Bond Awards 2020

Winners announced Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

GlobalCapital's Bond Awards are unique. They are the only awards that recognise achievement in all the main segments of the international bond markets through a poll of market participants. We believe this means they truly reflect the opinion of the market.

The awards thus perform a valuable function of enabling the market to reflect on what worked and what did not in the past year, and celebrate the most impressive performers.

Bond Awards 2020
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Find out first who the best banks, issuers, investors and bankers are in SSA, FIG, emerging market and corporate bonds in the only set of awards across the bond markets voted for by the industry.

New Features

1. Performance during the present crisis

In each of the four sections of the Awards (SSA, FIG, Corporate and EM) there will be two awards:

Best Bank for Funding Advice and Support During Covid-19 Pandemic

Most Impressive Issuer Funding Strategy During Covid-19 Pandemic


And in the SSA section only, there will be two further Awards:

Best Arranger of Covid-19 Bonds

Best Issuer of Covid-19 Bonds

2. Most Valuable Players in four key areas of challenge

Post-Libor Solutions

Sustainable Capital Markets

Regulation and Market Practice

Digital Capital Markets.

These four Awards are for the individual investment bankers who have contributed most to solutions in these areas. All market participants are invited to vote on them.

3. Best Trading Platforms for each of SSA, FIG, Corporate and EM bonds


Categories

SSA

SSA INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for SSA Bonds

Coming Force in SSA Bonds (this Award is for the bank whose presence in the market has strengthened most impressively)

Best Bank for Funding Advice and Support to SSAs During Covid-19 Pandemic

Best Arranger of Covid-19 Bonds

Most Impressive SSA Coverage Team

Most Impressive Syndicate Team for SSA Bonds

Most Impressive SSA House in Euros

Most Impressive SSA House in Dollars

Most Impressive SSA House in Sterling

Most Impressive SSA House in Non-Core Currencies (Australian dollars, Nordic currencies etc)

Most Impressive SSA House for the Canadian Market (includes Canadian dollar bonds for any issuer and Canadian issuers in any currency)

Most Impressive SSA House for the Japanese Market (includes yen bonds for any issuer and Japanese issuers in any currency)

Most Impressive MTN Dealer for SSAs

Most Impressive SSA House for Post-Libor Solutions

SSA BANKER AWARDS

Most Impressive SSA Origination Banker (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive SSA Syndicate Banker (this award is for an individual)

Rising Star SSA Bond Banker (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ investment banking experience)


SSA BORROWER AWARDS


Overall Most Impressive SSA Funding Team

Most Innovative SSA Issuer

Most Impressive SSA Funding Strategy During Covid-19 Pandemic

Best Issuer of Covid-19 Bonds

Most Impressive Sovereign Funding Team

Most Impressive Supranational Funding Team in Euros

Most Impressive Supranational Funding Team in Dollars

Best Explicitly Guaranteed Agency Funding Team

Best Implicitly Guaranteed Agency Funding Team

Most Impressive State, Regional or Municipal Funding Team

Most Impressive SSA MTN Issuer

Most Impressive Issuer for Post-Libor Solutions

SSA FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive Sovereign Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive Supranational Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive Agency Funding Official (this award is for an individual)


OTHER SSA AWARDS

Most Influential Investor in SSA Bonds  (this award is for a firm)

Best Law Firm for SSA Bonds

Best SSA Bond Trading Platform

Financial Institutions

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for Financial Institutions Bonds

Coming Force in Financial Institutions Bonds (this Award is for the bank whose presence in the market has strengthened most impressively)

Best Bank for Financial Institution Funding Advice and Support During Covid-19 Pandemic

Most Impressive Financial Institutions Coverage Team

Most Impressive Syndicate Team for Financial Institutions

Most Impressive Bank for Financial Institutions Capital

Most Impressive Bank for Senior Unsecured Financial Institutions Debt

Most Impressive Bank for Insurance Debt

Most Impressive Bank for Regulatory Advice for Financial Institutions

Most Impressive Bank for Liability Management for Financial Institutions

Most Impressive MTN Dealer for Financial Institutions

Most Impressive FIG House in Euros

Most Impressive FIG House in Dollars

Most Impressive FIG House in Sterling

Most Impressive FIG House in Yen

Most Impressive FIG House in Niche Currencies

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BANKER AWARDS

Most Impressive FIG Origination Banker (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive FIG Syndicate Banker (this award is for an individual)

Rising Star FIG Bond Banker (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ investment banking experience)


FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BORROWER AWARDS

Most Impressive Financial Institution Borrower

Most Impressive Financial Institution Funding Strategy During Covid-19 Pandemic

Most Innovative Financial Institution Borrower

Most Impressive Financial Institution Issuer of Capital

Most Impressive Financial Institution Issuer of Senior Unsecured Debt

Most Impressive Debut or Return after Long Absence Financial Institution Issuer

Most Impressive Financial Institution MTN Issuer


FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS


Most Impressive Financial Institution Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

