IMD & IRD Awards 2020: All the winners and why they won

Here are the 32 category winners of this year's Inside Market Data & Inside Reference Data Awards.

The big winner this year was Bloomberg, which won five categories, including the best overall data or service provider category for 2020, while the final category—the hall of fame (lifetime achievement) award—went to Mike Meriton.  

Call-for-entries Winners

Best AI/Machine Learning Data Initiative: Truvalue Labs

Best Corporate Actions Data Provider: SIXClick on this link for a recently-published whitepaper on automating corporate actions processing.

Best Alternative Data Initiative: FactSet

Best Alternative Data Provider: Advan Research Corporation

Best Counterparty Data Project or Initiative: Fitch Solutions

Best Data Analytics and Technology Provider: dxFeed

Best Data Analytics Provider: FactSet

Best Data Governance Solution: Indus Valley Partners

Best Enterprise Data Management Initiative: MayStreet

Best Low-Latency Data or Technology Provider: Vela

Best Reference Data Managed Service: RIMES Technologies

Best Market Data Newcomer (Vendor or Product): QuantHouse

Best Real-Time Market Data Initiative: Xignite

Best Reference Data Initiative: Derivatives Service Bureau. Click on this link for a phone interview with the DSB’s Emma Kalliomaki and Malavika Solanki.

Best Reference Data Integration Vendor: SmartStream Technologies

Best Research Provider: S&P Global Market Intelligence  

Best Risk Data Aggregation Initiative: Fourstop

Best Supporting Services Provider: Axon Financial Systems

Most Innovative Market Data Project: MayStreet

Most Innovative Regulatory Solution: Bloomberg. Click on this link for a phone interview with Bloomberg’s Brad Foster.

Best Reference Data Newcomer (Vendor or Product): Association of National Numbering Agencies (ANNA) and the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF). Click on this link for a phone interview with Stephan Wolf (GLEIF) and Uwe Meyer (ANNA). 

Readers’ Survey Winners:  

Best Market Data Provider (Vendor): Bloomberg

Best Market Data Provider (Exchange): Intercontinental Exchange/NYSE

Best Market Data Provider (Broker): TP ICAP

Acquisition of the Year: The London Stock Exchange’s proposed acquisition of Refinitiv

Best New Data Product: CME Group

Contract Win of the Year: Bloomberg

Best Reference Data Provider: Bloomberg

Best Enterprise Data Management Vendor: IHS Markit

Best Evaluated Pricing Service Provider: Refinitiv

Best Overall Data or Service Provider for 2020: Bloomberg

Hall of Fame Award for 2020: Mike Meriton, co-founder of the EDM Council and former CEO of GoldenSource

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