IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of specialized communications and managed network-as-a-service solutions for the financial trading community, today announced it continues to grow its presence in the Chicagoland market with the addition of new staff. The expansion initiatives include the appointments of key sales, business development, customer service, operations and field engineering staff with industry veteran, Randy Deihs, leading IPC’s growth charge for the Chicago market as well as the entire Midwest. Moreover, IPC is investing significant resources in partnering with providers of trade lifecycle services, liquidity venues and market data vendors in the region.
“IPC has been experiencing rapid organic growth in Chicago and as a result we have hired a team of experts to underscore our unwavering commitment to serving clients in the region,” said David Brown, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Financial Markets Network, IPC. “This initiative reinforces our singular mission to create trading opportunities and manage risk by bringing the diverse community of global capital market participants together.”
“Our ecosystem in the Midwest comprises nearly 500 diverse market participant locations that need to connect, communicate and collaborate with the wider global community of institutional investors, fund managers, brokers/dealers, liquidity venues and trade lifecycle service providers,” said Joseph Pickel, Global Head of Sales and Marketing, Financial Markets Network, IPC. “The extensive knowledge of the financial markets and deep expertise in capital markets technology that the team brings will be invaluable for us in serving our ecosystem and successfully executing our strategic blueprint for the Chicago market.”
IPC has taken on a leadership role in several recent conferences in Chicago including DerivOps North America 2015 and The Trading Show. IPC will also be showcasing the solutions in its Financial Markets Network portfolio at the FIA Futures & Options Expo 2015.
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.
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.
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