GlobalCapital Americas Derivatives Awards 2018: the winners

GlobalCapital is pleased to announce the winners for this year’s Americas Derivatives Awards. The results were announced at a gala dinner at the Metropolitan Club in New York on Thursday. The awards honour the firms and innovations that have pushed the derivatives market forward over the last 12 months.

  • By Ross Lancaster
  • 11 May 2018
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Us Derivatives awards 2018From January, GlobalCapital began to consult with market participants as it created the nominee list for this year’s awards. In February and March, we then interviewed contenders extensively to determine the most deserving winners in each category.

We looked for stories of intelligence and ability to capitalize on the many themes driving the derivatives markets and found them in abundance. Those firms that best demonstrated their ability to innovate, lead their industry, or go the extra mile for their clients won the day.

Our congratulations to the winners and runners up. 

Please click on the links for profiles of the Americas derivatives house of the year, Americas law firm of the year, Americas interdealer broker of the year, Americas clearing house and exchange of the year, Americas swap execution facility of the year and Americas data and analytics provider of the year.

Americas Derivatives 
House of the Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BNP Paribas

Credit Suisse (winner) 

Citi

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

UBS


Canada Derivatives House of the Year

Bank of Montreal

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce 

RBC Capital Markets

TD Securities (winner)



Latin America Derivatives 
House of the Year

BBVA

BNP Paribas (winner)

JP Morgan

Santander



Equity Derivatives House of the Year

BNP Paribas

Citi

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Société Générale

UBS (winner)

Citadel Securities

XTX Markets



Credit Derivatives House of the Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays

BNP Paribas

Citi

Credit Suisse (winner)

JP Morgan

Citadel Securities



FX Derivatives House of the Year

Barclays

Citi

Deutsche Bank

HSBC

JP Morgan

UBS (winner)

Wells Fargo Securities

XTX Markets



Interest Rate Derivatives 
House of the Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

BNP Paribas (winner)

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Société Générale

Citadel Securities



Structured Products House of the Year

BNP Paribas

Credit Suisse (winner)

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Société Générale

UBS



Volatility derivatives bank of the year

BNP Paribas (winner)

Citi

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Société Générale

UBS



Research and Strategy House of the Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citi

JP Morgan

Société Générale

UBS (winner)



Derivatives Clearing Bank of the Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Citi (winner)

Credit Suisse

Morgan Stanley

JP Morgan

Société Générale



Electronic Platform of the Year

Credit Suisse (winner)

Barclays

HSBC

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Société Générale

UBS



Corporate Solutions Provider of the Year

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Morgan Stanley

Société Générale (winner)

TD Securities

Wells Fargo Securities



Specialist Liquidity Provider of the Year

Citadel Securities

Jump Trading

Susquehanna International Group

XTX Markets (winner)



Asset Manager of the Year

BlackRock

State Street (winner)

Vanguard

PIMCO

Fidelity



Hedge Fund of the Year

Bridgewater Associates

Citadel (winner)

Egerton

Millennium Management

TCI Fund Management

Viking



Americas Law Firm of the Year 
— Overall

Allen & Overy

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Clifford Chance

Linklaters

Mayer Brown (winner) 

Morrison & Foerster



US Law Firm of the Year — Regulatory

Allen & Overy (winner)

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Morrison & Foerster



US Law Firm of the Year — Transactions

Allen & Overy 

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft

Clifford Chance

Davis Polk & Wardwell

Linklaters

Mayer Brown

Morrison & Foerster (winner)


Canada Law Firm of the Year 
— Regulatory

Blakes Cassels & Graydon

Borden Ladner Gervais (winner)

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott



Canada Law Firm 
of the Year — Transactions

Blakes Cassels & Graydon

Borden Ladner Gervais (winner)

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Stikeman Elliott



Data and Analytics Vendor of the Year

Bloomberg

ICE Data Services

IHS Markit

NEX Data (winner)

Numerix

Tullett Prebon Information

Thomson Reuters



Risk Management, Pricing and Valuation Provider of the Year

ICE Data Services

IHS Markit (winner)

NEX

Numerix

Tullett Prebon Information



Index Product Creator and Developer of the Year

FTSE Russell

IHS Markit (winner)

MSCI

S&P Dow Jones Indices

Stoxx

Thomson Reuters



Index Administration and Benchmark Services Provider of the Year

Bloomberg

IHS Markit

Intercontinental Exchange

S&P Dow Jones Indices(winner)

Thomson Reuters



Interdealer Broker of the Year

BGC Partners (BGC/GFI)

Tullett Prebon

ICAP

Tradition (winner)



Equity Derivatives Interdealer Broker of the Year

BGC Partners (BGC/GFI)

Tullett Prebon

ICAP (winner)

Tradition



FX Derivatives Interdealer Broker 
of the Year

BGC Partners (BGC/GFI)

Tullett Prebon (winner)

ICAP

Tradition



Interest Rate Derivatives Interdealer Broker of the Year

BGC Partners (BGC/GFI)

Tullett Prebon

ICAP

Tradition (winner)



Credit Derivatives Interdealer Broker of the Year

BGC Partners (BGC/GFI)

Creditex

Tullett Prebon

ICAP (winner)

Tradition



Swap Execution Facility of the Year – CLOB

BGC

NEX SEF

Tullett Prebon (winner)

ICAP (IGDL)

Tradeweb DW

Tradition



Swap Execution Facility of the Year – RFQ 

Bloomberg

Thomson Reuters

Tradeweb Markets 

TrueEX (winner)

360T



Swap Execution Facility of the Year – Overall 

NEX SEF

Tullett Prebon

ICAP (IGDL)

Tradeweb Markets (winner)

Tradition

TrueEX



Compression service of the year

Capitalab (BGC Partners)

CME Group

LCH (winner)

NEX - triReduce



SEF compression/ compaction service of the year

Bloomberg

Tradeweb Markets (winner)

trueEX



Derivatives Clearing House 
of the Year

CME Group (winner)

ICE Clear

LCH



Derivatives Exchange of the Year

Chicago Board Options Exchange

CME Group (winner)

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)


  • By Ross Lancaster
  • 11 May 2018

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 301,728.92 1170 8.05%
2 JPMorgan 294,792.92 1287 7.86%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 277,049.56 932 7.39%
4 Barclays 229,666.94 852 6.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 204,014.81 670 5.44%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 43,227.81 174 7.06%
2 JPMorgan 38,825.76 78 6.34%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 33,071.14 158 5.40%
4 UniCredit 32,342.86 144 5.28%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 31,330.98 120 5.12%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,022.65 55 9.04%
2 Goldman Sachs 12,059.06 58 8.37%
3 Citi 9,451.48 53 6.56%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,054.41 48 5.59%
5 UBS 7,829.15 30 5.44%