Join Markets Media and Traders Magazine for the 8th Annual Markets Choice Awards in NYC, the premier event for identifying and recognizing the best companies, individuals and innovation in financial markets.
The MCAs span the most important sectors of institutional trading and technology – buy-side traders; sell-side execution desks; exchanges and platforms; incumbent technology providers and emerging fintech firms.

Our methodology in selecting nominees and then winners is simple yet thorough, and keeps the focus on the most important opinions: those of market participants.

Nominations are open now through February 28th. Following that we will put out shortlists for online polling, and finally determine winners from online responses, editorial interviews with leaders in financial markets, and consultation with our own MCA Advisory Board.

Please stay tuned for more information.


Markets Media Group is pleased to present the preliminary shortlist for the 2020 Markets Choice Awards. More than ever we feel that it is vital to recognize and celebrate excellence and resilience in our financial markets. In that spirit, starting with the Instinet Positive Change Awards, we will be rolling out a number of polls and digital events in the coming weeks which will culminate in the selection and presentation of the winners. Stay tuned for more categories including Lifetime Achievement, Person of the Year, CEO of the Year, Rising Stars, the Neil DeSena Market Advocate Award and more.

Best Buy-Side Equity Trading Desk
Alliance Bernstein
Fidelity Investments
Janus Henderson
State Street Global Advisors
T. Rowe Price
Wellington Asset Management
Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Desk
Eaton Vance
Goldman Sachs Asset Mangement
Janus Henderson
Virtu Financial
Best Best-Buy FX Trading Desk
Duquesne Capital Management
JP Morgan Asset Management
Excellence in Trading
Tami Chez, Citi
Ted Duffy, Wellington Asset Management
Jeff Estella, MFS Investment Management
Brian Frambes, Fidelity Capital Markets
Rosalyn Kemp, Citi
Mehmet Kinak, T. Rowe Price
Ed Nebens, First Pacific Advisors
Joe Scafidi, Brandes Investment Partners
Mark Wyatt, T. Rowe Price
Best OMS
Broadway Technology
Charles River Development
smartTrade Technologies
Best EMS
FlexTrader EMS
Instinet Newport
Portware, Factset
smartTrade Technologies
Wolverine Execution Services
Best New Product
CliK - Powered by Online Trading Academy
CoralBlocks Suite
EP3, Connamara Systems
FRTB Service, DTCC
Gemini Custody, Gemini
Market on close orders, Goldman Sachs
GTR SFTR. Depository Trust Clearing Corporation
IntelligentCross ATS, Intelligent Cross
Investor Kinetics, DTCC
Low Touch, ION Markets
IvyDB US 4.0, OptionMetrics
OTR’s, OpenDoor Securities
Portfolio Trading, Tradeweb
Proficio Capital Strategic Opportunities, Insurance Dedicated Fund
Buy side conference management solution, Tier1 Financial Services
TrueFX, Integral/Jefferies
UBS Data Solutions, UBS
WEX Connect, Wolverine Execution Services
TapDark Algo, UBS
Best Company
NICE Actimize
The Derivatives Service Bureau
Best FinTech Company (under 3 years old)
Arcus Partners
Battea Class Action Services
Evidology Systems Ltd
Imperative Execution
Best Fixed Income Trading Platform
280 CapMarkets BondNav
Charles River Development
OpenDoor Securities
smartTrade Technologies
Best Exchange
Gemini Trust
Best Clearing House
CME Clearing
Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC)
Best in AI
Imperative Execution - IntelligentCross
IPC and GreenKey Technologies' Blotter App
JPMC OmniAI Platform
MarketAxess Composite Plus (CP+)
Mosaic Smart Data
NICE Actimize CDD-X
Truvalue Labs
Best in Cloud
Adaptive Cloud eTrading Platforms
Finity 360, Arcus Partners
IEX Cloud
IPC's Connexus Cloud
NICE Actimize ActimizeWatch for Compliance Managed Analytics Service
Sterling Trading Tech - Sterling Risk Engine
Tier1 Financial Solutions
Best in Regtech
ARM Insight - Mimic
Ascent RegTech
Eventus Systems
Evidology Systems
FRTB Service, DTCC
NICE Actimize Reg BI Surveillance Solution
SS&C Regulatory Services (Core SightLine)
Sterling Trading Tech - Sterling Aggregator
Best in Fintech Battea
Excellence in AI 7 Chord
Best Fixed Income Execution GX2 Systems
Best Trading Infrastructure Analytics Corvil
Best Execution Management System (EMS) TradingScreen
Best Order Management System (OMS) smartTrade Technologies
Best Cryptocurrency Trading Platform smartTrade Technologies
Best Options Trading Broker Dash Financial Technologies
Best New Trading Platform Fenics USTreasuries
Best New Product DTCC Exception Manager
Best New Algo Trading Product Cantor Fitzgerald Precision
Best in Data ICE Data Services
Best Clearing House OCC
Best Crypto Exchange Gemini
Best Exchange Group Nasdaq
Best Fixed Income Trading Platform MarketAxess
Positive Change, Visionaries Jerome Pustilnik, Instinet Co-Founder (Posthumous)
Positive Change, Diversity BNP Paribas
Positive Change, Philanthropy Bryan Harkins, Cboe Global Markets
Excellence in Equities Trading Frank Loughlin, AllianceBernstein
Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Technology Wellington Management
Best M&A Deal CME Group - NEX Group
Best Hedge Fund Citadel
Best Global Trading Team BlackRock
Best Buy-Side Trading Desk AllianceBernstein
Neil DeSena Market Advocate Award Rishi Nangalia
Best Algorithmic Trading Company Clearpool Group
Best Company Virtu Financial
CEO of the Year Lee Olesky, Tradeweb Markets
Person of the Year Yie-Hsin Hung, New York Life Investment Management
Lifetime Achievement

