HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019

The HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards recognise and reward IT and software providers serving the hedge fund sector and highlight technology innovation at hedge fund firms.
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WELCOME TO THE HFM US HEDGE FUND TECHNOLOGY AWARDS 2018

The Awards will return in February, 2019 at the Lotte New York Palace.

The 2019 US Hedge Fund Technology Awards recognise 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, developed your product offerings 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 & CRITERIA

Judging Criteria:

 

The HFM US Hedge Fund 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 2017 - 31 October 2018.

 

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 2017 - 31 October 2018.

 

Submissions should directly refer to the awards descriptions and criteria under the specific category. 

 

General criteria includes:

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

CATEGORIES

INFRASTRUCTURE, OUTSOURCING & CONSULTANCY
Best cyber-security solution

Open to any provider of specialist cyber-security services for the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of the depth of their security offering, be it a SaaS offering or dedicated consultancy service or a mixture of the two. Entries should display a particular focus on client service and detailed knowledge of regulatory moves in this space.

Best technology solution for hedge fund investors

Open to any provider of specialist solution serving US hedge fund investors. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their service offering to allocators with particular emphasis on new developments and client service standards.

Best IT infrastructure provider

Open to any provider of infrastructure services for the US hedge fund sector, such as the package of general IT and communications solutions needed to run a successful hedge fund in the region. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their client service offering, ability to provide flexible solutions to a range of different types of management companies and recognition of the importance of the cloud when it comes to certain business models.

Best IT consultancy service

Open to any IT consultancy with a specialist focus on the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their client service offering, understanding of the evolution of the sector in terms of its tech demands and ability to provide flexible solutions to a range of manager models.

Best IT managed service

Open to companies providing a managed service IT model and full IT outsourcing - including IT support, infrastructure and development.

Best IT service for small and start-up firms

Open to any providers of specialist IT services to small and start-up firms. Entries must demonstrate why their service is particularly attractive to emerging managers in terms of cost structures and the flexibility often required when servicing this part of the hedge fund sector.   

DATA SERVICES
Best alternative data provider

Open to vendors who collect and/or manage data other than market and pricing data. Entries must demonstrate innovations in at least one of the following areas: data collection, data structuring and classification, data delivery, data analytics, data visualisation

Best data management product

Open to any provider of data management products or tools servicing the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of data delivery, product development and client service.

Best market data provider

Open to any provider of market and pricing data. Entries must demonstrate excellence in data management, data delivery, product development and client service.

INNOVATION
Most disruptive technology solution

Open to vendors and fintech companies who have brought a new and innovative product to market within the last 18 months. Entries must demonstrate how and why the product transforms an area of hedge fund operations or solves particular problems, pain points and inefficiencies in hedge funds.

Best use of emerging technology

Recognising technology vendors who have leveraged new tools, resources and approaches in product development. Examples of emerging technology include machine learning, AI, natural language processing, big data sourcing, managing and processing, automation, virtual reality and augmented reality. 

Best contribution to open source by a vendor (New)

Recognising technology providers who develop or contribute to valuable open-source tools and services

BEST OVERALL
These categories will be voted for by readers of HFMTechnology.
Most innovative technology firm

This general award is open to any tech firm providing specialist services to the US hedge fund sector which feels they have displayed genuine innovation in their offering over the past 12 months. Entries should demonstrate how the firm has stood out from the crowd in terms of its innovative approach and the ways in which this innovation has benefitted their hedge fund clients. 

Best new entrant

Winner chosen from among submissions across all categories.

Most innovative technology firm

This general award is open to any tech firm providing specialist services to the US hedge fund sector which feels they have displayed genuine innovation in their offering over the past 12 months. Entries should demonstrate how the firm has stood out from the crowd in terms of its innovative approach and the ways in which this innovation has benefitted their hedge fund clients. 

Best overall technology firm

Winner chosen from among submissions across all categories

COMMUNICATIONS
Best CRM system

Open to any provider of specialist CRM systems serving the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their service offering to hedge fund IR and marketing pros with particular emphasis on new developments and client service standards.

