IPC Systems, Inc., a leading provider of trading communications solutions to the world's top financial services firms and global enterprises, has continued the rapid expansion of its global financial network with the announcement of connectivity to Bursa Malaysia Berhad - operators of Bursa Malaysia -- one of the Asia Pacific region's emerging exchanges.
Bursa Malaysia, formerly the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange, operates a fully integrated exchange, offering a complete range of services including trading, clearing, settlement and depository services.
With just under 1,000 listed companies across its Malaysia Securities Berhad Main and ACE Markets, Bursa Malaysia provides an increasingly attractive exchange venue for the international investment community. Users of IPC's global community of over 4,000 on-net market participants will now benefit from secure, high-speed access to Bursa Malaysia's wide range of products and services, such as its new FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI benchmark index for the securities market, as well as innovations including 'Bursa Suq Al-Sila', the world's first Shari'ah-compliant commodity trading platform.
"At Bursa Malaysia we're committed to developing international recognition for our markets, and Malaysia has recently been added to FTSE's Watch List for our Advanced Emerging Status. We're delighted that IPC, one of the leading global financial network service providers, has now extended its footprint to Kuala Lumpur, and we look forward to welcoming both IPC members and other international investors to Bursa Malaysia," commented Dato' Yusli Mohamed Yusoff, Bursa Malaysia Berhad's Chief Executive Officer.
"Connecting directly to Bursa Malaysia will provide our IPC Electronic Connectivity Services customers with a reliable, low latency link to one of the Asia Pacific region's most dynamic markets," added Mark Curran, vice president, APAC Network Operations for IPC Systems. "At IPC we're focused on supporting the high performance needs of the global investment community, and we've been building out our pan-Asian financial optical network to reflect the demand for access to key destinations to venues such as Bursa Malaysia as it capitalises on its recent market developments."