Waters Rankings 2016: All the Winners and Why they Won

At a luncheon held on July 14 at New York's Metropolitan Club, the winners of the 2016 Waters Rankings were revealed.

Mix of old and new winners in this year's Waters Rankings

In an annual tradition, end-users representing a large swath of capital markets cast thousands of votes over a six-week period to determine the outcome of the 30 categories making up this year's Water's Rankings. Below is the list of this year's category winners, who received their awards at the Metropolitan Club, which hosted Waters Rankings luncheon on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The August issue of Waters features write-ups on all of the category winners, explaining their strengths in the categories they won. We would like to thank our readers for sharing their expertise in determining this year's winners, as well as everyone who attended the event.

Trading Services

Best Broker-Dealer ─ UBS Neo
Best Agency Broker ─ Bloomberg Tradebook
Best Crossing Network Provider ─ TradingScreen
Best Sell-Side Clearing Provider ─ The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC)
Best Reconciliation Management Provider ─ Electra Information Systems
Best Algorithmic Trading Provider ─ Convergex

Trading Tools 

Best Sell-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider ─ Bloomberg Trading Solutions
Best Buy-Sider Order Management System (OMS) Provider ─ Eze Software Group (winner's interview)
Best Portfolio Management System Provider ─ RiskVal Financial Solutions 
Best Execution Management System (EMS) Provider ─ Eze Software Group (winner's interview)
Best Performance Measurement and Attribution System Provider ─ BISAM
Best Transaction-Cost Analysis (TCA) System Provider ─ Markit

Data Management 

Best Enterprise Data Management (EDM) System Provider ─ Eagle Investment Systems
Best Reference Data Provider ─ Thomson Reuters
Best Corporate Actions Solution Provider ─ Thomson Reuters
Best Low-Latency Data Feed Provider ─ ICE Data Services
Best Data Analytics Provider ─ FactSet

Compliance, Risk Management & the Back Office

Best AML Compliance Solutions Provider ─ NICE Actimize
Best Market Risk Solution Provider ─ RiskVal Financial Solutions
Best Credit Risk Solution Provider ─ Moody's Analytics (winner's interview)
Best Market Surveillance Provider ─ Nasdaq
Best Reporting System Provider ─ Vermilion Software
Best Accounting System Provider ─ SS&C Advent (winner's interview)

Infrastructure & Connectivity

Best Cyber-Security Provider ─ Eze Castle Integration (winner's interview)
Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider ─ IPC Systems (winner's interview)
Best Data Center Provider ─ Equinix (winner's interview
Best Network Provider ─ BT
Best Mobile Solutions Provider ─ Morgan Stanley
Best Cloud-based Services Provider ─ Thomson Reuters
Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider ─ Eze Castle Integration (winner's interview)

Following closure of the poll, the results are subject to an internal review process, which can result in categories being dropped or aggregated if they do not have enough votes. The outcome of the review and decision of the editor is final.

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