Cloud9 and IPC to Launch Next-Generation Voice Trading Solution

Cloud9 and IPC to Launch Next-Generation Voice Trading Solution

Innovative, Compliant Cloud-based Communications Platform Set to Transform Global Financial Markets


NEW YORK, August 22, 2019
 – IPC, a leading provider of communications and networking solutions for the financial markets, and Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, are working together to offer an advanced, open voice trading and collaboration solution. The integrated cloud-based service unites Cloud9’s C9 Trader™ voice communications and analytics platform, IPC’s Unigy™ trading communications platform and the Connexus™ Cloud financial ecosystem.

This agreement will provide the global trading community with a unified solution for endpoint connectivity, mobility, advanced data analytics and business continuity planning. Users and firms will have access to one of the broadest worldwide communities of financial markets comprising top-tier buy-side and sell-side firms, inter-dealer brokers, trade life-cycle providers and other key market participants. 

Benefits of integrating these award-winning services for the global financial community include:

  • Seamless access to one of the world’s most expansive voice trading communities
  • Ease of transition to a cloud or hybrid environment
  • Holistic data records and enhanced analytics capabilities
  • Flexible subscription-based pricing that includes global end-to-end support
  • Integration and interoperability with third-party workflow tools

“Our next-generation voice communication solution paves the way for Cloud9 and IPC to become the platform of choice for the financial and trading communities,” said Bob Santella, CEO of IPC. “By working together, we are delivering a range of voice solutions that meet all end-user needs and address the demands of a rapidly changing marketplace.”

“This agreement and the complementary nature of IPC’s and Cloud9’s businesses create significant value for the industry at large,” said Gerald Starr, CEO of Cloud9. “By working with IPC to deliver this transformative integrated solution, we’re enabling firms to build smarter, more profitable and compliant business relationships.”

“We were early investors of Cloud9 because we recognized the transformation on the horizon in voice trading,” said David Hudson, Global Co-Head, Digital & Platform Services, J.P. Morgan. “This partnership will provide the trading community at large a seamless upgrade and path to a cloud-based infrastructure – necessary steps to create a unified communications system across channels.”

In a major step forward, clients of both firms now have the option to select best-of-breed voice collaboration, telephony, data and compliance tools, creating a platform for more dynamic and efficient product development.

About IPC
IPC is a technology and service leader powering the global financial markets. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service and comprehensive technology. With a customer-first mentality, IPC brings together one of the largest and most diverse global financial ecosystems spanning all asset classes and market participants. As the enabler of this ecosystem, IPC empowers the community to interact, transact and react to market changes and challenges, and we collaborate with our customers to help make them secure, productive, compliant and connected. 

About Cloud9 Technologies
Cloud9 Technologies is the leading voice communication and analytics platform designed for the unique needs of the financial markets. Cloud9 developed a solution that harnesses the voice communication talk path for the trading floor of the future – offering more functionality and analytic insight than legacy hardware at a fraction of the cost. Cloud9 connects counterparties across all asset classes via a cloud-based communication platform that eliminates the infrastructure and expense associated with legacy hardware and telecommunication-based solutions, with front-office focused data and transcription, purpose-built for the financial markets. 

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Cloud9 Wins Most Innovative SaaS/Cloud-based Trading Application in the A-Team TradingTech Insight Awards

Cloud9 Wins Most Innovative SaaS/Cloud-based Trading Application in the A-Team TradingTech Insight Awards

Cloud9 Technologies was named the Most Innovative SaaS/Cloud-based Trading Application in the A-Team TradingTech Insight Awards – North America 2019.

With an emphasis on operational and product excellence in financial trading technology, the A-Team TradingTech Insight Awards reflect the different challenges facing market practitioners and suppliers as they seek to develop trading and data solutions in the rapidly changing North American marketplace.

Andrew Delaney, chief content officer at A-Team Group, says: “Congratulations to Cloud9 Technologies on winning the award for Most Innovative SaaS/Cloud-Based Trading Application at this year’s prestigious TradingTech Insight North America Awards. These awards are highly sought after and recognise some of the leading solution and service providers helping trading organisations maximise their potential while remaining compliant.”

 

Winners were selected across 32 categories through reader votingCongratulations to all of this year’s winners

 

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Cloud9 Wins Best Sell-Side Trading Communication System Award for Third Year

Cloud9 Wins Best Sell-Side Trading Communication System Award for Third Year

Cloud9 Technologies was named Best Sell-Side Trading Communication System at the 2019 Sell-Side Technology Awards that were presented in London on April 12.

Hosted by InfoPro Digital and Waters Technology, the Sell-Side Technology Awards – in their seventh consecutive year – recognize the leading fintech and third-party providers servicing sell-side institutions over the last 12 months. Winners are selected by a panel of Waters Technology’s senior journalists across 32 categories, focusing on innovation and addressing the most pressing needs of the sell-side.

“Communication methodologies by banks and financial institutions are becoming more streamlined and automated as the speed of markets increases and the industry takes a more comprehensive approach towards data analysis,” said Cloud9 CEO and Co-Founder Gerald E. Starr. “We’re honored to receive an accolade that points directly to the major pain points that Cloud9 is resolving for the sell-side.”

Cloud9 expects to have some of the top global banks fully onboard by mid-year.

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Cloud9 Named Finalist for Best Cloud Computing Solution in FTF News Tech Innovation Awards

Cloud9 Named Finalist for Best Cloud Computing Solution in FTF News Tech Innovation Awards

Cloud9 Technologies has been named a finalist in the 2019 FTF News Technology Innovation Awards in the category of Best Cloud Computing Solution.

The FTF News Technology Innovation Awards celebrate and recognize the individuals, fintech vendors and regulators that have made significant strides and noteworthy achievements in operational excellence over the last 12 months. Winners are selected across 25 categories through reader voting, which is open until April 12.

You can view the full list of finalists and cast your votes by visiting the FTF News Technology Innovation Awards voter page.

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Cloud9 Wins Best Front-Office Data Management Tool at Fund Technology & WSL Awards

Cloud9 Wins Best Front-Office Data Management Tool at Fund Technology & WSL Awards

Cloud9 Technologies was named Best Front-Office Data Management Tool at the 2019 Fund Technology & Wall Street Letter Awards that were held in New York on February 6.

Previously known as the Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards, the Fund Technology & WSL Awards recognize and reward fintech vendors, broker-dealers, data specialists and exchanges that have provided exceptional service to the asset management and institutional trading sectors over the last 12 months. Winners were named in 29 categories and decided upon by a judging panel that included a panel of six industry experts and analysts.

“Data management capabilities are more important than ever before due to the evolving market structure and regulatory landscape,” said Cloud9 CEO and Co-Founder Gerald Starr. “We’re very excited to receive this award because it recognizes the robust data services that we’re providing to our buy and sell-side clients.”

Cloud9 is currently in the process of on-boarding several tier-one banks that are expected to be live by mid-year.

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