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Nasdaq's Story

The Nasdaq of today is the result of a carefully orchestrated plan to diversify our business model. Our transformation was driven by our ability to create opportunities in areas adjacent to our core businesses--many of which are non-transaction based and rooted in innovative technology.

Recognized Excellence

Nasdaq has and continues to be recognized for its excellence in providing capital markets with innovative and unique business solutions. We are honored to be recognized by leaders and publications throughout a variety of industries and market segments.
Year
Award




2017

  • "Best Options Trading Venue" -- Fund Technology and Wall Street Letter Awards
  • "Outstanding Contribution - Women in Finance" given to Adena Friedman -- Markets Media Choice Awards
  • "Operational Risk and GRC Category Winner" -- Nasdaq BWise -- Chartis' RiskTech100 Report
  • "Category Leader" -- Nasdaq BWise -- Chartis' Enterprise GRC Solutions Market Update Report 2017
  • "Gold Winner: New Product of Service of the Year, Software" -- Nasdaq IR Insight -- American Business Awards
  • "Silver Winner: Best Product or Service of the Year, Software" -- Nasdaq IR Insight -- American Business Awards
  • "Best Sell-Side Market Surveillance Product" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Sell-Side Technology Awards
  • "Best Alliance or Partnership" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Sell-Side Technology Awards
  • "Best Overall Sell-Side Product of the Year" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Sell-Side Technology Awards
  • "Best Low-Latency Data/Technology Vendor" -- Nasdaq Financial Framework -- Inside Market Data Awards
  • "Best Market Surveillance Platform" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Intelligent Trading Technology Awards 2017

2016
  • "Best Buy-Side Market Surveillance Tool/Platform" -- Nasdaq SMARTS Trade Surveillance -- Waters Technology
  • "Best North American Trading Venue" -- Hedgeweek's U.S. Awards
  • "Best New Exchange or Trading Platform" -- Nasdaq Futures -- FOW International Awards
  • "Best Operational Risk Product" -- Nasdaq BWise -- Operational Risk Awards
  • "Best GRC Product" -- Nasdaq BWise -- Operational Risk Awards
  • "Best Overall Provider of the Year" -- Nasdaq BWise -- Operational Risk Awards
  • "Leader in Operational Risk Management Solutions" -- Nasdaq Bwise -- Gartner's 2016 Magic Quandrant
  • "Best Overall In-House Legal Team in North & South America" -- Nasdaq OGC -- Financial Times
  • "Best Buy-Side Market Surveillance Tool/Platform" -- Nasdaq SMARTS – Buy-Side Technology Awards
  • "Best Sell-Side Market Surveillance Product" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Sell-Side Technology Awards
  • "#1 Energy Surveillance Software" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Energy Risk Software Rankings
  • "Best Market Surveillance Provider" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- 2016 Waters Rankings
  • "Best Financial Crime Product" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Operational Risk Awards 2016
  • "Best Overall Provider of the Year" -- Nasdaq SMARTS -- Operational Risk Awards 2016

2015
  • "Best Equity Exchange"  -- Markets Media -- Market Choice Awards
  • "Best Sell-Side Market Surveillance Product" -- SMARTS Trade Surveillance -- Waters Technology
  • "Best Market Surveillance Provider" -- SMARTS Trade Surveillance -- Waters Technolocy
  • "Best Proprietary Index Provider" -- Structured Retail Products -- Structured Retail Products Nordic Awards
  • "Best Exchange Nordics" -- Structured Retail Products -- Structured Retail Products Nordic Awards
  • "Best North American Exchange for Listing ETFs" -- etfexpress -- etfexpress Awards 2015
2014
  • "Most Innovative Index Provider" -- 5th Annual ETF Express Awards -- ETF Express
  • "Best Trading Technology Product" -- Risk Awards 2014, Risk Magazine
  • "Best Cloud Solution" -- WSL 2014 Institutional Trading Awards (FinQloud) -- Wall Street  Letter
  • "Best Data Center Provider to the Sell-Side" and "Best Sell-Side Market Surveillance Product" -- Nasdaq's SMARTS -- Sell-Side Technology
  • "Best Brand and Identity Program Category, Advertising Category, Infographs Category, and Brochures & Collateral Category
  • GD USA Awards "Market Surveillance Provider" -Waters Technology
2013
  • SMARTS - "Best Market Surveillance Provider" -- 2013 Waters Technology Rankings
  • NASDAQ OMX NLX wins "Best New Exchange Award" - FOW Awards 2013
  • NASDAQ OMX NLX wins "Exchange Platform Launch of The Year" - The Global Derivatives Survey & Awards 2013
2012
  • FOW-- "Best Innovation Award" for the Genium INET Nordic integration
  • Digital Impact Awards -- Gold and Silver in “Best Online Newsroom”
  • 18th Annual Financial Communications Society Portfolio Award - Collateral Campaign, Bronze
2010
  • Member of S&P 500
  • "Outstanding Data Provider of the Year" - Financial Information Services Division (FISD) of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
  • "Best Data Provider among the World's Securities Exchanges" - Inside Market Data Awards
  • "NASDAQ Basic: Best New Data Product of the Year" - Inside Market Data Awards
2009
  • Member of S&P 500
  • Forbes Company of the Year
  • BusinessWeek Top 50 Companies
  • Fortune 100 Fastest-Growing Companies
  • Newsweek Greenest Big Companies in America
  • NASDAQ Market Pathfinders: Best New Data Product of the Year - Inside Market Data Awards
  • Service Level and Communications Outstanding Data Provider - Financial Information, Services Division of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)
2008
  • NASDAQ Market Replay: Adobe MAX Award in the Enterprise Category
  • Largest Exchange for ETFs in the Americas - ExchangeTradedFunds.com
  • Member of S&P 500
2007
  • "Largest Exchange for ETFs in the Americas" - ExchangeTradedFunds.com
  • "Best Exchange Data Feed of the Year" - Inside Market Data Awards
  • Best Exchange for Market Data of the Year" - Inside Market Data Awards
2006
  • Largest Exchange for ETFs in Americas - ExchangeTradeFunds.com
2005
  • Largest Exchange for ETFs in the Americas - ExchangeTradedFunds.com
1999
  • Riga Stock Exchange: Best Stock Exchange Website in Central Europe - The Wall Street Journal
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