04.24.2018
By Markets Media

Markets Choice Award Winners Announced

Almost 250 capital markets professionals gathered at Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan on Tuesday night for Markets Media’s sixth-annual Markets Choice Awards.

The MCAs span the most important constituencies of institutional trading and technology — buy-side investment managers, sell-side execution desks, hedge funds, exchanges and trading platforms, established technology providers, and emerging fintech firms. 

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

The multi-month process in January with a call for nominations from our readership. With this voluminous raw data as a starting point, editorial staff conducted research and telephone interviews and consulted with the MCA Advisory Board to winnow the field. From there, shortlists for many of the categories were published and reader votes were tallied as another input. Internal deliberations hammered out the final winners.

The winners are…

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

 

 

 

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