Category A: Bank Integrity & Resilience
A1: Best Capital/Liquidity Calculation & Reporting Solution
This category acknowledges solutions that enhance financial institutions’ risk management capabilities, ensure compliance with regulatory reporting obligations, and enable accurate capital and liquidity assessments. The judges evaluate the solution’s effectiveness in managing large datasets, modelling diverse scenarios, and meeting data and processing demands. They also consider the solution’s robustness, adaptability, transparency, and integration of disparate systems for generating reports.
A2: Best Modelling & Stress Testing Solution
This category honours solutions that excel in assisting financial institutions with financial risk modelling, forecasting, and stress testing to ensure compliance with regulatory and operational requirements. This category recognises solutions that effectively address the significant data and processing demands involved. The judging criteria include evaluating the solution’s ability to manage large datasets and expand the scope of scenario modelling, thereby empowering banks to enhance capital and liquidity management.
A3: Best Credit Risk Modelling & Management Solution
This award acknowledges solutions that enable financial institutions to effectively assess and manage credit risk exposures. This category seeks solutions that can incorporate alternative data, offer model customisation, and provide portfolio monitoring and early warning capabilities. The judging panel emphasises the importance of proactive credit risk management in the current economic environment, seeking solutions that empower lenders to navigate the full spectrum of credit risk with agility and foresight.
A4: Best FRTB Solution
This award recognises a solution that supports financial institutions in accurately measuring and managing market risk in compliance with FRTB regulations. The recipient has developed an innovative solution leveraging advanced analytics and risk modelling techniques. With comprehensive reporting capabilities, it enables institutions to generate detailed risk reports and make informed decisions. This solution’s accuracy and scalability position it as a valuable tool for institutions seeking FRTB compliance and enhanced risk management practices in the trading book.
A5: Best Regulatory Change Management Initiative
This award acknowledges platforms, solutions, and services that enable financial institutions to monitor regulatory changes, make informed decisions, and effectively plan for required changes. The judging panel values workflow management tools that enhance compliance processes, reduce legal and regulatory risk and improve efficiency. This category recognises initiatives that contribute to proactive regulatory compliance and enables organisations to navigate the evolving regulatory landscape with confidence.
A6: Excellence in Conduct Risk Management
This award acknowledges solutions that effectively detect and manage conduct risk within financial institutions through advanced datasets, analytics, and innovative approaches. The judging panel seeks tools that utilise behavioural indicators and metrics to identify sources of misconduct risk, support decision-making, measure performance, and track progress. This category recognises solutions that contribute to proactive risk management, fostering a culture of integrity and responsible behaviour within financial organisations.
A7: Best Cloud Infrastructure for Bank Resilience
This award recognises a cloud-native solution that enhances risk management and reporting for banks. It leverages cloud technology to provide advanced risk analytics, real-time monitoring, and comprehensive reporting functionalities. The solution efficiently analyses vast amounts of data, promotes collaboration, and ensures data security. It contributes to improved risk management practices and is an essential tool for banks in the digital era.
A8: Best Use of Artificial Intelligence
The “Best Use of Artificial Intelligence” award recognises organisations that excel in leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance risk management and regulatory reporting processes within the banking industry. This award celebrates their innovative application of AI technologies, such as machine learning and natural language processing, to automate data analysis, identify patterns and anomalies, ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and enable more accurate and efficient reporting. The winning organisation demonstrates exceptional achievements in harnessing AI’s capabilities to drive risk mitigation, improve operational efficiency, and ensure regulatory compliance in the dynamic and complex banking landscape.
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment, expertise, and leadership in promoting regulatory compliance within the banking industry. This award celebrates their contributions to upholding the highest standards of compliance with regulatory requirements and ensuring adherence to legal and ethical guidelines. The recipient has exhibited exceptional skills in interpreting and implementing complex regulations, developing effective compliance strategies, and establishing strong governance structures. Their leadership and dedication to regulatory compliance position them as role models and catalysts for positive change within the banking community.
A10: Consulting Firm of the Year
This award acknowledges a consulting firm that excels in supporting banks in their regulatory obligations to ensure the resilience and integrity of their institutions. They provide strategic guidance, innovative solutions, and comprehensive advisory services to support the banking sector in areas such as regulatory change, regulatory reporting, risk management, and conduct and culture enhancement.
