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US Securitization Awards 2021: Winners

By GlobalCapital
14 Jul 2021

GlobalCapital is delighted to reveal the winners of its 2021 US Securitization Awards, where we seek to recognize the most notable and innovative deals, banks and market participants of 2020. The vast majority of awards were voted on by the market, from shortlists compiled by GlobalCapital’s editorial team. In compiling the shortlists, we took feedback from the market through a survey, and in direct discussions, studied league tables, submissions and other data. Then, we picked out lists of credible winners for each category, all of which would have been richly deserving of an award.

Qualities we were looking for included exceptional execution, overcoming challenging circumstances, bold or innovative structures, good market judgement/timing, strong results for clients, excellent service and others. We provided a short text box for respondents to make a nomination case but we were also happy to have informal discussions by phone as well.

In April, we put these shortlists to a broad vote from the market, receiving more than 1,900 valid responses, from over 500 firms. These included more than 225 investor responses and 357 issuers.

Separately from the polling and shortlisting process, we invited market participants to pitch for three categories: CLO Arranging Bank of the Year, Esoteric ABS Bank of the Year, and Innovative Deal of the Year.

All the awards categories are listed below, with winners and nominated firms/deals. If you have any questions regarding the awards, please contact Jennifer Kang at jennifer.kang@globalcapital.com.

Congratulations to the winners and nominees!

PITCHED AWARDS

Esoteric ABS Bank of the Year

Guggenheim Securities

CLO Arranging Bank of the Year

Citi

Most Innovative Securitization Deal of the Year

Connecticut Avenue Securities-Seasoned B Transaction 1 (CAS 2020-SBT1)

ABS Bank of the Year

JP Morgan

Credit Suisse

Citi

Barclays

Bank of America


ABS Trading Desk of the Year

Credit Suisse

Bank of America

Barclays

Wells Fargo

Goldman Sachs


ABS Issuer of the Year

Carvana

Pagaya

SoFi

Santander Bank

Verizon


Esoteric ABS Issuerof the Year

Affirm

Sunnova

Trinity Rail

Oxford Finance

Mosaic


ABS Deal of the Year

Business Jet Securities 2020-1

Hertz Vehicle Interim Financing 2020-1

Golub GCPAF 2020-1

Vertical Bridge 2020-1

FREED 2020-3FP


Esoteric ABS Deal of the Year

Avis Budget Rental Car Funding (AESOP) Series 2020-2

Summit Issuer 2020-1

Bankers Healthcare Group 2020-A

Dext Capital 2020-1

ServiceMaster Funding 2020-1


ABS Law Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

Alston & Bird

Dechert

Katten Muchin Rosenman

Morgan Lewis


ABS Accounting Firmof the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC

Grant Thornton


RMBS Bank of the Year

Credit Suisse

Bank of America

Goldman Sachs

Nomura

JP Morgan


RMBS Trading Deskof the Year

Credit Suisse

Morgan Stanley

Wells Fargo

Bank of America

Citi


RMBS Issuer of the Year

Freddie Mac

FirstKey Homes

Fannie Mae

Verus Mortgage Capital

Redwood Trust


RMBS Deal of the Year

Cascade Funding Mortgage Trust 2020-AB1

Sequoia Mortgage Trust 2020-4

Freddie Mac STACR-DNA5

CAS 2020-SBT1

Verus Securitization Trust 2020-2


RMBS Law Firm of the Year

Mayer Brown

Clifford Chance

Dechert

Morgan Lewis

Katten Muchin Rosenman


RMBS Accounting Firmof the Year

Deloitte

KPMG

PwC

EY


CMBS Bank of the Year

JP Morgan

Citi

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

Wells Fargo


CMBS Trading Deskof the Year

Morgan Stanley

Goldman Sachs

Bank of America

Citi

Wells Fargo


CMBS Issuer of the Year

Freddie Mac

Blackstone

Fannie Mae

Brookfield

Deutsche Bank


CMBS Law Firm of the Year

Sidley Austin

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Dechert

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe


CMBS Accounting Firmof the Year

Deloitte

EY

KPMG

PwC


CMBS Deal of the Year

Fannie Mae 2020-M14

Bank of America Commercial Mortgage Trust 2020-BNK28

Blackstone Mortgage Trust 2020-FL2

Wells Fargo Commercial Trust 2020-C58

BBCMS 2020-C6


CLO Trading Desk of the Year

Morgan Stanley

MUFG

Jefferies

Credit Suisse

Goldman Sachs


Broadly Syndicated CLOManager of the Year

GoldenTree Asset Management

MJX Asset Management

CVC Credit Partners

Onex Credit Partners

AGL Credit Management


Middle Market CLO Managerof the Year

Golub Capital

Antares Capital

First Eagle Alternative Credit

Alliance Bernstein/AB Private Credit Investors

Apollo – MidCap Financial


Broadly Syndicated CLODeal of the Year

BlueMountain CLO XXIX

Kayne CLO 9

Elmwood CLO VI

Marble Point CLO XVIII

AGL Core CLO 4


Middle Market CLODeal of the Year

Golub Capital Partners CLO 47(M)

ABPCI Direct lending CLO IX

Antares CLO 2020-1

Lake Shore MM CLO III

Cerberus Loan Funding XXVIII


CLO Law Firm of the Year

Dechert

Millbank

Clifford Chance

Walkers

Paul Hastings


CLO Accounting Firmof the Year

Deloitte

PwC

KPMG

EY


CLO Trustee of the Year

U.S. Bank

BNY Mellon

Wilmington Trust

Citibank

Wells Fargo


Insurance Investorof the Year

AIG

Liberty Mutual

Nuveen/TIAA

Progressive Insurance

New York Life


Hedge Fund Investorof the Year

Waterfall Asset Management

400 Capital

LibreMax Capital

Brigade Capital

Zais Group


Asset Management Investorof the Year

JPM Asset Management

Loomis Sayles

First Eagle Investment Management

Alliance Bernstein

Columbia Management


Securitization ResearchTeam of the Year

Bank of America

Credit Suisse

JP Morgan

Citi

Morgan Stanley


Securitization Data Providerof the Year

Moody’s Analytics

Finsight

DealVector

Intex

Clarity Data Intelligence


Securitization Trading DataProvider of the Year

Bloomberg

Solve Advisors

Trepp

Empirasign

Markit


Securitization Trusteeof the Year

U.S. Bank

BNY Mellon

Citibank

Wilmington Trust

Wells Fargo


Securitization RatingAgency of the Year 

Kroll Bond Rating Agency

Moody’s

Fitch Ratings

DBRS

S&P Global

By GlobalCapital
14 Jul 2021