The TRADE is pleased to announce the winners of the Leaders in Trading Awards 2018, including the Algorithmic & EMS Trading, Editors’ Choice and Buy-Side awards.
Over 250 industry leaders gathered at the Savoy Hotel in London last night to honour and celebrate the achievements of their peers, with 35 awards across the three categories handed out.
In the Algorithmic Trading & EMS awards category – based on The TRADE’s annual surveys – several firms took home multiple awards, with Kepler Cheuvreux, ITG and Instinet collecting seven awards between them, while Cowen was named Prime broker of the year.
The Editors’ Choice category are always highly contested awards and this year proved no different. Across the 12 awards, this year’s winners – as judged by The TRADE’s editorial panel – were all worthy winners. Cboe Europe walked away with two awards for Outstanding equities trading venue and Outstanding periodic auction venue, while Liquidnet triumphed in the Outstanding block trading venue award. London Stock Exchange Group was crowned the Outstanding global exchange group of the year.
The final category of the evening were the much-anticipated Buy-Side awards, which this year were opened to industry nominations and The TRADE received almost 1,000 votes to decide the final winners. Hermes Investment Management took home the Trading desk of the year award, while Amundi were winners of the first emerging markets trading desk of the year award.
The Trader of the year awards, always a highlight of the ceremony, went to Neil Bond of Ardevora Asset Management (hedge fund) and Neil Joseph of JP Morgan Asset Management (long-only).
There were also prestigious Lifetime achievement awards for Alasdair Haynes, founder and chief executive of Aquis Exchange, and Carl James, global head of fixed income trading at Pictet Asset Management.
A photo gallery of the evening can be found here.
Congratulations to all of our winners!
Algorithmic Trading & EMS Awards
Algorithmic Trading: Best trading performance
Algorithmic Trading: Best customer support & consulting
Algorithmic Trading: Best access to market
Algorithmic Trading: Best user experience
Algorithmic Trading: Best user value
RBC Capital Markets
Algorithmic Trading: Best price improvement capabilities
Algorithmic Trading: Overall outperformer
Algorithmic Trading: APAC overall outperformer
EMS best product consistency
EMS best product adaptability
EMS best customer support
EMS overall outperformer
Prime broker of the year
Editors’ Choice Awards
Outstanding equities trading venue
Outstanding fixed income trading venue
Outstanding derivatives trading venue
Outstanding foreign exchange trading venue
Outstanding periodic auction venue
Outstanding block trading venue
Outstanding market data provider
Outstanding global exchange group
London Stock Exchange Group
Innovation in clearing
EMS innovation of the year
Outstanding TCA provider
Best compliance technology
NEX Regulatory Reporting, now part of CME Group
FinTech of the year (sponsored by Instinet)
Editors’ choice lifetime achievement award
Alasdair Haynes, Aquis Exchange
Market structure excellence (sponsored by Plato Partnership)
Rebecca Healy, Liquidnet
Emerging markets trading desk of the year
Mid-cap trading desk of the year
Multi-asset trading desk of the year
Groupama Asset Management
Trading desk of the year
Hermes Investment Management
Trader of the year (hedge fund)
Neil Bond, Ardevora
Trader of the year (long-only)
Neil Joseph, JP Morgan Asset Management
Buy-side lifetime achievement award
Carl James, Pictet Asset Management