AmInvestment Bank Berhad Beta Tests Unigy from IPC Systems

By Ipc Systems Inc., PRNE
Sunday, March 6, 2011

Leading Asian investment banking group also trials Edge and IQ/Max Sync

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey, March 7, 2011 - IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions
to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises, today
announced that AmInvestment Bank Berhad has agreed to trial IPC's new
game-changing trading communication system, Unigy(TM).

Unigy was launched globally in March 2011 and offers trading firms of all
sizes the opportunity to transform trading workflow and collaboration through
a single, unified platform for communications and applications.

AmInvestment Bank Berhad will be testing the Unigy platform on its
trading floor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. As part of the initial Beta, the
company will also be implementing two of the new Unigy- enabled devices and
applications which were recently launched: the first, IQ/MAX Edge, a new
turret/dealerboard which offers much of the key functionality of an IQ/MAX
turret, in a compact package; and IQ/MAX Sync, an application that
facilitates "software control" of the turret to manage calls, speakers and
directories directly from the trader's PC. AmInvestment Bank Berhad will be
replacing both of its existing legacy backroom systems, IPC's Tradenet MX and
Alliance, with a single Unigy backroom.

As a customer of IPC for over 10 years, AmInvestment Bank Group has a
strong reputation within the Asian financial markets for its innovation and
forward-thinking strategic focus. The company has led the market with many
firsts, receiving awards and accolades which further cement its position as
one of Malaysia's leading investment banking groups. Recent awards include
Best Equity House (from both Alpha Southeast Asia Best Financial Institution
Awards 2010 and FinanceAsia Country Awards for Achievement 2010), Best
Domestic Bond House in Malaysia (The Asset Triple A Country Awards 2010),
Asset Management Company of the Year in Malaysia (The Asset Triple A
Investment Awards 2010) and "Most Outstanding Islamic Investment Banking"
(KLIFF Islamic Finance Awards 2010). This spirit of innovation is the driving
force behind its agreement to implement IPC's Unigy solution.

"We have held discussions with IPC in recent months about the Unigy roll
out and we are extremely excited to be trialing such a progressive trading
communications solution," said John Tan, Director/Head of Equity Markets,
AmInvestment Bank Berhad. "Our previous experience with IPC has proven to us
that the company really understands the changing needs of the financial
services industry. As our global clients face ever more diversified needs, we
will continue to embrace the creative solutions required to meet them. Unigy
promises increased productivity and collaboration, lower TCO and higher ROI,
as well as a centralised management system so we are truly excited to
experience the positive impact it will have on our trading floor," added Mr.

"We are delighted to have the support of AmInvestment Bank Berhad as a
key partner in Beta testing Unigy Our latest innovation, the Unigy platform,
gives our customers in Asia and around the globe more integration between
off-floor and on-floor trading processes," said Michael Speranza, senior vice
president, Marketing & Product Management, IPC Systems. "Unigy's integrated
platform for communications and applications gives firms the capability to
use out-of-the-box apps to speed trader workflow, or develop their own
applications using Unigy's Blue Wave Application Development Platform. The
platform also allows the off-floor staff to access communications used by
traders so that they can instantly bring together the appropriate team
members on a call."

About AmInvestment Bank Group

AmInvestment Bank Group is one of Malaysia's leading investment banking
groups. The Group has an enviable track record of over 30 years of
experience, innovation, and market leadership. It has won an impressive
stable of awards from the international financial press and major rating

AmInvestment Bank Group provides a full range of investment banking
related services that include the areas of Corporate Finance, Debt Capital
Markets, Islamic Markets, Equity Markets and Derivatives, Treasury and
Markets, Stock and Futures Broking, Funds Management, Trustee Services,
Private Equity, and Private Banking.

AmInvestment Bank Group is part of the AmBank Group, which is committed
to providing new and innovative products and services to its customers.
Adding greater value to the one-stop financial hub is its partnership with
Australia & New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), one of Australia's leading
banks. AmBank Group is now poised to take advantage of ANZ's wide network and
regional presence as well as its international banking expertise.

For more information, please visit

About IPC

IPC is a leading provider of financial trading communications solutions
to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises. With
nearly 40 years of expertise and innovation, IPC provides its customers with
global systems and solutions, as well as a suite of products and enhanced
services that includes advanced Voice-over-IP technology and integrated
network and 24×7x365 management services in 77 countries. Based in Jersey
City, N.J.
, IPC has more than 900 employees throughout the Americas, Europe
and Asia-Pacific regions. For more information, visit or

    Avani Modi                           Matt Pennacchio
    IPC Systems, Inc.                    Ruder Finn for IPC
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Avani Modi, IPC Systems, Inc., +1-201-253-2083, avani.modi at; or Matt Pennacchio, Ruder Finn for IPC, +1-212-715-1613, pennacchiom at

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