NEW YORK, June 19, 2017 – Hanweck, a leading provider of real-time risk analytics on global derivatives markets, today announced that it has been recognized with the “Building the Future Belfast Award,” awarded by the Irish Echo as part of the annual New York-New Belfast conference. In addition, Hanweck was named to the tenth annual US-Ireland Top 50 Companies List, commending firms with operations in the US and Ireland that have made significant contributions to furthering transatlantic business cooperation and opportunity.
In 2015, Hanweck established its European headquarters in Belfast to better service its global customers and capitalize on evolving market opportunities across Europe. As a growing fintech hub, Belfast was a clear choice in order to tap into the city’s deeply talented pool of financial technology professionals and high-tech infrastructure.
Commenting on the award, Hanweck CEO and Founder Gerald A. Hanweck Jr., PhD, said, “We are honored to receive the Building the Future Belfast award. Establishing our Belfast presence two years ago was an important part of Hanweck’s strategic growth roadmap. Our very talented Belfast team delivers world-class technology development and infrastructure expertise and enables our ‘follow the sun’ support model for our global customer base. Looking ahead, we see many possibilities for future growth of our presence and the overall growth of the Belfast fintech sector and are proud to be building the future of Belfast alongside the other Top 50 US-Ireland Companies.”
Editor of the Irish Echo, Ray O’Hanlon, said the awards were an acknowledgment of the unique bonds between the two nations.
“The unmistakable and unbreakable bonds between Ireland and the United States have proven a key element in Ireland’s progression, both in terms of peace and prosperity. Those bonds grow ever stronger when underpinned by economic growth and business relationships. With the Ireland-US Top 50 we acknowledge those companies whose transatlantic operations support that ongoing development and welcome them to this illustrious list of business beacons.”