volatility it’s critical for high-volume execution-sensitive traders to have access to a cutting edge low-latency trading platform. We are thrilled to offer Lightspeed to our traders” said, Omar Kathwari, Managing Member of Avatar Securities, LLC.

“We are very pleased to have Avatar Securities as a licensing partner of the Lightspeed Trader platform. Avatar’s focus on successful experienced traders further solidifies Lightspeed’s position as the leading DMA platform in the proprietary trading space.” said Andrew Actman, CSO of Lightspeed Financial, LLC.

About Avatar Securities, LLC
Avatar Securities, LLC is a boutique proprietary trading firm that focuses entirely on the funding and platform requirements of deeply experienced traders. Avatar Securities, LLC is a CBSX member firm located in Manhattan, New York.

About Lightspeed Financial, LLC
Headquartered in New York City, Lightspeed Financial operates through three wholly-owned subsidiaries:

Lightspeed Trading, LLC operates as a fully disclosed introducing broker-dealer and FINRA and NFA member. The Company offers securities and direct access brokerage, trading and advanced order routing services to their customers utilizing Lightspeed’s software products.

Lightspeed Technologies, LLC serves as the Company’s technology development subsidiary. Lightspeed develops and operates Lightspeed Trader, Lightspeed’s Direct Market Access trading software application; Lightspeed Gateway, Lightspeed algorithmic trading offering; Lightspeed Risk, a real-time risk management application; and Lightspeed Admin, Middle Office Technology suite. Utilizing a number of proprietary technologies, Lightspeed offers these products and more to broker-dealers, institutional entities and professional traders.

Lightspeed Education, LLC delivers educational products to the Lightspeed Trading, LLC customer community. These products include third party educational tools, webinars and the Lighstpeed Spotlight social community.

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