Asia Risk Awards 2023 Categories
House of the year
- Derivatives house of the year
- Derivatives house of the year Japan
- Derivatives house of the year Australia
- Derivatives house of the year China
- Derivatives house of the year Hong Kong
- Derivatives house of the year Indonesia
- Derivatives house of the year Malaysia
- Derivatives house of the year South Korea
- Derivatives house of the year Singapore
- Derivatives house of the year Taiwan
- Derivatives house of the year Vietnam
- Derivatives house of the year Philippines
- Derivatives house of the year Thailand
- Derivatives house of the year India
Dealers nominating themselves for derivatives house of the year should be strong across a number of asset classes. Submissions should include case studies detailing how the dealer has best met the needs of clients. Tactical and strategic adaptation to regulatory and market changes will be important, as will discussion of new technology initiatives – and risk management, as always, is a key criterion. Submissions should include details of risk management processes and systems, how the firm reacted to difficult market conditions and to regulation, and granular detail on performance. We will need client references to back up claims.
Asset class house of the year
- Interest rate derivatives house of the year
- Currency derivatives house of the year
- Equity derivatives house of the year
- Credit derivatives house of the year
- Inflation derivatives house of the year
- Structured products house of the year
- RMB house of the year
Submissions should include case studies and notable deals. Firms should include details of risk management processes and systems, technology initiatives, engagement with and adaptation to regulatory change, and granular detail on performance. As well as speaking to the relevant heads of desk, we may also need to meet risk managers – market risk, counterparty risk, XVA – and may need a demonstration of risk systems. We will need client references. There's no limit to the number of categories dealers can make submissions in.
- Bank risk management of the year
This award appreciates the achievement of an institution’s risk management practices. It recognises the innovation and effectiveness of the management function of the institution. Applicants should outline the bank’s risk management processes, policies and systems, and describe any improvements made to the risk function over the past 12 months. Of particular importance is how the risk management function fared during periods of market stress.
- Quant finance house of the year
The Asia quant house of the year award will go to the financial institution that has proposed the most innovative and efficient quantitative solution in Asia. Both buy-side and sell-side quantitative models are eligible, as long as they are currently applied within the pitching financial institution or its clients. Models may pertain to any area of quantitative finance. Entries should be in the format of a scientific paper or a presentation and need to be sufficiently detailed for the judging panel to evaluate the merit of the proposed method. It is advisable to include numerical applications or case studies to support the validity of the solution. Where applicable, clients will be consulted.
- Investment house of the year
This award is given in recognition of a firm’s success in applying evidence-based systematic investment techniques to deliver good risk-adjusted returns. The emphasis is on the firm’s approach and research – not only performance – and may highlight creativity, robustness, technical rigour and technological innovation.
- Deal of the year
To reflect the growing importance of risk solutions at work, this category will spotlight individual client engagements. Pitching banks should present a case study that highlights creativity, teamwork and a good outcome for the client – the resulting risks must be shown to have been managed appropriately.
- Derivatives exchange of the year
- Collateral manager of the year
- Securities house of the year
- Clearing house of the year
- OTC trading platform of the year
- Derivatives law firm of the year
- Risk management consultant of the year
- Flow market maker of the year
- Derivatives client clearer of the year
This section of the awards recognises best practice in providing services to banks and other financial institutions in relation to derivatives and risk management. Submissions should focus on case studies that demonstrate innovation and volume of business conducted over the last 12 months.
Technology Categories (adjudged by a panel)
- XVA solution of the year
- IFRS 9 solution of the year
- Buy-side trading system of the year
- ALM solution of the year
- Market data vendor of the year
- Cloud solution provider of the year
- Collateral management solution of the year
- Margining solution of the year
- Counterparty risk solution of the year
- IFRS 17 solution of the year
- FRTB management solution of the year
- Best AI or machine learning innovation
- Pricing and trading system of the year
- Vendor for system support and implementation of the year
- Technology vendor of the year
- Cyber risk solution of the year
- LIBOR solution of the year
- Best portfolio optimization solution
- Risk data repository of the year
- Liquidity risk solution of the year
- Best product for capital markets
- Governance, risk and compliance solution of the year
- Credit risk management solution of the year
- Best structured products support system
- Best operations or back office solution
- ESG data vendor of the year
- Operational risk solution of the year
- AML solution of the year
- Fraud prevention solution of the year
- Blockchain solution of the year
- Technology newcomer of the year
Facing new threats – and tight spending constraints – banks and other financial services firms are increasingly reliant on technology to manage risk effectively and efficiently, a story that Asia Risk and Risk.net covers in more depth than any other publication.
The Asia Risk Technology Awards recognise vendors that are doing the most to help the industry meet its various challenges in innovative and forward looking ways.
Guidelines & Criteria | Asia Risk Awards 2023
What the judges are looking for:
The awards are decided by the editors and journalists of Risk.net and Asia Risk magazine. Technology awards are judged by an external panel of industry experts, but the process is moderated and verified by the Asia Risk editorial team.
Some end-user award pitching firms will be asked to set aside time for an off-the-record meeting post-submission.
We are looking for innovation and creativity from applicants, in how you address the challenges you face in trading, technology and risk management, and in how you address the challenges facing your clients.
Submissions should include case studies and examples of best practice or key deals where possible.
Key judging criteria:
- Innovation: looking beyond the ordinary in approaching existing or new business opportunities.
- Risk management: a clear demonstration of the sound risk management practices that lie beyond the innovation.
- Client references and feedback: how well innovations meet client needs, including satisfaction of customer service.
- Cross-asset structuring: mobilisation of the global markets business to move beyond a single asset class.
How does the awards process work?
Submissions are now open and will close on June 2, 2023.
For non-technology categories, the editorial team will then make a shortlist of the top candidates in each category to interview. A second round of interviews, encompassing client references where possible, will follow before the winners are announced in September.
Winners will be announced in September 28, 2023.