Martin Hibbert, head of CEEMEA bond origination at Deutsche Bank, has been one of the leading figures in the banks involvement in the region for the past eight years. Now on the origination side, he was previously an emerging markets syndicate banker.
In the last five years, EM primary market activity has been variously a fledgling, booming, silent and recovering market. But as a result of the innovative thinking of Hibbert and his team, Deutsche Bank has consistently retained a top two position in the league table of all emerging market bonds over that time, finishing the last two years top of the table.
Particularly notable achievements over the last few years include winning and executing Russias $7bn bond, IPICs sterling and euro note, South Africas 30 year note, both of Nigerian Afrens two deals and the Jafza note in dirham.Issuers cite him as a banker with valuable opinions, new ideas and enough force to be heard above others in a competitive market. His peers value his experience, his long-standing relationships with issuers and his straightforward manner and say they enjoy working with and opposite him.