GlobalCapital Corporate Bond Awards garland Air Liquide, BNPP, MUFG

Air Liquide was named Most Impressive Investment Grade Corporate Borrower and BNP Paribas Corporate Bond House of the Year in GlobalCapital's Bond Awards 2017, announced on May 23 at our Bond Dinner at the Globe Theatre, London.

  • By Jon Hay
  • 24 May 2017
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GlobalCapital's Bond Awards recognise the issuers, investment banks, rating agencies, law firms and investors that have performed most impressively in each sector of the international bond market.

They are the result of a poll of market participants, conducted in April. Issuers vote for the best banks, while banks vote for the best issuers. Both sets of voters choose the best rating agency, law firm and investor.

This unique polling is an important part of why GlobalCapital's Awards are recognised by the industry as prestigious accolades that truly reflect the opinion of the market.

GlobalCapital thanks all who voted in our poll and who came to our Awards Dinner. We congratulate all the winners and nominees.


Corporate Bonds 

Corporate Bond Investment Banks

Corporate Bond House of the Year

1          BNP Paribas

2          Deutsche Bank

3          Barclays

4=        Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Société Générale

5          Citigroup

Coming Force in Corporate Debt Capital Markets

1          MUFG

2=        Mizuho

RBC Capital Markets

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Dollars

1          Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2=        Citigroup

JP Morgan

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Euros

1          BNP Paribas

2          Deutsche Bank

3=        Barclays

Société Générale

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Sterling

1          Barclays

2          HSBC

3          Lloyds Bank

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Yen

1          MUFG

2          Mizuho

3          Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Swiss Francs

1          Credit Suisse

2=        BNP Paribas

UBS

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Niche Currencies

1          Deutsche Bank

2          HSBC

3          UBS

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets in Nordic Currencies

1          Nordea

2          SEB

3          Deutsche Bank

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Hybrid Capital

1          Barclays

2=        BNP Paribas

Citigroup

Deutsche Bank

JP Morgan

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Liability Management

1          BNP Paribas

2          Société Générale

3=        Barclays

Deutsche Bank

HSBC

JP Morgan

Most Impressive Corporate Bond Research

1          Barclays

2          Citigroup

3=        Deutsche Bank

Santander

UniCredit

Most Impressive MTNs Dealer for Corporate Borrowers

1          BNP Paribas

2          Societe Generale

3          Barclays

Corporate Bond Investment Banks - Attributes

Best Corporate Bond Bank for Giving Timely and Consistent Updates on the Market

1=        Barclays

Deutsche Bank

2          BNP Paribas

3          Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Best Corporate Bond Bank for Depth and Quality of Experience in Difficult Markets

1          Barclays

2          Deutsche Bank

3          BNP Paribas

Best Corporate Bond Bank for Creative and Useful Funding Ideas

1=        Citigroup

HSBC

2          Bank of America Merrill Lynch

3          Deutsche Bank

Best Bank for Providing Swaps and other Derivatives to Corporate Borrowers

1          Societe Generale

2          BNP Paribas

3=        Barclays

Citigroup

Best Corporate Bond Bank for Offering Unbiased Advice on Funding Options

1          BNP Paribas

2          Bank of America Merrill Lynch

3          Barclays

Best Corporate Bond Bank for Willingness to Extend Balance Sheet

1          BNP Paribas

2          Société Générale, UniCredit

3          HSBC

Boldest Bank in Securing the Best Pricing for Corporate Issuers

1          Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2          BNP Paribas

3          Citigroup

Best Contributor of Secondary Liquidity in Corporate Bonds

1          Citigroup

2=        BNP Paribas

Deutsche Bank

UniCredit

3=        Crédit Agricole

Morgan Stanley

Bank Most Likely to Win Repeat Mandates for Corporate Bonds

1          BNP Paribas

2          Citigroup

3          Barclays

Best Bank for Embracing Technology in Corporate Bond New Issue Markets

1          Deutsche Bank

2          JP Morgan

3=        Citigroup

HSBC

Corporate Bond Investment Banks – Teams and Individuals

Most Impressive Corporate Bond Syndicate Team

1          Deutsche Bank

2          BNP Paribas

3          JP Morgan

Most Impressive Corporate Debt Capital Markets Team

1          BNP Paribas

2          JP Morgan

3          HSBC

Most Impressive Corporate Bond Sales and Trading Team

1          BNP Paribas

2          Barclays, Morgan Stanley

3=        Citigroup

Societe Generale

Most Impressive Corporate Bond Syndicate Banker

1          Frazer Ross, Deutsche Bank

2          Sarwat Faruqui, MUFG

3          Fred Zorzi, BNP Paribas

Most Impressive Corporate DCM Banker

1          Pascal Bay, BAML

2=        Federica Sartori, BNP Paribas

            Francesco Sebastiani, BNP Paribas

            Michele Croci, JP Morgan

            Tomas Lundquist, Citi


Corporate Issuers

Most Impressive Investment Grade Corporate Borrower   

1       Air Liquide

2=     Shire

         Telefónica

3=     BP

         Deutsche Telekom

Most Impressive Non-European Borrower in European Currencies     

1       Pfizer

2=     Coca-Cola

         Verizon Communications

3       McKesson

Most Innovative Investment Grade Corporate Borrower   

1       Electricité de France

2       Vodafone

3       Snam

Most Impressive Debut Corporate Bond Borrower   

1       Shire

2       SCA Hygiene 

3       Italgas

Most Impressive Corporate Hybrid Borrower    

1       Total 

2       SSE     

3       Telefónica

Most Impressive Unrated Corporate Borrower

1       Bureau Veritas

2       Louis Dreyfus        

3       Bolloré

Most Impressive Investment Grade Corporate Funding Team    

1       Telefónica

2       Shire

3       BP

Most Impressive Investment Grade Corporate Funding Official 

1       Neil Garrod, Vodafone

2       Eduardo Álvarez Gómez, Telefónica

3       Stéphane Tortajada, EDF


Corporate Rating Agency, Law Firm and Investor


Best Rating Agency for Investment Grade Corporate Bonds

1          Moody’s

2          S&P Global

3          Fitch Ratings

Best Law Firm for Investment Grade Corporate Bonds

1          Allen & Overy

2          Clifford Chance

3          Linklaters

Best Investor in Investment Grade Corporate Bonds

1          Amundi

2          BlackRock

3          DWS Investments

  • By Jon Hay
  • 24 May 2017

All Corporate Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Morgan Stanley 6,571.35 36 6.34%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 5,728.88 36 5.53%
3 Citi 5,430.43 41 5.24%
4 HSBC 5,212.98 36 5.03%
5 BNP Paribas 4,994.98 27 4.82%

Bookrunners of Euro Denominated Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 2,505.33 10 10.40%
2 UniCredit 1,973.31 7 8.19%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,666.37 6 6.91%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.55%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 6.13%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Goldman Sachs 553.99 4 8.96%
2 Credit Suisse 511.12 5 8.26%
3 BNP Paribas 472.73 3 7.64%
4 Barclays 413.98 4 6.69%
5 JPMorgan 409.23 3 6.62%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 2,178.82 15 9.29%
2 Citi 2,107.81 16 8.99%
3 Morgan Stanley 2,006.20 12 8.55%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,559.21 15 6.65%
5 Deutsche Bank 1,550.60 9 6.61%

Bookrunners of European Corporate IG Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 2,459.18 9 9.61%
2 UniCredit 1,892.23 6 7.39%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,585.30 5 6.20%
4 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 1,577.41 6 6.16%
5 ING 1,477.05 5 5.77%