2021 Award Categories
TradingTech Insight Awards - USA 2021 Categories and Descriptions
Below is a full list of all categories, along with a short description, that our TradingTech Insight community were able to vote in for the TradingTech Insight Awards USA 2021.
The shortlist of which companies have been nominated in each category can be found here.
Best Low Latency Data Feed – Direct
Vendors of low-latency delivery systems for direct data feeds from exchanges and other trading venues
Best Low Latency Data Feed – Managed
Vendors of low-latency data feed delivery systems that are offered on a managed services basis.
Best Consolidated Market Data Feed
Vendors of consolidated market data feeds.
Best Software-Based High Performance Data Feed Handler
Vendors of software-based low-latency data feed handlers.
Best Hardware-Based High Performance Data Feed Handler
Vendors of hardware-based low-latency data feed handlers.
Best Machine-Readable News Supplier
Vendors of machine-readable new for consumption by trading algorithms, analytics and execution systems.
Best Alternative Data Consolidator
Vendors of delivery systems (feeds and platforms) for alternative data services.
Best Cloud-Based Trading Data Management Solution
Vendors of trading data management solutions hosted in a public cloud environment.
Best Cloud-Based Market Data Delivery Solution
Vendors of market data delivery solutions hosted in a public cloud environment.
Best Cloud-Based Trading Environment
Vendors of cloud-based solutions supporting in-cloud trading applications and computing.
Best Cloud Platform for Trading Applications
Cloud services providers with best environments for meeting the needs of capital markets clients.
Best Managed Services Solution for Trading
Vendors providing trading-related capabilities on a managed services basis.
Best Overall Market Data Provider
Vendors of comprehensive real-time market data services and related financial information for traders via terminal or data feed/API.
Best Specialist Market Data Consultancy
Consultancies providing advice on sourcing and management of market data for trading firms.
Best Trading Analytics Platform
Vendors of analytics solutions for the trading environment.
Best Tick Data Management Platform
Vendors of systems for managing time-series and tick data.
Best Agency Broker Technology Suite
Electronic trading tools and services provided by agency brokerage firms.
Best Exchange or Trading Venue Technology Suite
Electronic trading tools and services provided by exchanges or other trading venues.
Best Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) Tool
Vendors of transaction cost analysis (TCA) tools.
Best Market Simulation Solution
Vendors of simulations to enable back-testing of trading algorithms.
Best Buy-Side EMS
Vendors of execution management systems (EMS) to asset managers, hedge funds and other buy-side financial institutions.
Best Sell-Side EMS
Vendors of execution management systems (EMS) to investment banks, broker/dealers and other sell-side financial institutions.
Best Buy-Side OMS
Vendors of order management systems (OMS) to asset managers, hedge funds and other buy-side financial institutions.
Best Sell-Side OMS
Vendors of order management systems (OMS) to investment banks, broker/dealers and other sell-side financial institutions.
Best Trading Solution for Foreign Exchange (FX) Markets
Vendors of trading solutions for trading in currencies and FX derivatives.
Best Trading Solution for Fixed Income Markets
Vendors of trading solutions for trading in bonds and rates markets.
Best Trading Solution for Listed Securities (Equities/Derivatives)
Vendors of trading solutions for trading in equities and futures & options.
Best Smart Order Routing System
Vendors of smart order routing (SOR) solutions that automate the selection of best available trading venues and are designed to improve fill rates and trade execution.
Best Pre-Trade Risk Controls Provider
Vendors of pre-trade checking systems to prevent breach of agreed trader limits.
Best Time Stamping/Latency Measurement System
Vendors of solutions for measuring messaging latency across trading networks and infrastructures.
Best Trading Infrastructure Monitoring Platform
Vendors of solutions for performance monitoring and trouble-shooting for trading infrastructures.
Best High Performance Network Services
Vendors providing low-latency network services for trading connectivity.
Best Specialist Trading Technology Consultancy
Consultancies dedicated to trading technology.
Best Credit Data Provider
Vendors of credit data services
Best Market Data Inventory/Compliance Platform
Vendors of platforms that monitor and manage market data spend and ensure compliance with market data contracts
Best Managed Services Solution for Market Data
Vendors providing market data on a managed service basis
Best FIX Engine Provider
Vendors of FIX protocol-based messaging infrastructure