Welcome to the 2016
Markets Choice Awards !

Feb. 18 update:

Thank you for nominating and voting for the 2016 Markets Choice Awards! We have received a great deal of helpful information and we appreciate every single person who weighed in.

We are currently reviewing all submissions and determining winners.

We hope to see everyone at our awards event on the evening of Wednesday, February 24, at Highline Ballroom in New York City!

To reserve a table at the 2016 MCA event, please contact David Griffiths, dgriffiths@marketsmedia.com

-The Markets Media Team

WHO

The best of the best across the institutional buy side and sell side: exchanges, sell-side trading desks, institutional asset owners, investment managers and technology providers.

Confirmed attendees include…

- CIO, Large Public Pension Plan
- Co-Founder, Ultra-Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Equity Trading, Ultra-Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Derivatives Trading, Ultra-Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Fixed Income & FX Trading, Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Equity Trading, Americas, Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Fixed Income Trading, Americas, Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Credit Trading, Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Equity Trading Technology, Large Buy Side Firm
- Head of Equity Trading, Mid-Sized Buy Side Firm

WHAT

Our awards project aims to recognize excellence among the firms and individuals that are the lifeblood of financial markets.

WHEN

Live evening event: Wednesday, February 24, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

WHERE

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th St. (b/w 9th and 10th), New York City

WHY

Because we believe excellence should be recognized, and we are uniquely equipped to do this in the space that we’ve been immersed in with our conferences and editorial product since 2007. Plus, we like to throw a good party on a Wednesday night to break up the dead of winter!

HOW

Our methodology in selecting nominees and then winners is simple yet thorough, and keeps the focus on the important opinions: those of market participants, not ours.

Markets Media’s editorial team will identify worthy candidates via online submissions from our readership (in other words, YOU!), as well as interviews with senior market participants who are their colleagues, customers and competitors. From there, consultations with the Markets Media Advisory Board will winnow the field to the most deserving recipients. (The Markets Media Advisory Board is a small and select group comprised of some of Markets Media's closest relationships across the institutional buy side and sell side. With regard to the Markets Choice Awards, the Board acts as a tiebreaker and a backstop, advising on instances of impasse in the decision-making and ensuring that no ultra-worthy candidates were missed.)  

Click here for the 2015 Markets Choice Awards, here for 2014, and here for 2013.