by Cloud9 | Nov 12, 2021 | Events, News, Thought Leadership
Join us for our next virtual roundtable discussion taking place on Thursday, December 9 @ 10am ET (3pm BST) as panelists from Google Cloud, Symphony and Cloud9 examine the importance behind smart cloud deployment and the mission-critical services that support trading and cloud-based workflows.
This discussion is particularly timely as the industry continues to adjust to hybrid working conditions that have accelerated wider use of the cloud and help drive a greater appetite for more sophisticated data and analytics on and off the trading floor.
We will examine:
- What the cloud deployment process looks like today and how is it changing as companies continue to adopt a more hybrid working culture that leverages a virtual trading floor
- How firms should be approaching security in the cloud and what do they need to do now to ensure they’re ready for the start of 2022
- How the cloud is empowering businesses to scale more seamlessly and the precautions businesses need to take when shifting to a cloud environment
- The changes that are taking place in the price discovery process and its impact on wider adoption of the cloud
- The biggest changes expected to take place amidst the growing reliance on cloud deployment, hybrid cloud, and even multi-cloud environments in 2022
by Cloud9 | Jun 24, 2021 | News, Product Updates, Security & Compliance
New York and London, 24 June 2021 – Symphony – the leading financial markets’ infrastructure and technology platform – has acquired the trader voice and electronic communication company Cloud9 Technologies (Cloud9). With this acquisition, Symphony will take the lead in front office communications with new services and solutions combining trader voice with natural language processing (NLP) and automation. The combined offering will accelerate trade flows, improve transactional accuracy, and extend back office and remote worker use-cases.
“Symphony is building on our solid technology foundation and global network as we seek to tackle true pain points in markets’ workflows. With this acquisition, Symphony takes the lead in the nascent market communications space and brings mission-critical trader voice capabilities to the Symphony platform, by adding C9’s features to our secure and compliant communication stack, with chat, voice and video meetings, file and screen sharing. Our combined capabilities will allow for more integrated and immediate conversational workflows, and front office users will be better served,” said Symphony’s chief executive officer, Brad Levy.
In the last year, Symphony solidified its position in financial services as critical markets’ infrastructure, while Cloud9 established itself as a leading cloud voice platform for financial markets. The combined capabilities of the two companies will reshape how market participants interact as well as unlock meaningful and innovative workflow and data analytics solutions. Symphony’s full front-office communication solutions will enable connectivity to both remote and in-office financial services professionals while offering a high-quality trader voice communications experience to its global user community.
“Six years ago, Cloud9 set out to change how trader voice services were delivered to the modern trading desk. As messaging had already impacted the trading communications workflow, we felt the value of voice communications in fast and complex trading scenarios would be renewed by leveraging cloud delivery to create a community of users and provide them with the tools to communicate verbally. The Cloud9 team is excited to join forces with Symphony. It is clear to us that the collective capabilities of our organizations will further drive value to the financial services community, enhancing and accelerating the delivery of secure cloud-based multi-modal communications. We are excited about the future together for our company and the industry”, said Gerald Starr, CEO of Cloud9 Technologies.
The acquisition of Cloud9 Technologies is expected to be the first of several acquisitions for Symphony. Levy has previously shared that Symphony would buy, partner with, or acquire strategic assets for the company and the industry, as reported by Insider, Financial News and Asian Private Banker. Symphony is now positioned to deliver the next wave of markets’ communication solutions.
Marlin & Associates and Goodwin advised Symphony while Broadhaven and Wilmer Hale advised Cloud9 in this transaction.
Symphony is the most secure and compliant markets’ infrastructure and technology platform, where solutions are built or integrated to standardize, automate and innovate financial services workflows. The Symphony platform is a vibrant community of over half a million financial professionals from 500+ market participants with a trusted directory. It is powering over 2,000 community-built applications and bots. The company was founded in 2014 and has raised $510 million from institutional investors.
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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Symphony Communication Services
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