Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2018

The Fund Technology and WSL Awards recognize and reward providers catering to asset managers and institutional traders who have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. The Awards return on February 6, 2019 at The Harvard Club, New York
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WELCOME TO THE FUND TECHNOLOGY & WSL AWARDS

The Awards return on February 6, 2019 at The Harvard Club, New York. The Fund Technology and WSL Awards recognize and reward providers catering to asset managers and institutional traders who have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months. Previously known as the WSL (Wall Street Letter) Institutional Trading Awards, the event will highlight the efforts of technology providers, data specialists and exchanges in meeting the needs of the wider asset management community, particularly mutual funds.

2018 CATEGORIES

2018 ENTRY RULES

The Fund Technology and WSL Awards (formerly the Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards) are designed for brokers, exchanges, technology vendors, data providers and trading platforms supporting institutional and asset management traders, who have proved themselves successful over the course of 2016/2017.

Please note that 2018 applicants will be judged based on their performance from October 31, 2016 – November 1, 2017.

An independent panel of judges made up of industry experts will judge entrants based on a mixture of qualitative and quantitative performance indicators.

When entering the 2018 Awards, please read through the following criteria, which detail what the judging panel will be looking for as they consider entries and select final winners.

All entry forms should be submitted by Friday December 1, 2017.

The awards will be publicized internationally in the general and specialist financial media. All finalists will be honored - and the winners announced - at a dinner on Wednesday February 7, 2018 at The Yale Club, New York.

For each category, applicants must demonstrate:

1. Client satisfaction

2. Innovation

3. Revenue growth attributable to the product or client growth associated with the product (for new product rollouts, market penetration must be demonstrable)

Answers may not exceed 1,000 words per question. The awards judges will also consider additional supporting documentation, including case studies and diagrams.

JUDGING

JUDGING

The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure that all the entries receive full consideration.

Judges will take part in a judging conference call, where the winners will be decided. One expert per category will be asked to summarize the judges' comments and provide any additional input as required. Judges have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories that they deem more suitable. All judges are required to sign a confidentiality disclaimer form.

THE JUDGING PANEL

The judges are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their absence of conflicts of interest. The list of judges will be announced on this page.

PLEASE NOTE: Judges do not judge any categories that their company has been entered in and are obliged to declare that they have no conflicts of interest prior to judging.

The Fund Technology and WSL Awards recognize and reward providers catering to asset managers and institutional traders that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months.

The judging process, using an independent panel made up of industry experts, will be based on a mixture of qualitative and quantitative performance indicators.

To enter the 2018 Awards, please read the judging criteria carefully before completing the entry form. Your entry should clearly demonstrate how you have met all of the points detailed in the relevant category criteria.

TICKETS

Your table at the Awards includes 10 seats at the awards ceremony, a three course dinner and drinks reception. By attending the awards, you benefit from excellent networking with hundreds of key decision-makers.

For further details on how to book your tickets for the Awards, please contact:

