The results are in! GlobalRMB announces award winners

GlobalRMB is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural awards, honouring those banks, companies and individuals that have made the biggest contribution to bridging the gap between China and the rest of the world.

  • By Paolo Danese
  • 04 Sep 2018
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After a month-long deliberation and meetings with market participants, we can now share the results of the inaugural GlobalRMB China Capital Markets Awards.

It was tough to narrow down the list, just as we expected. The competition in most categories was truly fierce. It is worth taking a moment to acknowledge that many banks fought hard for mandates, strove to innovate and vied for an edge over the competition.

Deciding the winners was a task we did not undertake lightly. But at the end of the review process, we feel confident that we are recognising those firms and individuals that — during the period of consideration for the awards — managed to blend brand, legacy, execution and foresight to deliver the most value to their clients in each awards category.

Without further ado, below are the winners.

The FirstGlobalRMB China Capital Markets Awards


Best Panda bond house: Bank of China

Best offshore renminbi bond house: Standard Chartered

Best G3 bond house for Chinese issuers: HSBC

Best bank for ABS: Standard Chartered


Most impressive FIG issuer: Bank of China

Most impressive corporate issuer: Daimler

Most impressive SSA issuer: Republic of the Philippines

Service providers

Best bank for securities services: Standard Chartered

Best law firm: Clifford Chance

Special awards

Most impressive market innovation: Bond Connect

Person of the year: Charles Li, chief executive, HKEX

We will advertise the awards across our channels in both print and digital formats. We also look forward to seeing those of you that are able to join us for the formal awards ceremony, being held at the Ritz-Carlton Beijing Financial Street on September 18. At the dinner, we will present the inaugural GlobalRMB awards to the winners in a joint event with our sister publications, Asiamoney and GlobalCapital.

Paolo Danese

Editor, GlobalRMB

Editorial committee:

Paolo Danese, Editor, GlobalRMB

Matthew Thomas, Asia Bureau Chief, Banking & Finance Group

Alex Pang, Executive Editor, Asiamoney

Rashmi Kumar, Editor, GlobalCapitalAsia

  • By Paolo Danese
  • 04 Sep 2018

GlobalRMB Panda Bonds league table

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 China Merchants Securities Co 26.40
2 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 20.00
3 China Securities 13.33
4 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 12.00
5 Bank of China (BOC) 11.33

Panda Bond Database

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 13-Mar-19 Global Logistic Properties via Iowa China Offshore Holdings Hong Kong 3,300
2 12-Mar-19 United Overseas Bank (UOB) Singapore 2,000
3 05-Mar-19 BMW Finance N.V. Germany 3,000
4 01-Mar-19 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) China 1,500
5 25-Feb-19 New Development Bank China 3,000

Offshore RMB Bond Top Bookrunners

Rank Bookrunner Share % by Volume
1 Standard Chartered Bank 46.13
2 UBS 9.55
2 Haitong International Securities 9.55
2 Guotai Junan International 9.55
5 ANZ 5.73

Latest Offshore RMB Bonds

Pricing Date Issuer Country Size Rmb (m)
1 13-Mar-19 Daimler International Finance Germany 1,000
2 05-Mar-19 Fantasia Holdings Group Co China 1,000
3 26-Feb-19 Far East Horizon China 440
4 22-Feb-19 Asian Development Bank (ADB) Philippines 300
5 31-Jan-19 Emirates NBD United Arab Emirates 400