Funds Europe FundTech Awards 2020

And the winners are...

We are delighted to announce the winners of the FundTech Awards 2020.

Alan Chalmers, Publisher, Funds Europe, who hosted the awards mentioned: “The aim of the awards is to recognise expertise, achievement and reward excellence. Our sponsoring partner brought these characteristics to the creation and judging of these awards. We would like to thank everyone who was involved from the outset which has enabled us to recognise the great achievements of the fund tech industry. Congratulations all the winners. It is fantastic to see such innovation taking place to keep our industry relevant”.

Jonathan Hammond, Partner, Sionic added: “As experts in investment management technology, sponsoring these awards was a natural fit for Sionic. As a lifelong technologist myself I was particularly pleased to celebrate the achievements of firms and individuals who have shown real innovation, collaborated to create something special or used technology in an exciting new way.”

On the winners, Clare Vincent Silk, Partner, Sionic added: “Success can be a subtle victory. The leaders and teams who deliver complex solutions, transformation and change are often unseen – particularly when things go well. I was therefore delighted that these new awards recognise a standout instance of determined and successful leadership of change, achieved despite the odds in such an extra-ordinary year.”

The FundTech 2020 Award Winners are as follows:

Best Back Office Solution Financial Risk Solutions Most Innovative Product SESAMm
Best Middle Office Solution iMeta Technologies Best Newcomer DiligenceVault
Best Front Office Solution Jacobi Best Use of Technology/Tech Initiative Axyon AI
Best Client Solution FactSet Best Industry Collaboration Backstop Solutions Group
Best Technology Platform Allfunds Diversity and Inclusion Award FactSet
Best Implementation SS&C Community Award BNY Mellon
Best Distribution Solution Door Ventures Technology Leadership Award (Technology provider) Sylvain Forté, CEO and Founder, SESAMm
Best Utility Solution Calastone Technology Leadership Award (Asset manager) Kerry McCormack, Global Head of IT, First Sentier Investors

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