For Immediate Release: Media Contacts: Jaclyn Sales, email@example.com and Martin KodÃ½dek, firstname.lastname@example.org London and Prague, 9 February 2010âFXCM Holdings LLC, a leader in the retail forex business, today announces that Patria Direct, a leading retail securities dealer headquartered in the Czech Republic, will provide forex and CFD trading through a platform built, customised, and serviced by FXCMâs in-house developers. The collaboration combines FXCMâs established technology with Patriaâs expertise in capital markets and professional, customer-focused service. Patria Direct required a solid platform with fast execution, and chose FXCMâs No Dealing Desk technology to provide clients the opportunity to trade forex with transparent pricing, fair execution and tight bid/ask spreads. Patria aims to become the leading forex and CFD provider in the Czech and Slovak Republics. Using FXCMâs award winning platform (named Best Retail FX Platform by FX Weekâs 2009 e-FX Awards), clients of Patria Forex will have access to a wide range of forex pairs, including USD/CZK and EUR/CZK, as well as popular CFDs on equity indices and commodities. Individuals interested in learning more about Patria Forex are welcome to visit www.patria-forex.cz, and to contact the Patria Forex team at email@example.com, or at +420 221 424 221. The launch of Patria Forex is a perfect fit with Patriaâs aim to increase its product range, and with FXCMâs focus on expanding its geographic presence. FXCM expects to have branches or white label partners in most major European markets by the middle of 2010. Patria Direct is fully licensed by the Czech National Bank for trading domestic and international securities. As a result of this cooperation, Czech and Slovak forex traders can trade with the same FXCM technology they may have used before, but with a local market leader under local regulation. âPatria Forex is an excellent means of broadening our offerings, particularly to active traders,â said Oldřich PavlovskÃ½, Managing Director of Patria Direct. âCooperation with FXCM ensures top quality trading conditions for our clients, so overall it is a superb match with both our firm-wide standards and long-term strategy.â âPatriaâs selection is further evidence of the growing appeal of FXCMâs business model and technology,â said Drew Niv, CEO of FXCM. âWe are very pleased to be cooperating with such a well-regarded institution.â # # # About Patria Direct Patria Direct, a.s. is part of the Patria Finance, a.s. group. Patria Finance was founded in 1994 as the first Czech full-service investment bank, and is wholly owned by the KBC Group, through its subsidiary KBC Securities. Patria Direct provides individual investors with access to the leading local and global capital markets, and has more than 13,000 clients trading with assets of over $1 billion. About FXCM Forex Capital Markets (FXCM) is a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional clients. Founded in 1999, FXCM is one of the largest brokers, regulated by several of the worldâs most respected financial authorities. Over 150,000 live accounts trade on platforms offered by FXCM. FXCM Holdings LLC has over $100 million in capital. Trading FX, CFDs and Spread Betting on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors.