All banks are invited to select their top broker in the products they trade. Respondents should also select their top three dealers.
Market-making desks at the biggest dealers are not able to vote in the dealer portion of the survey. This is a change from previous years, and is intended to make the dealer results more useful - they will reflect votes from clients, rather than competitors, and will exclude transfers of client risk between the big dealers.
All respondents - including brokers - are also invited to complete an optional set of qualitative questions on some of the key challenges and themes for the OTC market.
In all, 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 All responses will remain strictly confidential and personal information will not be published or released to any third party.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 dealers and your top broker 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 categories you trade. If you didn't trade in a particular product or currency category over the past 12 months, please leave the data field empty.
The first 50 respondents will receive a free issue of Risk. The results will be available to subscribers in the September 2014 issue of Risk and at www.risk.net/risk-magazine.
The closing date for the poll is July 30. No more votes will be accepted after 18:00, US Eastern time.
IMPORTANT: When aggregating the results, we 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 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.
If you have any questions, please contact me by telephone: +44 (0) 20 7316 9020 or email: [email protected]
Thanks in advance for your help and co-operation.