Category B: Fraud & Financial Crime
B1: Best Digital Identity Verification Solution
This award recognises a solution that excels in securely verifying digital identities. Leveraging advanced technologies and robust verification processes, the recipient’s innovative solution ensures trust, security, and compliance in online transactions. With user-friendly features, seamless integration, and adherence to regulatory standards, it provides a seamless user experience while establishing the authenticity and integrity of digital identities.
B2: Best KYC, CDD & Onboarding Solution
This award acknowledges solutions that effectively balance the need for a fast and efficient customer onboarding process with robust KYC and AML/CFT compliance. These solutions incorporate screening and risk scoring components to efficiently identify high-risk customers. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to enhance regulatory compliance, improve operational efficiency, reduce time to revenue, and enhance the overall client experience.
B3: Best KYB & Entity Resolution Solution
This award recognises solutions that assist financial institutions in conducting risk-based assessments for onboarding corporate customers, especially when dealing with complex ownership structures, beneficial ownership, and entity relationships. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to facilitate due diligence, identify potential risks, ensure compliance, and effectively manage risk throughout the customer onboarding process.
B4: Best Client Lifecycle Management Solution
This award recognises solutions that enable financial institutions to assess customer risk throughout the entire client journey, from onboarding to ongoing monitoring. These solutions centralise client relationship management, streamline compliance workflows, and provide a comprehensive view of customer information across business lines. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to enhance risk assessment, streamline processes, and support compliance efforts across the entire client lifecycle.
B5: Best Due Diligence & Third Party Risk Solution
This award recognises solutions that enable effective due diligence of supply chains and third parties, aiding financial institutions in identifying red flags, conducting quality investigations, and mitigating risks. Solutions include due diligence reports, safeguards for sensitive information, and comprehensive assessments of corporate structures, beneficial ownership, sanctions, PEPs, adverse media, and anti-bribery and corruption risks. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their robust due diligence capabilities, risk mitigation features, and regulatory compliance.
B6: Best Data Provider
This award acknowledges a data provider that delivers comprehensive and reliable data solutions to combat fraud and financial crime. Their diverse data sources, including transaction data, identity verification, and watchlists, empower institutions to detect suspicious activities and enhance risk management. The recipient’s accurate, real-time data and commitment to compliance enable proactive fraud prevention. This award recognises their exceptional contributions to protecting financial institutions and customers from fraudulent activities.
B7: Best AML/CFT Data, Analytics & Visualisation Solution
This award acknowledges technology solutions that utilise advanced analytics, AI, or machine learning to automate AML/CFT compliance processes, improve efficiency, reduce false positives, and identify true risks. The judging panel recognises analytics solutions that enhance KYC, improve sanctions screening, optimise transaction monitoring, minimise false positives, and reveal connections between individuals or corporate customers. This award celebrates the solution’s ability to enhance AML/CFT compliance effectiveness through innovative data analytics and visualisation capabilities.
B8: Best Transaction Monitoring Solution
This award recognises a comprehensive and innovative solution that effectively detects and prevents financial crimes through advanced transaction monitoring capabilities. It combines advanced technologies, data analytics, and machine learning to analyze real-time transactional data, identify suspicious activities, and facilitate investigation and reporting. The solution seamlessly integrates with existing systems, supports various transaction channels, and stays up-to-date with evolving financial crime typologies and regulatory requirements. It is a valuable tool for organisations seeking to enhance compliance, mitigate risks, and maintain a secure financial environment.
B9: Best TBML & Trade Compliance Solution
This award recognises solutions that assist financial institutions in assessing the risk associated with trade transactions they execute and finance. The judging panel seeks solutions that consider the nature of goods or services, as well as the entities involved, including vessels, cities, and ports. Specialised tools for due diligence, document verification, and automation are considered, which help mitigate TBML, sanctions evasion, and trade control circumvention risks.
