K&K Global Consulting Limited announces the Buy Siders’ Choice Awards 2016 winners

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17 November 2016
United Kingdom

London, Thursday 17 November 2016​

K&K Global Consulting Limited (K&KGC) is pleased to announce the winners of the Buy Siders’ Choice Awards 2016. The K&KGC Buy Siders’ Choice awards is the industry’s unbiased, non-sponsored awards for the buy-side traders to recognise their service provider’s performance and contributions to the buy-side community globally.

The winners included representatives from some of the largest global financial institutions and cutting edge trading technology firms. The awards were presented in London last night at the Savoy hotel alongside The Trade’s Leaders in Trading awards. The event was attended by senior representatives from the most influential leading buy side firms and financial service providers.​

The award winners are as follows:

360T

  • Foreign exchange trading system for block trading in Asia

Abel Noser

  • Best equities TCA USA

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

  • Preferred broker rates OTC US$ bonds (joint winner)

Barclays

  • Preferred broker rates OTC EUR/GBP bonds

Bloomberg

  • Regulatory product ranking across all asset classes: Bloomberg TCA, interconnectivity and monitoring

  • Electronic bond initiative for block trading Asia: Bloomberg BBX (Asian bonds)

  • Electronic bond liquidity initiative Asia: Bloomberg ALLQ/X (Asian bonds)

  • Foreign exchange trading system Asia: Bloomberg FXGO

  • Foreign exchange data supplier

BTIG

  • Equities broker sales person

    • Europe: Stephen Harley (joint winner)

    • Asia: Craig Kelly (joint winner)

Citigroup

  • Preferred broker USA rates OTC US$ bonds (joint winner)

  • Preferred broker credit OTC US$ bonds

  • Preferred broker credit OTC Asian bonds (joint winner)

CLSA

  • Equities broker coverage Asia

Credit Suisse

  • Equities broker coverage USA

FX Connect

  • Foreign exchange trading system for block trading in Europe

HSBC

  • Preferred broker credit OTC Asian bonds (joint winner)

  • Preferred broker rates OTC Asian bonds

ITG Analytics

  • Best equities TCA Asia

  • Foreign exchange TCA vendor

JP Morgan

  • Equities broker coverage Europe (joint winner)

  • Equities broker sales person

    • Asia: Frank Wilke (joint winner)

    • Europe: Kristian Hoenen (joint winner)

    • USA: Tom Kelly (joint winner)

  • Fixed income broker credit OTC EUR/GBP bonds

  • Foreign exchange Mid + fixed fee broker (global)

KCG

  • Equities broker sales person USA: Michael Bita (joint winner)

Liquidnet

  • Equities block trading venue Europe

  • Equities block trading venue USA

  • Fixed income electronic bond initiative for block trading Europe (Euro/GBP bonds)

  • Fixed income electronic bond initiative for block trading USA (US$ bonds)

  • Fixed income electronic bond liquidity initiative Europe (Euro/GBP bonds)

Macquarie

  • Equities broker sales person Asia: Ingrid Nell (joint winner)

MarketAxess

  • Fixed income electronic bond liquidity initiative USA (US$ bonds)

Markit

  • Best equities TCA Europe

Thomson Reuters

  • Foreign exchange trading system Europe: FXall

UBS

  • Equities block trading venue Asia

  • Equities broker coverage Europe (joint winner)

  • Equities broker sales person Asia: Choo-Guan Yeoh (joint winner)

“Congratulations to all of the winners and nominees of the 2016 Buy Siders’ Choice awards,” said Anita Karppi, managing director at K&KGC. “We decided to establish the inaugural Buy Siders’ Choice Awards 2016 to recognise and bring more transparency in the market about the service providers who are delivering the best service to our global buy-side community. Thank you to all who attended yesterday’s ceremony – we hope you enjoyed the evening”.

Notes for editors

  • The K&KGC Global Buy siders’ Choice Awards were created to provide a benchmarking comparison of services to the buy side, ranked by the buy side.​

  • The winners of each category are recognised based on number of votes only by validated buy-side trading professionals.​

  • In 2013, K&KGC started buy-side benchmark research based on buy-side requests. To date we have worked on 24 buy-side benchmark research initiatives with 908 vetted buy-side survey responses. The research initiatives cover key challenges for the buy-side trading desk across equities, fixed income and foreign exchange.

About K&KGC

K&KGC is a unique buy side consultancy which engages with senior buy-side heads of trading on a regular basis with benchmark research and roundtable debates on topics of their choice. The company organises private and exclusive the Alpha Trader Forum (ATF) and Asia Buy-side Forum (ABF) roundtable debates in equities, fixed income and foreign exchange in London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Paris and Singapore, Hong Kong, Boston and New York. K&KGC also produces the Buy side perspectives magazine, articles, research, rankings and awards based on buy-side input on key issues for the dealing desk and trading environment.

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