Andrew M. Brooks, T. Rowe Price Associates

Rising Star Maria Adamjee, CenturyLink

Rising Star Anshul Anand, Thesys Technologies

Rising Star Kelly Anlas, Clearpool Group

Rising Star Tim Coates, Synechron

Rising Star Maria Dwyer, GlobalCollateral

Rising Star Allison Gott, Citadel Securities

Rising Star Tyler Hallmark, OpenDoor Securities

Rising Star Alexandria McGrath, Vela

Rising Star Tim Miller, Dash Financial Technologies

Rising Star Erica Thomas, Tradeweb Markets

Best New Block Trading Product CODA Block

Best Clearinghouse Options Clearing Corporation

Best Sell Side OMS Fidessa

Best in AI Synechron AI Accelerators

Best Fixed Income Trading Platform Tradeweb Markets

Best Buy-Side EMS Portware Enterprise, a FactSet Trading Solution

Best Exchange Technology Nasdaq

Best Mid-Sized Broker-Dealer Clearpool Group

Best in RegTech Thesys Technologies

Best New Trading Platform OpenDoor Securities

Best Dark Pool Luminex Trading & Analytics

Best Fixed Income Data Provider MTS BondsPro

Best Multi-Asset EMS FlexTrade

Best Agency Broker Instinet

Best Enterprise Risk Management Aplomb Strategies

Best Algorithmic Trading Provider Dash Financial Technologies

Best Global Exchange Group CME Group

Best New Product GlobalCollateral’s Margin Transit Utility

Neil DeSena Market Advocate Award Greg Tusar

Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Technology Wellington Management

Best Buy-Side Equity Index Trading Desk Vanguard

Buy-Side Quantitative Trader of the Year Enrico Cacciatorre Voya Investment Management

Best Hedge Fund Trading Desk AQR

Best Buy-Side Equity Trading Desk J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Efficiency and Resourcefulness in Trading Mark Louka, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Desk State Street Global Advisors

Best Buy-Side Trading Enterprise BlackRock

Buy-Side Trader of the Year Dan Royal, Janus Henderson Investors

Woman of the Year Jen Nayar, Vela

Best Company Liquidnet

CEO of the Year Michelle Neal, BNY Mellon Markets

Lifetime Achievement Terry Duffy, CME Group

Best New Product – Dark Pool Trading Fidessa BlockShadow

Best New Product – Execution FlexAlgoWheel

Lifetime Achievement Larry Eugene Thompson, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Best Company Citadel Securities

Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Desk BlackRock, Inc.

Best Buy-Side Equity Trading Desk J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Best Buy-Side FX Trading Desk T. Rowe Price

Best Global Exchange Group London Stock Exchange Group

Best Clearing House The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation

Market Advocate Award Neil V. DeSena, SenaHill Partners, LP

CEO of the Year Jen Nayar, Vela

Woman of the Year Adena T. Friedman, Nasdaq

Trader of the Year Fixed Income Sam Priyadarshi, Vanguard

Trader of the Year Equities Nanette J. Buziak, Voya Investment Management

Excellence in Block Trading Mike Bellaro, Deutsche Asset Management

Excellence in ETF Trading Julie Abbett, J.P. Morgan

Excellence in Electronic Trading Linn Karstadt, Jefferies

Best Buy-Side EMS Portware, A FactSet Company

Best OMS Fidessa

Best New Product FlexONE

Best Multi-Asset EMS FlexTrade Systems

Best FinTech Company OpenDoor Trading, LLC

Best Fixed Income Trading Platform Liquidnet

Best ETF Platform Tradeweb Markets

Best New Risk Product Lime Watchdog Risk System, Lime Brokerage LLC

Best Emerging Fixed Income Trading Platform Trumid

Best Emerging Equity Trading Platform Luminex Trading & Analytics LLC

Best in Cloud Abacus Group

Best New Initiative Synechron Blockchain Accelerators

Rising Star Brittany Callaghan, FXSpotStream

Rising Star Sandra Delmore, Liquidnet, Inc.

