2019 Women in Finance Awards Asia Winners Announced

GlobalTrading Journal and Markets Media Group hosted the inaugural Women in Finance Awards Asia on Friday, May 3 in Hong Kong.

The sold-out luncheon event at the Four Seasons Hotel convened about 150 top-level executives across the capital markets industry featuring leading buy-side managers and sell-side banks, HKEX as well as technology providers. Buy-side firms in the audience included BlackRock, T. Rowe Price, AllianceBernstein, JP Morgan Asset Management, State Street Global Advisors, and Fidelity.

Planning and development of the event was spearheaded with the support of the industry advisory group, which features top executives from the leading organizations based in Asia.

The awards event recognized 14 women across 13 firms:

CEO of the Year: Azila Abdul Aziz, Kenanga Futures
Excellence in Leadership: Nellie Dagdag, DTCC
Individual Achievement: Lauren Degney, Citi
Crystal Ladder: Jessica Morrison, Morgan Stanley
Trailblazer: Carrie Cheung, BNP Paribas
Excellence in Sell-Side Trading: Josephine Kim, BAML
Excellence in Buy-Side Trading: Christine To, T Rowe Price
Best in Trading Platforms: Shilesh Shekhawat, Virtu Financial
Excellence in Fintech: Lisa O’Connor, SWIFT
Excellence in Asset Management: Belinda Boa, BlackRock

Rising Stars:
Nicola McGreal, State Street Global Advisors
Sandy Ngai, AllianceBernstein
Vivian Peng, JP Morgan Asset Management
Lily Xiong, BlackRock

The event was greatly supported by sponsors including Citi, BlackRock, BNP Paribas, DTCC, SWIFT, HKEX, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nomura/Instinet, Virtu Financial, Refinitiv, Pathfinder and Morgan Stanley.

Look out for upcoming video interviews with the most recognized women in the industry.

Markets Choice Awards Women in Finance Awards will be hosted in New York City, November 2019 learn more here.

Interested in being involved in the future events in Asia or globally? Please contact us at [email protected].

Congratulations to all the winners!

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