For the sixth consecutive year IPC® has been voted “Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider” in the Waters Technology Rankings.
“We truly value this award as it is based on votes of our customers. It is a great honor that they have consistently recognized us as the top turret and trading communications provider,” said Don Henderson, Senior Vice President, Product and Customer Service, IPC.
Also just announced are the 2016 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings and IPC is again in the top third – ranked 33rd – for the 13th consecutive year on the most comprehensive vendor ranking within the financial services industry. The annual IDC FI FinTech Rankings is based on 2015 calendar year revenues attributed to financial institutions.
Meeting Changing Customer Needs
“As the industry continues to evolve, we are progressing our technology to meet the changing needs of our customers, whose support is invaluable,” adds Henderson. “We are transforming compliance from a regulatory obligation into a competitive advantage by developing specialized, innovative solutions that enable them to not only mitigate risk, but also enhance their trading operations.”
“We are committed to meeting the needs of our global customer community,” continues Henderson. “This award affirms their confidence in IPC’s leading technology and service to do just that.” IPC’s community includes more than 200,000 users that use IPC’s communication solutions to exchange information and collaborate in real-time. The offerings include Unigy®, IPC’s next-generation work-flow platform. Unigy provides on-demand, secure, compliant communications to customer front, middle and back-office teams.
IPC Ranked 11 of 12 Times
“Waters Magazine has turned to its expert readers for the past 14 years to determine the top vendors in their respective fields for the annual Waters Rankings. For a sixth year, Waters readers have chosen IPC as Best Trading Floor Communications System Provider, and when totaled with IPC’s previous honors as the Best Trading Turret, they have ranked 11 times out of 12,” said Anthony Malakian, U.S. editor, Waters.
The Waters Rankings are the annual readers’ choice awards of Waters Magazine, which recognize the combined leadership of technological capabilities and human expertise in various categories. Qualified voters participating in the Waters rankings are from buy- and sell-side firms as well as exchanges and inter dealer brokers. More than 1,000 voters chose the best financial IT solution and services in the annual Waters Rankings. The Best Trading Floor Communications System Provider category supersedes the best trading turret provider category in the Waters Rankings, which IPC won six of the seven years the category was on offer: 2004 through 2006 and then 2008 through 2010.
The annual IDC FI FinTech Rankings has become an important measure of the health and direction of technology in the industry and the emergence of innovative solutions from new players. In addition, the IDC FI FinTech Rankings serve as a critical tool for financial services institutions to use during strategic planning and to review whenever they consider new investments in 3rd party solutions.