Waters Rankings 2020: All the Winners and Why They won

Here are all 33 category winners from this year's virtual Waters Rankings.

Below are this year’s Waters Rankings category winners, announced during a virtual awards ceremony on the afternoon of July 16, hosted by Katie Palisoul, global brand director of WatersTechnology, and Victor Anderson, WatersTechnology’s global content director. Multiple category winners this year include: SS&C Eze, Bloomberg, FactSet, Eze Castle Integration, and IPC Systems.  

Best Agency Broker – Liquidnet

Best Crossing Network Provider – Instinet BlockCross

Best Clearing House (Clearing Service Provider) – Apex Clearing

Best Reconciliation Management Provider – SmartStream Technologies

Best Algorithmic Trading Provider – Dash Financial Technologies

Best Artificial Intelligence Technology Provider – MarketAxess

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

Best Buy-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider – SS&C Eze

Best Portfolio Management System Provider – SS&C Eze

Best Execution Management System (EMS) Provider – LIST

Best Performance Measurement and Attribution System Provider – BNY Mellon Data and Analytics Solutions (Eagle Performance Measurement)

Best Transaction-Cost Analysis (TCA) System Provider – Adroit Trading Technologies

Best Enterprise Data Management (EDM) Systems Provider – IHS Markit

Best Market Data Provider – Bloomberg

Best Reference Data Provider – Refinitiv

Best Alternative Data Provider – FactSet

Best Corporate Actions Solution Provider – SIX

Best Low-Latency Data Feed Provider – S&P Global Market Intelligence

Best Data Analytics Provider – Quantifi

Best Distributed-Ledger Technology Provider – AlphaPoint

Best AML Compliance Solution Provider – NICE Actimize

Best Market Risk Solution Provider – SS&C Algorithmics

Best Credit Risk Solution Provider – Moody’s Analytics

Best Market Surveillance Provider – Nasdaq

Best Reporting System Provider – FactSet Vermilion

Best Accounting System Provider – SS&C Advent. Click on this link for an audio interview with SS&C Advent’s Karen Geiger.

Best Cyber-Security Provider – Eze Castle Integration

Best Outsourcing Service Provider – Eze Castle Integration

Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider – IPC Systems

Best Network Provider – BT Radianz

Best Mobile Solutions Provider – Tier1 Financial Solutions

Best Cloud-Based Application Provider – BlueMatrix

Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider – IPC Systems

About the Waters Rankings: The annual Waters Rankings is WatersTechnology’s longest-running awards program dating back to 2003, and are the only awards where all the winners are decided exclusively by WatersTechnology’s readers. The Rankings, which are online-only and are free to enter, comprise 33 categories under five sections: Trading Services; Trading Tools; Data Management; Compliance, Risk Management and the Back Office; and Infrastructure and Connectivity. Technology vendors and other service providers may enter as many categories as they wish, on the condition that the technologies and services they offer meet the respective category requirements. This year’s Rankings features 334 entries across the 33 categories and WatersTechnology’s readers cast just under 10,000 votes to determine the winners.    

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