Leaders in Trading 2022: Editors’ Choice Awards shortlists revealed

In an exceptionally strong field for 2022, the shortlists represent the cream of the crop as decided by The TRADE’s editorial judging panel.

By Editors

Following a rigorous and robust selection process over the past three months, the shortlists for The TRADE’s highly anticipated Editors’ Choice Awards can finally be revealed. This year was one of the most competitive yet with one of the broadest fields, and as a result we’re delighted to say that several of the categories present a more extensive shortlist than in previous years, due to the strength and range of candidates.

In addition, 2022 sees several new categories added to the list, to recognise the changing marketplace and the evolution of new and exciting areas in the industry.

In addition to our central awards of Outstanding Exchange Group, Outstanding Equities Trading Venue, Outstanding Dark Trading Venue, Outstanding Fixed Income Trading Venue, Outstanding FX Trading Venue, Outstanding Derivatives Exchange Group, Outstanding Alternative Liquidity Provider, Outstanding Post-Trade Services Provider, Outstanding Market Data Provider and Outstanding Trading Technology Provider, we also added four new categories.

These include: Outstanding Challenger Exchange (to recognise those up-and-coming new venues that are shaking up the way things operate), Outstanding Innovation in Fixed Income (to highlight the extraordinary strides being taken in technology, operations and execution within the asset class), Outstanding Electronic Trading Initiative (to reward the players pushing forward progress in the electronic trading space) and Digital Asset Player to Watch (to capture the rising stars of crypto trading).

We are also introducing several exciting new awards categories that will, unlike the standard closed door judging process, be open to public vote… so watch this space.

Winners will be revealed at The TRADE’s gala awards ceremony at The Savoy Hotel on 3 November 2022, alongside our other prestigious awards including EMS, Algorithmic Trading and Buy-Side categories, so be sure to reserve your place for an unforgettable evening.

Visit our event page for more information.

Editors’ Choice Awards 2022: Shortlists

Outstanding Exchange Group

2021 winner: Cboe Global Markets

2022 shortlist:

  • Cboe Global Markets
  • Euronext
  • LSEG
  • Six Swiss Exchange

Outstanding Equities Trading Venue

2021 winner: Turquoise

2022 shortlist:

  • Aquis Exchange
  • Cboe Europe
  • Euronext
  • Nasdaq European Markets
  • Turquoise

Outstanding Dark Trading Venue

2021 winner: SIGMA X MTF, Goldman Sachs

2022 shortlist:

  • Cboe Global Markets
  • Instinet Blockmatch
  • Liquidnet
  • SIGMA X MTF, Goldman Sachs
  • SwissatMid

Outstanding Fixed Income Trading Venue

2021 winner: Tradeweb

2022 shortlist:

  • Bloomberg MTF
  • LedgerEdge
  • Open Trading, MarketAxess
  • Tradeweb

Outstanding FX Trading Venue

2021 winner: Euronext FX

2022 shortlist:

  • Eurex
  • Euronext FX
  • LSEG (Refinitiv FXall)
  • 360T, Deutsche Börse

Outstanding Derivatives Exchange Group

2021 winner: Eurex

2022 shortlist:

  • Cboe Europe Derivatives, CEDX
  • CME
  • Eurex
  • Euronext
  • ICE

Outstanding Alternative Liquidity Provider

2021 winner: Jane Street

2022 shortlist:

  • Citadel Securities
  • Flow Traders
  • Hudson River
  • Jane Street
  • XTX Markets

Outstanding Post-Trade Services Provider

2021 winner: DTCC

2022 shortlist:

  • DTCC
  • Deutsche Börse
  • Euronext
  • LCH

Outstanding Market Data Provider

2021 winner: Parameta Solutions, TP ICAP

2022 shortlist:

  • big xyt
  • BMLL
  • Bloomberg
  • FactSet
  • Parameta Solutions, TP ICAP

Outstanding Trading Technology Provider

2021 winner: FlexTrade

2022 shortlist:

  • BTON Financial
  • Broadridge Trading and Connectivity Solutions
  • FlexTrade
  • Instinet
  • ION Markets
  • TS Imagine

NEW FOR 2022

Best Challenger Exchange

Definition: An exchange who has made substantial progress over the last year in challenging incumbents or growing its own market, in any asset class.

  • Archax
  • FTX
  • IEX
  • MEMX
  • MIAX

Outstanding Innovation in Fixed Income

Definition: A player or initiative that has made a significant contribution to the operations, execution capabilities, technology or information available to fixed income traders.

  • AxeTrading
  • BondCliQ
  • Glimpse Markets
  • WaveLabs

Outstanding Electronic Trading Initiative

Definition: A player, initiative or platform that has made notable progress in developing or supporting electronic trading capabilities.

  • Clearpool – BMO
  • Kopentech
  • Liquidnet Primary Markets
  • Octaura
  • Tradeweb AI-price

Digital Asset Player to Watch

Definition: An emerging or incumbent player who has made a material contribution to the integration of digital assets within the institutional trading arena.

  • BlockFills
  • Copper
  • Elwood Technologies
  • ETC Group
  • MatrixPort
  • Nexo Prime