FastMatch has joined IPC’s FX Hub in a move that is continuing the company’s ambitious strategy to continue increasing the number of its clients and consequently trading volumes. The company’s offering has been substantially improved in recent months and its trading volumes have been rising at a pace that is outperforming the rest of the industry.
Ease of customers’ access to FastMatch is a key driver of the company’s growth
The partnership expands the prospective list of clients for FastMatch through access to IPC’s FX Hub. The tech and networking services company has been supporting foreign exchange markets via a list of Equinix data centers in New York (NY4), London (LD4), Tokyo (TY3) and Singapore (SG2). The firm is also providing speedy access to major FX trading venues in Moscow, Chicago, Hong Kong, Frankfurt and Zurich.
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With the vast popularity of IPC’s connectivity solution in the FX market, the partnership with FastMatch opens the door for access to the ECN to a number of new clients.
Commenting on the deal, the CEO of FastMatch, Dmitri Galinov, said: “Ease of customers’ access to FastMatch is a key driver of the company’s growth. Connectivity to IPC’s FX Hub provides a significant additional global channel for customers to access the FastMatch platform.”
Financial market participants that are clients of IPC are enjoying reliable and safe low latency connections via dark fiber rings to a number of key FX liquidity providers and dealers. This advantage combined with FastMatch’s independent matching engines located in Equinix data centers in New York, London and Tokyo are delivering a competitive offering to FX market participants.
“With more and more firms participating in the FX markets, reliable and secure managed network services and access to a diverse ecosystem of market participants continue to be critical, said David Brown, Senior Vice President and Managing Director of Financial Markets Network, IPC.
Connectivity and ecosystems are key aspects when accessing the foreign exchange market on an institutional level. The IPC Financial Markets Network service portfolio includes Connexus Financial Extranet, Direct Connect and MPLS WAN data services, as well as Trader and Enhanced Voice connectivity services.