Alpari companies sponsor match racing team at AWMRT season finale

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The Alpari companies, leading global providers of online foreign exchange ("Forex", "FX") trading services and title sponsor of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour (AWMRT), have signed a sponsorship deal with New Zealand match racing team, BlackMatch Racing. The Alpari companies will support the team as they compete at the Tour’s season finale – the Monsoon Cup in Malaysia.

The team, lead by skipper Adam Minoprio, a tour card hopeful for 2013, has been renamed the Alpari Racing Team for the event. The sponsorship deal will run until 8 December 2012, the last day of the Monsoon Cup.

Minoprio believes that a successful Monsoon Cup will give him the perfect platform to launch another challenge for the ISAF Match Racing World Championship title. “We need to perform in Malaysia because it would definitely help to put our case forward for a tour card next year. It’s a statement of intent to the Tour that we’re the guys they need to have on the series. We’ll give it everything to get a result,” Minoprio said.

“We’re really pleased to have this support from Alpari and it’ll help us to go to the event and do it properly. With some of the finance taken care of, we can focus on sailing,” he added.

David Hodge, Marketing Director at Alpari (UK), noted, “Adam is a strong contender and has displayed some of the values we share as a business – drive, determination and teamwork. We at the Alpari companies are committed to sailing and proud to support Adam at the season finale.”

During the Monsoon Cup, members of the Alpari Racing Team will wear Alpari-branded apparel. They will also take part in Alpari’s on-site events, including a live forex trading contest against the other skippers. “I’m pretty new to forex trading, but it looks interesting and I know they have tutorials for new traders,” Minoprio said.

Minoprio won the Tour in 2009 and has since embarked on a Volvo Ocean Race season with CAMPER Team New Zealand, returning this year for two Tour events – Match Race France and the Argo Group Gold Cup in Bermuda, where he finished 11th and 5th, respectively.

The Monsoon Cup, Malaysia’s second biggest sports event of the year, will take place on 3-8 December at the Ri-Yaz Heritage Marina Resort & Spa, Pulau Duyong, Kuala Terengganu.

About Alpari (UK) Limited
Alpari (UK) Limited ("Alpari (UK)") is a leading global foreign exchange ("FX", "Forex"), precious metals and CFD broker headquartered in the heart of the City of London and with subsidiaries in Germany, Japan and India as well as a Representative Office in China. In the UK, clients can also benefit from tax free* financial spread betting with Alpari (UK).

The company is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the United Kingdom. FSA Register number 448002. Company number 05284142. Registered office: 201 Bishopsgate, London, EC2M 3AB, United Kingdom.

Alpari (UK) is an independent entity within the association of Alpari companies. With a history dating back to 1998, the Alpari companies are among the world's fastest growing providers of online Forex trading services. The companies provide cutting-edge technology, low-cost trading, comprehensive market research tools, advanced educational programmes and world-class customer service.

The association of Alpari companies has offices in over 20 countries. Locations include London, New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, Mumbai and Frankfurt. Combined, the companies look after over 170,000 active trading accounts, generating monthly trading volumes in excess of USD210 billion and employ over 630 people worldwide.**

Forex, spread bets and CFDs are leveraged products. They may not be suitable for you as they carry a high degree of risk to your capital and you can lose more than your initial investment. You should ensure you understand all of the risks.

*Any profits you make from spread betting are completely free of capital gains tax, stamp duty and income tax (for UK residents). UK tax laws are subject to change and individual circumstances may vary. Financial spread betting is only available in the UK.

**May 2011.

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