Multi-asset trading desk: Christoph Hock and team win award

In recognition of their strong processes and outstanding overall performance, Christoph Hock and his team have won the 2017 Leaders in Trading Award in the category ‘Buy-side multi asset desk of the year’.

The Leaders in Trading Awards are presented by The Trade, a leading publication for the European securities trading sector, and Turquoise, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange. A panel of industry experts adjudicates the awards. There are only a handful of accolades that recognise processes and performance in buy-side trading. “This makes winning the award all the more special for me and for my team at the trading desk,” says Christoph Hock. The Union Investment team came out top in their category ahead of Allianz Global Investors, BlackRock, Candriam Investors, Groupama Asset Management and Liontrust Asset Management. Christoph Hock and Stefan Thomsen collected the award in person at the ceremony at the Savoy Hotel in London on 25 October.


The Leaders in Trading Awards are presented in five buy-side categories and over 30 sell-side categories. They recognise the biggest achievers in algorithmic trading, buy-side trading and other specialist fields.