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Call for nominations and pitches — European Securitization Awards 2021

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By Owen Sanderson
05 Jan 2021

GlobalCapital is pleased to invite nominations for its 2021 European Securitization Awards, seeking to recognise the most notable and innovative deals, banks and market participants of 2020. We would also welcome pitches for Overall Securitization Bank of the Year, Securitization Deal of the Year, and Private Securitization of the Year.

This is only the first stage of the process — we are looking to compile a shortlist which will form the basis of a market vote.

This call for nominations is open to anyone active in the securitization market, and you are free to nominate your own deals. From these nominations, GlobalCapital’s editorial team will compile a shortlist in each category, which will be opened to public voting in February.

The shortlists will be down to our discretion — while the number of people nominating certainly plays a part, our aim to compile a representative and credible shortlist in each category. We provide a short text box for you to make a nomination case if you wish, but are happy to have informal discussions by phone as well.

Feel free to contact Owen Sanderson, structured credit editor, on +44(0)7737487357.

While private or limited distribution financings are often the most interesting and innovative projects, please bear in mind that the next part of the process is a broad vote from across the European securitization market. It may therefore be best to nominate institutions or deals that are widely known in order to maximise the chances they will be recognised by peers in the voting round.


Please find the link to the nominations survey below

https://survey.alchemer.eu/s3/90301623/European-Securitization-Awards-2021-Call-for-Nominations

This nominations survey will close on February 5.

Categories include

  1. ABS bank of the Year
  2. RMBS bank of the Year
  3. Fintech Financing Bank of the Year
  4. ABS Issuer of the Year
  5. RMBS Issuer of the Year
  6. Debut Issuer of the Year
  7. ABS deal of the Year
  8. RMBS deal of the Year
  9. Portfolio buyer of the Year
  10. Consumer securitization Law firm of the Year
  11. Servicer of the year (performing)
  12. Securitization Equity Investor of the Year
  13. Securitization Mezz Investor of the year
  14. Securitization Senior Investor of the Year
  1. Corporate securitization arranger of the year
  2. Trade receivables financier of the year
  3. Risk transfer Bank of the Year
  4. Securitization derivatives house of the year
  1. Secondary Financing House of the Year
  2. Secondary ABS/RMBS Trading House of the Year
  3. Securitization Research House of the Year
  1. Securitization rating agency of the year
  2. Securitization accounting firm of the year
  3. Data provider of the year
  4. Securitization trustee of the year
  5. SPV administrator of the year
  1. CLO arranger of the Year
  2. Secondary CLO Trading House of the Year
  3. CLO deal of the Year
  4. CLO Manager of the Year
  5. CLO Investor of the Year (senior)
  6. CLO investor of the year (junior/mezz)
  7. CLO law firm of the Year
  1. CRE and CMBS bank
  2. CMBS/CRE law firm of year
  3. CMBS/CRE deal of the year
  4. CMBS deal of the year
  1. NPL bank or advisor of the Year
  2. NPL Law Firm of the Year
  3. Servicer of the year (NPL)


GlobalCapital will also be running three awards to be judged solely by pitches made to the editorial teamPlease get in touch with Owen to arrange a time to pitch or discuss further.

These are:

Overall Securitization Bank of the Year

Overall Securitization Deal of the Year

Private Securitization of the Year


In general, consideration will be given to breadth and depth of the nominee's securitization business; how innovative or challenging the transactions it did were; their quality of execution and structuring; feedback and endorsement from clients and counterparties; and investment, growth and progression in the business.

These pitches will be conducted mostly on the record and we will use information gathered in the process to justify our decisions in subsequent articles (click here for last year’s examples).

However, mindful of the private nature of much of the market, we are happy to take portions of the discussion off the record, if you wish to highlight situations which illustrate your institution’s capabilities but which were never made public. 

We are happy to leave client names, financial terms, etc. out of any eventual article — simply make your preferences clear at the time of the pitch — to encourage the most candid participation from nominees.

Our aim is that you should feel free to make the case for your institution as comprehensively as possible, across public and private aspects of securitization alike, without concern that confidential information will be circulated beyond GlobalCapital’s editorial team.

There is no requirement to use GlobalCapital data or league tables to support your pitch.

Lastly, we would welcome ideas for a worthy recipient of an Outstanding Contribution to Securitization award. 

This is a special award given entirely at the discretion of GlobalCapital's editorial team. Previous winners have been Max Bronzwaer, group treasurer of Obvion, and Alex Batchvarov, who runs securitization research at Bank of America.

There is no fixed set of criteria. We would like the award to recognise individuals who have made huge contributions to the development of the market and who command universal respect among their peers.

By Owen Sanderson
05 Jan 2021