FTF is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 FTF News Technology Innovation Awards competition.

The Financial Technologies Forum (FTF) is pleased to announce that operational excellence and major achievements in financial technology innovation have surged in 2020, as evidenced by the 2021 winners. FTF News Technological Innovation Prize Competition.

The winners of the FTF Awards competition, now in its tenth year, are announced today, June 7, and they are being honored for their achievements during a very trying year of pandemic-induced challenges.

The FTF Awards innovate with two non-competitive categories.

In order to recognize the humanitarian efforts of key players in the securities industry, FTF launched the FTF News Philanthropic Award.

The first recipient of the award is the investment bank Jefferies Group, which hosted a Global Coronavirus Relief Charity Day in May 2020 and donated $ 9.25 million to more than 85 charities and relief efforts focused on people suffering from the COVID-19 virus. The firm dedicated this effort to the memory of Mr. Peregrine “Peg” Broadbent, the chief financial officer (CFO) of Jefferies Group LLC, who died early last year of complications from COVID-19.

Broadbent, 56, served “over a dozen years” as the company’s chief financial officer and partner “and helped us build Jefferies from less than half of its current size, and to going through hard times and good times, ”according to a joint statement from Rich Handler, CEO, and Brian Friedman, President of Jefferies Financial Group, issued in March 2020.

the FTF News coverage on Jefferies’ efforts can be found here: https://bit.ly/3ez8gS6.

Payal Raina

In another first, the Editor’s Choice Award will be given to an industry organization, the B2B Fintech Marketing Community, a new group of marketers specializing in the financial technology sector. The award honors the spirit of sustainable innovation.

The B2B Marketing Fintech community was founded by Payal Raina, the Global Head of Marketing at Torstone Technology, and it was launched in August 2020.

The group “provides its members with a unique platform to create and develop a network of marketing professionals, to share ideas and best practices, to train, learn and develop careers in marketing through the mentoring program in the sector of niche that is fintech “, according to the groups LinkedIn page https://bit.ly/3vUpceX The organization’s website can be found here: https://fintechb2bmarketing.com/

Overall, the industry response to the 2021 FTF Awards continues to break records.

“As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the FTF Awards and the 15the Anniversary of FTF, it has turned out to be one of the most competitive to date. Not only did we get over 220 nominations, but we also had an impressive number of industry voters – over 20,000, ”said Maureen Lowe, Founder and President of FTF and FTF News.

“Kudos to all of the nominees and especially the winners who have continued to innovate, stay connected and work incredibly hard to keep their clients moving forward and adapting not only during the very tough times professionally, but personally” , Lowe says. “We are continually impressed by the dedication of so many people in a highly competitive and rapidly changing industry. And a big thank you to our customers who have worked with us for the past 15 years and helped shape FTF today. We hope everyone stays healthy and look forward to a happy reunion when we can safely meet again in person. “

The winners in the Individual Awards and Top Suppliers categories are (all winners can be viewed here):

Sanjeev Kumar, CEO, Skience

Fintech Person of the Year: Sanjeev Kumar, CEO, Skience

Operational Businessman of the Year: David Brown, Chief Operating Officer (COO), IPC Systems

Service Provider of the Year: TriOptima, member of the CME group

Software Solution of the Year: Calypso Technology, Inc.

The 2021 winners in the other categories are:

Best buy-side warranty management solution: Calypso Technology, Inc.

Best buy-side operating solution: Matrix IDM

David Brown, COO, CIP

Best clearing and settlement solution: Pershing by BNY Mellon

Best Customer Reporting Solution: Clearwater Analytics

Best Cloud-Native Computing Initiative: Cloud compatibility

Best Compliance Solution: SIX sanctioned securities monitoring service

Best provider of corporate actions data: SIX

Best Securities Services Provider: SmartStream TLM Securities Transactions

Best state-of-the-art solution: NxCore by Numerix

Best cybersecurity solution: Align

Best provider of digital transformation solutions: Broadridge Financial Solutions

Best digital workplace collaboration system: SS&C Salentica

Best Financial Crime Watch Technology: NICE Actimize SURVEIL-X Holistic Trade Monitoring Platform

Best middle-office solution: Torstone technology

Best middle-to-back-office integration solution: Orchestra

Best New Aftermarket Solution: SmartStream Business Process Control

Best operational risk management solution: OneSumX by Wolters Kluwer

Best operational data management solution: Alveo

Best OTC derivative margin solution: Quantile

Best Outsourcing Provider: STP investment services

Best performance measurement system: Confluence | Revolution

Best Professional Service Provider: Murex

Best reconciliation solution: Electra Information Systems

Best regulatory reporting solution: DTCC Global Trade Repository (GTR)

Best sales-side warranty management solution: TriOptima, member of the CME group

Best Systems Integrator Amid COVID-19 Crisis: CIA Omnigage

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