Indira Peters-DiDio
i.peters@pageantmedia.com

(646) 891 2119

2018 SHORTLIST

 
CategoryCompany
Best broker-dealer client service Bloomberg Tradebook
  BNP Paribas
  Dash Financial
  Fidelity Capital Markets
  Northern Trust Securities
  Quantitative Brokers
  WallachBeth Capital
Best broker-dealer algorithm Interactive Brokers Group
  Quantitative Brokers
  Weeden & Co
  Wolverine Execution Services
Best broker-dealer equities Bloomberg Tradebook
  Dash Financial
  Fidelity Capital Markets
  FIS
  Interactive Brokers Group
  ITG
  Weeden & Co.
Best broker-dealer futures Bloomberg Tradebook
  Interactive Brokers Group
  Quantitative Brokers
  Societe Generale
Best broker-dealer options Bloomberg Tradebook
  Dash Financial
  Interactive Brokers Group
  Quantitative Brokers
  WallachBeth Capital
  Wolverine Execution Services
Best broker-dealer research Chart IQ
  MarketsFlow
  Mischler Financial Group
  Sandler O'Neill
  Stifel Nicolaus
Best compliance product Charles River Development
  Confluence
  Fidessa
  Nasdaq
  NICE Actimize
  OneMarketData
  RapidRatings
  Rimes Technologies Corporation
Best data provider - fixed income and credit AdvantageData
  Bloomberg Tradebook
  FactSet
  IHS Markit
  Thomson Reuters
Best data provider equities Devexperts
  FactSet
  MarketsFlow
  S3 Partners
Best DMA offering Bloomberg Tradebook
  Fidelity Capital Markets
  Quantitative Brokers
  Vela
Best equities trading platform - broker Fidessa
  FIS
  FlexTrade Systems
  Interactive Brokers Group
  Liquidnet
  TD Ameritrade
Best equities trading platform - vendor Clearpool 
  Devexperts
  ETNA
  FlexTrade Systems
  Portware
  SS&C Advent
  Tethys Technology
Best equities trading platform - innovation Devexperts
  FlexTrade Systems
  Interactive Brokers Group
  Tethys Technology
Best fintech solution Apcela
  ClearStructure Financial Technology
  Confluence
  FIS
  Hanweck
  Obsidian Solutions
  Pivotal Path
  Robust Wealth
  S3 Partners
Best fixed income trading platform Charles River Development
  NEX - BrokerTec
  Liquidnet
  MarketAxess
  OpenDoor Securities
  TradingScreen
Best FX trading venue (ECN/MTF) Integral Development Corp.
  LMAX Exchange
  ParFX
  Thomson Reuters
Best infrastructure/technology initiative by exchange/ATS International Securities Exchange (ISE)
  LMAX Exchange
  MIAX
Best market data provider - overall  AdvantageData
  FactSet
  Hanweck
  OneMarketData
  Rimes Technologies Corporation
  S3 Partners
Best new trading product AxeTrading
  FlexTrade Systems
  MarketsFlow
  Mizuho Americas
  OneMarketData
  OpenDoor Securities
  SS&C Advent
  Trade Ideas
Best options trading platform - broker Bloomberg Tradebook
  Dash Financial
  Interactive Brokers Group
  Wolverine Execution Services
Best options trading platform - vendor Charles River Development
  FlexTrade Systems
  Tethys Technology
Best options trading venue International Securities Exchange (ISE)
  MIAX
  Thomson Reuters
Best OTC derivatives trading platform Charles River Devlopment
  Trad-X
Best risk management solution Axioma
  FIS
  Hanweck
  NICE Actimize
  RapidRatings
  RiskGrid Technologies
Best technology for programmatic trading Altavest
  Apex Futures
  Capstone Trading Systems
  Lightspeed Trading, LLC
  Trade Ideas
Best technology provider - overall Abacus Information Technology
  Confluence
  ClearStructure Financial Technology
  Eze Castle Integration
  FactSet
  Linedata
  Obsidian Solutions
  SS&C Advent
  TrueEX
Best trading platform - overall Elixium
  Interactive Brokers Group
  MIAX
  Portware
  TrueEX
  TradingScreen
Best trading platform client service ChartIQ
  Dash Financial
  Eze Castle Integration
  MIAX
  Nasdaq
  REDI Global Technologies
  Thomson Reuters
  Tora
  TradingScreen
Best utilities technology Bloomberg Tradebook
  Fidessa
  FIS
  NRI (Nomura Research Institute)
  Rapid Addition
Most innovative exchange technology Cboe Global Markets
  Chart IQ
  International Securities Exchange (ISE)
  MIAX
  NYSE
Most innovative exchange technology - options Cboe Global Markets
  MIAX
  Wolverine Execution Services 

EVENT INFO

The Fund Technology and WSL Awards will take place on Wednesday February 6, 2019 at The Harvard Club, New York.

2019 Timings

6:30pm Drinks
7:30pm Dinner
9:00pm Awards Ceremony
10:00pm After dinner drinks and networking
10:30pm Event closes

Dress code

Black tie preferred.

2018 WINNERS

CategoryCompanyHighly Commended
Best broker-dealer algorithm Quantitative Brokers  
Best broker-dealer client service WallachBeth Capital   
Best broker-dealer equities Bloomberg Tradebook  
Best broker-dealer futures Bloomberg Tradebook  
Best broker-dealer options WallachBeth Capital   
Best broker-dealer research MarketsFlow   
Best DMA offering Vela  
Best compliance product  NICE Actimize  
Best data provider - equities FactSet  
Best data provider - fixed income and credit IHS Markit  
Best market data provider - overall  RIMES Technologies Corporation  
Best fintech solution Hanweck  
Best risk management solution FIS  
Best technology for programmatic trading  Trade Ideas   
Best technology provider - overall Eze Castle Integration Lindedata
Best utilities technology Fidessa  
Best equities trading platform - broker Liquidnet  
Best equities trading platform - innovation Tethys Technology  
Best equities trading platform - vendor Tethys Technology Clearpool
Best fixed income trading platform TradingScreen  
Best new trading product  Mizuho Americas SS&C Advent
Best FX trading venue (ECN/MTF) Thomson Reuters  
Best options trading platform - broker Interactive Brokers Group  
Best options trading platform - vendor FlexTrade Systems Charles River Development
Best options trading  venue International Securities Exchange (ISE)   
Best OTC derivatives trading platform Trad-X  
Best trading platform client service Eze Castle Integration   
Best trading platform overall Interactive Brokers Group  
Best infrastructure/technology initiative by exchange/ATS MIAX  
Most innovative exchange technology - options Wolverine Execution Services  
Most innovative exchange technology  Cboe Global Markets   

CONTACT US

General Inquiries

Alina Makarova
Deputy Head of Events
a.makarova@pageantmedia.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6640 / +1 646 891 2110

Sponsorship

Alina Makarova
Deputy Head of Events
a.makarova@pageantmedia.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6640 / +1 646 891 2110

Entries/Tables

Indira Peters-DiDio
Data Manager
i.peters@pageantmedia.com
+1 646 891 2119

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