Rising Star Robert LaMura, OpenDoor Trading, LLC

Rising Star Patrick Menard, Lime Brokerage LLC

Rising Star Priya Prasad, Citadel Securities

Rising Star Jennifer Tkachuk-Tremblay, TD Securities

Rising Star Vincenzo Vedda, Deutsche Asset Management

Rising Star Jon Watras, Hotspot


Best Agency Broker Convergex

Best Algorithmic Trading Platform Clearpool Autonomy

Best Asset Manager BlackRock

Best Buy-Side Derivatives Trading Desk Vanguard

Best Buy-Side Equity Trading Desk J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Best Buy-Side Fixed Income Trading Desk AB

Best Buy-Side Trading Desk Deutsche Asset Management

Best Buy-Side Trading Technology Neuberger Berman

Best Clearing House LCH.Clearnet

Best Consultancy Sapient

Best CTO Mark Etherington

Best ETF Liquidity Provider Bloomberg Tradebook

Best Exchange Technology Provider MillenniumIT

Best Fixed Income Trading Platform Tradeweb

Best Futures Exchange CME Group

Best FX EMS FlexTrade

Best Hedge Fund BlueMountain Capital Management

Best M&A Deal FactSet-Portware

Best Mid-Sized Buy-Side Equity Trading Desk The Boston Company

Best Multi-Asset EMS FlexTrade

Best New Product Algomi Honeycomb

Best New Trading Platform Luminex

Best Order Management System Fidessa

Best Public Pension Plan Colorado PERA

Best Systematic Trading Technology Lime Brokerage

Lifetime Achievement Barbara Novick

Women in Finance, Outstanding Contribution Catherine Wood

Best Algorithm Provider Credit Suisse Best Asset Manager Fidelity Investments Best Bank Broker-Dealer Bank of America Merrill Lynch Best Buy-Side Dark Pool Liquidnet Best Buy-Side EMS Portware Best Buy-Side Equity Trading Desk T. Rowe Price Best Buy-Side Multi-Asset Trading Desk Goldman Sachs Asset Management Best Company BlackRock Best Electronic Liquidity Provider Citadel Securities Best Equity Exchange Nasdaq Best ETF Liquidity Provider Jane Street Best ETF Provider BlackRock iShares Best Financial Services Cloud Provider The Beast Apps Best Fixed-Income Algorithm Provider Quantitative Brokers Best Fixed-Income Trading Platform Tradeweb Best Fund Administrator State Street Best FX TCA FlexTrade Best Global Exchange CME Group Best Hedge Fund Two Sigma Best Hedge Fund Trading Desk AQR Capital Management Best Multi-Asset EMS FlexTrade Best New Clearing Product Traiana Harmony CCP Connect for Equities Best New Data Product Bloomberg Tradebook Strategy Analyzer (STAZ) Best New Product Perseus LiquidPath Best Options Exchange Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Best Public Pension Plan Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Best Swap Execution Facility Bloomberg SEF Best TCA Provider Markit Best Technology Company REDI Lifetime Achievement Duncan Niederauer Most Influential Person Michael Bloomberg Most Innovative New Product ITG RFQ-hub Women in Finance Outstanding Contribution Mee Warren

Lifetime Achievement Thomas Joyce Most Influential Person Jeff Sprecher, IntercontinentalExchange Best Company MARKIT Best Asset Manager Fidelity Investments Best Buy-Side Trading Desk Invesco Best Buy-Side Derivatives Trading Desk Allianz Global Investors Best Bank Bank of America Merrill Lynch Best Co-Location Facilities Provider Equinix Best Dark Pool Barclays LX Best Futures Exchange CME Group Best Multi-Asset EMS FlexTrade Systems Most Innovative New Product Perseus Telecom, High Precision Time Best Fixed Income Trading Platform Tradeweb Markets Best Algorithm Provider Credit Suisse Best Post-Trade Services TRAIANA Best Exchange Technology BATS Global Markets Best Data Provider Bloomberg Best Options Exchange Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Best Technology Company REDI Best M&A Deal IntercontinentalExchange-NYSE Euronext Best Buy-Side EMS Portware Best Equities Trading Platform Deutsche Bank Autobahn Innovators of the Year IEX Group Best Buy-Side Dark Pool Liquidnet Best Options Technology OptionCity Software Best Derivatives Risk-Management System Calypso Technology




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