HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2018

The Awards will return on February 19, 2019 at the Harvard Club New York.

The 2019 US Hedge Fund Technology Awards recognize and reward IT and software providers serving the hedge fund sector that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months.
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WELCOME TO THE HFM US HEDGE FUND TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2018

The Awards will return on February 19, 2019 at the Harvard Club New York.

The 2019 US Hedge Fund Technology Awards recognize and reward IT and software providers serving the hedge fund sector that have demonstrated exceptional customer service and innovative product development over the past 12 months.

If you have launched a new technology solution for the hedge fund sector or delivered stand out customer service to your clients, then you should participate in the 2019 event. In particular, the Awards celebrate those providers that have demonstrated excellence in:

o Customer acquisition and satisfaction
o Revenue growth
o Brand development
o New product development
o New thinking and innovation

CATEGORIES

JUDGING

THE JUDGING PROCESS

The HFM US Technology Awards are designed to mark the achievements of technology firms and firms with technology heavy solutions and products that have shown exemplary service and innovation with hedge fund management clients over the period between 1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017.

Each of the award categories is expected to be supported by a written submission that will demonstrate that each entry has met a number of different criteria, that will show success over a period spanning 1 November 2016 - 31 October 2017.

Success in each category depends on a mixture of:

  • Customer acquisition and satisfaction
  • Revenue growth
  • Brand development
  • New product development
  • New thinking and innovation

Criteria:

  • Commercial success and business growth
  • Sales/market share figures
  • Demonstration of product innovation and description of how market responded to the idea
  • Description of future development possibilities
  • Positive customer feedback via submitted testimonials

The Judges

The judges are carefully selected for their wealth of experience and expertise, as well as their absence of conflicts of interest.

PLEASE NOTE: Judges do not judge any categories that their company has been entered in and are obliged to declare that they have no conflicts of interest prior to judging.

Judges will take part in a number of conference calls, where the winners will be decided, with one expert per category will be asked to summarise the judges' comments and provide any additional input as required. Judges have discretionary power to move submissions into alternative categories that they think may be more suitable. All judges are required to sign a disclaimer form to keep information about entries and the final winners confidential.

SHORTLIST

CategoryCompany
Best alternative data provider - new Convergence
  Dataminr
  EagleAlpha
  Orbital Insight
  U.S. Bancorp Fund Services
   
Best CRM system Backstop Solutions Group
  Imagineer Technology Group
  Intralinks
  Obsidian Solutions
   
Best cyber-security solution Abacus Information Technology
  ACA Aponix
  ACE IT Solutions
  Agio
  Align
  Options
  RFA
   
Best data management product AlphaSense
  Backstop Solutions Group
  Barchart
  HedgeFacts
  Imagineer Technology Group
  Indus Valley Partners
  State Street
  TradingScreen
   
Best data provider AlphaSense
  Barchart
  Convergence
  U.S. Bancorp Fund Services
   
Best derivatives solution Cassini Systems
  Dash Financial
  HedgeFacts
  Thomson Reuters
   
Best fintech solution for hedge funds AlphaSense
  AQMetrics
  Enfusion
  IntegriDATA
  NEX - ENSO Core
  Numerix
  Sentieo
  Street Diligence
   
Best fund accounting software Enfusion
  FundCount
  HedgeFacts
  NAV Fund Administration Group
  SS&C Advent
   
Best infrastructure provider Abacus Information Technology
  ACE IT Solutions
  Align
  Avelacom
  Options
  RFA
   
Best IT consultancy service Blue River Partners
  Eze Castle Integration
  Matsco Solutions
  RFA
  Tahas Technologies
   
Best IT managed service - new ACE IT Solutions
  Align
  Options
  RFA
  Siepe
  Tahas Technologies
   
Best IT service for small and start-up firms ACE IT Solutions
  HedgeFacts
  Options
  RFA
  Siepe
   
Best mobile application Imagineer Technology Group
  Interactive Brokers
  Obsidian Solutions
   
Best OMS Broadridge Financial Solutions
  Enfusion
  ETNA Software
  Eze Software
  TORA
   
Best post-trade technology Arcesium
  Broadridge Financial Solutions
  Cassini Systems
  Eze Software
  HedgeFacts
  Nasdaq
  Siepe
   
