Hong Kong – 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 Liquid Capital Group has deployed IPC’s Managed MPLS VPN solution to enable collaboration on trading and risk management strategies among the firm’s personnel and sites located in Hong Kong, Sydney, London, Chicago, Singapore, Seoul, Tokyo and Chengdu. Liquid Capital Group is a market maker in Exchange-listed options focusing on the most actively traded Asia-Pacific, European and US derivative markets. The firm also engages in quantitative trading across global futures markets.
“Collaboration among our firm’s geographically dispersed offices, collocations, traders, quantitative analysts, developers and risk managers is vital for formulating insights and executing trading strategies in the fluid and competitive markets we operate in,” said Colm Bowler, Head of IT , APAC, Liquid Capital Group. “We are excited to implement IPC’s sophisticated managed network technology that enables collaboration and complements our firm’s market making and trading strategy.”
“The ability to generate alpha and stay ahead of the competition is dependent on constant assessment and anticipation in market changes, and to continually adapt to evolutionary and dynamic trading strategies, “said David Dodd, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, APAC, IPC. “We are thrilled that Liquid Capital Group has selected IPC’s Managed VPN service, a solution that has redefined the boundaries of collaboration technology in the global capital markets.”
In addition to the Managed VPN solution, IPC’s Financial Markets Network service portfolio also 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.
Established as a genuinely independent trading business, Liquid Capital is a privately owned company headquartered in Luxembourg employing over 200 staff from offices in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Chengdu. The group is comprised of two divisions. Liquid Capital Markets, the core business in the group, is a market maker in exchange listed options focusing on the most actively traded European, Asia-Pacific and US derivatives market. Liquid Alpha is the latest addition to the portfolio of businesses within the group. It was established in 2008 and engages in quantitative trading across global futures markets. For more information, visit www.liquidcapital.com.
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. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.
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