MLN Brokerage Services Joins OM Securities LLC

CHICAGO, Nov. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- OM Securities LLC is pleased to announce that MLN Brokerage Services has joined the firm.

MLN Brokerage Services ( – formerly named bxChicago, recently became an independent branch office of OM Securities LLC. As a result, MLN clients have access to the tradeMONSTER platform that was named Barron's "Top-rated Web-only Broker" in 2012, earning 4.5 stars in addition to being named "Best of Options Traders".*

"We are pleased to be able to offer our cutting edge trading platform to Independent Brokers and allowing for the best of both worlds for their clients," stated Jim Swartwout, President of OM Securities LLC. "The team at MLN has a long history of providing clients with top level service and we look forward to supporting that effort going forward."

MLN serves both self-directed investors and those needing guidance with a wide array of experience and knowledge. From novice investors to those who are well-seasoned, the MLN team—Michael Lavelle, Edward Nesbitt and Roger Mankus—offer financial experience and expertise, especially in options.

Besides understanding how options work, they recognize the importance of having a connection with the clients they serve. They designed a boutique service because they believe that there is a level of personal service that's missing from many shops.

"It's an exciting challenge. Being able to provide our clients with a top-rated trading platform and partnering with a firm that understands options was paramount. We evaluated many brokerage firms that offer the independent model and we are confident we made the right choice for our clients and MLN in choosing to partner with OM Securities, LLC," said Founding Partner Michael Lavelle. "Although our name has changed, our philosophy remains the same. We are committed to treating our clients the way we want to be treated—with integrity, professionalism and quality service."

About OM Securities LLC

Launched in 2008, tradeMONSTER,, is setting a new standard of excellence and innovation in the online brokerage industry. tradeMONSTER is the first online broker to deploy a streaming desktop-like trading experience in a web-browser. tradeMONSTER features a dynamic and customizable interface, integrated investor education, transparent commissions and an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated customer service team. tradeMONSTER's technology team prides itself on constant customer driven innovation and currently has 4 patents pending for one-of-kind investment tools embedded on the tradeMONSTER platform. The company's management team comprises former executives at Schwab, Fidelity, optionsXpress, ThinkorSwim and E*Trade, with an average 20 years of brokerage experience.

*Four Star 1/2 star Overall Rating and Four 1/2 star rating for "Best for Options Traders" from "Cut the Cord" in Barron's 3/12/2012. 4 out of possible 5 stars in: Trading Experience and Tech, Usability, Portfolio Analysis & Reports, Customer Service and Education and Research Amenities, Mobile. Barron's is a registered trademark of Dow Jones & Co. © 2012.

CONTACT: Media Contact Nancy Robles 312-253-4191 nancy.robles@trademonster.comSource:OM Securities LLC