AFTAs 2019: All the Winners and Why They Won

The winners of this year's American Financial Technology Awards were announced on the evening of December 3 in New York.

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This year’s three individual category winners – best technology executive (buy side), best technology executive (sell side) and best third-party vendor CEO or CIO – were won by Souheil Badran (Northwestern Mutual), Stacey Cunningham (NYSE) and Ann Neidenbach (LSEG), respectively. Category write-ups will appear in the January 2020 issue of WatersTechnology.  

Below are this year’s 32 category winners: 

Best Analytics Initiative: Janus Henderson Investors
Best Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology Initiative: Marlabs Inc.
Best Back-Office Initiative: SmartStream Technologies
Best Cloud Initiative: JP Morgan Chase
Best Collaboration Initiative: Tradeteq
Best Communication Infrastructure Provider: TransFICC
Best Compliance Initiative: Bank of America 
Best Cross-Asset Trading Initiative: Morgan Stanley
Best Data Management Initiative: Balyasny Asset Management
Best Front-Office Initiative: Pragma
Best Global Deployment: Société Générale 
Best Infrastructure Initiative: TD Securities
Best IT Integration Initiative: JP Morgan Asset Management
Best IT Team (Buy Side): Charles Schwab Investment Management
Best IT Team (Sell Side): Deutsche Bank
Best Middle-Office Initiative: AxiomSL. Click on this link for an interview with AxiomSL’s Harry Chopra.
Best Mobile Strategy Initiative: Bank of America
Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 Months – AI, Machine Learning and Analytics: ActiveViam
Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 Months – Data and Data Services: MDSL 
Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 Months – Infrastructure: HPR (Hyannis Port Research)
Best New Technology Introduced over the last 12 Months – Trading and Risk: Numerix
Best Partnership or Alliance: Qontigo and Charles River Development
Best Reporting Initiative: Northern Trust
Best Risk Management Initiative: Charles Schwab Investment Management
Best Technology Executive (Buy Side): Souheil Badran, Northwestern Mutual
Best Technology Executive (Sell Side): Stacey Cunningham, NYSE
Best Third-Party Vendor CEO or CIO: Ann Neidenbach, LSEG
Best Third-Party Technology Vendor IT Team: Vestmark
Best Trading Infrastructure Provider: IPC Systems
Best use of the Agile Methodology: Caplin Systems
Most Cutting-Edge IT Initiative: Bank of America
Most Innovative Third-Party Technology Vendor: Behavox

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