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
Best bank for securities services: Standard Chartered
Best law firm: Clifford Chance
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
Matthew Thomas, Asia Bureau Chief, Banking & Finance Group
Alex Pang, Executive Editor, Asiamoney
Rashmi Kumar, Editor, GlobalCapitalAsia