Systems in the City Award Winners Announced

24 April 2009

At a presentation in front of Stockbrokers, Fund Managers and Investment Banks on board HQS Wellington, Stephen Pinner, the Managing Director of Goodacre UK, announced this year’s winners of the Systems in the City Awards. Dr Ed Coats presented the winners with their respective Awards. In addition, Stephen Pinner presented John Hemming MP with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr Hemming founded the software firm John Hemming & Co, now JHC plc over 25 years ago.

The Awards are determined by the number of votes cast which were subsequently verified by an independent panel of judges, comprising John Farthing (Kingston Smith), Graham Shuttlewood (Royal Bank of Scotland) and Bernie Till.

A raffle and ‘Heads and Tails’ competition raised £1,350 for the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association Forces Help) charity.

Commenting on the Awards, Stephen Pinner said, “A very high number of votes in these market conditions demonstrate the genuine interest user firms have in the suppliers they depend on for their businesses. We are especially pleased that the Association of Private Clients Investment Managers and Stockbrokers (APCIMS) has given their support to the individual Exceptional Customer Service Award. All the winners are to be congratulated as is John Hemming who thoroughly deserves his Award for his long and successful career in supplying services to regulated investment businesses.”

The winners were:

Company Awards

Best Corporate Action & Reference Data Provider - Interactive Data
Best Data Feed provider -Interactive Data
Best Data Innovation Award- Vhayu
Best Information Display System - Proquote
Best Institutional Clearing Service - BNP Paribas
Best Institutional Settlement System - Broadridge-GLOSS
Best Low Latency Technology - Vhayu
Best Marketing Material - Peterevans
Best Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF) - Chi-X
Best New Development - Sungard Ambit Apsys
Best Retail Settlement System - JHC
Best Wealth Management Clearing Service - Pershing Securities
Best Wealth Management System - Pulse Software
Best Website Development - MBA Systems
Most Cost Effective System - Investmaster
Most Effective Outsourcing Support - OMX Securities
Superior Customer Service - Rhyme Systems

Individual Awards

Sales Executive of the Year - John Munro -Sungard
Highest Rated CEO - Chris Potts - Rhyme
SIMA Award for Best Newcomer - James O’Sullivan – BNP Paribas Securities Services
APCIMS Awards for Exceptional Customer Service - Sara Smith – Peter Evans

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