Best Application for mobile/ remote working

Open to vendors who have specifically developed a mobile application or mobile version of a product, platform or service. Entries must demonstrate use cases for the mobile product, uptake and client feedback.

Best phone or communications solution (New)

Open to vendors providing mobile networks, connectivity solutions, phone communication products and other communications services to hedge funds.

 

TRADING AND WORKFLOW SYSTEMS
Best OMS

Open to any provider of specialist OMS systems serving the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their service offering to hedge fund traders with a particular emphasis on harnessing new technologies and client servicing. 

 

Best post-trade technology

Open to any provider of post-trading services to the US hedge fund sector.  Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their service offering to hedge funds with a particular emphasis on client service, creating valuable efficiencies for managers and dealing with non-standardised markets. 

Best research management solution

Open to providers of solutions for identifying and purchasing research, research valuation, monitoring and controlling research consumption, managing research budget allocation, extracting and processing information from research formats, and all related services.

Best trading and execution technology

Open to any provider of specialist trading and execution services for the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their service offering to hedge fund traders with a particular emphasis on providing valuable efficiencies to hedge funds clients, eliminating the potential for errors and providing top-notch service.

Best workflow management system

Open to any firm providing specialist workflow management systems to US hedge funds. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of the workflow solution they are providing to aid the organisational abilities of senior operations, tech and/or finance pros.

HEDGE FUND AWARDS
Vendors can also nominate managers for these awards.
Best use of technology by a hedge fund

Recognising hedge funds who have leveraged new tools, resources and approaches in product development. Examples of innovation techniques include machine learning, AI, natural language processing, big data, automation, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Best contribution to open source by a hedge fund (New)

Recognising hedge funds who have developed proprietary software or tools and made it available with an open source license, or invested time and resources into an existing open source product. 

ACCOUNTING, RISK AND COMPLIANCE SOLUTIONS
Best fund accounting software

Open to any firm offering fund accounting services to the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their client service offering, product innovation and customer growth over the past 12 months.

Best RegTech solution

Open to regtech firms and general technology providers marketing compliance products to hedge funds

Best risk management solution

Open to any firm offering risk management services to the US hedge fund sector. Entries must demonstrate excellence in terms of their client service offering, product innovation and ways in which they have offered outstanding risk mitigation support to their hedge fund clients.

CLOUD TECHNOLOGY
Best public cloud service

Open to vendors providing hosting services, virtual infrastructure and cloud storage to hedge funds. Entries must demonstrate the added value of any tools, services, platforms and connectivity solutions offered to clients.

Best use of cloud technology

Open to vendors who are leveraging the flexibility and virtualisation in the cloud to provide hedge funds with vital services, applications and tools. Examples include mutualisation, infrastructure-as-a-service, DevOps, big data analytics, disaster recovery solutions and more. Entries must clearly demonstrate how cloud technology has been used for innovation.

 

Best private or hybrid cloud service (New)

Open to vendors providing hybrid public-private hosted solutions or fully private cloud environments for EU hedge funds.

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 2019 will take place in February, 2019 at the Lotte New York Palace, New York.

Timings

To be confirmed

Venue Information

Lotte New York Palace
455 Madison Ave
New York
NY 10022

Dress code

Cocktail Attire

Map and directions to venue

TICKETS & SPONSORSHIP

ATTEND THE 2019 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.

SPONSOR THE 2019 AWARDS

Sponsoring the HFM US Hedge Fund Technology Awards 2019 is a unique opportunity to engage and network with key decision-makers, raise your company profile and position your brand as a leader in the market.

There are a whole range of sponsorship options available.

Please contact Tara Nolan to discuss table booking enquiries and sponsorship requirements to find the right opportunity for you:

 

Tara Nolan

Commercial Head of North America

t.nolan@pageantmedia.com

+1 646 891 2115

CONTACT US

Entries and General Queries

Roxanne Swan 
Event Manager
R.swan@pageantmedia.com
+44 (0)20 7832 6577 /+1 646 931 9051

Sponsorship & Tables

Tara Nolan
Commercial Head of North America
t.nolan@pageantmedia.com
 +1 (646) 891 2115

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