Entries are now open through Nov. 14 for the Fund Technology and Wall Street Letter awards.

Facing compressed fees and cost slashing initiatives, whilst at the same time looking to harness new front office technologies to stay ahead of the competition, asset managers have many choices to make and an increasing number of vendors offering innovative solutions.

As tech advancements provide more options for asset managers focused on utilizing the best tools for enhancing trading speeds, portfolio efficiencies and data management, the providers of such services are being tested like never before.

These awards recognize excellence among the providers of services to support the front office investment functions of US asset management firms.

To highlight the fund and broker-dealer industry’s increased interest in emerging technology, we have added several new award categories including Best Machine Learning Development, Best Data Provider for Alternative Data Sources as well as Best Liquidity Management Solution and Best Mifid II Trading Solution for US Clients. These categories complement the longstanding Wall Street Letter categories, and are designed to honor the best providers in a vibrant and fast-moving space.

The 2019 awards will take place on Feb. 6 at the Lotte New York Palace. Please enter here or email e.sakamoto@pageantmedia.com with any questions. For a list of winners from last year, please check out the February 2018 edition of Fund Ops. Best of luck to all applicants!