B10: Best PEPs, Sanctions & Name Screening Solution
This award recognises solutions that enable financial institutions to screen their customers against lists of sanctioned individuals and entities, politically exposed persons, and other relevant watchlists maintained by law enforcement and authorities. The judging panel seeks solutions that offer batch screening capabilities, configuration flexibility, and fuzzy matching algorithms to minimise the risk of missing true matches.
B11: Best Anti Fraud Solution
This award recognises solutions that assist financial institutions in identifying and preventing potentially fraudulent account activity. The judging panel will evaluate solutions that utilise advanced authentication and identity verification tools, real-time transaction scoring, decision-making, alert management, and user behaviour, device, and account activity monitoring. The focus will be on solutions that effectively detect anomalies and prevent fraud losses in real time.
This award recognises an exceptional project that has made significant contributions to combating fraud and protecting organisations from financial losses and reputational damage. The recipient has implemented an innovative and effective anti-fraud project, utilizing advanced technologies such as data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The project encompasses comprehensive fraud prevention strategies, collaboration with stakeholders, and continuous monitoring and improvement. It serves as a model project for other organisations in their efforts to mitigate fraud risks and maintain integrity.
This award recognises regulators, policymakers and other institutions that have implemented an exceptional programme to raise awareness about fraud and educate individuals on preventing and mitigating fraudulent activities. The recipient has developed an innovative and comprehensive programme that equips employees, customers, and stakeholders with knowledge and skills to identify, report, and combat fraud. They continuously update their materials, employ various communication channels, and foster a culture of fraud awareness. The programme’s impact is measured through feedback, evaluation, and collaboration with relevant stakeholders.
B14: Best Cybersecurity & Incident Management Solution
This award recognises services and solutions that assist financial institutions in enhancing their cyber resilience and mitigating the risk of cyber incidents. The judging panel will evaluate tools that offer advanced security measures, monitoring capabilities, and data protection features. These solutions aim to safeguard sensitive information, such as customer and employee data, financial information, and trade secrets. The award celebrates the effectiveness and innovation of the solution in bolstering cybersecurity and incident management within the financial industry.
B15: Best Tax Reporting Solution
This award recognises solutions that effectively assist firms in managing tax reporting obligations across multiple jurisdictions. The judging panel seeks solutions that can efficiently process data, generate comprehensive reports, and perform integrity checks to ensure accurate reporting. The winning solution will showcase excellence in streamlining tax reporting processes, enhancing compliance, and facilitating efficient management of tax obligations for financial institutions.
B16: Best Compliance Training Initiative / Provider
This award acknowledges firms specialising in delivering compliance training services that effectively enhance awareness and understanding of regulatory requirements within the financial industry. The judging panel seeks firms that employ innovative and engaging approaches to facilitate learning, leading to high participation rates and measurable outcomes. The winning firm demonstrates excellence in fostering a strong compliance culture and promoting a mindset of adherence to regulatory standards through its comprehensive and impactful compliance training initiatives.
B17: Best Cloud Infrastructure
This award recognises a cloud-based solution that effectively addresses fraud or financial crime related risk, including AML related challenges. The recipient’s innovative solution leverages the cloud’s scalability, flexibility, and advanced computing capabilities to detect, prevent, and mitigate the risk of illicit financial activities. It would handle large volumes of data, support real-time analytics, adapt to changing needs, and prioritise security and compliance.
B18: Best Use of Artificial Intelligence
This award recognises an AI-powered solution that effectively detects money laundering and enhances AML efforts. The solution leverages advanced analytics, machine learning, and data mining to analyse vast volumes of data, identify suspicious activities, and generate actionable insights. It continuously learns and adapts to changing risks, provides real-time alerts, and integrates seamlessly with existing AML systems. The award acknowledges its exceptional performance in improving AML effectiveness, reducing false positives, and preventing financial crime risks.
This award recognises collaborative initiatives involving regulators, industry bodies, financial institutions, and other stakeholders in addressing regulatory and compliance challenges. The judging panel will consider initiatives that foster collaboration in developing new technologies, industry platforms, common practices, and standards. The focus is on projects that deliver broad industry benefits by collectively addressing fraud and financial crime challenges, promoting information sharing, and driving innovation in the fight against illicit activities.
