Risk Awards

The Risk Awards are the longest-running awards of their kind and are widely recognised as the most prestigious for firms and individuals in our markets.




Risk Awards 2020


November 26th 2019 | The Brewery, London




Important dates:

  • June 20th: Entries open
  • July 27th: Deadline for entries
  • November 26th: Awards dinner for winners

The Risk Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious awards for firms and individuals involved in the global derivatives markets and in risk management.

The judging process takes three months, from the submission of pitch documents, through dozens of off-the-record meetings, and concludes with a due diligence phase in which clients are canvassed (also off the record) for their views on shortlisted firms.

All decisions are made by Risk’s editorial team – and each decision is explained in detail in Risk magazine, and on Risk.net. Unlike the rest of our content, the awards articles are not paywalled and are free to read. Last year’s roll of honour, and the accompanying articles, can be found here.

This year’s awards night takes place in London on November 26th. As always, it will bring together a complete cross-section of the market: sell-side salespeople and traders, buy-side portfolio and risk managers, quants, exchanges, trading platforms and clearing houses, technology firms, non-bank liquidity providers, lawyers and more – recognising their achievements, and those of the industry as a whole.

In November last year, over 400 individuals, joined us on the night. Photos are available here.

If you’re entering, good luck! We hope to see you in November.

Duncan Wood
Global Editorial Director, Risk