Waters Rankings 2021: All the Winners

Here are all 35 category winners from this year's virtual Waters Rankings.

Click on this link to view last year’s Waters Rankings winners and write-ups about why they won their respective categories.  

This 16-minute video clip features the 35 category winners of the 2021 Waters Rankings. This year’s winners include a number of the usual suspects―Bloomberg, Refinitiv, SIX, SmartStream, IPC Systems and IHS Markit―although there are also some new names in the winners’ circle. 

Waters Rankings 2021 Category Winners  

  • Best Agency Broker – BMO Capital Markets
  • Best Crossing Network Provider – Instinet
  • Best Clearing House (Clearing Service Provider) – Cboe Global Markets
  • Best Algorithmic Trading Provider – Liquidnet
  • Best Artificial Intelligence (AI) Technology Provider – S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Best Sell-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider – Bloomberg
  • Best Buy-Side Order Management System (OMS) Provider – Charles River Development
  • Best Portfolio Management System Provider – SS&C Eze
  • Best Execution Management System (EMS) Provider – Refinitiv
  • Best Performance Measurement and Attribution System Provider – FactSet
  • Best Transaction-Cost Analysis (TCA) System Provider – DASH Financial Technologies
  • Best Enterprise Data Management (EDM) System Provider – IHS Markit
  • Best Market Data Provider – Bloomberg
  • Best Reference Data Provider – Bloomberg
  • Best Alternative Data Provider – FactSet
  • Best ESG Data Provider – Moody’s ESG Solutions
  • Best Corporate Actions Solution Provider – SIX
  • Best Low-Latency Data Feed Provider – ION Markets
  • Best Data Analytics Provider – Owlin
  • Best Managed Data Service Provider – RIMES Technologies
  • Best Distributed-Ledger Technology Provider – Broadridge Financial Solutions
  • Best AML Compliance Solution Provider – ACA Compliance
  • Best Market Risk Solution Provider – Quantifi
  • Best Credit Risk Solution Provider – IHS Markit
  • Best Market Surveillance Platform Provider – Nasdaq
  • Best Reporting System Provider – Vermeg
  • Best Accounting System Provider – BNY Mellon Data and Analytics Solutions
  • Best Cyber-Security Provider – Options IT
  • Best Reconciliation Management Provider – SmartStream Technologies
  • Best Outsourcing Service Provider – Acuity Knowledge Partners
  • Best Trading Floor Communication System Provider – IPC Systems
  • Best Network Provider – BSO Low Latency Network
  • Best Mobile Solutions Provider – Tier1 Financial Solutions
  • Best Cloud-Based Application Provider – BlueMatrix
  • Best Cloud Infrastructure Provider – Oracle Cloud Infrastructure  

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