Markets Media Group was founded in 2007 with one mission: to be the pre-eminent provider of news and information about trading and technology in capital markets. The coverage remit spans equities, fixed income, and FX, and covers buy-side investment managers, sell-side broker-dealers, exchanges, trading platforms, technology providers, and regulators.
In the early years, Markets Media published an award-winning bimonthly magazine and daily updates on MarketsMedia.com, and also hosted conferences and networking events themed around the content. The company went all-digital in 2014.
The Markets Choice Awards debuted in 2013, and the awards event has expanded to a 300-person annual gala recognizing excellence at the company and individual level in a host of categories. MMG expanded its awards franchise in 2016 with its Women in Finance awards, which within a few short years grew to be larger than the Markets Choice Awards.
In 2016, Markets Media Group acquired Traders Magazine, the longstanding platform focused on institutional equities trading and market structure. In 2018, MMG acquired GlobalTrading, a Hong Kong-based platform and the official media partner of the FIX Trading Community. MMG held its inaugural Women in Finance Asia awards event in 2019 and plans an expanded event in 2020.
In 2019, MMG acquired Best Execution acquired Best Execution World Limited (BEW), the London-based publisher of Best Execution and The DESK. The BEW acquisition expanded MMG’s growing global footprint with a top-shelf editorial platform in Europe, called Markets Media Europe.
Most recently, MMG acquired London-based DerivSource.com in 2021. The move further extends the company’s reach by giving MMG a deep expertise and network in the critical asset class of OTC derivatives, spanning trading as well as fintech, regtech and risk.