Alpari UK: Will Australia’s Pepperstone acquire the troubled firm?
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Alpari UK: Will Australia’s Pepperstone acquire the troubled firm?

The story of Alpari UK continues. The troubled forex broker still  says that it has not entered a formal  insolvency process and that a sale is on the cards. After FXCM was reported to be  a potential buyer and this was denied, there may be another buyer.

Pepperstone, an Australian broker, is showing interest.

Update, Monday 16:30 GMT:  Alpari UK enters administration after no buyers found

The Wall Street Journal quotes Pepperstone co-founder Owen Kerr: “Alpari “is something we are looking very strongly at”.

And here is more from the WSJ’s reporting:

There are a lot of small [market participants], and some big guys, and some big retail players, that we were looking at,” Mr. Kerr said.

Mr. Kerr said the retail currency-broking industry was ripe for consolidation. “Consolidation is good. Only the strongest survive in these type of things.

Here are all the reactions  from 51  forex brokers (and counting)

While the Swiss franc is beginning to stabilize in the markets, the foreign exchange industry is still experiencing turmoil.



Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam

Yohay Elam: Founder, Writer and Editor I have been into forex trading for over 5 years, and I share the experience that I have and the knowledge that I've accumulated. After taking a short course about forex. Like many forex traders, I've earned a significant share of my knowledge the hard way. Macroeconomics, the impact of news on the ever-moving currency markets and trading psychology have always fascinated me. Before founding Forex Crunch, I've worked as a programmer in various hi-tech companies. I have a B. Sc. in Computer Science from Ben Gurion University. Given this background, forex software has a relatively bigger share in the posts.