December 4, 2020 – WatersTechnology recently announced the winners of its 16th annual American Financial Technology Awards (AFTAs) and the collaboration between Cloud9 & Verint was named the winner of the “Best Partnership or Alliance” category. The partnership, which was announced in July 2020, provides the capital market ecosystem with a fully compliant, cloud-enabled communications solution to support traders both on the trading floor and remotely, providing necessary flexibility as the industry continues to take a cloud-first approach and gains a greater appetite for anytime, anywhere access to the “virtual trading floor”.
Hosted by Waters Technology, the AFTAs recognize the best across the deployment and management of financial technology within the asset management and investment banking communities over the last 12 months. The 2020 AFTAs featured 29 categories, with 16 focusing on end-users and 13 for technology vendors.
The joint solution brings together Cloud9’s C9Trader voice communication platform and Verint® Financial Compliance Capture™ for advanced communication capture, records retention, secure data governance and advanced data analysis. By doing so, it gives financial institutions an enterprise-wide communication and compliance framework that alleviates obstacles and ensures traders remain within compliance parameters both remotely and on the trading floor. Through the analytics and open data APIs, businesses can capture, preserve and monitor a complete set of voice records and metadata and make these available for surveillance, trade reconstruction and analysis purposes.
“The American Financial Technology Awards is a true recognition of our teams’ ongoing efforts and strategy to support the trading industry in this exigent times,” comments Phil Fry, VP of Product Strategy at Verint. “It’s a great honor to receive such a prestigious industry accolade with Cloud9 and we look forward to continuing to redefine trading compliance to help financial market participants ensure that traders stay connected with clients, peers, and counterparties without having to worry about compliance infractions.”
“As the institutional trading landscape becomes more digitized and work-from-home becomes much more common or in many cases essential, access to voice data is essential to fufill regulatory and operational requirements,” said Briant Hunt, Chief Administrative Officer and Head of Partnerships at Cloud9. “Receiving this top honor in the financial technology space is a testament of our collaboration to support the trading community with greater flexibility and optionality during the pandemic crisis and beyond.”
As part of Cloud9’s podcast series that examines developments in the voice trading ecosystem, Cloud9 CAO and Head of Partnerships Brian Hunt recently spoke with Verint’s VP of Product Strategy Phil Fry about the importance of extracting voice data. You can listen to the full episode here.
NEW YORK, October 20, 2020– Cloud9 Technologies (“Cloud9”), a leader in cloud-based communications, has launched C9Trader Stratus, an enhanced UI that offers institutional traders more efficient workflows and greater options for voice trading. By combining both traditional ‘turret’ functionality with flexible new features, the intuitive and customizable user interface empowers traders to instantly connect with global trading partners – anywhere, anytime.
Designed from the outset with trader feedback, Stratus provides enhanced visibility across all team members’ activities while allowing users to customize content to easily align with their workflows. Benefits of Cloud9’s purpose-built communication platform include:
- Open and interoperable with other apps
- Rich call metadata and analytics to analyze trade performance
- Easy to set up and scale (up or down) SaaS model
- Unlimited, instant connections without the need for traditional private lines
- High-quality audio
- Secure surveillance and compliance with encrypted storage of recordings
- Inherent BCP and mobility at no additional cost
“The institutional trading ecosystem is shifting and the industry is recognizing that premium voice trading solutions are a pivotal piece to efficient anywhere, anytime trading capabilities,” said Jim Miller, COO of Cloud9. “Stratus leverages Cloud9’s trusted technology foundation and elevates it to provide the workflow optimization that traders need.”
To learn about Stratus and to access reference guides and video tutorials, visit https://c9tec.com/cloudhub-stratus/.
LONDON, February 26, 2020 — IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for financial market participants, and Cloud9 Technologies, a leader in cloud-based communications, today announced that their integrated voice-trading platform has won the “Best Cloud-Based Trading Data Management Solution” category at the TradingTech Insight Awards Europe 2020. IPC and Cloud9 received the award at a ceremony on February 25, 2020 in London.
“We dedicate this award to our customers, who have rapidly embraced the transformative voice trading platform IPC has built in conjunction with Cloud9,” said Bob Santella, Chief Executive Officer, IPC. “We knew that by working together, the IPC and Cloud9 platform would become the number one choice for traders globally.”
“We had one goal with this partnership, and that was to empower financial firms to build smarter and more profitable trading strategies,” said Gerald Starr, Chief Executive Officer, Cloud9. “It’s immensely rewarding that the industry at large already recognizes the value delivered by the IPC-Cloud9 integrated trading solution.”
Rapidly being deployed around the world, the IPC-Cloud9 platform provides the global trading community with a unified solution for endpoint connectivity, mobility, advanced data analytics and business continuity planning. The integrated cloud-based service unites IPC’s Unigy™ trading communications platform and Connexus™ Cloud global financial ecosystem with Cloud9’s C9 Trader™ voice communications and analytics platform.
Produced by A-Team, the TradingTech Insight Awards Europe emphasize operational and product excellence in financial trading technology and reflect the different challenges facing market practitioners and suppliers as they seek to develop trading and data solutions in the rapidly changing European marketplace. The shortlist was selected by the TradingTech Advisory Board, as well as A-Team’s editorial team, with the winner voted for by the TradingTech Insight readership.
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. For more information, visit: www.c9tec.com.
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