IPC’s Connexus Cloud – The high-performance Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) for data, voice and enterprise connectivity

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 81 / Product Review / June, 2018

Today’s trading environment is speedier and more complex than ever before. Financial market participants and especially FX trading firms rely on trading partners around the world, handling massive amounts of data, so cannot afford to have connectivity issues hinder generating alpha, sourcing liquidity or mitigating risk.

Solely focused on these critical trading communications demands, IPC’s Connexus Cloud is a high-performance Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) for data, voice and enterprise connectivity.  Connexus Cloud helps firms trade faster, scale rapidly, achieve greater agility, productivity and efficiency, resulting in a significant competitive advantage.


The dynamic Connexus Cloud community comprises sell-side firms, buy-side firms, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, energy firms, trade lifecycle service providers, market data vendors and clearing/settlement firms, connecting more than 6,300 capital market participants across 750 cities in over 60 countries across the globe. Connexus Cloud provides connectivity to liquidity venues in countries that account for over 80 percent of the global GDP. The platform provides reliable and rapid access to emerging and frontier markets such as Russia, Brazil, India, Turkey, Taiwan, Vietnam,  South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Juggling multiple data feeds and suppliers can impede client service and impact profitability. But Connexus Cloud is a holistic solution that eliminates these issues with speedy, reliable data connectivity, from market data delivery, to order creation and placement, through trade execution, clearing, settlement, and reporting.


What’s more, Connexus Cloud provides thousands of sub-ecosystems throughout the trade lifecycle and across multiple asset classes including equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities and their derivatives – futures, options, forwards and swaps.

Over 2,000 sell-side locations including leading investment banks, brokers, dealers, inter-dealer brokers, regional banks, market makers and prime brokers are part of the Connexus Cloud ecosystem. Its extensive buy-side community of more than 4,000 locations includes asset managers, hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, family offices, plan sponsors and corporate treasuries.


IPC’s Connexus Hub provides optimized local connectivity and is part of one of the largest, most diverse and fastest growing multi-asset trading communities in the world.

Customer Challenge: Low Latency Infrastructure for Electronic Trading Applications

Electronic trading is based on speed led by high compute algorithmic trading across the lowest latency infrastructure. Tabb Group reported that a broker could lose as much as $4 million in revenues per millisecond if its electronic trading platform was only 5ms behind the competition.

IPC Solution: Connexus Hub

Connexus Hub is an ultra-low latency cross-connect community available in key financial centers (NY4, LD4, TY3, SG2 and HK1). Connexus Hub’s colocation option offers optimal proximity to liquidity providers and FX trading firms by enabling latency sensitive equipment to share a common cabinet and/or infrastructure for maximum trading efficiency. Deterministic ultra-low latency connections between key financial centers extends the global reach to the other key financial centers and emerging markets quickly and easily.