B20: Consulting Firm of the Year
This award acknowledges a consulting firm that excels in fraud and financial crime prevention. They provide strategic guidance, innovative solutions, and comprehensive advisory services to combat fraud, money laundering, corruption, and other financial crimes. Their expertise and outstanding services make them a trusted partner in preventing and detecting financial crimes.
B21: Law Firm of the Year
This award recognises a law firm that demonstrates exceptional expertise and client service in the field of fraud and financial crime. This award celebrates their ability to provide strategic legal advice, innovative solutions, and comprehensive representation to clients facing fraud, money laundering, bribery, corruption, and other financial crimes, or related charges from regulators or law enforcement agencies. The recipient of this award has showcased a deep understanding of relevant laws, regulations, and enforcement practices, delivering exceptional value and driving the success of their clients’ fraud and financial crime cases.
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment, expertise, and leadership in promoting compliance with regulatory requirements relating to fraud, money laundering, corruption, and other financial crimes. This award celebrates their contributions to upholding the highest standards of compliance with regulatory requirements and ensuring adherence to legal and ethical guidelines. The recipient has exhibited exceptional skills in interpreting and implementing regulations, developing effective compliance strategies, and establishing strong governance structures. Their leadership and dedication to financial crime compliance position them as role models and catalysts for positive change within the financial services sector.
Category C: Markets & Infrastructure
C1: Exchange of the Year
This award acknowledges stock and derivatives exchanges that exhibit global or regional leadership, competitive advantages, innovation, and a commitment to sustainability, resilience and integrity. The judging panel evaluates exchanges based on market growth, cost-efficient operations, fair market access, and transparency. This award recognises exchanges demonstrating excellence in driving industry advancements and providing a conducive environment for market participants.
C2: Best Market Surveillance Solution
This award recognises solutions used by stock, bond and futures exchanges to monitoring market wide trading activities to detect suspicious patterns, market abuse, and potential misconduct from market participants. The judging panel evaluates solutions using analytics, AI, and machine learning to enhance an exchange’s surveillance capabilities, taking into account the increasing trading activity being observed across jurisdictions and the potential for manipulative tactics to cause market disruptions.
C3: Best Trade Surveillance Solution
This award recognises solutions that market participants can use to monitor trading activity to detect suspicious patterns, market abuse, and potential misconduct risk across various asset classes. The judging panel wilil look for solutions that use analytics, AI, and machine learning to enhance trade surveillance capabilities. Solutions that offer communications surveillance, conflicts of interest management, and personal account dealing management, will also be considered in this category.
C4: Best Trade Reporting Solution
This award recognises solutions that assist financial institutions in pre- and post-trade reporting and data reconciliation across multiple asset classes and jurisdictions. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to enhance data quality, accuracy, and timeliness to meet regulatory requirements. Solutions that provide robust trade reporting workflows, including error clean-up and reconciliation, are highly regarded in this category. The winning solution should offer certainty and efficiency in trade reporting processes, ensuring completeness and adherence to regulatory standards.
C5: Market Infrastructure of the Year
This award acknowledges financial market infrastructures, including payment systems, CSDs, securities settlement systems, CCPs, and trade repositories, that have shown exceptional leadership in driving industry modernisation and regulatory leadership, including efficiency, transparency, cost reduction, and risk mitigation. The judging panel evaluates firms based on their initiatives and accomplishments in enhancing industry practices and minimising risks to the broader financial system. The winning infrastructure is recognised for its innovative approach, overall performance, and contributions to the advancement of market infrastructure.
C6: Best Reference Data Provider
This award recognises data solutions that offer accurate and comprehensive financial instrument and issuer information. These solutions provide essential data like security identifiers, terms, corporate actions, entity linkages, and ownership data. Judges evaluate providers based on their extensive and globally inclusive datasets, ensuring coverage across various markets and asset classes. The winning provider is commended for delivering reliable reference data that meets the diverse needs of financial institutions.
C7: Best Corporate Actions Solution
This award recognises solutions that enable financial institutions to automate and optimise operations related to corporate actions. These solutions provide proactive controls to capture, format, and deliver relevant updates to stakeholders promptly. Judges evaluate solutions based on their ability to reduce the risk of failure, improve operational efficiency, and enhance client services. The winning solution is commended for its contribution to streamlining corporate actions processes, ensuring accuracy, and delivering timely information to stakeholders.
