FLASH FRIDAY: The 2022 Markets Choice Awards, in Photos

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The 2022 Markets Choice Awards is in the books, and it was indeed a splendid event.


A questionable weather forecast and uncertainty about possible COVID-related no-shows were concerns leading up the Wednesday, May 4 evening event at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. But thankfully, morning precipitation cleared and good health won out — by 7 pm, almost 200 capital markets trading and technology professionals were in their seats, making a full house for the awards program.

The 2022 MCAs was a special 10th-anniversary of the awards program.

What was the first-ever 2013 program like? Well from the photos, it was colder (held in February), darker (held at Arena Nightclub in the theater district of NYC) and more formal (ties were more de rigueur nine years ago).

Bryan Harkins, then with Direct Edge, at the 2013 MCAs
Ben Sylvester, then with JP Morgan Asset Management, at the 2013 MCAs
Networking, 2013 style
A hearty 2013 congratulations.
Frank Loughlin of AllianceBernstein in 2013

Flash forward to 2022:

Frank Loughlin of AllianceBernstein in 2022. AB won Best Buy-Side Global Equity Trading Desk.
Dina Faenson and Vladimir Galiothe of Citi accept the Instinet Positive Change Award for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
Al fresco networking
Michelle Neal of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York won the Neil DeSena Market Advocate Award
Dwayne Middleton of T. Rowe Price won for Excellence in Trading