IPC Expands Financial Markets Network Capabilities in Russia

The solution allows for secure trading, liquidity sourcing and best execution in the Russian financial markets.

IPC, a provider of communications and networking solutions for the broader financial markets community, revealed today that it has enhanced its network capabilities in Russia. IPC’s points-of-presence (PoPs) in Moscow now support all of IPC’s channel solutions including the firm’s flagship extranet service, latency sensitive managed Ethernet service and MPLS corporate WAN solution.

The announcement follows the company’s recent collaboration with institutional foreign exchange venue, Hotspot, to extend access to outright Deliverable Forwards via IPC’s FX Hub, as reported by Finance Magnates last month.

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Network Expansion

IPC can now deliver a comprehensive channel product portfolio and solution set that is performance engineered to fulfill the growing demands of both Russian and global capital market participants. Its network expansion in Moscow enables investors in Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and other parts of the world to access prime services as well as reliably and securely trade and hedge in the financial markets of the Russian Federation.

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Ilya Batay, CIO, BCS Global Markets, commented: “Operationally resilient networks and the secure connectivity throughout the trade lifecycle are absolutely essential irrespective of whether a firm is borrowing securities or trading equities, debt, listed derivatives, FX, OTC derivatives or structured product. We are excited that IPC is offering the network infrastructure that market participants require to achieve their overarching objectives.”

David Brown, Senior Vice President and Managing Director, Financial Markets Network, IPC added: “We are pleased to continue investing in next-generation solutions that empower both the buy-side and broker dealer community to not only generate alpha and source liquidity in Russia’s markets but also communicate on-demand with counterparties.”

The IPC Financial Markets Network portfolio includes Connexus Extranet, Connexus Ethernet, Connexus WAN, Connexus Channel and Trader Channel services. IPC’s Financial Markets Network interconnects global financial centers and allows access to more than 6,000 market participant locations across 700 cities in more than 60 countries.

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