Most Innovative Stock Exchange
Malta Stock Exchange
Since commencing operations in 1992, Malta Stock Exchange has grown to offer services beyond trading and admission: its back office facilities include custody services and clearing and settlement services.
Best Forex Advisory Service (North Africa)
Baron Forex’s advisory service helps traders get the most from their investments. It offers an understanding of how current events are driving the market and provides advanced intraday trading set-ups.
Best Trading Platform
ForexMart’s powerful yet easy to install and highly intuitive trading platform, MetaTrader 4, enables forex traders to track various charts, while placing and managing orders – all simultaneously.
Best Trading Conditions
In 2016, OctaFX offered its customers a suite of enhanced trading conditions. With low spreads and more instruments, it now caters to all client needs via an industry-leading trading platform.
Best Forex Broker
Launched in 2007, InstaForex offers unparalleled choice, letting clients work with more than 100 currency pairs. It’s since become the number one choice for more than seven million traders.
Most Transparent FX Broker
OctaFX is a relatively young player in the forex brokerage industry, but it has already made waves with its modern approach and reputation for transparency and excellent customer service.
Best Investment Bank (Eurasia)
VTB Capital is regarded as one of the top investment banks in Russia. Established in 2008, it has offices in London, Singapore and New York, and offers expertise in debt, equity and investment management.
Best Reinsurance Company
After merging with ReINDO in 2016, IndonesiaRe became the biggest reinsurer in the ASEAN region. Today, the company is helping to reduce Indonesia’s capital outflow of reinsurance premiums.
Best Banking Solutions
Fides Treasury Services
Fides Treasury Services, an offshoot of Credit Suisse, offers multibank solutions for professional treasurers. Fides has developed accounts reporting services to allow businesses to easily access their statements.
Best Securities Brokerage (Latin America)
Founded in 1979, Credicorp Capital is the largest cooperative bank in Latin America today. Along with banking services, Credicorp offers insurance and pension plans to customers across the region.
Best Tax Law Firm
Afschrift Law Firm
With offices in Antwerp, Geneva, Madrid, Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Tel Aviv, Afschrift Law Firm fully understands the complexity of internationalisation when catering to clients’ individual tax needs.
Best Financial Translation Services
HQ Language Services
HQ Language Services has more than 15 years’ experience in offering translation services for the financial industry. Its service portfolio includes transcriptions, voice-overs, dubbing and subtitling.
Best Private Bank (Europe)
Banca March is committed to providing private banking clients with dedicated investment plans. After more than 90 years in the sector, the bank now has the highest solvency ratio in Europe.
Best Islamic SME Bank
Al Yusr Bank
Al Yusr Bank is an offshoot of Omar Arab Bank, a major player in the Islamic banking sector. Its Sharia-compliant governance structure is one of the best in the world.
Best Retail Bank (Europe)
As Turkey’s second-largest private bank, Garanti provides a vast range of financial services to more than 14 million customers. The bank is flexible and operates in all sub-sectors within the banking industry.
Best Commercial Bank (Africa)
Banco Sol provides an array of banking services and products, including microcredit. Through this tool, the bank helps those excluded from traditional services to increase their income.
Best Retail Bank (Middle East)
Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait
Operating more than 30 branches and offering a host of mobile banking options, Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait lets its retail customers choose from a range of truly world-class financial services.
Best Retail Bank (Africa)
Guaranty Trust Bank
As one of Africa’s leading banks, Guaranty Trust Bank is experienced in providing first-rate services. Its sights are now set on improving financial inclusion in Africa by developing its digital banking solutions.
Best Contact Centre Services Company
Recognised across Europe as a pioneer of innovative workforce management tools, Unisono has been improving client relationships and optimising business processes in contact centre services since 1999.
Best Securities Brokerage (Europe)
Based in St Petersburg, AK-Invest specialises in financial and investment consulting. The firm works with legal entities and individuals, both domestic and international, to promote their processes.
Best Digital Transformation Specialists Company
Established in 2005, Objectivity is a values-driven IT outsourcing firm. The company specialises in providing highly skilled, long-term teams for blue chip clients from its development centre in Poland.
Best Human Capital Advisory Company
With a personal approach that prioritises character fit, Walter James has garnered a reputation as a leading human capital advisory firm. The company operates across an array of sectors and regions.
Best Asset Management Company
Eurizon is a high standing player within the European asset management industry. It aims to create value through innovation and quality service, especially by focusing on clients’ unique needs.
Best Specialist Clinic
Founded as a family business in 2012, Paracelsus Recovery provides addiction treatment for international clients within the most private of settings.
Most Innovative Stem Cells Company
Precious Cells is committed to increasing the accessibility and scalability of stem cells to ensure those who need them can access them. Clinicians believe stem cells will treat many new conditions in the future.
Forestry Investment Company of the Year
Asia Plantation Capital
As one of the fastest growing plantation management groups in the world, Asia Plantation Capital continues to spearhead highly innovative methods in forestry growth, sapling cultivation and distillation.
Best Working Capital Financing Company
TEZ Capital and Finance
The name TEZ comes from the Arabic word for clever, fast or smart – all of which TEZ Capital and Finance intends to be. From its base in Jakarta, the firm aims to boost Indonesia’s burgeoning SME sector.
Best Platform Provider (AUM)
The True Potential Wealth Platform helps investors maximise their investments. Using secure technology developed by a highly skilled team, True Potential has streamlined the investment process.
Best Smart City Project
A groundbreaking project, Smart Dubai is revolutionising the way cities develop. From smart police stations to more efficient recycling systems, Smart Dubai is a pioneer in the world of smart cities.
Best Telecommunications Company
Headquartered in the Athenian suburb of Marousi, OTE is the biggest telecoms provider in Greece. It is also one of the leading such firms in South-East Europe, with more than 21,000 employees.
Best Payment Services Company
Arab Financial Services
Regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain, Arab Financial Services operates from two data centres in Bahrain and the UAE, offering end-to-end payment solutions to clients across the MENA region.
Best Project Management Team
ASTAD Project Management
Along with a distinctive propensity for modern, sleek designs, ASTAD has also earned itself a solid reputation for incorporating sustainability aspirations from the very early stages of every project.
Best Offshore Financial Services Provider (Caribbean)
British Virgin Islands
The British Virgin Islands’ political stability, clean reputation and high standard of business are just some of its most appealing features as a financial centre.
Emirates REIT was launched in 2010 as the UAE’s first DFSA-regulated real estate investment trust. Today, its property portfolio has a net leasable area of 2.2m sq ft, with a market value of €693m.
Best Cosmetic Surgery COMPANY
Douglas McGeorge offers a high standard of excellence and personalised care. The company offering includes procedures ranging from facelifts and liposuction to non-surgical treatments.
Best Luxury Hospitality Company
With properties spread across three continents, Katara Hospitality takes immense pride in its global reputation. Its strategic development programme will see its luxury portfolio expand in the coming months.