|By PR Newswire||
|November 29, 2012 02:01 AM EST||
LONDON, November 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Shares Magazine readers endorse innovation
GFT Markets, the global provider of retail derivatives, has been voted "Best Mobile Platform" in the 2012 Shares Magazine awards. Now in their 11th year, the prestigious reader awards saw thousands of private investors polled for their opinion as to which financial services providers have excelled in the previous twelve months.
Martin Slaney, Director of Global Product Management at GFT Markets, commented:
"We see this award as a significant endorsement of our commitment to mobile trading. Smartphones and other mobile devices are now so sophisticated that they have the capacity to replace conventional desktop methods of trading and we have worked hard to ensure that clients can now enjoy the same experience on the move as they can at home or in the office."
Research conducted by Investment Trends has shown that 63% of UK financial spread bet clients now use mobile devices to some degree in their trading, with another 15% of users expecting to adopt this technology in 2013. GFT Markets DealBook® mobile trading platform is now available on the iPad, iPhone, Android mobile devices and also the Kindle Fire. Clients have the ability to place orders, manage price alerts, view charts and see real-time news whenever and wherever they want. The iPad version also supports live streaming of the leading business news channel CNBC.
GFT Markets has been providing clients with access to financial markets since 1997. Highly competitive spreads, speed of execution and exceptional levels of customer service are frequently cited as being amongst the reasons customers choose to trade with GFT, where over 3000 markets are on offer.
Russ Mould, editor of Shares Magazine, added:
"Everyone at Shares Magazine and MSM Media group would like to offer their congratulations to GFT (DealBook®) for their thoroughly deserved victory in the Best Mobile/Tablet Application category of this year's Shares Awards. All nominees and winners in the financial services categories are based solely upon the votes of our readers. To earn and keep the custom of such a discerning audience in a highly competitive environment is an achievement in itself. To come out on top in a fiercely fought contest such as this is worthy of a trophy indeed and we were delighted to present Simon Mansell, GFT's SVP and Chief Financial Officer, with this accolade."
In addition to The Shares Magazine 2012 award, GFT has also recently won awards for Best Customer Service, Investment Trends UK CFD Report 2012; Best Forex Broker, The Stockies 2012; Best Online Trading Platform, UK Shares Awards 2011; Best Forex Provider, AFR Smart Investor Blue Ribbon Awards 2011; Best Forex Education Provider, Forex Customer Service - Excellence Award and Forex Broker Japan - Excellence award IBTimes FX Awards 2011.
1. Taken from the August 2012 UK Spread Betting report by Investment Trends
About GFT Markets
From local offices in London, New Jersey, Grand Rapids, Dubai, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo, GFT provides its global client base with the opportunity to speculate and trade in a broad range of markets, quickly, efficiently and securely. Most known for its award-winning DealBook® platform available for desktop, the web, or mobile phone, GFT also provides options for automated trading, 24/7 customer service, and competitive spreads even in times of market volatility.
About Shares Magazine
Shares is the leading weekly publication for stock market professionals and private investors and as such is read weekly by thousands of analysts, fund managers, stockbrokers, company directors and private investors. The Shares team of expert writers is highly regarded in the City and their comment frequently influences the market's view of individual companies and their underlying share price. The magazine's easy-to-read style and depth of analysis has made it the indispensable weekly read for those actively investing in the UK stock market today.
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