Shortlist 2017:

Category    Company
Best administrator - client service   GLAS
    Deutsche Bank
    Opus Fund Services
    Quintillion Part of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services
    SEI 
    SS&C GlobeOp
    TMF Group
Best administrator - innovation   GLAS
    Opus Fund Services
    Quintillion Part of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services
    SEI 
    SS&C GlobeOp
    Virtus Partners
    Vistra Guernsey
Best administrator - overall   Citco Fund Services
    HSBC Securities Services
    Quintillion Part of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services
    SEI 
    SS&C GlobeOp
    Virtus Partners
    Vistra Guernsey
Best debt/loan administration - client service   GLAS
    BNY Mellon
    HSBC Securities Services
    Opus Fund Services
    TMF Group
    Virtus Partners
Best debt/loan administration - innovation   GLAS
    BNY Mellon
    HSBC Securities Services
    Opus Fund Services
    TMF Group
    Virtus Partners
Best debt/loan administration - overall   GLAS
    BNY Mellon
    HSBC Securities Services
    Opus Fund Services
    Quintillion Part of U.S. Bancorp Fund Services
    SS&C GlobeOp
    TMF Group
    Virtus Partners
Best data and information provider   Algomi 
    CreditSights 
    Hellebore Technologies 
    IHS Markit
    Quantifi 
    Trax-Market Access 
Best distribution platform   Alpha UCITS
    dbAlternatives
    Lawson Conner
    ML Capital
    Stone Mountain Capital
Best middle-office services   Linear Investments 
    Broadridge
    Eze Software
  MJ Hudson FMS
    OSMO Partners
    SS&C Advent
 Best back/mid- office technology  Broadridge
   Enfusion Systems
   Eze Software
   Linear Investments
   Osmo Partners
Best portfolio management system   Black Mountain
    Charles River 
    ClearStructure Financial Technology
    Eze Software 
  MJ Hudson FMS
    SS&C Advent 
    Tora
   Virtus Partners
Best risk management system   Linear Investments 
    Clayton Euro Risk
    Factset
   MJ Hudson
    Quantifi 
    S&P Capital IQ
    VoxSmart
Best technology - overall   Abacus Information Technology
    Black Mountain
    ClearStructure Financial Technology
    Laven Partners
    Linear Investments 
    netConsult
    VoxSmart
Best trading and execution technology   Linear Investments 
    Algomi 
    Ax Trading 
    Liquidnet 
    MarketAxess
    Risk Val
    Tradeweb
 Best Trading and Execution Technology – innovation  Algomi
   Ax Trading
   Linear Investments
   Liquidnet
   MarketAxess
   Risk Val
   Tradeweb
Best trustee services     BNY Mellon
    Deutsche Bank
    GLAS
    U.S. Bank Global Corporate Trust Services
Best valuation service   HSBC Securities Services
    Clayton Euro Risk
    Duff & Phelps
    IHS Markit
Best valuation service - hard to value assets   HSBC Securities Services
    Clayton Euro Risk
    Duff & Phelps
    Houlihan Lokey
    IHS Markit
    Quantifi
Best CLO – legal and compliance   Allen & Overy 
    Cadwalader 
    Dechert 
    DLA Piper  
    Paul Hastings 
    Winston & Strawn 
Best compliance firm   Laven Partners
    ACA Compliance
    Cordium
    Duff & Phelps 
    Linear Investments 
Best law firm - counsel   Dechert 
    Allen & Overy 
    DLA Piper  
    Macfarlanes 
    MJ Hudson
Best law firm- start-ups - NEW FOR 2017   Dechert 
    Dillon Eustace
    MJ Hudson
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
Best law firm - overall   Dechert 
    Ashurst
    Dillon Eustace
    Macfarlanes 
    MJ Hudson
    Schulte Roth & Zabel
    Sidley Austin
Best prime broker - credit strategies   Linear Investments 
    Barclays
    BNP Paribas
    Credit Suisse 
    Deutsche Bank
    JP Morgan 
Best credit research provider - NEW FOR 2017   Stone Mountain Capital
    Aranca  
    CreditSights 
    Gimme Credit 
    I-CV  (independent credit view) 
    Kanerai 
    Manoukian credit research 
Most innovative use of technology - NEW FOR 2017   HSBC Securities Services
    Algomi 
    Black Mountain 
    Laven Partners
    Linear Investments 
    MarketAxess 
    SEI 
    Tradeweb 
Best Recruitment Firm   Context Jensen Partners
    Omerta 
    Options Group 
    Paragon Search Partners 
    Pure Search 
  Sheffield Harworth