Strategic Partner Profile – Thomson Reuters

IPC® is one of the primary managed extranet providers in the Americas for the Thomson Reuters Delivery Direct Platform and has been designated by Thomson Reuters as an approved global solution provider for fulfilling and managing connectivity for the Thomson Reuters Financial Community Network (FCN).


Thomson Reuters is a leading source of intelligent information for the world’s businesses and professionals, providing customers with a competitive advantage.

The Thomson Reuters Financial & Risk business unit provides critical news, information, analytics and transaction capabilities for trading, investing, financial and corporate professionals, and also offers leading regulatory and operational risk management solutions. Financial & Risk’s products and services help customers discover profi table insights and opportunities, access liquidity, drive efficiencies in business and operations, anticipate risk and ensure compliance.

In support of the Financial & Risk business unit, Thomson Reuters has established the Financial Community Network.

The Financial Community Network is a Thomson Reuters application delivery program enabling customers to access strategic Thomson Reuters’ products and services. The Financial Community Network connectivity solution is targeted at market participants that consume Thomson Reuters Products and Services over a Thomson Reuters approved financial extranet service such as IPC’s Connexus™. IPC’s Connexus solution supports the Thomson Reuters’ FCN application delivery program providing an industry leading global, private, and secure cloud based MPLS ecosystem and marketplace trusted by the Capital Markets.

Market participants around the globe can now partner directly with IPC through the FCN program to access strategic Thomson Reuters products and services.


IPC operates the Financial Markets Network (FMN), a managed network-as-a-service (MNaaS) solution that offers a ready-made ecosystem of buy-side firms, sell-side firms, interdealer brokers, liquidity venues, energy firms, trade lifecycle services, market data providers and clearing/settlement fi rms.

The FMN provides thousands of sub-ecosystems throughout the trade lifecycle and across asset classes – equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, and their derivatives – futures, options, forwards and swaps.



IPC’s worldwide Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and 6,000 financial market participants in over 600 cities in more than 60 countries with connectivity in support of all aspects of the trade lifecycle – order creation, order placement, trade execution, clearing, settlement, reporting and market data delivery.


IPC’s Connexus Financial Extranet enables the global community of capital market participants to access Thomson Reuters products and services. Through a single connection, capital market participants can link to one another and seamlessly receive and distribute market data and applications in a secure trading ecosystem. Built on an IP/MPLS backbone, the highly scalable, reliable and secure Connexus Financial Extranet supports a number of industry standard protocols including TCP, IP, UDP, multicast, FIX and SWIFT. The network is engineered to be fully resilient.

Connexus Difference

• Exclusive focus on the capital markets

• Extensive experience in delivering flexible, reliable and high performance network services

• A trading ecosystem comprised of established market participants

• “Follow-the-sun” 24x7x365 world class customer service

• 100% uptime SLAs

• Expedited delivery in 3 business days for on-net to on-net situations

• Carrier agnostic network with 100+ POPs in over 60 countries

• Delivery via a managed network-as-a-service solution instead of the Internet ensures unmatched management capabilities, operational intelligence and network security while meeting regulatory compliance standards

• Connectivity throughout the trade lifecycle

• Coverage across multiple asset classes equities, fixed income, currencies, commodities, futures, options, swaps, forwards

• A cost-efficient managed network

For details of Thomson Reuters products and services available via Connexus, please contact your regional representative at

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and accounting, intellectual property and science and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

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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 effi cient ways for our customers to accelerate their ability to adapt to the ever–changing requirements for advanced data networks, compliance and collaboration with all counter-parties across the financial markets.