The Risk 20 awards

When we conceived the idea of the Risk 20 awards, our aim was to recognise those institutions that have helped drive the development of the derivatives market over the past two decades - those responsible for the birth of the markets and at the forefront of innovation. We very quickly came up against a major problem: few of the banks that really helped get the market off the ground in those early years are still around. Bankers Trust, Chemical Bank, Salomon Brothers and Security Pacific are