IPC’s Financial Markets Network Wins ‘Best Sell-Side Trading Network’ Category in Waters Technology’s 5th Annual Sell-Side Technology Awards

NEW YORK, April 6, 2017 — IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for the financial markets community, announced today that the IPC Financial Markets Network has been selected as the “Best Sell-Side Trading Network” in Waters Technology’s 5th annual Sell-Side Technology Awards program for the second time in just five years. The Sell-Side Technology Awards recognize the leading technologies and third-party vendors in their area of expertise.

The IPC Financial Markets Network (FMN) is a robust Ecosystem-as-a-Service solution that integrates a dynamic community of sell-side firms, buy-side firms, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, energy firms, trade lifecycle services, market data providers and clearing/settlement firms. The sell-side leverages the FMN to connect to the buy-side community to provide trade lifecycle services and enable the execution of a range of trading strategies.  This allows capital market participants to better focus on their core business of alpha generation and best execution rather than on network technology.

“We’re honored to be selected once again as the Best Sell-Side Trading Network by Waters Technology,” said David Brown, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Financial Markets Network, IPC.  “IPC continues to strengthen, connect and transform the financial markets by continually advancing our Financial Markets Network through the cloud as well as integrated services for biometric, encryption and blockchain technologies, to name a few.  In this, and many other ways, we enable our diverse base of global market participants to gain a competitive advantage.”

“This award is a testament to the relentless innovation and expansive financial markets community that IPC Systems has built, uniting and empowering an industry,” said Victor Anderson, editor-in-chief of Waters Technology. “The IPC Financial Market Network is a robust, multitiered platform that won over the judges in one of the more competitive categories and we’re pleased to present this Sell-Side award to them.”

The IPC Financial Markets Network portfolio includes Connexus Extranet, Connexus Ethernet, Connexus WAN, Connexus Voice and Trader Voice services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 6,000 market participant locations across 700 cities in more than 60 countries.

It includes:

  • FX Hub – a low latency, co-located performance solution engineered to address the most complex FX trading challenges
  • Fixed Income Marketplace – a premier holistic connectivity solution for market participants to trade fixed income instruments electronically or via voice
  • Global Exchange Reach – provides exchanges a local presence in a remote region to expand their reach
  • Connexus Infrastructure Services – a managed private and hybrid Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) with global availability at premier co-location facilities
  • Connexus Chrono – a turnkey clock synchronization and time stamping service engineered to deliver high precision, synchronized and traceable time feeds to global financial market participants.

IPC’s FMN provides thousands of sub-ecosystems throughout the trade lifecycle and across multiple asset classes – equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and their derivatives – futures, options, forwards and swaps.  It encompasses more than 2,000 sell-side firms including leading investment banks, brokers, dealers, inter-dealer brokers and prime brokers. Additionally, many of the dealer banks in the FMN ecosystem have asset management divisions that cater to institutional and wealthy individual clients. Sell-side firms in the FMN community also operate internal hedge funds and take on private equity partnerships as part of their business services.

About Sell-Side Technology

Sell-Side Technology covers how financial institutions maintain their competitive advantage by making strategic investments into their front-office trading systems; examines internally developed and third-party systems being brought to market and the latest technology’s impact on the industry. Sell- Side Technology is published by Incisive Media Plc. For more information, please visit www.watersonline.com and www.incisivemedia.com.

About IPC

IPC is a technology and service leader that powers financial markets globally. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service and comprehensive technology. With customers first and always, we collaborate with each to understand their individual needs to help make them secure, productive and compliant within our connected community. Through service excellence, long-developed expertise and a focus on innovation and community, we provide agile and efficient ways for our customers to accelerate their ability to adapt to the ever–changing requirements for advanced networks, compliance and collaboration with all counterparties across the financial markets. www.ipc.com

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