Sell-Side Technology Again Names IPC Trading Platform “Best Sell-Side Trading Communication System”

For the second time in the Sell-Side Technology Awards program’s three year history, IPC Systems, a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms, has received the “Best Sell-Side Trading Communications Systems” award. The selection was made by a panel comprised of industry experts and Waters journalists.

“It is our mission to equip customers with technology to be faster, more productive, and more collaborative,” said Michael Speranza, Senior Vice President, Managing Director, Trading Communications Solutions, IPC. “By combining our expertise with our technology, we create products that provide our customers a competitive edge at every stage of the trade lifecycle. Being granted this award for the second year in a row recognizes our dedication to uniting technology with proficiency to drive success for our customers.”


“This was a very competitive category, but Unigy’s scale and its ability to help traders improve their productivity was what most won over the judging panel,” said Anthony Malakian, US Editor, Waters.

With more than 120,000 of the world’s trading turret positions, IPC is a market leader in trading communications systems. Unigy®, IPC’s open, single services-oriented architecture (SOA)-based unified trading communications and applications 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, IQ/MAX® turrets, PBX phone systems and voice recording equipment to help trading firms transform their workflow. Now live at more than 700 customer sites globally, Unigy helps trading firms of every size reduce complexity, ensure compliance and control operating costs.

IPC also offers a sophisticated suite of trading communications tools that includes: the IQ/MAX turret, intuitively designed to deliver advanced Voice-over-IP technology with maximum clarity, speed, control and power to a trader’s fingertips; IQ/MAX Edge, a Unigy-powered turret designed specifically for small- to medium-sized trading firms; and IQ/MAX Omni, an innovative PC-based soft-turret that offers traders the ability to trade from anywhere. In addition, IPC’s revolutionary Blue Wave® application development platform enables Unigy customers and third party Application Service Providers (ASPs) to create their own business-specific applications.

The winners of the Sell-Side Technology Awards were announced during an awards ceremony in New York on April 21. Bruce Bolcer, Director Product Management at IPC, participated in a Waters video interview special at the ceremony.

About IPC

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