Best public cloud service - new Avere Systems
  Hentsu
  RFA
  Siepe
   
Best RegTech solution Advise Technologies, a CSS Company
  AQMetrics
  Broadridge Financial Solutions
  IntegriDATA
  Nasdaq
  NAV Fund Administration Group
   
Best research management solution - new AlphaSense
  Backstop Solutions Group
  Bloomberg
  RSRCHXchange
  State Street
  Visible Alpha
   
Best risk management solution Broadridge Financial Solutions
  Gresham Technologies
  HedgeFacts
  Nasdaq
  Quantifi
  RFA
  StatPro
   
Best technology solution for hedge fund investors Backstop Solutions Group
  BaseVentures
  HedgeFacts
  Obsidian Solutions
  Options
  RFA
  Siepe
   
Best trading and execution technology Eze Software
  FlexTrade
  Thomson Reuters
  TORA
  TradingScreen
   
Best use of cloud technology Abacus Information Technology
  AQMetrics
  BaseVenture
  Eze Castle Integration
  Obsidian Solutions
  RFA
  StatPro
   
Best use of emerging technology - new AQMetrics
  Indus Valley Partners
  NEX - ENSO Core
  Options
  RFA
   
Best virtual CTO service - new ACE IT Solutions
  Options
  RFA
   
Best workflow management system Backstop Solutions Group
  Broadridge Financial Solutions
  HedgeFacts
  IntegriDATA
  Thomson Reuters
  TradingScreen
   
Most disruptive technology solution AlphaSense
  Backstop Solutions Group
  BaseVenture
  Cassini Systems
  IntegriDATA
  Nasdaq
  NEX - ENSO Core
  Obsidian Solutions
   
Most innovative technology firm AlphaSense
  Backstop Solutions Group
  Barchart
  Devexperts
  Gresham Technologies
  Imagine Software
  Indus Valley Partners
  Nasdaq
   
Best use of technology by a hedge fund This award will be judged based on submissions and nominations from experts in the sector with the winner announced on the night
   
Best overall technology firm – client service This award will be based on a poll of HFMTechnology’s CTO readership
   
Best overall technology firm This award will be based on a poll of HFMTechnology’s CTO readership

2018 WINNERS

CategoryWinner

Best fund accounting software

Enfusion

Best RegTech solution

Advise Technologies, a CSS Company

Best risk management solution

Quantifi

Best public cloud service

Siepe

Best use of cloud technology

StatPro

Best mobile application

Interactive Brokers

Best cyber-security solution

Agio

Best technology solution for hedge fund investors

Obsidian Solutions

Best alternative data provider

Convergence

Best data management product

AlphaSense

Best data provider

Barchart

Best infrastructure provider

Options

Best IT consultancy service

Eze Castle Integration

Best IT managed service

Options

Best IT service for small and start-up firms

ACE IT Solutions

Best virtual CTO service

Options

Best fintech solution for hedge funds

Sentieo

Most disruptive technology solution

Nasdaq

Most innovative technology firm

Gresham Technologies

Best use of emerging technology

NEX -  ENSO Core

Best CRM system

Imagineer Technology Group

Best derivatives solution

Cassini Systems

Best OMS

Broadridge Financial Solutions

Best post-trade technology

HedgeFacts

Best research management solution

Visible Alpha

Best trading and execution technology

TradingScreen

Best workflow management system

Backstop Solutions Group

Best new entrant

Behavox

Best use of technology by a hedge fund

Balyasny Asset Management

Best overall technology firm – client service

RFA

Best overall technology firm

 Options

EVENT INFO

The HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2018 will take place on Tuesday, February 13 2018 at the Yale Club, New York.

Timings

6:30pm Welcome drinks reception
7:30pm Three course dinner
9:00pm Awards Ceremony
10:30pm Close of event

Venue Information

Yale Club
50 Vanderbilt Ave
New York
NY 10017

Dress code

Black Tie

Map and directions to venue

TICKETS

HOW TO ATTEND THE AWARDS

A table at the Awards includes attendance for 10, a drinks reception, a three course dinner with wine, the awards ceremony and post awards networking.

For table booking enquiries please contact:

David Butroid
Publishing Account Manager

d.butroid@hfmweek.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6613 / +1 (646) 891 2110

CONTACT US

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Event Manager
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+44 (0)20 7832 6577 /+1 646 931 9051

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David Butroid
Publishing Account Director
d.butroid@hfmweek.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6613 / +1 (646) 891 2110

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