C8: Best Shareholding Disclosure Solution
This award recognises solutions that enable financial institutions to effectively comply with disclosure obligations for major shareholdings, short selling, and position reporting. Judges evaluate solutions based on their ability to provide threshold monitoring, automate workflows, generate reports, and offer flexibility for aggregating and disaggregating holdings for reporting by different group structures. The winning solution is commended for its comprehensive features, efficient reporting capabilities, and ability to streamline compliance with shareholding disclosure requirements.
C9: Best Cloud Infrastructure for Capital Markets
This award acknowledges the exceptional achievement of a solution provider in delivering a cloud-based infrastructure tailored for the unique needs of the capital markets. This award recognises their outstanding ability to leverage cloud technologies to provide scalability, agility, and cost efficiency to market participants, enabling them to effectively manage risks, optimise operations, and make informed decisions. The winning solution provider’s cloud infrastructure offers seamless integration with market data sources, trading platforms, and regulatory systems, empowering market participants with reliable and flexible infrastructure for their capital market activities.
C10: Best Use of Artificial Intelligence in Capital Markets
This award recognises a company or solution that demonstrates exceptional utilisation of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies to enhance various aspects of capital market operations. This award celebrates their innovative approach, significant impact, and outstanding performance in leveraging AI/ML to drive efficiencies, improve decision-making, and optimise processes within the capital markets industry. Their application of AI/ML showcases their commitment to innovation and their ability to harness the power of advanced technologies to transform the landscape of capital markets.
This award recognises an individual who has demonstrated excellence in risk management and reporting within the financial markets. This award celebrates their expertise, leadership, and dedication to ensuring the integrity and accuracy of risk assessments and financial reporting. Their exceptional contributions in driving effective risk management practices and implementing robust reporting frameworks have significantly impacted the industry. Their commitment to upholding the highest standards of integrity and accuracy positions them as role models and catalysts for positive change in the market’s infrastructure field.
C12: Consulting Firm of the Year
This award acknowledges a consulting firm that excels in supporting financial market participants in their obligations to ensure regulatory compliance and manage risk. They provide strategic guidance, innovative solutions, and comprehensive advisory services to support market participants in areas such as trade surveillance, trade reporting, risk management, and related areas.
C13: Law Firm of the Year
This award recognises a law firm that has demonstrated exceptional expertise dealing with markets and market participants. They excel in navigating the complex legal landscape surrounding market infrastructure, regulatory compliance and risk management, providing tailored advice and innovative solutions to support market participants in complying with their legal and regulatory obligations.
Category D: Digital Assets
D1: Best Travel Rule Compliance Solution
This award recognises solutions that assist crypto exchanges, wallet providers, and financial institutions dealing with crypto assets in complying with the travel rule. This award celebrates solutions that automate counterparty due diligence and verification, facilitate data transfers across various protocols, ensure secure storage of customer information, and generate travel rule reports efficiently and at scale. The judging panel will evaluate solutions based on their ability to streamline compliance processes, enhance data security, and enable seamless adherence to the travel rule requirements.
D2: Best Market & Trade Surveillance Solution
This award recognises solutions that excel in real-time surveillance and monitoring of trading behaviour and patterns in crypto markets. These solutions should be able to effectively detect and prevent abusive practices, including manipulation, spoofing, quote stuffing, insider trading, and wash trading. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to capture comprehensive crypto trading data, analyse it using advanced analytics, and generate alerts when specific criteria are breached. The winning solution should demonstrate an ability to maintain market integrity and promote fair and transparent trading practices in the digital assets space.
D3: Best KYT/Transaction Monitoring Solution
This award recognises solutions that excel in efficiently and reliably evaluating crypto transactions for fraudulent or suspicious activity. These solutions integrate customer profiles into transaction monitoring, reduce manual workflows, leverage blockchain intelligence, identify links to sanctioned entities, and provide real-time alerts when suspicious transactions are detected. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to enhance compliance, automate processes, leverage advanced analytics, and ensure the integrity of digital asset transactions. The winning solution demonstrates exceptional capabilities in mitigating risks and ensuring the security of crypto transactions.
