16. Best agency broker

Best agency broker

Evolution Securities

"The plan is running on schedule," says Guy Cornelius, head of fixed income at Evolution Securities, the winner of Credit's inaugural agency broker award. The business was established at the back end of 2008 and has topped our poll despite competition from many similar ventures.

"We helped bring a better level of transparency by sending out consistent runs of prices, across various sectors and currencies. The firm prices 3,000-plus different fixed income