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GlobalCapital Global Derivatives Awards 2019: the winners

By Ross Lancaster
26 Sep 2019

GlobalCapital is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Global Derivatives Awards. The winners were unveiled at a gala dinner at the Banking Hall in London on Wednesday night.


GlobalCapital Derivatives Awards 2019


On Wednesday, GlobalCapital hosted its global derivatives awards for 2019 at a gala dinner at the Banking Hall in London. The sold out event saw Bank of America Merrill Lynch crowned global derivatives house of the year.

Other winners included Mayer Brown, Credit Suisse, Citadel Securities, BMO Global Asset Management, BGC Partners, JCRA, LCH and Société Générale

The process of deciding the winners began in the summer, when GlobalCapital began to meet with market participants to hear the stories of their firms’ successes over the last 12 months. Some 120 pitches were heard in total, and all contained stories of excellence. An editorial panel then decided the winners of the awards.

As ever, we were looking for the stories of innovation, going the extra mile for clients and industry advocacy that have powered the improvement of the global derivatives markets.

Those stories abounded and competition was so strong that it was more difficult than ever to decide the winners, who are listed below.

Our congratulations to the winners and the runners up.


Derivatives house of the year

Winner: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Shortlisted: BNP Paribas, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Société Générale, UBS


Industry initiative of the year*

Winner: Société Générale


Equity derivatives house of the year

Winner: UBS

Shortlisted: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Citadel Securities, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Société Générale, XTX Markets


FX derivatives house of the year

Winner: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Shortlisted: Barclays, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, UBS, XTX Markets


Interest rate derivatives house of the year

Winner: Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Shortlisted: BNP Paribas, Citadel Securities, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Société Générale


Credit derivatives house of the year

Winner: JP Morgan

Shortlisted: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, Citi


Volatility derivatives house of the year

Winner: Nomura

Shortlisted: BNP Paribas, Citi, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Société Générale, UBS


Structured products house of the year

Winner: Credit Suisse

Shortlisted: BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Nomura, Société Générale, UBS


Research and strategy house of the year

Winner: BNP Paribas

Shortlisted: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, Société Générale, UBS


Clearing bank of the year

Winner: Credit Suisse

Shortlisted: Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Citi, HSBC, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley


Corporate solutions house of the year

Winner: HSBC

Shortlisted: BNP Paribas, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura, Société Générale


Corporate risk management team of the year

Winner: Enel

Shortlisted: British American Tobacco, Dell, Google, Lufthansa, Swiss Re


Risk management advisory firm of the year

Winner: JCRA

Shortlisted: Chatham Financial, Rothschild & Co


Specialist liquidity provider of the year — Overall

Winner: Citadel Securities

Shortlisted: Tower Research Group, Virtu Financial, XTX Markets


Specialist liquidity provider of the year — Fixed income derivatives

Winner: Citadel Securities

Shortlisted: Jump Trading, Susquehanna International Group


Specialist liquidity provider of the year — Equity derivatives

Winner: XTX Markets

Shortlisted: Citadel Securities, Virtu Financial


Specialist liquidity provider of the year — FX derivatives

Winner: XTX Markets

Shortlisted: Virtu Financial


Hedge fund of the year

Winner: Citadel

Shortlisted: Bridgewater Associates, DE Shaw, Viking


Asset manager of the year

Winner: BMO Global Asset Management

Shortlisted: Amundi, BlackRock, Invesco, JP Morgan Asset Management, Pimco, State Street, Union Investment


Global law firm of the year — Overall

Winner: Mayer Brown

Shortlisted: Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Morrison & Foerster


European law firm of the year — Regulatory

Winner: Linklaters

Shortlisted: Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Mayer Brown, Morrison & Foerster


European law firm of the year — Transactions

Winner: Norton Rose Fulbright

Shortlisted: Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, Morrison & Foerster


Asia Pacific law firm of the year — Regulatory

Winner: Clifford Chance

Shortlisted: Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Linklaters


Asia Pacific law firm of the year — Transactions

Winner: Clifford Chance

Shortlisted: Allen & Overy, King & Wood Mallesons, Linklaters


Data and analytics vendor of the year

Winner: IHS Markit

Shortlisted: CME Data, Bloomberg, ICE Data Services, Numerix, TP Data & Analytics


Risk management, pricing and valuation provider of the year

Winner: Numerix

Shortlisted: ICE Data Services, IHS Markit, TriOptima (CME Group formerly NEX Group)


Index product creator and developer of the year

Winner: MSCI

Shortlisted: Bloomberg, FTSE Russell, IHS Markit, S&P Dow Jones Indices, Stoxx


Regulatory solutions provider of the year

Winner: Droit

Shortlisted: RegTek, Open Gamma


Index administration and benchmark services provider of the year

Winner: IHS Markit

Shortlisted: Bloomberg, Intercontinental Exchange, S&P Dow Jones Indices


Interdealer broker of the year

Winner: BGC Partners

Shortlisted: Icap, Tradition, Tullett Prebon


Equity derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: Tradition

Shortlisted: BGC Partners (BGC/GFI), Icap, Tullett Prebon


FX derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: Tullett Prebon

Shortlisted: BGC Partners (BGC/GFI), Icap, Tradition


Interest rate derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: Tullett Prebon

Shortlisted: BGC Partners (BGC/GFI), Icap, Tradition


Credit derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: ICAP

Shortlisted: BGC Partners (BGC/GFI), Creditex, Tradition, Tullett Prebon


OTC trading venue of the year

Winner: Tradeweb Markets

Shortlisted: BGC Partners, Bloomberg, Icap, NEX — EBS (CME Group formerly NEX Group), Tradition, Tullett Prebon, Thomson Reuters, 360T


Compression service of the year

Winner: Quantile

Shortlisted: Capitalab (BGC Partners), CME Group, LCH, TriOptima (CME Group formerly NEX Group)


Derivatives clearing house of the year

Winner: LCH

Shortlisted: CME Group, Eurex Clearing, ICE Clear


Global derivatives exchange of the year

Winner: CME Group

Shortlisted: Cboe Global Markets, Eurex, Intercontinental Exchange, Nasdaq


European derivatives exchange of the year

Winner: CurveGlobal Markets (LSEG)

Shortlisted: Eurex, Intercontinental Exchange, EEX


Asia-Pacific derivatives exchange of the year

Winner: Singapore Exchange

Shortlisted: Hong Kong Exchange, Japan Exchange Group, Korea Exchange


*The Industry Initiative of the year award is chosen at the editorial panel’s discretion. It is judged from the pitches put forward across all categories and recognises initiatives and projects that strive to make a difference in any corner of the derivatives markets.  

By Ross Lancaster
26 Sep 2019