Buy-Side Technology Awards 2017: All the Winners and Why they Won

This year’s Buy-Side Technology Awards luncheon was held at the May Fair Hotel in London on November 3. Here are this year's winners accompanied by explanations of why they won their respective categories.

FactSet received the best overall buy-side technology provider category at the 2017 Buy-Side Technology Awards.

Below is the list of category winners of this year’s Buy-Side Technology Awards. The final two awards ─ best buy-side product for 2017 and best overall technology provider for 2017 ─ were announced at the luncheon and were won by Thasos Group and FactSet, respectively. This year saw the introduction of two new categories: best buy-side AI (artificial intelligence) platform or tool and best buy side-back-office technology provider. Category write-ups will appear online and in the December 2017 issue of Waters magazine.  

Category and winner

Best broker-supplied tool/technology – Neovest

Best buy-side AI platform or tool – Indus Valley Partners

Best buy-side algorithmic/DMA product or service – Quantitative Brokers

Best buy-side client reporting platform – SimCorp Coric (video; interview with Stuart Keeler, managing director SimCorp Coric)

Best buy-side collateral management tool – CloudMargin

Best buy-side commodities trading platform – Rival Systems

Best buy-side compliance product – Charles River Development

Best buy-side CRM platform – Satuit Technologies

Best buy-side cyber-security platform/tool – FIS

Best buy-side data analytics tool – FactSet

Best buy-side data management product – IHS Markit 

Best buy-side EMSThomson Reuters

Best buy-side execution venue – Liquidnet

Best IBOR platform/service – SimCorp (video; interview with Marc Schröter, SVP of product management)

Best buy-side market surveillance tool/platform – Moody’s Analytics

Best buy-side newcomer (vendor or product) – Thasos Group

Best buy-side OMSIHS Markit

Best buy-side performance measurement and attribution product – FactSet/BISAM

Best buy-side pricing/valuation service – AIM Software

Best buy-side reconciliation platform/service – Duco

Best buy-side risk management initiative over the last 12 months – RiskVal Financial Solutions

Best buy-side risk/portfolio analytics product – Numerix

Best buy-side TCA tool – Tradeweb Markets

Best buy-side back-office technology provider – SmartStream Technologies (interview with CTO Rocky Martinez)

Best cloud provider to the buy side – Eze Castle Integration

Best data provider to the buy side – RIMES Technologies (interview with Alessandro Ferrari, EVP, global marketing)

Best distributed-ledger technology project – Symbiont

Best fund administrator – SEI

Best implementation at a buy-side firm – SimCorp Coric

Best integrated front-office platform – Eze Software Group

Best low-latency trading network – Ullink (video)

Best outsourcing provider to the buy side – SS&C Advent

Best portfolio accounting platform – SimCorp

Best use of the Agile methodology – Eze Software Group

Best overall buy-side product, 2017 – Thasos Group

Best overall buy-side technology provider, 2017 – FactSet


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