2018 Categories:

Asia structured products house of the year

Banks nominating themselves for Asia structured products house of the year should be able to demonstrate strengths across several asset classes and jurisdictions. Case studies detailing how the bank has met the needs of clients should play a large part in the submissions. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory change will be particularly important - and risk management and recycling of structural axes is a key criterion. Submissions must include details of how the firm reacted to increased volatility and to regulation, and granular detail on performance. In addition, multiple customer testimonials should be included.

Equity derivatives house of the year

As above, submissions should include case studies and performance summaries for key markets and products. Firms must include details on structured products processes and systems, engagement with and adaptation to regulatory change, and granular detail on performance. The ability to recycle risk is an important consideration - pitching firms should be able to show how their franchise allows them to hedge structured products exposures. A variety of client testimonials showcasing the breadth and depth of an issuer's franchise should be provided.

Interest rates house of the year

Submissions for the asset class categories should include case studies and performance summaries for key markets and products. Firms must include details on structured products processes and systems, engagement with and adaptation to regulatory change, and granular detail on performance. Again, the ability to recycle risk is an important consideration - pitching firms should be able to show how their franchise allows them to hedge structured products exposures. A variety of client references showcasing the breadth and depth of an issuer's franchise should be provided.

Foreign exchange house of the year

As above, submissions should include case studies and performance summaries for key markets and products. Firms must include details on structured products processes and systems, engagement with and adaptation to regulatory change, and granular detail on performance. Again, the ability to recycle risk is an important consideration - pitching firms should be able to show how their franchise allows them to hedge structured products exposures. A variety of client references showcasing the breadth and depth of an issuer's franchise should be provided.

Commodities derivatives house of the year

As above, submissions should include case studies and performance summaries for key markets and products. Firms must include details on structured products processes and systems, engagement with and adaptation to regulatory change, and granular detail on performance. Again, the ability to recycle risk is an important consideration - pitching firms should be able to show how their franchise allows them to hedge structured products exposures. Client testimonials should show the breadth and depth of an issuer's franchise.

Exchange-traded fund provider of the year

This award seeks to recognise innovation in the exchange-traded funds space. ETF market-makers will also be considered alongside ETF providers - entrants will be considered on their relative merits. Providers that act as authorised participants should demonstrate a strong awareness of compliance issues in the ETF marketplace, and should provide client references amongst buy-side users of the product. For market-makers, testimonials from authorised participants should be provided.

Index provider of the year

This award seeks to recognise innovation in the indexing space. A novel smart beta strategy, trackers that have consistently beaten the market - entrants will be considered on their relative merits. Dealers and index providers may both submit; each should provide client testimonials among buy-side users of the product.

Technology provider of the year

The technology award seeks to recognise excellence in provision from both independent software vendors and banks that make in-house technology available to clients. Innovations in the face of particular problems - market or regulatory driven - will play an important part in determining the winner of each category, as will all-round continued excellence in terms of client service provision to firms in the structured derivatives marketplace. Submissions from both banks and technology vendors should include at least three client testimonials.

Singapore house of the year

Banks nominating themselves for one of the country house of the year awards should be able to demonstrate strength across a range of flow products, and either a sizeable market-share gain or defence of a position of strength in their core markets. Case studies detailing how the bank has best met the needs of its diverse client base should play a large part in the submissions. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory change will be considered - and risk management is an important criterion. In addition, customer references should be included - they may tip the balance in deciding the winner. These categories are open to nominations, but the judging panel may also select a winner from among the issuers submitting for the other awards.

China house of the year

Banks nominating themselves for one of the country house of the year awards should be able to demonstrate strength across a range of flow products, and either a sizeable market-share gain or defence of a position of strength in their core markets. Case studies detailing how the bank has best met the needs of its diverse client base should play a large part in the submissions. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory change will be considered - and risk management is an important criterion. In addition, customer references should be included - they may tip the balance in deciding the winner. These categories are open to nominations, but the judging panel may also select a winner from among the issuers submitting for the other awards.

Hong Kong house of the year

Banks nominating themselves for one of the country house of the year awards should be able to demonstrate strength across a range of flow products, and either a sizeable market-share gain or defence of a position of strength in their core markets. Case studies detailing how the bank has best met the needs of its diverse client base should play a large part in the submissions. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory change will be considered - and risk management is an important criterion. In addition, customer references should be included - they may tip the balance in deciding the winner. These categories are open to nominations, but the judging panel may also select a winner from among the issuers submitting for the other awards.

Japan house of the year

Banks nominating themselves for one of the country house of the year awards should be able to demonstrate strength across a range of flow products, and either a sizeable market-share gain or defence of a position of strength in their core markets. Case studies detailing how the bank has best met the needs of its diverse client base should play a large part in the submissions. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory change will be considered - and risk management is an important criterion. In addition, customer references should be included - they may tip the balance in deciding the winner. These categories are open to nominations, but the judging panel may also select a winner from among the issuers submitting for the other awards.

South Korea house of the year

Banks nominating themselves for one of the country house of the year awards should be able to demonstrate strength across a range of flow products, and either a sizeable market-share gain or defence of a position of strength in their core markets. Case studies detailing how the bank has best met the needs of its diverse client base should play a large part in the submissions. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory change will be considered - and risk management is an important criterion. In addition, customer references should be included - they may tip the balance in deciding the winner. These categories are open to nominations, but the judging panel may also select a winner from among the issuers submitting for the other awards.

Taiwan house of the year

Banks nominating themselves for one of the country house of the year awards should be able to demonstrate strength across a range of flow products, and either a sizeable market-share gain or defence of a position of strength in their core markets. Case studies detailing how the bank has best met the needs of its diverse client base should play a large part in the submissions. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory change will be considered - and risk management is an important criterion. In addition, customer references should be included - they may tip the balance in deciding the winner. These categories are open to nominations, but the judging panel may also select a winner from among the issuers submitting for the other awards.