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AFTAs 2013: Best Compliance Initiative—ConvergEx Group

Compliance and market surveillance are among the most important functions at any institutional trading firm. Given heightened regulatory scrutiny of the capital markets, that importance looks set to grow, but compliance teams often struggle with basic,…

AFTAs 2013: Best Mobile-Strategy Initiative—Morgan Stanley

Waters has written extensively in recent months about mobility and the idea that work is a thing you do, not a place you go. Firms across the industry are developing new mobile strategies, but it is Morgan Stanley’s Matrix Mobile rollout that won this…

AFTAs 2013: Best OTC Trading Initiative—State Street Corp.

If there’s one thing that 2013 will be remembered for in the capital markets, it will be that this was the year that swap execution facilities (SEFs) started operating. While State Street launched SwapEx in February 2012, it wasn’t until September 2013…

AFTAs 2013: Most Cutting-Edge IT Initiative—Blackstone

Park Avenue-based Blackstone Group wins what is traditionally the most competitive of the 16 categories on offer in the annual American Financial Technology Awards, thanks to its BXAccess integrated investor portal, a blend of cutting-edge technology,…

AFTAs 2013: Best Infrastructure Initiative—Bank of America

When it comes to financial technology, the key word has always been efficiency. For execution, that comes down to finding the right venues to trade with the best results for internal desks or external clients. For compliance, it’s about identifying and…

AFTAs 2013: Best Cloud Initiative—NYSE Euronext

In recent months, cloud-based solutions in the capital markets have become increasingly popular. NYSE Euronext has established itself as a major player in this space, and, through its Qbeats project, won this year’s gong for best cloud initiative.

AFTAs 2013: Best Reporting Initiative—Blackstone

Where Northern Trust, last year’s winner of the best reporting initiative category in the American Financial Technology Awards, went outside the organization for a new reporting platform, Blackstone turned inward to create a custom-built solution,…

AFTAs 2013: Best Data Management Initiative—Citi

The disciplines and processes that fall under the data management moniker are the best examples of tasks for which no finish line exists. It is a given that all financial services firms need to cost-effectively manage their data, whatever its prefix—big,…

AFTAs 2013: Best Cross-Asset Trading Initiative—JPMorgan

Imagine having access to the full breadth of execution services of one of the world’s most powerful banks on a single platform. It would have to include pre-trade, trade, and post-trade capabilities, as well as clearing, custody, margin, and prime…

AFTAs 2013: Best Analytics Initiative—Credit Suisse

The common refrain when it comes to data is that it’s not just important to have it—one also needs to know what questions to ask it. Enter analytics, which has become a critically important aspect of financial technology over the past few years,…

AFTAs 2013: Best Global Deployment—Instinet

It is no secret that some of the most complex and laborious technology projects in the capital markets come on the back of mergers or acquisitions—necessary evils of participating in a constantly evolving industry. It is therefore not surprising that the…

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December 2013 - sponsored by: Avox, a DTCC Company, Noetic Partners, SIX Financial Information