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|
|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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