Published On: Tue, Jan 11th, 2011

IPC Systems Strengthens Asia Financial Network with High-Speed Connectivity to SGX

IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world’s top financial services firms and global enterprises, has further expanded its Asia‐Pacific financial markets network infrastructure with reliable, high speed connectivity to the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

The announcement is part of IPC’s major initiative to expand its global financial network infrastructure connectivity to key venues across the Asia‐Pacific region, positioning its Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) as the preferred platform for traders that require a secure, high‐speed communications solution for Asia‐Pacific and inter‐regional trading activities. IPC supports approximately 4,000 financial market participants on its extranet, and connecting to the Singapore Exchange will provide IPC community members with access to one of the region’s fastest‐growing markets.

“Positioned as the Asian Gateway, SGX is the market of choice for international investors and companies wanting to participate in Asia’s rapidly‐growing economies – and for Asian companies and investors seeking international capital,” commented Ms Tinku Gupta, Senior Vice‐President and Head of Market Data & Access for Singapore Exchange. “We are delighted that IPC has extended connectivity to SGX, and we look forward to increased distribution reach of SGX data across IPC’s network. With this, more market participants are able to take advantage of opportunity for direct trading on SGX.”

“SGX is committed to delivering Asian growth with global reach, and acknowledges the importance of growing its membership and distribution capability. Direct connection to IPC’s global financial network supports these activities, provides thousands of traders on IPC’s ECS platform with direct access to SGX, and at the same time provides trading firms and exchange members in Singapore with a high‐speed, secure and reliable route to markets around the world,” added David Dodd, SVP, Managing Director Asia Pacific, IPC Systems. “We look forward to working closely with SGX, introducing our Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to the current SGX infrastructure, and also supporting their new trading platform.”

IPC’s global financial extranet connects the world’s major financial centers, providing market participants with the secure, high‐speed connectivity required to support all aspects of the trade lifecycle. Specifically engineered for electronic trading applications, the IPC portfolio of ECS solutions provides secure, dedicated bandwidth and scalable, flexible connectivity capabilities to support their evolving electronic trading requirements.

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