Barclays Capital wins derivatives house of the year in 2005 Risk Awards

Risk’s editorial team praised Barclays Capital for the groundbreaking introduction of electronic trading to the interest rate derivatives market through its Barx platform as well as for building businesses in interest rate, credit and equity derivatives that were mounting a serious challenge to the established leading global players.

Risk’s lifetime achievement award went to Bill Winters, co-head of investment banking at JP Morgan, in recognition of reaching the pinnacle the investment bank through a career in derivatives spanning more than two decades.

UBS was recognised for its achievements in three categories: currency derivatives house of the year, interest rate derivatives house of the year and bank risk manager of the year. Deutsche Bank was another major winner, taking the credit derivatives and energy derivatives categories.

This year’s awards were expanded to include a greater number of end-user awards than ever before, reflecting the increasing sophistication of sovereigns, corporates, insurance companies and asset managers in their use of risk management techniques.

A full list of Risk award winners follows. Full coverage of the awards will be available only to Risk subscribers at

Risk’s sixth annual awards highlight the institutions and individuals that have surpassed expectations in highly challenging and competitive markets, as well as recognising the achievements of a broader range of end users of derivatives.

The full list of winners are: Derivatives house of the year, Barclays Capital; lifetime achievement award, Bill Winters; interest rate derivatives house, UBS; currency derivatives house, UBS; equity derivatives house of the year, SG; credit derivatives house, Deutsche Bank; commodity derivatives house; Goldman Sachs, energy derivatives house, Deutsche Bank; structured products innovation, JP Morgan; CDO manager, Babson Capital; trading initiative, DJ CDX and iTraxx; bank risk manager,UBS; corporate risk manager, Lufthansa; sovereign risk manager, Germany; insurance risk manager, Norwich Union; hedge fund risk manager, Brevan Howard; pension fund risk manager, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, quant of the year,Phillip Schönbucher, ETH Zurich; exchange of the year, CBOT; new technology product, Tamesis; technology platform, Swapswire; in-house technology product,CredIM, BNP Paribas.

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