Help us recognize excellence in U.S. financial markets!

The Markets Choice Awards are back! Markets Media is working to identify the best and the brightest in U.S. institutional equity, fixed income and derivative markets, spanning the buy side and sell side, exchanges and technology. We’re in the process of interviewing dozens of senior executives from the biggest market-participant firms, and we’ll also consult with Markets Media’s own Advisory Board. Winners will be announced at a live event in New York on Thursday, February 20.

But right now, we need your help!

Below we’ve listed a quick dozen of the most important categories below, along with firms nominated via our interview process. Who do you think is most deserving, and why? Beyond this first group, you can click for additional categories that we have open for freeform nominations. All responses will be kept anonymous. If you do wish to be entered in a drawing for a complimentary admission to one Markets Media conference in 2014, please provide your name and e-mail at the end of this short survey; we will contact the winner by the end of February. Thanks!

The polling has ended. Please go here to see the list of winners.