IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms, has won two categories in the Waters Rankings 2013. This is IPC’s ninth straight year with a win in the Waters Rankings, having been named “Best Network Provider” for the first time and having won the “Best Trading Turret Provider” from 2005 to 2010 and the “Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider” category in 2011 and 2012.
“It is truly an honor to receive a double recogntion by industry leaders and experts as both the best trading floor communications system provider and best network provider,” Michael Speranza, senior vice president, Global Product Management, IPC, said. “Our vast customer community has truly confirmed that they value our innovative technology and dedicated service in meeting their demanding needs.”
IPC’s Financial Markets Network (FMN) comprehensive suite of mission-critical managed network services designed and operated for global financial markets. It facilitates more than one trillion dollars of capital markets trading commerce daily and enables the complete trade lifecycle across all asset classes. The FMN includes voice and data connectivity solutions including private wires, financial extranet cloud, managed VPN, Ethernet services, transport solutions and colocation.
Unigy, IPC’s revolutionary 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.
“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. For the past nine years, Waters _readers have selected IPC as Best Trading Turret Provider and Best Trading Floor Communication System and have now added Best Network Provider to IPC’s honors,” 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. Winning both the trading communications and network awards reinforces our commitment to continued growth and the development of 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 hail from buy- and sell-side firms as well as exchanges and brokerages. More than 1,000 voters chose the best financial IT solution and services in the annual Waters Rankings.
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 offers high- and low-touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With a 100-percent focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC’s offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets, electronic connectivity services including enhanced voice services, business continuity solutions, and follow-the-sun service and support. IPC’s global reach extends to nearly 60 countries – including a financial extranet of 5,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions.