Buy-Side Technology Awards 2017: All the Winners

This year’s Buy-Side Technology Awards luncheon was held at the May Fair Hotel in London on November 3.

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Gareth Thomas, the ex-Wales and British and Irish Lions international rugby player handed out the trophies at the 2017 BST Awards in London.

The winners of the 11th annual Buy-Side Technology Awards were announced at a sit-down luncheon at the May Fair Hotel in London on November 3. Like last year's awards, this year featured a total of 29 different winners across the 35 categories on offer.

Below is the list of category winners at 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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