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Building on the foundation of Markets Media’s established and very successful Markets Choice Awards franchise, as well as annual Women in Finance Awards events in New York and Hong Kong, the European Women in Finance programme was launched in 2020 to recognize the most talented and accomplished women across the business of finance: buy-side and sell-side trading desks, institutional investment firms, wealth managers, securities exchanges, technology providers, corporate finance, venture capital firms, start-ups — really, any area within the financial sector. In addition to the  Awards, we also have an ongoing programme of raising awareness through a series on one-to-one interviews with women in finance in Europe which are hosted on here on BestExecution.net.

Nominees will be first put forward by readers of Markets Media’s London-based editorial platforms, Best Execution and The DESK. Shortlists and winners are determined by the editorial staff of the two platforms, in conjunction with the EWIF Advisory Board, which spans senior leaders and decision makers across multiple areas of financial services.

As with our other award programmes, the methodology for the European Women in Finance Awards is simple yet thorough, and keeps the focus on the important opinions: those of market participants, not ours. Award categories open for nominations will include Excellence in Leadership, Buy-Side Trader of the Year, Rising Star, Trailblazer, Disruptor of the Year, CEO of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, and the Instinet Positive Impact Award.

Stay tuned for further details regarding the nominations process, and we look forward to your participation and ongoing support.

2022 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED

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PAST WINNERS

TRADING
Stephanie Suriyanon, Senior Trader, Baillie Gifford

TRADING PLATFORMS
Chioma Okoye, Director, European Credit Product Manager, Tradeweb

ASSET MANAGEMENT
Joanna Munro, Global Chief Investment Officer, HSBC Global Asset Management

BANKING
Sarah Hay, EMEA Head of Global Markets Client Office and APAC/EMEA Head of Commission Management, UBS

CRYSTAL LADDER
Louise Drummond, Global Head Investment Execution, Aberdeen Standard

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
Catherine Read, Chief Operating Officer, Royal London Asset Management

EXCHANGES
Stephanie Renner, Chief Financial Officer, Cboe Europe

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT 2019
Laura Barrowman, Group Chief Information Officer, Credit Suisse

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Mandy Pike, retired former executive and global head of investment execution, Aberdeen Standard Investments

RISING STARS
Alexandra Simpson, Trader, Baillie Gifford
Alyona Bulda, Head of the Global Exchange Division, Exactpro
Pegah Esmaeili, Director, Head of Nordic Business Development, Virtu Financial

TRAILBLAZER
Lucy Baldwin, Global Head of Equity Sales, Credit Suisse

FINTECH
Valerie Bannert-Thurner, SVP, Global Head of Buy and Sell Side Solutions Business, Nasdaq
Linda Middleditch, Chief Product Officer, Itiviti

EXCELLENCE IN GOVERNANCE
Michelle Rodrigues, MD & General Counsel for EMEA, Instinet Europe Limited

DEALMAKER OF THE YEAR
Nichola Hunter, Head or Rates, MarketAxess

INSTINET POSITIVE IMPACT
Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance

EXCELLENCE IN ASSET MANAGEMENT
Wei Li, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock

EXCELLENCE IN BANKING
Allegra Berman, Global Head of Institutional Sales & co-head of Securities Services, HSBC

CRYSTAL LADDER
Victoria Stone, European General Counsel, Virtu Financial

EXCELLENCE IN LEADERSHIP
Corinna Mitchell, General Counsel, Symphony

EXCELLENCE IN EXCHANGES
Jennifer Hlad, Head Equity Sales for the UK and Ireland, SIX Swiss Exchange

EXCELLENCE IN FINTECH
Else Braathen, Risk Domain Manager, SimCorp

EXCELLENCE IN HEDGE FUNDS
Charlotte Nutting, Senior Trader, Millennium Capital Partners

EXCELLENCE IN LEGAL AND COMPLIANCE
Donna Rix, General Counsel Europe, Citadel

EXCELLENCE IN OPERATIONS
Tanith Johnson, European Head of Operations, Instinet Europe

EXCELLENCE IN REGULATION
Eleanor Beasley, Head of EMEA Equity Market Structure and Strategic Partnerships, Goldman Sachs

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT
Alison Hollingshead, Chief of Staff, Trading Platform and Core Technology, Man Group

RISING STARS
Erika Bianco, Senior Marketing Manager, EMEA & APAC, MarketAxess
Santa Dudica, VP Corporate Development, Tradeweb
Catriona Lawlor, FX Trader, Baillie Gifford
Charlotte Monk, Sales Trader, Winterflood Securities
Milly Porter, Deputy Head of Compliance, Liontrust
Georgina Laird, Senior Responsible Investment Associate, Aegon Asset Management
Aparajita Bose-Mullick, Global Product Manager, SmartStream Technologies – Reference Data Utility

EXCELLENCE IN TRADING
Sharon Ruffles, Head of Fixed Income Dealing, State Street Global Advisors

EXCELLENCE IN TRADING PLATFORMS
Jennifer Keser, Head of Market Structure & Regulation, Tradeweb

TRAILBLAZER
Camille McKelvey, Head of Business Development for Post-Trade and Straight-Through-Processing, MarketAxess

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Claire Woodman, Head of EMEA and CEO, Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc

INSTINET POSITIVE IMPACT AWARD FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Jane Ambachtsteer, Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
INSTINET POSITIVE IMPACT AWARD FOR FURTHERING DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN FINANCIAL SERVICES
Samantha Bussey, Global Head of NDF & FX Reset Risk Mitigation, Capitalab / BGC Partners

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Publisher

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Managing Director