D4: Best Investigations & Recovery Advisory
This award acknowledges services and solutions that provide invaluable assistance to businesses, individuals, regulators, and law enforcement in conducting blockchain forensics, investigations, and asset recovery related to crypto-related crimes such as fraud, theft, and scams. The judging panel evaluates nominees based on their ability to effectively identify responsible parties, trace and recover stolen funds and contribute to the remediation of vulnerabilities. These services and solutions play a crucial role in ensuring the integrity and security of digital assets within the crypto ecosystem.
D5: Best Blockchain Analytics & Investigations Solution
This award recognises a solution that provides valuable insights into blockchain data, detects anomalies, and supports forensic investigations. The recipient has developed an innovative solution with advanced analytics and investigation functionalities. It enables users to explore and analyse blockchain transactions, trace fund flows and identify potentially fraudulent activities. With visualisation tools and forensic features, the solution empowers investigators to uncover hidden connections and comply with regulatory requirements. This award celebrates the solution’s exceptional contributions to the field of digital assets.
D6: Best Institutional Custody & Asset-Servicing Solution
This award acknowledges crypto custody and asset-servicing solutions that provide bank-grade security architecture and advanced legal and compliance controls and meet the needs of regulated entities. The judging panel evaluates nominees based on their ability to withstand theft and malicious activity, minimise regulatory risk, and offer flexibility, self-management features, and customisation options. These solutions play a critical role in enabling institutions to securely store and manage digital assets while complying with regulatory requirements and maintaining a high level of security.
D7: Excellence in Digital Assets Compliance Programme
This award recognises organisations that have developed comprehensive compliance programs for digital assets. They demonstrate expertise in regulatory standards, risk mitigation, and fostering trust. These programs encompass policies, procedures, and controls for AML, KYC, and CDD requirements. The recipients proactively monitor regulations, implement effective controls, and promote a compliance culture. Their achievements set a benchmark for the industry and contribute to the integrity and sustainability of the digital asset ecosystem.
This award recognises collaborative initiatives involving regulators, industry bodies, market participants and infrastructure, and other stakeholders in the digital asset industry. The judging panel evaluates initiatives that address regulatory or compliance challenges specific to digital assets. These initiatives may involve the collaborative development of new technologies, industry platforms, common practices, standards, or other projects that provide substantial benefits to the digital asset ecosystem.
D9: Consulting Firm of the Year
This award honours an exceptional consulting firm that has demonstrated outstanding expertise and client service in the field of digital assets. This award celebrates their ability to provide strategic guidance, innovative solutions, and comprehensive advisory services to clients navigating the complexities of the digital assets landscape. The recipient of this award has showcased a deep understanding of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, tokenisation, and other digital asset-related concepts, delivering exceptional value and driving the success of their clients’ digital asset initiatives.
D10: Law Firm of the Year
This award recognises a law firm that has demonstrated exceptional expertise and client service in digital assets. They excel in navigating the complex legal landscape surrounding blockchain, cryptocurrencies, and smart contracts. Their tailored advice, innovative solutions, and commitment to staying at the forefront of industry developments make them valuable partners for clients in the digital asset space.
Category E: ESG & Sustainability
E1: Best ESG Disclosure & Regulatory Reporting Solution
This award recognises solutions that enable firms to comply with ESG and climate-related disclosure and reporting requirements effectively. This category acknowledges solutions that assist in aggregating the necessary data for reporting, calculating Scope 3 emissions, and generating reports aligned with TCFD and other reporting frameworks. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to streamline the disclosure process, enhance data accuracy, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.
E2: Best ESG Data & Analytics Solution
This award recognises data providers that excel in collecting, aggregating, and disseminating ESG information disclosed by companies through various channels. This category acknowledges providers that demonstrate rigorous quality control, verification processes, and comprehensive coverage of companies. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to gather ESG data from diverse sources, ensure data accuracy and reliability, and provide insightful analytics and evaluation to support sustainable investment decision-making.
