GlobalCapital Global Derivatives Awards 2020: the winners

GlobalCapital is delighted to announce the winners of its 2020 Global Derivatives Awards.

  • By Ross Lancaster
  • 23 Sep 2020
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This has been a year like no other for market participants. Operationally and socially, the derivatives market has faced challenges that we could never have imagined last September when we revealed the last winners of these awards at a gala dinner in London. 
As with so many other events this year, a repeat of that celebration, with good food, flowing wine and singing waiters, was impossible to put together. 
Although celebrating these awards in person was out of the question, so was the idea of abandoning them altogether. So many corners of the derivatives industry have responded to this coronavirus crisis with the resilience, innovation and desire to do better that we look to recognise with these awards.
In summer, we began consulting with the Street to determine the best nominees for each award. Then GlobalCapital met with those nominees to hear the stories of their business over the preceding 12 months. In each case, an editorial panel then selected the winners based upon examples of innovation, growth and working for betterment of the global derivatives markets. Finally, we decided the winners from an extremely competitive field by editorial panel. 
Our congratulations to the winners and our thanks to all of the nominees, which contested each category so fiercely, and to our supporters for their engagement in these awards.



Derivatives house of the year

Winner: Citi 

Shortlisted: Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Société Générale, UBS

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Equity derivatives house of the year

Winner: Bank of America

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


FX derivatives house of the year

Winner: Citi

Shortlisted: Bank of America, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, UBS

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Interest rate derivatives house of the year

Winner: BNP Paribas 

Shortlisted: Bank of America, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Natixis, Nomura

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Credit derivatives house of the year

Winner: JP Morgan

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


Volatility derivatives house of the year

Winner: Nomura

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

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Structured products house of the year

Winner: Credit Suisse

Shortlisted: Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Natixis, Nomura, UBS

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Research and strategy house of the year

Winner: Citi

Shortlisted: BNP Paribas, Bank of America, Barclays, Goldman Sachs, Société Générale, UBS

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Clearing bank of the year

Winner: Bank of America

Shortlisted: Credit Suisse, 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: Dell, Google


Risk management advisory firm of the year

Winner: Chatham Financial

Shortlisted: Rothschild & Co


Specialist liquidity provider of the year — overall

Winner: Citadel Securities

Shortlisted: 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: Haidar Capital Management 

Shortlisted: Citadel, Reminiscent Capital


Asset manager of the year

Winner: Amundi

Shortlisted: BMO Global Asset Management, BlackRock, State Street, Union Investment


Placement agent of the year

Winner: Stone Mountain Capital

Shortlisted: Eaton Partners, Park Hill Group


Global law firm of the year — overall

Winner: Linklaters 

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


European law firm of the year — regulatory

Winner: Clifford Chance 

Shortlisted: Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Linklaters, Mayer Brown, Morrison & Foerster, Norton Rose Fulbright

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European law firm of the year — transactions

Winner: Mayer Brown

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

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Asia Pacific law firm of the year — regulatory

Winner: Allen & Overy 

Shortlisted: Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Linklaters


Asia Pacific law firm of the year — transactions

Winner: Clifford Chance

Shortlisted: Allen & Overy, Linklaters


Data and analytics vendor of the year

Winner: TP Data & Analytics 

Shortlisted: Bloomberg, CME Data, Fenics Market Data, IHS Markit, Numerix

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Risk management, pricing and valuation provider of the year

Winner: Numerix 

Shortlisted: IHS Markit, TriOptima


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: IHS Markit

Shortlisted: Bloomberg, Droit, Open Gamma

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Interdealer broker of the year

Winner: TP ICAP 

Shortlisted: BGC Partners, Tradition


Equity derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: BGC Partners 

Shortlisted: ICAP, Tradition, Tullett Prebon


FX derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: Tullett Prebon

Shortlisted: BGC Partners, ICAP, Tradition


Interest rate derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: ICAP 

Shortlisted: BGC Partners, Tradition, Tullett Prebon


Credit derivatives interdealer broker of the year

Winner: Tullett Prebon 

Shortlisted: BGC Partners, ICAP, Tradition

OTC trading venue of the year

Winner: Tradeweb Markets 

Shortlisted: Bloomberg, Fenics Global Options, ICAP, Tradition, Tullett Prebon

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Compression service of the year

Winner: Quantile

Shortlisted: Capitalab (BGC Partners), TriOptima

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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, Interncontinental Exchange, Nodal Exchange


European derivatives exchange of the year

Winner: Eurex

Shortlisted: CurveGlobal Markets (LSEG), Intercontinental Exchange


Asia-Pacific derivatives exchange of the year

Winner: Singapore Exchange

Shortlisted: Hong Kong Exchange, Japan Exchange Group

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  • By Ross Lancaster
  • 23 Sep 2020

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 495.97 1926 9.10%
2 Citi 422.40 1597 7.75%
3 BofA Securities 419.86 1618 7.70%
4 Barclays 295.97 1191 5.43%
5 Goldman Sachs 289.83 1047 5.32%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 60.87 123 14.06%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 28.59 93 6.60%
3 Santander 25.41 90 5.87%
4 JPMorgan 23.88 61 5.52%
5 UniCredit 21.51 103 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $bn No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 15.76 106 9.17%
2 Morgan Stanley 15.71 67 9.14%
3 Goldman Sachs 14.87 82 8.65%
4 Citi 12.56 72 7.30%
5 BofA Securities 11.86 62 6.90%