Fund Technology and WSL Awards 2019

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.


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Rewarding excellence in trading support and technology

The Fund Technology Awards 2019 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. Previously known as the WSL (Wall Street Letter) Institutional Trading Awards, 2019’s event will highlight the efforts of technology providers, broker dealers, data specialists and exchanges in meeting the needs of the asset management community. This year the awards will have an increased focus on the new innovations coming to market as vendors look to ensure asset managers have the latest tools in their armory to compete in a rapidly evolving space.


Best broker-dealer algorithm
Best broker-dealer client service
Best broker-dealer futures
Best broker-dealer options
Best compliance solution
Best DMA offering
Best front office data management tool
Best liquidity management solution
Best Mifid II trading solution for US clients
Best OMS/PMS provider
Best outsourced trading solution
Best risk management technology
Best technology for programmatic trading
Best technology provider - overall
Best utilities technology
Best crypto trading platform
Best equities trading platform
Best fixed income trading platform
Best options trading platform
Best OTC derivatives trading platform
Best overall trading platform- innovation
Best trading platform overall
Best data provider - alternative data sources
Best data provider - equities
Best data provider - fixed income and credit
Best market data provider - overall
Best infrastructure/technology initiative by exchange/ATS
Best machine learning development
Best new fintech solution
Best new trading product
Best new trading product
Most innovative exchange technology


These established awards are recognized internationally for the rigor of the judging process and quality of the submissions.

Why are these awards important? In a fast-moving environment where firms are putting huge amount of effort and resource into their trading support services it is important to recognise and reward the firms who are at the top of their game

What will entering these awards do for the entrant/organisation? When it comes to standing out from a crowded field, winning one of these prestigious awards will reassure asset managers of the quality of your proposition and significantly aid marketing efforts

What makes these Awards stand out from any competitor awards? Our awards are judged by a panel of top technology and trading pros from established asset management companies with the winners recognized in front of their peers and the asset management community at a celebrated awards ceremony in New York.


The Fund Technology Awards 2019 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 2017/2018.

Please note that the judging period is from October 2017 to September 2018.

The judging process will involve an independent panel of senior trading and technology professionals from leading asset management firms who will base their verdicts on award submissions and their own knowledge and experiences in the space.

When entering the 2019 Awards, please read through the following criteria for your chosen category(ies), which explain what the judging panel will be looking for when they consider the entries and select the final winners.

All entry forms should be submitted by November 14 2018.

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 6 February 2019, at The Lotte New York Palace, mark this date to your calendar.

For each category, applicants must demonstrate:

  • Commercial success and business growth related to the specific award
  • Product innovation and description of how the market responded positively to the idea
  • Description of future development possibilities
  • Positive client feedback via submitted testimonials

Although the answers to the questions on the submission form the basis of the adjudication process, the awards judges will also consider additional supporting documentation, including case studies and diagrams.


Judging process

The judging process is rigorous and thorough to ensure all the entries receive full consideration and that the most worthy winners are chosen.

Judges have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories that they think may be more suitable. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information disclosed in entries and the final winners confidential.


The judging panel:

The judges are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their absence of conflicts of interest.  

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 Awards 2019, 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.

To enter the 2019 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 and the submission should be focused on the award in question.


Tickets prices for the 2018 Awards include a table of 10 seats at the ceremony, drinks reception and three course dinner.


For table booking enquiries, please contact:

Pierre Aghabala
Commercial Sales Manager -Fund Intelligence Group

UK:  + 44 207 832 6599
US: +1  646-931-9048
Mobile: +44 (0)771 849 4397


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

2019 Timings

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

Dress code

Formal wear.

Map and directions to venue


General Inquiries

Orlanda Sharp
Event Manager



Pierre Aghabala 
Commercial Sales Manager
+ 44 2078326599 /+44 (0)7718494397
+1  646-931-9048


Indira Peters-DiDio
Data Manager
+1 646 891 2119


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