IMD/IRD Awards 2017—All the Winners and Highlights from the Evening

On the 15th anniversary of Inside Market Data's first US conference, 20 companies shared the spoils in more than 25 award categories.


FactSet also won the Best Analytics Provider category that it also won last year.

Bloomberg, meanwhile, won the Best Evaluated Prices Service Provider award, which was won last year by Interactive Data

SIX Financial Information scooped three categories; Best Corporate Actions Provider, which it won for the eighth year in a row: Most Innovative Regulatory Solution for its Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service; and the Best Overall Data/Service Provider award, which was awarded based on a combination of the reader poll, submissions in judged categories, and other industry initiatives.

Thomson Reuters and SmartStream each won two awards. Thomson Reuters won Best Reference Data Provider and Best Mobile Initiative for its Eikon Messenger on Mobile service, while SmartStream’s Reference Data Utility won Best Reference Data Integration Vendor and Best Reference Data Initiative for the introduction of its Listed Derivatives Reference Data Service.

This year’s inductee into the Inside Market Data Hall of Fame is Chris Johnson, senior product manager for market data at HSBC Securities Services, in recognition of his tireless efforts to educate industry practitioners on topics relating to reference data and regulation.

Full write-ups of the winning entries will be published in the June edition of Inside Data Management magazine.


Full list of winners:

Best Market Data Provider (Vendor):  FactSet

Best Market Data Provider (Exchange): London Stock Exchange

Best Market Data Provider (Broker): Tullett Prebon

Acquisition of the Year: CBOE (acquisition of BATS Global Markets)

Best New Data Product: IHS Markit—real-time bond pricing service.

Best Reference Data Provider: Thomson Reuters

Best Enterprise Data Management Vendor: GoldenSource

Best Evaluated Prices Service Provider: Bloomberg

Best Research Provider: S&P Global Market Intelligence

Best Analytics Provider: FactSet

Best Low-Latency Data/Technology Provider: Nasdaq

Best Supporting Services Provider: Jordan & Jordan

Best Big Data Analytics & Technology Provider: S3 Partners

Best Mobile Initiative: Thomson Reuters—Eikon Messenger on Mobile

Best Market Data Newcomer (product): Advantage Data—BDC Advantage

Best Reference Data Integration Vendor: SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU)

Best Managed Service for Reference Data: Broadridge

Best Corporate Actions Data Provider: SIX Financial Information

Best Reference Data Newcomer (product): AIM Software—GAIN Data Portal

Most Innovative Regulatory Solution: SIX Financial Information—Sanctioned Securities Monitoring Service

Best Real-Time Market Data Initiative (Vendor): MarketAxess—Trax Axess All

Most Innovative Market Data Project (Vendor): OTC Markets—OTC Compliance Analytics

Best Enterprise Data Management Initiative (Vendor): Eagle Investment Systems

Best Reference Data Initiative (Vendor): SmartStream Reference Data Utility (RDU)— Listed Derivatives Reference Data Service

Best Corporate Actions Initiative (Vendor): DTCC DataPro

Best Overall Data/Service Provider: SIX Financial Information


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