LMAX Exchange supports world record Arctic Rugby Challenge


London, 4 March 2014 - LMAX Exchange, the FCA regulated MTF for FX, is very pleased to support the Arctic Rugby Challenge, a pioneering charity expedition to the Magnetic North Pole. - read more



London, 4 March 2014 - LMAX Exchange, the FCA regulated MTF for FX, is very pleased to support the Arctic Rugby Challenge, a pioneering charity expedition to the Magnetic North Pole.

David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange, will take part in the unique world record expedition and play the northernmost rugby match.

The Arctic Rugby Challenge 2015 has been organised by the children’s rugby charity Wooden Spoon. The expedition will be led by the world class maritime polar adventurer, Jock Wishart who will be joined by former Rugby Union Internationals Tim Stimpson (England and British Lions) and Pat Sanderson (England).

Setting out from Resolute Bay, Canada, in mid-April 2015 the team will trek up to 100 miles to one of the furthest places north on the planet, the certified position of the Magnetic North Pole, in just 7 days. Once at the Magnetic North Pole the team will play the northernmost rugby match in history, captained by rugby legends Tim and Pat.

David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange commented: “This challenge is a once in a lifetime opportunity to embark on a challenging expedition with Jock whilst raising money to help make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people. The financial services industry has endured some stormy headlines in recent years, but hopefully initiatives like this one show that we can also be a force for some good in the world. I am excited by these challenges, and pleased that LMAX Exchange is able to play a role in making this happen.”

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