E3: Best Climate Risk Modelling & Assessment Solution
This award recognises solutions that assist firms in identifying and evaluating climate risks and integrating them into risk management, capital decisions, and long-term strategic planning. This category acknowledges solutions that excel in performing macro-level analytics, portfolio evaluations, scenario analysis, quantitative modelling, and stress testing. The judging panel evaluates solutions based on their ability to provide comprehensive and accurate climate risk assessments, offer robust modelling capabilities, and facilitate informed decision-making in the face of climate-related challenges.
E4: Industry Collaboration of the Year
This award recognises collaborative initiatives involving regulators, industry bodies, market participants and infrastructure, and other stakeholders in the ESG space. The judging panel will look for initiatives that specifically address ESG-related regulatory or compliance challenges. These initiatives may involve the collaborative development of new technologies, industry platforms, common practices, standards, or other projects that substantially benefits ongoing ESG and climate change efforts.
E5: Consulting Firm of the Year
This award acknowledges exceptional consulting firms that specialise in assisting financial institutions in managing regulatory issues related to ESG matters. This category recognises firms that address data-related challenges, establish quality controls, enhance workflows and risk management, and facilitate compliance with ESG and climate-related disclosure and reporting requirements. The judging panel evaluates firms based on their expertise, innovative solutions, client service, and contributions to the advancement of ESG practices within the financial industry.
E6: Law Firm of the Year
This award acknowledges a law firm that has demonstrated exceptional expertise and leadership in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) law. This recognition celebrates their commitment to sustainable business practices, advising clients on ESG matters and contributing to the advancement of ESG legal frameworks and regulations. The recipient deeply understands ESG issues, provides guidance on compliance and disclosure obligations, and has played a critical role in integrating ESG considerations into client operations and risk management frameworks. Their thought leadership and innovation in ESG law position them as trusted advisors.
This award recognises initiatives that address ESG challenges and achieve objectives. This award celebrates innovation, collaboration, and effectiveness in meeting ESG requirements and expectations. The recipient demonstrates leadership through innovative approaches, cutting-edge technologies, and collaborative efforts within international and local markets. Their initiative promotes sustainability, social responsibility, and environmental stewardship while addressing industry-wide ESG challenges. This award acknowledges their outstanding contribution to advancing ESG practices and positively impacting the environment, society, and corporate governance.
This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment, expertise, and leadership in promoting ESG regulatory compliance within the financial industry. This award celebrates their contributions to lobbying for the highest compliance standards with regulatory requirements and ensuring adherence to legal and ethical guidelines. The recipient has exhibited exceptional skills in interpreting and implementing complex regulations, developing effective compliance strategies, and establishing strong governance structures. Their leadership and dedication to leading ESG related regulatory compliance position them as role models and catalysts for positive change within the financial industry.
Category F: Industry Awards
F1: Industry Association of the Year
This award acknowledges industry associations that have shown exceptional leadership in driving regulatory reforms, addressing compliance challenges, and promoting financial system stability. This recognition celebrates their efforts in developing industry best practices, standards, and educational initiatives. The judging panel considers their role in connecting professionals, promoting regulatory harmonisation, and reducing the regulatory burden for the industry. The recipient association demonstrates a commitment to advancing the industry’s interests, fostering collaboration, and enhancing the overall integrity and efficiency of the financial sector.
F2: Outstanding Contribution to Regulatory Reforms
This award recognises initiatives, projects, firms, and solutions that have substantially impacted advancing regulatory reforms to promote market integrity, financial system stability, and industry resilience. This recognition celebrates their significant contributions to improving industry practices, enhancing standards, promoting conduct and culture initiatives, and strengthening governance and risk management practices. The judging panel considers the effectiveness and impact of the initiatives in driving positive change and fostering a more robust and transparent financial industry.
These awards recognise outstanding start-ups in the digital assets, ESG, risk & reporting, or fraud and financial crime industries. They acknowledge their impressive growth, innovation, and potential. These start-ups have developed unique products or business models, achieved significant milestones, and demonstrated strong leadership. They inspire others in the industry with a culture of innovation and collaboration. These awards celebrate their disruptive ideas, scalability, and entrepreneurial spirit as they emerge as prominent players in their respective fields.