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K&KGC names 2017 Global Buy Side Awards winners

Friday 3 February 2017

K&KGC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Global Buy-Side Awards. These awards recognise outstanding achievement and contributions to the industry by senior buy-side traders from some of the world’s top financial institutions.

The awards cover equities, foreign exchange and fixed income. The list of nominees was initially selected by the buy-side trading community. The global buy-side was then invited to vote for the winners. The traders that received the most votes from their peers won.  The awards were presented to the winners at the annual 2017 Global Buy Side Awards and networking event in London on 2 February 2017.

The final list of winners is as follows:

The Buy-Sider’s Buy Sider 2017:

Patrick Fleur, head of trading and execution at PGGM Investments

The ‘One to Watch’ 2017:

Cathy Gibson, head of FI trading UK at Deutsche Asset Management

Pioneering Equity Trader 2017:

Mike Bellaro, global head of equity trading at Deutsche Asset Management

Pioneering Fixed Income trader 2017:

Louise Drummond, head of fixed income at Aberdeen Asset Management

Pioneering Foreign Exchange Trader 2017:

Christian Schoeppe, head of FX trading at Deutsche Asset Management

The Alpha Trader for Equities 2017:

Lindsey Read, equity trader at Goldman Sachs Asset Management

The Alpha Trader for Fixed Income 2017:

Sharon Ruffles, head of fixed income dealing at State Street Global Advisors

The Alpha Trader for Foreign Exchange 2017:

Ian Packer, FX trader at UBS Global Asset Management

Beyond the call of duty 2017:

Andy Munro, global head of trading at Henderson Global Investors

Best ETF Trader of 2017:

Vincenzo Vedda, deputy global head of equity trading at Deutsche Asset Management

Inspirational Buy-Side Lifestyle Award 2017:

Toby Baker, senior FX trader at T. Rowe Price

K&KGC would like to thank all the buy-side traders that took part in the awards, and to congratulate all of the winners on their achievement. We would also like to take the opportunity to wish all those who took part a happy and successful 2017.

“Congratulations to all the winners and nominees,” said Anita Karppi, Managing Director at K&KGC Global Consulting. “We had a record number of votes for all categories. It is wonderful to see the buy-side supporting each other and recognising each other’s merits and selfless efforts in the best interest of the buy-side trading community and end investors. We look forward to working with the buy-side in 2017 and wish all of the participants well for the year ahead.”

About K&KGC

K&KGC is a unique buy side consultancy which engages with senior buy-side heads of trading on a regular basis with research and roundtable debates on topics of their choice. The company organises private and exclusive the Alpha Trader Forum (ATF) roundtable debates in equities, fixed income and foreign exchange in London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Frankfurt and Paris. K&KGC also produces the Buy side perspectives - news, research, rankings and awards based on buy-side input on key issues for the dealing desk and trading environment.

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