IPC Systems Partners With FFastFill to Provide Robust Connectivity Across the Financial Community

By Ipc Systems Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

IPC's Secure Financial Network to Support Low Latency, Non-Member Access to Exchanges and Trading Venues through FFastFill's Global SaaS Capability

JERSEY CITY, New Jersey and LONDON, May 18, 2011 - IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of electronic trading
communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms and
global enterprises, has partnered with FFastFill to make its pre-trade,
post-trade and straight through processing services available to members of
IPC's Electronic Connectivity Services (ECS) community. FFastFill is the
leading provider of application services to the global derivatives community,
and trading customers using IPC's secure global financial network will be
able to take advantage of FFastFill's hosted execution platform to secure
non-member access to exchanges and trading venues across the world.

FFastFill's broad range of application services leverages the company's
fully hosted Software-as-a-Service model to enable customers to trade a
multitude of exchanges with minimal latency. Using the new FFastFill Horizon
service, customers of IPC's Electronic Connectivity Services who are without
direct exchange or market memberships can now gain access to over 60
international trading venues across the North American, Europe and
Asia-Pacific regions simply by using other member firms' market access.

"With new trading platforms proliferating, firms increasingly need access
to venues where they typically don't have memberships. FFastFill's new
Horizon service successfully removes the requirement for expensive third
party connectivity or time-consuming broker-to-broker integration activities,
resulting in reduced time to market and much greater flexibility in terms of
broker coverage," commented Robert Walton, FFastFill's Managing Director,
Business Development. "Services like Horizon that can create that access
quickly, cheaply and efficiently are set to change the way clients trade on
new markets, and we're delighted that IPC is making the service available to
its global community of more than 4,000 trading firms."

"IPC's private and secure Electronic Connectivity Services financial
network already connects thousands of financial market trading participants
worldwide, making our community an ideal partner for FFastFill and its
portfolio of electronic trading applications," added David Brown, senior vice
president, Global Operations for IPC Systems. "Both FFastFill and IPC are
committed to providing an optimum trading services environment, and we look
forward to enabling our Electronic Connectivity Services customers to both
trade on new markets, as well as attract new order flows for venues where
they are existing members."

IPC's global connectivity infrastructure is exclusively focused on
providing financial institutions and software specialists such as FFastFill
with connectivity for all aspects of the trade lifecycle. The company's
global financial network connects the world's major financial centers across
200 cities in 60 countries, and is exclusively focused on providing market
participants with the secure, high-speed connectivity they increasingly
demand to support all aspects of their trade lifecycle. Specifically
engineered for electronic trading applications, IPC's portfolio of ECS allows
organizations to benefit from secure, dedicated bandwidth, and take advantage
of scalable and flexible connectivity capabilities to support their evolving
electronic trading requirements.

About FFastFill

FFastFill is the leading provider of application services to the global
derivatives community, using the latest developments in technology to
automate trade flow processes across a firm's front, middle and back office
operations. FFastFill's solutions encompass electronic order routing,
clearing, risk management and back office as part of an integrated, yet
modular system architecture. FFastFill is traded on London's AIM (AIM:FFA).
For more information, please visit www.ffastfill.com.

About IPC

IPC is a leading provider of indispensable 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 more
than 70 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 www.ipc.com.

    Lauren Doran                    Matt Pennacchio
    IPC Systems, Inc.               Ruder Finn for IPC
    +1-201-253-2343                 +1-212-715-1613
    lauren.doran@ipc.com            pennacchiom@ruderfinn.com

    Robert Walton
    FFastFill plc


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