Waters Rankings 2017: All the Winners & Why They Won

Our reporters take a look at this year’s Waters Rankings category winners, complete with write-ups explaining their achievements over the last 12 months.

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Below is the list of this year's 30 category winners—including their write-ups—and the five sections comprising the Waters Rankings. There was just one new category on offer this year—best artificial intelligence (AI) technology provider—which was won by AlphaSense.

With over 2,000 submissions entered, end-users representing a large swath of the capital markets cast their 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, along with write-ups explaining their achievements over the last 12 months.

Finally, the Rankings are voted on solely by our end-user readers. 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 Agency Broker — Bloomberg Tradebook

Best Crossing Network — Instinet 

Best Sell-Side Clearing Provider — DTCC

Best Reconciliation Management Provider — Electra Information Systems

Best Algorithmic Trading Provider — Wolverine Execution Services 


Trading Tools

Best Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology Provider — AlphaSense

Best Sell-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider — Bloomberg

Best Buy-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider — Eze Software Group (VIDEO)

Best Portfolio Management System Provider — RiskVal Financial Solutions

Best Buy-Side Execution Management System (EMS) Provider — Eze Software Group

Best Performance Measurement System Provider — FactSet

Best Transaction-Cost Analysis (TCA) System Provider — FIS     


Data Management

Best Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Provider — IHS Markit

Best Reference Data Provider — Thomson Reuters

Best Corporate Actions Provider — SIX Financial Information (VIDEO)

Best Low-Latency Data Feed — Thomson Reuters

Best Data Analytics Provider — Broadridge Financial Solutions

          

Compliance, Risk Management and the Back Office

Best Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Compliance Solution — NICE Actimize (VIDEO)

Best Market Risk Solution Provider — RiskVal Financial Solutions

Best Credit Risk Solution Provider — Moody’s Analytics (VIDEO)

Best Market Surveillance System Provider — Nasdaq SMARTS

Best Reporting System Provider — Vermilion Software

Best Accounting System Provider — SS&C Advent (Winner’s Circle Q&A and VIDEO)

Best Cybersecurity Provider — Eze Castle Integration

         

Infrastructure and Connectivity

Best Outsourcing Service Provider — Electra Information Systems

Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider — IPC Systems

Best Network Provider — BT

Best Mobile Solution Provider — TS

Best Cloud-Based Services Provider — Archer 

Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider — Amazon Web Services

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