IPC Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of specialised communications and managed network-as-a-service solutions for the financial trading community, today announced that it continues to grow its rapidly expanding financial marketplace with the addition of TRAFiX to the IPC Financial Markets Network (FMN). IPC’s diverse ecosystem of buy-side and sell-side firms can now reliably connect to the TRAFiX OMS, EMS and Managed FIX Routing Solution to trade equities, options and complex derivatives.

“Given today’s volatile markets, portfolio managers and traders are seeking novel solutions that are engineered to address their most complex trading challenges,” said Michael Ottrando, Managing Director and Global Head of Sales at TRAFiX. “We are delighted to partner with IPC to expand the reach of our holistic suite of trade lifecycle services and empower a wider community of global capital market participants to generate alpha and achieve best execution.”

“The markets demand secure and reliable connectivity for every step in the investment cycle including idea generation, optimal idea expression, trade execution, risk management, compliance, clearing, settlement and market data delivery,” said David Brown, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Financial Markets Network, IPC. “We are thrilled to collaborate with TRAFiX to provide innovative solutions to our diverse community of institutional investors, fund managers and market makers and enable their increasingly complex global search for alpha across asset classes.”

The IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio includes the Connexus Financial Extranet, Direct Connect and MPLS WAN data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced Voice connectivity services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centres and allows access to more than 6,000 market participant locations across 700 cities in more than 60 countries.

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