Jersey City, N.J. – August 6, 2012 – IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of voice and electronic trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms, today announced that IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global regulated futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets has joined IPC’s Connexus Financial Extranet service.
ICE offers thousands of trading firms and market data customers access to deep and liquid markets in more than 70 countries. More than 1,000 types of contracts for managing risk are traded via ICE, including benchmark contracts for the world's most heavily traded commodities like crude oil, sugar, cotton and foreign exchange. Its accessible platform features multiple connectivity options and WebICE, a browser-based trading platform that provides a complete range of trading technologies.
Using IPC’s Connexus, ICE customers can access trade lifecycle applications and market data to make profitable trading decisions. These customers will now be able to connect to a network that hosts a vast community of capital market participants and reach virtually every trading destination in the world.
“We welcome ICE to our global community of capital market participants,” said Joe Pickel, vice president, Network Services Product Management, IPC. “Having preeminent liquidity venues such as ICE on Connexus is critical as trading in listed and OTC derivatives continues to grow.”
Connexus is part of the IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio which also includes private extranet and Direct Connect data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced voice communications services. The IPC Financial Markets Network is an expansive global network that is designed for voice and electronic trading and caters exclusively to the exacting demands of capital market participants. The network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 4,000 market participant locations in over 700 cities in nearly 60 countries. Built on an IP/MPLS backbone, the highly scalable and secure Connexus supports a number of industry standard and trading protocols.
IPC Systems, Inc. offers high and low touch trading communications solutions to the global financial trading community including the top investment banks, hedge funds and investment managers in established and emerging markets. With 100% focus on this sector and nearly 40 years of expertise and an unrivaled record of innovation, IPC provides customers with unified solutions that support collaborative voice trading and real-time electronic trading and market data connectivity. IPC’s market-leading offerings include the first unified communications/application platform, award-winning hard and soft turrets and electronic connectivity services. IPC’s global reach extends to nearly 60 countries – including a Financial Extranet of 4,000 on-net locations in over 700 cities and more than 115,000 turrets deployed worldwide. Headquartered in Jersey City, New Jersey, IPC has approximately 1,000 employees located throughout the Americas and the EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit www.ipc.com.