IPC Systems, Inc., the 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. IPC has won the best trading turret provider category in the Waters Rankings in six out of the seven years the category was on offer: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010. In 2011, the best trading floor communication system provider category superseded the best trading turret provider category, although the result in this category was the same – IPC won the category in 2011, 2012, 2013 and now again in 2014.
“Since 2004, it has been our great honor to be recognized by industry leaders and experts as the best trading floor communications system provider,” Michael Speranza, senior vice president, managing director, Trading Communications Systems, 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 118,000 of the world’s trading turret positions defining the Company as the turret market segment leader with over 50% share. Unigy®, IPC’s market leading 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 660 customer sites globally, including installations at more than 50% of the 2013 Top 25 banks*.
“For the last decade, 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 Best Trading Turret Provider and Best Trading Floor Communication System 10 out of 11 times these awards have been given out,” said Anthony Malakian, US editor, Waters.
“Our primary goal is to provide our customers with top-of-the-line technology that grants them a competitive advantage in every stage of the trading lifecycle,” said IPC’s Speranza. “We strive to help our customers do their jobs more quickly, effectively and efficiently, and we are privileged to receive their confidence that we are the best trading floor communication system provider. This honor reinforces our commitment to developing cutting edge solutions that meet their collaboration and trading needs.”
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.
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.
IPC is a leading global provider of specialized communications solutions for the financial trading community. With a 100-percent 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 hard and soft turrets, managed voice and data network connectivity solutions, trading communications infrastructure management and dedicated service and support. 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 118,000 trading positions deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 900 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.