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We don’t want to rub it in… but here’s what you missed!

We missed you at our 12th Americas Structured Note Showcase and Awards last week!

We don’t want to rub it in! But you did miss…

  • The Miami spring weather that was perfect for a capital markets lunch, showcase and awards dinner held entirely outside
  • The inspirational company of the leading lights from over 35 of the Americas’ leading investment product creators and distributors
  • Bloomberg Prophet Mark Grant‘s unique contrarian take on current market conditions
  • The story behind the Top Ten fastest trending structured investment products
  • The mtn-i sponsored SFBTA 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament that raised an amazing $5000 for Lauren’s Kids

  • 8 pitch stars who sold their product ideas, credits and strategies in 5 minutes flat
  • The visions of the founders of the two leading digital platforms set to transform how structured products are created and distributed – HALO and SIMON
  • And the fabulous networking opportunities of an outdoor hosted event including our famous speed networking in the Palm Grove…

CLICK HERE to see the photos and don’t miss out in April 2019!

Email me now to get on our priority list for an early bird discount for next year – and tell us what would make you want to come if there was anything missing for you from this year’s programme.

The Structured Americas “Big Year and Brighter Future” Lunch, Showcase and Awards!


Big Year and
Brighter Future!

It’s been a game changing year for structured notes and market-linked securities and there’s an even bigger and brighter future in view as market fundamentals improve and the traction of digital platforms gather pace.

That’s the story told by our 12th Americas Showcase and Awards and the star line-up of speakers that we’ve assembled for our poolside lunch, showcase and awards at the Four Seasons Palm Grove on April 12th.

So don’t miss this chance to think about how to make the most of this potential in the close and informal company of the market’s smartest minds.

Buy your Lunch and Showcase pass, or full Showcase and Dinner pass now! Or email

  • Lunch and Coffee with Mark Grant – one of the capital markets most thought provoking thinkers.
  • Trending Structures – the top 10 fastest growing themes attracting investor dollars quicker than any other! Presented by the mtn-i analytics team.
  • Pitch Stars – a dozen 5 minute ideas and credits pitched by the market’s top structurers, issuers and distributors- many of them Americas 12 award winners.
  • Future Fast Forward – From Simon to Halo – the founders of the most celebrated digital platforms Simon and Halo alongside Incapital one of the market’s biggest wholesalers, reveal the potential for structured notes to become a mainstream investor product.
  • Speed Networking – exchange cards and a 5 minute speed meet with the stars of the showcase and all our market leading attendees, colour coded so you face a client.

See the Agenda here.

And the Americas Award Winners are…


Big Year, Even Bigger Future!

The biggest year of US retail sales in a decade – driven by equity and rate-linked demand, and technology that is transforming investor engagement with structured products. This is the exciting back story that our 12th Americas Structured Note Showcase and Awards will celebrate.

The awards we are proud to announce today recognise the landmark deals, market leaders and digital entrepreneurs that headlined these stunning advances – and will be the stars of our poolside lunch and showcase on April 12th at the Four Seasons, Miami.

Future market shakers!

Structuring and distribution platforms have gathered new momentum and impact in the last year. Our Rising Star, Dealer of the Year and Market Future award winners point to broad-based transformation of the market’s ability to connect with advisors and investors. Building on its bold branding initiative for Market-Linked Securities, Incapital stands out for the growth and breadth of its multi-channel wholesaling effort – up 20% in 2017 and now accounting for 40% of the bank market.

Meanwhile, Halo Investing and Goldman Sachs’ SIMON represent two versions of the increasingly powerful platform approach to the market.

Expanding universe!

New issuer and dealer entrants are transforming the US market landscape as the universe of counterparties broadens. Our Rising Star awards highlight these notable new players.

Similarly, the Asian Development Bank‘s presence among our Deals of the Year signals the growing appetite of US investors for supranational credits.

Top of the pops!

Our Deals of the Year, Investor Solutions and Power Performer awards reflect major developments across the region! Appetite for structured exposure to international indices, the increasing traction of thematic stock structures, the yield enhancement offered by worst-of structures and the revivals in CMS plays and commodity-linkers are all reflected – most in Canada as well as the US.

Moreover, both in Latin America and the US they also point to growing activity in fund-linked structures.


Star Showcase!

Book your seat now for our poolside Showcase and Awards on April 12th. As well as celebrating the market’s strongest leap forward in a decade it promises an inspirational insight into the bigger potential of the market’s future to come! The event kicks off with the always controversial and stimulating market views of our star columnist (and Bloomberg ‘Prophet’) Mark Grant.

So don’t miss the inspiration and company of Americas’ most creative and influential structured note players – reserve your seat / table now!

What a night! The 15th MTN Awards dinner

Another memorable night!

mtn-i’s Annual MTN Awards reached their 15th anniversary last week with another record turnout and over GBP7,000 raised for children’s charities – all hosted by the voice of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars!

The World Bank, Aroundtown, Banco Santander, Hitachi Capital, the IFC, KfW, KION Group, MOL, Qatar National Bank, Rentenbank, SEK and Tideway were among the illustrious list of borrowers recognised, while M&G Investments led the buyside presence. Over 50 institutions were represented at the event.

Alan Dedicoat of BBC Radio, Dancing with the Stars and the UK National Lottery announced the winners, while Liv Austen serenaded the nearly 190 attendees!

Click here… to see all the evening’s images!

Dealers, Issuers and Investors of the Year!

This year’s recognitions continued to range across private debt markets, embracing Euro PPs, Schuldscheine and Green Bonds as well as traditional MTN and structured notes.

Citi and HSBC were MTN and Private Placement Houses of the Year, respectively, while SEK scooped Issuer of the Year.

