Jersey City, NJ – IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized communications and managed network-as-a-service solutions for the financial trading community, today announced that it continues to grow its ecosystem of capital market participants with the addition of Activ Financial to the IPC Financial Markets Network. Activ Financial is a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions with coverage spanning more than 200 equity and derivatives exchanges around the world.
In today’s ever-changing capital markets landscape, reliable connectivity throughout the trade lifecycle and the ability to rapidly access a ready-made ecosystem of counterparties, liquidity venues and trade lifecycle services have become the most critical elements for the investor community to efficiently generate superior risk-adjusted returns while mitigating operational, market and business risks. Successful institutional investors, asset managers, hedge funds and brokers are now deploying a Managed Network-as-a-Service (MNaaS) model to access global market data to execute complex trading strategies and harvest alpha.
“Both buy-side and sell-side firms are increasingly demanding adaptive, on-demand connectivity to access market data from liquidity venues around the world,” said Frank Piasecki, President, Activ Financial. “We are thrilled to partner with IPC to expand our reach and offer our market data solutions to a wider community of capital market participants.”
“Access to timely market data from a wide range of liquidity venues and across multiple asset classes is critical to the successful execution of trading and risk management strategies of our diverse investor community,” said David Brown, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Financial Markets Network, IPC. “We are excited to welcome Activ Financial, a leading provider of reliable global market data, to our ecosystem of capital market participants.”
The IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio includes the Connexus Financial Extranet and Direct Connect data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced Voice connectivity services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to approximately 5,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries.
ACTIV is a global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions. ACTIV offers neutral, managed services for buy and sell-side firms and technology providers seeking a complete market data solution that encompasses both global content management and data delivery. With coverage spanning more than 200 equity and derivatives exchanges around the world, ACTIV is the only truly end-to-end, independent market data utility in the industry. Founded in 2002 by market data specialists, the firm is privately owned and has offices in Chicago, New York, Tokyo, Singapore and London.
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.