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Covered Bond Awards 2020 — poll closes today!

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By Bill Thornhill
14 Aug 2020

Market participants are invited to vote for their best deals, issuers and lead manager before GlobalCapital Covered Bond Awards 2020 before the survey closes at 5:30pm on Friday, August 14.

Before voting, please take time to consider the following:

The Rules

Block voting, for one institution across all categories it has been nominated for, is not permitted.

Voting for your own institution is not permitted.

One vote per institution.

Banks within a single network will be considered as a single institution.

The first vote from an institution is the one that counts, unless bill.thornhill@globalcapital.com is told otherwise.

Who can vote

Lead managers must have syndicated at least one publicly distributed benchmark covered bond from July 2019 to August 2020.

Issuers should have launched at least one publicly placed transaction of €250m or more in the past 18 months.

Investors must have bought covered bonds between July 2019 and August 2020 with the votes of those more active gaining a larger weighting in scoring.

Please take a look through these shortlists before voting.

You will have an opportunity to select "none of the above" for each question

These awards should only reflect activity in the covered bond market over the past 12 months

The Shortlists

Most Innovative Deal

  • Crédit Agricole Italia, €500m 0.25% 2028 / €750m 1% 2045
  • NN Bank, €500m 0.01% July 2030 soft bullet  
  • Santander UK, £1bn Feb 2027 FRN / $1.25bn 1.625% Feb 2023
  • NordLB Lux, €300m renewable energy, 0.01% January 2025    
  • Deutsche Bank, €500m 0.05% November 2024 CPT structure 

Best Green / SRI Deal

  • Kookmin Bank, €500m 0.05% July 2025
  • SR Boligkreditt, €500m 0.01% October 2026
  • Berlin Hyp, €500m 0.01% July 28
  • BPCE, €1.25bn 0.01% May 2030
  • Caffil, €1bn 0.01% May 25       

Best Debut Deal

  • Luminor, €500m 0.01% March 2025
  • Virgin Money, €600m 0.01% September 2026
  • NN Bank, €500m 0.01% July 2030 soft bullet
  • Kookmin Bank, €500m 0.05% July 2025
  • Prima Banka, €500m 0.01% October 2026

Best Sterling Deal

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia, €1bn January 2025 FRN
  • Leeds BS, £600m January 2025 FRN
  • Santander UK, £1bn February 2027 FRN
  • Royal Bank of Canada, £1.25bn January 2025 FRN
  • National Australia Bank, €1bn February 2025 FRN

Best Dollar Deal 

  • Toronto Dominion, $1.25bn 1.45% April 2023
  • Westpac, $1.75bn 1.625% January 2025
  • HSBC Canada, $1bn 0.95% May 2023
  • SMBC, $500m 2.014% November 2022                                
  • Santander UK, $1.25bn 1.625% February 2023  

Best Euro Deal

  • Santander SA, €1.25bn February 2025 / €1.25bn February 2032
  • ABN, €2bn January 2035
  • Crédit Agricole Italia, €500m 2028 / €750m 2045                            
  • Caisse de Refinancement de l’Habitat, €1.25bn February 2028 / €750m February 2035
  • Helaba, €1.25bn January 2025 / €750m January 2030   

Best Deal of the Year

  • Santander UK, £1bn Feb 2027 / $1.25bn 1.625% Feb 2023
  • Santander SA, €1.25bn 0.01% Feb 2025 / €1.25bn 0.10% Feb 2032
  • Caisse de Refinancement de l’Habitat, €1bn 0.01% October 2029
  • Bank of Nova Scotia, €1.25bn 0.01% March 2025
  • BPCE, €1.25bn 0.01% May 2030

Best Euro Issuer

  • Caffil
  • Caisse de Refinancement de l’Habitat
  • Santander
  • LBBW
  • Bank of Nova Scotia

Issuer of the Year

  • Bank of Nova Scotia
  • BPCE
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Santander
  • Caffil

Best Structuring and ALM adviser                                

  • BNP Paribas
  • NatWest Markets
  • HSBC
  • Barclays
  • Credit Suisse

Best Bank for Distribution                                              

  • Commerzbank
  • DZ Bank
  • ING
  • Credit Suisse
  • BNP Paribas

Best Dollar Lead Manager

  • Toronto Dominion
  • HSBC
  • Royal Bank of Canada CM
  • Credit Suisse
  • UBS

Best Sterling Lead Manager

  • HSBC
  • Royal Bank of Canada CM
  • NatWest Markets
  • Barclays
  • Toronto Dominion

Best Syndicate Manager

  • BNP Paribas
  • Natixis
  • Crédit Agricole CIB
  • Commerzbank
  • Credit Suisse

Best Euro Lead Manager 

  • Natixis
  • LBBW
  • Commerzbank
  • Crédit Agricole CIB
  • UniCredit

Covered Bond House of the Year

  • HSBC
  • Credit Suisse
  • UniCredit
  • UBS
  • LBBW 

When you are ready please click through to the survey here.

Or copy and paste the following link into your browser:

https://surveys.globalcapital.com/s3/The-Covered-Bond-Awards-2020

The poll closes on Friday August 14 at 5:30pm UK time.

By Bill Thornhill
14 Aug 2020