AFTA the BST Awards

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Anthony Malakian, US Editor, WatersTechnology

The deadline for BST Awards submissions is advancing, while the AFTAs nominating process has just begun.

The American Financial Technology Awards are once again upon us, as the call for nominations went out yesterday. So what does that mean for you?

Well, if you are a hedge fund, bank, exchange, traditional asset manager or any other type of end-user, then we want to hear about the projects that you've been working on over the last 12 months. Naturally, all the company/product details will remain confidential and will be seen only by our soon-to-be-announced judging panel. Additionally, your reference clients will also remain confidential.

You can find our list of 15 categories here.

If you're a technology vendor, consultancy, or a PR firm and you have an end-user client that you think would be appropriate for a category, you should bang on their door and let them know that completing a nomination form is potentially beneficial for all involved.

The most important thing to remember is that the information provided is detailed, accurate and insightful ─ copying-and-pasting info from a public website won't cut it. Your references will also be taken strongly into account.

As for the WatersTechnology buy-side community, time is running out for you to submit your entries to this year's Buy-Side Technology Awards. You can find the information on how to enter those awards here.

AFTAs General Information:

● Entry to the annual American Financial Technology Awards is online only

● Entry to the AFTAs is free

 ● Please email all your entries to [email protected]

● Each entry should be separate i.e. if you are entering three different products in three categories you will need to submit three separate emails

● Entries should consist of a Word document containing the information laid out in the entry template

● The word count for each entry is restricted to 500 words

● All company/product details and names of reference clients are strictly confidential

● Please note that the quality of your entry (reference clients, general information, layout, etc.) has a bearing on the outcome of each category. In the past it has become clear that certain entrants have gone to great lengths to provide the judging panel with as much transparency as possible regarding their products and the company in general. These types of entries stand a greater chance of success than those consisting of a "cut-and-paste-job" from the company website.

For more information on the awards and how to enter, please click here.

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