Today is the last day for attendees to vote in the first stage of the 2017 London Summit Awards. After tonight, a consolidated group of companies in each of twelve categories will proceed to the next stage of voting on November 6, 2017.
Every year, Finance Magnates recognizes the industry’s top-performing companies, bestowing a wide range of honors across twelve different categories. The awards reflect trends and shifts that the FX industry has undergone in the most recent year, and are decided based on votes from industry peers and attendees.
I still need to vote, tell me how!
Only London Summit registered attendees will be eligible to participate in the voting process. If you have not already done so, please take the time to confirm your attendance and register as soon as possible in order to be able to vote.
It is important to note that prospective voters need to be registered with their own corporate emails. Delegates who have been registered via the email of an employee will not be able to participate. More details about the process itself can be found below:
But I want to win…
The first step to winning is seeing your company pass to the second stage of voting next week. This selection is ultimately dictated by your industry peers and the summit’s attendees. While actions speak louder than words, your job is to convince them that you are indeed at the top of the game relative to the competition.
Time is running out and with voting ending at midnight today, we recommend canvassing for your nomination with dedicated infographics and social media posts, which have historically encouraged attendees to cast their ballots. Remember to include the summit hashtag #londonsummit17 in your publications and invite your audience to register and vote.
In particular, the 2017 list of awards will include the following categories:
Best liquidity provider
As the structure of liquidity in FX is changing, this year’s nominees will include top-tier banks as well as hedge funds and electronic non-bank liquidity providers, all of which are growing to be increasingly significant participants in the market.
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Best connectivity provider
This category will focus on technology providers in the retail FX space – firms that offer access to liquidity, risk management, routing aggregation and bridge solutions for platforms.
Best ECN/execution venue
At this year’s summit, attendees will award not only the best brokers and their providers, but also the network that connects them to the market and facilitates the best infrastructure for FX trading.
Best prime of prime broker/retail liquidity provider
This segment has been a growing niche since the game-changing EUR/CHF debacle a couple of years ago, and the industry has seen PoP offerings coming from various players. From traditional specialist firms relying on their LP relationships to financial groups expanding into the B2B space, London Summit attendees will determine who was on top of the game in 2017.
Best FX trading platform
Historically, MT4 has been synonymous with the term trading platform, and accordingly, MetaQuotes has won several of our awards. However, with the growing emphasis on MT5 and the proliferation of webtrader versions, could this year see an end to this trend?
Best multi-asset trading platform
The retail FX industry’s expansion into multi-asset offerings is well underway. This year’s award credits the platforms best equipped for enabling multi-asset trading in terms of instrument diversity and technological integration.
Best CFDs broker
One cannot overstate the growing importance of CFD trading across the online trading industry. Due to its wider adoption in the retail space, candidate assessment will focus on the diversity of instruments, trading volumes generated across different assets and effectiveness of marketing.
Best crypto service provider
2017 has been the year of cryptocurrencies – the rapid ascension of cryptos has prompted retail brokers to provide digital currency trading to their client bases. It is only fitting that a new award covers this realm. The London Summit Awards will recognize the most effective and innovative cryptocurrency service provider in the industry. A token of prestige, so to speak.
Best forex broker
This award is the real star prize every year, and 2017 is no exception. The award will recognize the best FX broker for its performance across the board. Will Saxo Bank finally be dethroned after winning for two consecutive years? Only you will decide.
Best regtech/reporting solution
Changes to regulatory frameworks have made regtech a growing buzzword this year 2017. The award will be given to companies offering the most comprehensive regulatory solutions, primarily in documenting and reporting transactions in order to meet regulatory requirements.
Payment service provider
Payments remain one of the most central issues for the FX and broader financial services industry. As such, this award will be given to the best PSP solution in terms of costs, access to top-tier banks and acceptance of a broad range of means of payment.
Best automated performance tool
Finally, this award is for candidates that have introduced an outstanding automated tool for brokers to improve their performance at any stage of their customers’ lifecycle, from marketing and client acquisition to trader retention to better internal operations.
On Monday, November 6, attendees will have the chance to vote for the finalists, choosing from a shortlist of three companies for each category. Want to ensure your brand is on the short-list? Get out and vote!