AFTAs 2018: All the Winners

This year's American Financial Technology Awards were held on the evening of Monday December 3 in New York. Here are the 32 category winners.

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Beatriz Martin, COO of UBS Investment Bank, won the best sell-side technology executive category at this year's AFTAs.

Below is the list of this year’s American Financial Technology Awards category winners.The three individual awards – best third-party technology vendor CEO or CIO, best technology executive (buy side), and best technology executive (sell side) – were won by Alap Shah (Sentieo), James Ferrarelli (Charles Schwab Investment Management), and Beatriz Martin (UBS Investment Bank), respectively. 

Category write-ups will appear online and in the January 2019 issue of Waters magazine. 

Vendor Section

Best Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology Initiative – MarketAxess

Best Back-Office Initiative – Cobalt

Best Collaboration Initiative – AxiomSL

Best Communication Infrastructure Provider – IPC Systems

Best Front-Office Initiative – SS&C Advent

Best Middle-Office Initiative – Indus Valley Partners

Best New Technology Introduced over the Last 12 months (Data and Operations) – UnaVista, London Stock Exchange Group

Best New Technology Introduced over the Last 12 months (Infrastructure) – Axioma Inc.

Best New Technology Introduced over the Last 12 months (Trading and Risk) – SS&C Eze

Best Partnership or Alliance – IPC Systems & GreenKey Technologies

Best Third-Party Technology Vendor IT Team – SS&C Advent

Best Trading Infrastructure Provider – IPC Systems

Best Use of the Agile Methodology – Fitch Solutions

Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Vendor (Data and Operations) – Sentieo

Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Vendor (Infrastructure) – Kx

Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Vendor (Trading, Risk and Research) – Visible Alpha


End-user section

Best Analytics Initiative – Credit Suisse (Predictive Analytics Team)

Best Cloud Initiative – Bank of America

Best Compliance Initiative – Morgan Stanley

Best Data Management Initiative – JPMorgan Asset & Wealth Management

Best Global Deployment – JPMorgan Asset Management

Best Infrastructure Initiative – Northern Trust

Best IT Integration Initiative – Schroders

Best IT Team – Charles Schwab Investment Management

Best Mobile Strategy Initiative – Bank of America

Best Reporting Initiative – State Street Corp.

Best Risk Management Initiative – Barclays Investment Bank

Most Cutting-Edge IT Initiative – TIAA

Best Third-Party Technology Vendor CEO or CIO – Sentieo (Alap Shah)

Best Technology Executive, Buy Side – James Ferrarelli (Charles Schwab Investment


Best Technology Executive, Sell Side – Beatriz Martin (UBS Investment Bank)

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