Rising Star Financial Institution Funding Official (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ financial markets experience)

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION AWARDS

Most Influential Investor in Financial Institution Bonds (this award is for a firm)

Best Rating Agency for Financial Institution Bonds

Best Law Firm for Financial Institution Bonds

Best Financial Institution Bond Trading Platform

Corporate Bond

CORPORATE BOND INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Bonds

Coming Force in Corporate Bonds (this Award is for the bank whose presence in the market has strengthened most impressively)

Best Bank for Corporate Bond Funding Advice and Support During Covid-19 Pandemic

Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Euros

Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Dollars

Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Sterling

Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Swiss Francs

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Swaps and Other Derivatives

Bank Most Willing to Underwrite Corporate Bonds

Best Provider of Secondary Liquidity for Corporate Bonds

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Hybrid Capital

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Liability Management

Most Impressive MTN Dealer for Corporate Borrowers

Most Impressive Corporate Coverage Team

Most Impressive Syndicate Team for Corporate Bonds

CORPORATE BOND BANKER AWARDS

Most Impressive Corporate Bond Origination Banker (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive Corporate Bond Syndicate Banker (this award is for an individual)

Rising Star Corporate Bond Banker (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ investment banking experience)


CORPORATE BORROWER AWARDS


Most Impressive Corporate Borrower

Most Impressive Corporate Issuer Funding Strategy During Covid-19 Pandemic

Most Impressive Non-European Corporate Borrower in European Currencies

Most Innovative Corporate Borrower

Most Impressive Corporate Hybrid Capital Issuer

Most Impressive Debut Corporate Bond Issuer (this award is for a company issuing its first ever bonds, not for an established issuer that enters a new market)

Most Impressive Corporate MTN Issuer

Most Impressive Corporate Funding Team

CORPORATE FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARD

Most Impressive Corporate Funding Official (this award is for an individual)


OTHER CORPORATE BOND AWARDS


Best Debt Advisory Firm for Corporate Bonds

Most Influential Investor in Corporate Bonds (this award is for a firm)

Best Rating Agency for Corporate Bonds

Best Law Firm for Corporate Bonds

Best Corporate Bond Trading Platform

Emerging Market

EMERGING MARKET INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Investment banks can vote in the EM Investment Bank Awards, and must vote in a category to be able to win that category.

In starred categories, only shortlisted banks can be voted for, which were among the top seven bookrunners in that region for either all bonds or all bonds under $2bn during March 6 2019 to February 20 2020.

Local bank means one headquartered in that region.

Best Bank for Emerging Market Bond Funding Advice and Support During Covid-19 Pandemic

Most Impressive Bank for African Bonds*

Most Impressive Bank for Middle Eastern Bonds*

Most Impressive Bank for CEE Bonds*

Most Impressive Bank for Russian, CIS and former CIS Bonds*

Most Impressive Bank for Latin American Bonds*

Most Impressive Local Bank for CEE Bonds

Most Impressive Local Bank for Middle Eastern Bonds

Most Impressive Local Bank for African Bonds

Most Impressive Local Bank for Latin American Bonds

Most Impressive MTN Dealer for Emerging Markets

Best Bank for Sukuk for Issuers Outside Asia

Most Impressive Bank for Non-Dollar Bonds in Emerging Markets Outside Asia

EMERGING MARKET BANKER AWARDS

Most Impressive Emerging Market Origination Banker (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive Emerging Market Syndicate Banker (this award is for an individual)

Rising Star Emerging Market Bond Banker (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ investment banking experience)


EMERGING MARKET BORROWER AWARDS


Most Impressive Emerging Market Issuer

Most Impressive Emerging Market Issuer Funding Strategy During Covid-19 Pandemic

Most Impressive CEE Issuer

Most Impressive CEE Corporate Issuer

Most Impressive Russian, CIS and former CIS Issuer

Most Impressive Middle East Sovereign Issuer

Most Impressive Middle East Bank Issuer

Most Impressive Middle East Corporate Issuer

Most impressive Sukuk Issuer Outside Asia

Most Impressive African Issuer

Most Impressive Latin American Sovereign Issuer

Most Impressive Latin American Bank Issuer

Most Impressive Latin American Corporate Issuer

Most Impressive Debut Issuer (this Award is for an issuer that has issued bonds for the first time, not an established issuer that has entered a new market)

EMERGING MARKET FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive CEE Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive Middle East Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive African Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

Most Impressive Latin American Funding Official (this award is for an individual)


OTHER EMERGING MARKET AWARDS

Best Rating Agency for Emerging Market Bonds

Best Law Firm for Emerging Market Bonds

Best Emerging Market Bond Trading Platform

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