Continuing to move markets forward with our award-winning multi-asset offering
Collaborative, resilient, innovative, robust, efficient. These are just some of the attributes that have earned Tradeweb and its people a host of awards this year. We have been fortunate to receive recognition for our marketplaces, tools and employees during a period of immense volatility and ongoing uncertainty, but also of accelerated digitisation.
Our strategy in each product and region in which we operate is to connect every client to deep liquidity, regardless of the market conditions. In the recent environment, the need for increased efficiency and flexibility has never been greater. The more options traders have to execute a trade – whether through access to multiple liquidity providers, a wider inventory or even alternate asset classes – the better positioned they are to keep markets moving, even when volatility is at its highest.
So, in some ways, electronic portfolio trading was built for moments like this, when certainty of execution becomes clients’ top priority. Industry experts agreed and voted our portfolio trading protocol ‘Financial Technology Innovation of the Year’ in the 18th annual Financial News Trading & Tech Awards, which celebrate excellence in European institutional trading and technology. In addition, Tradeweb was voted ‘Best Fixed Income Trading Platform’ for the fourth consecutive year, in recognition of the breadth and diversity of our fixed income offering.
GlobalCapital’s Bond Awards are also designed to reflect the opinion of the market by deciding the winners through a poll of industry participants. Last week, Tradeweb picked up the prize for ‘Best SSA Bond Trading Platform’, as users are increasingly realising the benefits of our Automated Intelligent Execution (AiEX) solution and smart dealer selection tools when trading supranational, sovereign and agency bonds. The automation of dealer axe contributions has also allowed investors to focus on achieving the best possible execution levels for SSA transactions.
Furthermore, GlobalCapital named Tradeweb ‘OTC Trading Venue of the Year’ in their Global Derivatives Awards, acknowledging our ability to develop features – often the industry’s firsts – that provide customers with new ways of accessing liquidity and informing their trading decisions. These include the launch of multi-asset packages, the integration of margin optimisation analytics from OpenGamma and Cassini Systems, and the expansion of our request-for-market (RFM) protocol to interest rate swaps trading. The latest addition to our awards collection came from ETF Express, whose readers named Tradeweb ‘Best ETF Platform’ in the publication’s U.S. Awards 2020.
However, it was our Asia business that really drew the attention of media outlets and market participants in recent weeks. In August, we received the ‘Best TCA Solution’ accolade in the WatersTechnology Asia Awards and last month, Tradeweb was named ‘Buy-Side Trading System of the Year’ in the Asia Risk Awards. We were also honoured to win the ‘OTC Venue of the Year’ category in FOW & Global Investor Group’s Asia Capital Markets Awards, while our own Rebecca Sin was announced ‘Best in Fintech’ winner in the second-annual Women in Finance Asia Awards by Markets Media Group and GlobalTrading.
During the last 12 months, we continued to enhance our China bond offering with the launch of dealer streaming prices and list trading on Bond Connect. Just a few weeks ago, we were the first to introduce – in collaboration with CFETS - the first fully electronic RFQ access to CIBM Direct. In response to client demand, we’ve also launched Australian Dollar EFP to our product suite, and continued to expand our Emerging Markets interest rate swaps offering with the addition of new markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Korea.
At Tradeweb, we constantly pursue opportunities to grow our business, to connect traders and pools of liquidity, and to evolve the markets with ever greater intelligence and efficiency. But we wouldn’t be able to fulfil our mission without the support of our client network, with whom we work together to design and launch our award-winning products and services. These accolades are a testament to our special relationship with our customers, but, most of all, to the creativity and hard work of our employees, who ensure that our firm continues to provide financial markets with the stability and innovation they need to keep moving forward.