Waters Rankings 2017: Voting Closes Today ─ Friday, June 9, 2017

This year we have 30 categories, including two new ones: Best Outsourcing Service Provider and Best Artificial Intelligence Technology Provider. 


Welcome to the 15th annual Waters Rankings, WatersTechnology’s only awards program where the category winners are determined exclusively by our readers. This year we have 30 categories on offer, divided into five sections: Trading Services; Trading Tools; Data Management; Compliance, Risk Management and the Back Office; and Infrastructure and Connectivity.




Voting closes June 9. The winners will be announced at a luncheon on July 20 in New York. Write-ups on each of the 30 category winners will be featured in the August edition of Waters

Voting is only open to those working inside banks, traditional asset managers, hedge funds, brokerages, prop-trading firms, pension and mutual funds. Please do not use personal email addresses when voting, as those votes will be disqualified. For more information on the rules, please click here.

Here are the categories:


Trading Services

  • Best Agency Broker
  • Best Crossing Network Provider
  • Best Sell-Side Clearing Provider
  • Best Reconciliation Management Provider
  • Best Algorithmic Trading Provider


Trading Tools

  • NEW FOR 2017: Best Artificial Intelligence Technology Provider 
  • Best Sell-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider 
  • Best Buy-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider
  • Best Portfolio Management System Provider
  • Best Execution Management System (EMS) Provider
  • Best Performance Measurement and Attribution System Provider
  • Best Transaction-cost Analysis (TCA) System Provider


Data Management

  • Best Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Systems Provider
  • Best Reference Data Provider
  • Best Corporate Actions Solution Provider 
  • Best Low-latency Data Feed Provider
  • Best Data Analytics Provider


Compliance, Risk Management and the Back Office

  • Best AML Compliance Solution Provider
  • Best Market Risk Solution Provider
  • Best Credit Risk Solution Provider
  • Best Market Surveillance Provider
  • Best Reporting System Provider 
  • Best Accounting System Provider
  • Best Cyber-Security Provider


Infrastructure and Connectivity

  • NEW FOR 2017: Best Outsourcing Service Provider
  • Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider
  • Best Network Provider
  • Best Mobile Solutions Provider
  • Best Cloud-based Services Provider 
  • Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider 

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