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Shanghai, China - GKFX has announced today a three-year exclusive partnership with AC Milan as Official Online FX Partner. The wide-ranging agreement will see GKFX acquire extensive marketing and promotional rights including presence across the club’s global digital channels. GKFX will also have a regular presence at the iconic San Siro Stadium, with LED perimeter advertising and first class hospitality at all Serie A home games and the Coppa Italia. The agreement was brokered by Infront Sports & Media, marketing partner of AC Milan. Serkan Arli, Group CEO GKFX, commented: “We are proud to be partnering a global giant of football like AC Milan. Our partnership clearly emphasises the synergies between football, foreign exchange trading and investment, where preparation and precision are the keys to long term winning. We plan to continuously celebrate our partnership with AC Milan, a significant and historical football club, with a global and incredibly loyal fan base, by delivering a number of key initiatives over the coming months. I am confident that this strong partnership will result in a bright success, enhancing both our brands and presence in the respective markets. All of us at GKFX take this opportunity to wish management and players a wonderful tour of China and a fantastic 2015/16 season which we look forward to sharing with the club, fans and our clients.“
Barbara Berlusconi, CEO AC Milan said: “We are delighted to welcome GKFX as our first ever partner in the online FX trading sector. Our objective has always been to partner with companies that are consistently competing at the highest level and we look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship. It is a pleasure to welcome a new member of the big AC Milan family.“
Jaap Kalma, Commercial Director AC Milan, added: “Attracting the interest of companies operating internationally and in sectors not traditionally linked with football means that our brand is strong and chosen for its positive values and perception. We are proud to have this new partner to reinforce our visibility across all markets.“
Marco Bogarelli, President Infront Italy, said: “The sponsorship agreement signed with AC Milan demonstrates the increasing attention for sponsorships in the sports world, which year after year pledge companies with an effective return on investment. Our leadership in the sponsorship market and in the rights management allows us to create synergies between global companies and high profile brands such as AC Milan, going beyond individual market borders, to reach visibility and create global brand awareness.“
GKFX Financial Services Ltd (trading as GKFX), is part of the GK Group, and was founded in 2010. It is regulated by the FCA and other regulators in multiple jurisdictions and is a global award winning, online trading company that offers an advanced FX, CFD and Commodity brokerage platform serving retail, institutional and fund investors from 22 offices around the world. The GKFX product range has consistently grown to match the evolving needs of its clients. Products now include remittance services and asset management, therefore increasing its unique offering to clients. The firms focus on delivering the highest quality technology and market access has powered not only its growth but also their client’s ability to execute with precision and consistency. GKFX’s mission is to put integrity and service at the forefront of its business and together with its understanding and commitment to deliver a global multi asset trading solution places GKFX and its clients at the forefront of market innovation. GKFX is focused on becoming one of the premier financial trading companies in the world.
About Infront Sports & Media
Infront Sports & Media is the most respected sports marketing company in the world, managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Led by President & CEO Philippe Blatter, Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production and event operation – and has won a reputation for its high standards of delivery. As the number one player in winter sport and with a leading role in football, summer and endurance sports, Infront enjoys long-lasting partnerships with approximately 160 rights-holders and hundreds of sponsors and media companies. Headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, Infront has a team of experienced staff working from 25 offices across 13 countries, delivering 4,000 event days of top class sport around the world every year.