Women in Finance Are Back!


Markets Media Group is pleased to present its 3rd Annual Markets Choice Awards: Women in Finance event, which will kick off Markets Media Week on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.



Last year’s event saw the integration of Traders Magazine’s Wall Street Women Awards into the larger Markets Media Women in Finance initiative. Held at Tao Downtown in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District, the event convened more than 250 market professionals from institutional investment firms, hedge funds, trading desks at the biggest global banks, exchanges, and technology providers.

In the spirit of our annual Markets Choice Awards, the WIF program will recognize some of the most talented and accomplished women in multiple categories across the business of finance and capital markets. WIF nominees may come from buy-side and sell- side trading desks, institutional investors, wealth managers, hedge funds, exchanges and trading platforms, technology providers, corporate finance, venture capital firms and start-ups — really, any area within the financial sector.

Nominees are first put forth by readers of MarketsMedia.com and TradersMagazine.com, and shortlists and winners are determined by the editorial staffs of the two platforms, in conjunction with the WIF Advisory Board. As with our five-year-old Markets Choice Awards franchise, our methodology in selecting nominees and then winners for Women in Finance is simple yet thorough, and keeps the focus on the important opinions: those of market participants, not ours.

“This is certainly one of my favorite events of the year,” said Mohan Virdee, CEO of Markets Media Group. “A ton of research goes into identifying and learning about these exceptional individuals, and with so many deserving candidates it is always tough to choose the ultimate winners. Reading the personal stories of success is such a rewarding experience in itself.”

Past WIF winners have included Susan Estes of OpenDoor Trading, Adena Friedman of Nasdaq, Seema Hingorani of Girls Who Invest, Jenny Knott of ICAP, Blythe Masters of Digital Asset, Jennifer Nayar of Vela Trading Technologies, Annette Nazareth of Davis Polk, Diana Reyes of HSBC, Julia Sears of TIAA-CREF, Mee Warren of Two Sigma, and Supurna VedBrat of BlackRock.

Women are a gathering force throughout finance, and we are proud to recognize the best of the best.

For more information and to submit nominations, please visit https://www.marketsmedia.com/event/women-finance-awards-luncheon/ or contact Lisa Kim at lkim@marketsmedia.com

About Markets Media


Markets Media is all about institutional trading, technology and market structure, where the buy side meets the sell side. Through a digital platform and live events such as Summer Trading Network, Markets Media Week, and the Markets Choice Awards, MM covers the market ecosystem across the equity, fixed income and FX asset classes, spanning institutional investment managers, sell-side banks, proprietary traders, exchanges, alternative trading systems, regulators, incumbent technology providers and emerging fintechs.

About Traders Magazine


Traders Magazine is a digital information and news service serving professionals in the North American institutional trading markets with a focus on the buy-side, including large asset managers, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, pension funds and boutique investment firms. Traders Magazine caters primarily to buy-side firms with more $500 million in assets, as well as sell-side broker-dealers that provide data, execution services and liquidity. Other constituencies include exchanges and “dark pools,” where the trades are executed, and the technology providers who serve the market. Coverage includes buy-side strategy, the interaction of buy- and sell-side players, technology and regulations. The brand stands as the hub of a cohesive and engaged community, a market position supported by participation in and coverage of social, charity and networking events.

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