06 Sep 2011, Risk magazine staff, Risk magazine
The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. All responses will remain strictly confidential and personal information will not be published or released to any third party.
The poll is divided into four product categories: interest rates; currency; equity; and credit derivatives. Please complete the survey by choosing your top three counterparty dealers in order of preference in each of the categories. Base your decisions on the criteria most important to you - for instance, pricing, liquidity provision, counterparty risk and/or reliability.
Only vote in the categories in which you trade. If you didn't trade in a particular product or currency category over the year, please leave the data field empty.
The results will be available to subscribers in the December 2011 issue of Risk Italia.
The closing date for the poll is September 26.
When aggregating the results, we look to strip out what we consider to be invalid votes. These include people voting for their own firm, multiple votes from the same person or IP address, votes from people using non-business accounts, votes by people who choose the same firm indiscriminately throughout the poll, votes by people who clearly do not trade the product, and block votes from groups of people on the same desk at the same institution voting for the same firm. For instance, we do not allow block votes from 20 people on the same desk, in the same location, all voting in exactly the same way, within hours and in some cases minutes of each other. We see this as a clear attempt to unfairly manipulate the poll. The editor's decision is final.
Thanks in advance for your help and cooperation.