JP Morgan won Emerging Markets & Rate Swap Dealer of the Year, while Societe Generale was Corporate Dealer of the Year.

Our Editor’s Award honoured Credit Agricole for its leadership in green/SRI debt. Our new Market Future awards recognised BNP Paribas, Citi, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan for the Spire debt repackaging platform, and LBBW and Daimler for their primary market blockchain initiative.

Our Rising Stars, Deals of the Year, Investor Solutions and Power Performer (new this year!) categories spotlighted yet more entrepreneurial dealership, innovative structuring, investor discovery and intrepid issuing in MTN and private placement markets.

Click here… to see all our award-winners!

Over GBP7,000 for CATS and Free to Be Kids!

The generous donation of auction items and bidders on the night raised over GBP7,000 for two children’s charities.

CATs, the charity founded by ex-Dresdner MTN trader Daniel Lewi (now mtn-i’s business development manager), supports families and children affected by Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease.

We were also honoured to be joined by Free To be Kids co-founder Rachel Nichols. Free to be Kids provides residential therapeutic adventures and activities for vulnerable children.

As a start-up ourselves (though now over 15 years old) mtn-i is proud to be supporting innovative charity start-ups and give them long-term support.

Since our award dinners started we’ve raised over £100,000 for vulnerable and sick children.

mtn-iTV – coming soon!

We’re looking forward to launching mtn-iTV starting with our Award Winner Interviews!

Watch out for interviews with Credit Suisse, Hitachi Capital, IFC, Nomura, Credit Agricole, Aroundtown, ABN Amro and other leading institutions coming soon!

You will need to have a login for so if you are not on our service make sure to Register Here… for your Free Trial or email to discuss a licence.

Up next…

  • 12th Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards – 12th April, Miami
  • Call us on +44 20 7437 1331 or email to book your showcase passes and award dinner seats!



You only have until the 23rd February 2018 (next week) to submit your nominations and complete a pitch call with the team. The categories you can pitch for are:

  • Deals of the Year
  • Investor Solutions
  • Rising Stars
  • Power Performers
  • Market Future
  • Dealers & Issuers of the Year

Email your submission and book a pitch at

Save the date to celebrate – 12th April 2018 at The Four Seasons, Miami

Take advantage of our 10% early-bird discount until 23rd February 2018. Email or call +44 20 7437 1331 to book your showcase pass and awards dinner seat!

If you have any questions or require any clarification about the awards process please email

Amazing line-up for the mtn-i Awards Auction

Amazing and unique items up for auction all in aid of:

Here is a preview of what we have available so get your funding lined up for next Thurday’s 15th mtn-i MTN Awards Charity Auction in aid of Free to Be Kids and CATS Foundation:

Donated by Santander we have: 2 Grandstand tickets for the British Grand Prix at Silverstoneon 8th July 2018

Donated by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we have 4 best available tickets, valid for 1 year from the auction, to the winner’s choice of production at the Old Vic


Donated by Credit Agricole we have a gift box of Crédit Agricole Grand Crus Bordeaux wines:
Le tour de Mons 2008 Cru Bourgeois – Margaux
Rayne Vigneau – 2006 – 1st Grand Cru Classe – Sauternes
Meyney 2007 – Grand Vin – Saint Saint-Estephe


Donated by Barclays, we have: 2 tickets to see Crystal Palace play Liverpool on Saturday 31st March


Donated by the ANdAZ hotel, we have 1 voucher for Afternoon Tea in the 1901 Lounge for 2 guests with a glass of Prosecco included.
Donated by Heartcore Fitness, we have a 5 class voucher for their addictive and results driven workout classes!

2017/18 Liverpool Football Club Squad Shirt
Signed by the players
Donated by Standard Chartered

Donated by Waller Woodworks we have an end grain chopping board handmade by Northampton Saints prop, Alex Waller
One bottle of Dom Perignon

Framed mini cricket-bat
Signed by Sir Ian Botham
Donated by James Howard

Donated by Credit Agricole we have a second
gift box of Crédit Agricole Grand Crus Bordeaux wines:
Le tour de Mons 2008 – Cru Bourgeois – Margaux
Grand Puy Decasse 2011 – 1st Grand Cru Classes – Pauillac
Meyney 2011 – Grand Vin – Saint-Estephe


Donated by the ANdAZ hotel, we have a 1 night stay at the ANdAZ for 2 guests with breakfast included (weekend only)
Donated by Heartcore Fitness, we have a a 5 class voucher for their addictive and results driven workout classes!


Donated by RBC Capital Markets, we have two tickets for Mood Music at the Old Vic (21st April – 16th June)
One bottle of Dom Perignon


British Cycling jersey
Signed by Jason Kenny
Donated by HSBC
Donated by JLA we have:
‘The Experiments’ DVD signed by Derren Brown
‘Would I Lie to You?’ board game signed by Rob Brydon
‘Pointless’ board game signed by Richard Osman

Free To Be was established to support children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and to help create lasting change for vulnerable children’s emotional health.

Skilled volunteers work with disadvantaged children & young people across London to rebuild self-esteem, boost resilience and to help explore challenging emotions and ways of managing via one to one mentoring, after school groups and therapeutic adventures & residentials.

Click here to find out more about Free to Be.

Cure & Action for Tay-Sachs Foundation is dedicated to providing awareness of Tay Sachs and Sandhoff diseases and supporting the families affected.

In 2016, CATS Foundation are launching their ‘Race for the Cure’ campaign, as they begin clinical trials for a possible cure. The charity provides a support network, respite trips and vital equipment so that a sufferer’s quality of life is as high as possible. The CATS Foundation also provides funding to the research team who are investigating a potential treatment for both Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease.

Click here to find out more about CATS.

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