Jersey City, N.J – July 17, 2015 – IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized communications solutions for the financial trading community, has once again been voted “Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider” in the Waters Rankings. This marks the fifth consecutive year IPC has won the category in its current incarnation. In the category’s previous incarnation as the best trading turret provider award, IPC won six out of the seven years it was offered: from 2004 through 2006 and then 2008 through 2010.
“Our customers, industry leaders and experts have all once again done us the distinct honor of voting us as the best trading floor communications system provider,” Michael Speranza, senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Marketing, IPC, said. “Our global customer community continues to affirm that when it comes to meeting their needs, IPC’s advanced technology, dedicated service, and continual innovations are of timeless value.”
IPC accounts for more than 120,000 of the world’s trading turret positions. Unigy®, IPC’s cutting edge next generation unified trading communications platform, speeds collaboration between traders and the trade support teams across middle and back offices with unprecedented flexibility, scalability, and adaptability. Unigy’s interoperability allows it to work with existing systems such as IQ/MAX turrets, PBX phone systems and voice recording equipment to help trading firms of every size transform their workflow, making traders significantly more productive and their operations much more profitable. Unigy is live at more than 1,000 customer sites globally, including installations at more than 50% of the 2014 Top 25 banks*.
“What we’ve managed to achieve over the last decade is nothing short of remarkable and with the support of our customers, we have every intention of making IPC’s next era spectacular,” said Speranza. “We will continue to provide our customers with the technology that grants them competitive advantage in their operations and will continue to provide the service and commitment they deserve.”
“Over the last 13 years, Waters Magazine has turned to its expert reader base to determine which vendors lead in their respective fields for the annual Waters Rankings. Waters readers have selected IPC as the Best Trading Floor Communication System five times in a row, and when combined with IPC’s previous victories in the Best Trading Turret award, they have ranked 11 times out of 12,” said Anthony Malakian, US editor, Waters.
The Waters Rankings are the annual readers’ choice awards of Waters magazine, which recognize the combined leadership of technological capabilities and human expertise in each category. Qualified voters from buy- and sell-side firms as well as exchanges and inter dealer brokers. More than 1,000 voters chose the best financial IT solution and services in the annual Waters Rankings.
*The Top 25 banks of the Top 1000 World Banks ranking is generated by The Banker Database, and published in The Banker July edition.
IPC is a global provider of mission-critical network services and trading communication technology to the financial markets community. With complete focus on this sector and over 40 years of expertise, IPC provides customers with integrated solutions that support traders and participants across the entire trade lifecycle including sell-side and buy-side financial institutions, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, clearing and settlement firms, independent software vendors, corporate finance departments, financial information exchange providers and market data providers. IPC’s offerings include a unified communications/application platform, award-winning trading positions, managed voice and data connectivity solutions, compliance technologies, infrastructure management and a suite of enhanced service offerings. IPC’s global reach extends to more than 60 countries – including a network of 5,000 customer sites over 700 cities and an installed base of approximately 120,000 trading positions deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has over 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. IPC’s mission is to continually innovate to support collaboration across the global financial community and address our clients’ needs in an ever-changing landscape. For more information, visit www.ipc.com
Each month, Waters reports and analyzes the practical implementation of financial technology in the wholesale banking and securities industries. Since its launch in 1993, financial IT professionals worldwide have relied on the magazine for its focused, in-depth coverage of financial market data and technology as well as the human issues of talent management, staff retention and compensation within the financial services community. With more than 10,000 subscribers, Waters readers enjoy the insights of CIOs and CTOs from the global capital markets. Waters is published by Incisive Media Plc. For more information, please visit www.watersonline.com and www.incisivemedia.com.