*THE WINNERS* mtn-i MTN Awards



Embracing evolution

We are very proud to announce mtn-i’s 2017 MTN, Private Placement and Structured Debt Awards! This year’s recognitions, which include two important new award categories, reflect a deeper, more ambitious search than ever before for innovative issuer and investor solutions, as well as the evolution of dealers’ business models and the increasing impact of new technology.

With dealers moving away from old flow models to focus on opportunities best matched to their competitive edges, we introduce our ‘Power Performer’awards to recognise these efforts. Similarly, our new ‘Market Future’ awards embrace technology’s role in developing these markets.

A record 32 institutions pitched for mtn-i awards this year, putting forward hundreds of ideas. We weighed these inputs against our data, analysis and daily coverage of these markets.

The resulting decisions announced today highlight what we believe were the year’s most significant deals and performances. They provide a definitive illustration of private debt markets’ value and of the key forces shaping them in 2017 and beyond – including the boom in corporate origination(and fall-off in FIG offerings, notwithstanding the ramp-up in senior non-preferred), the trend for hybrid public/private market execution and the return of inflation structures.

They also celebrate the longer-term revolutions represented by cross-market debt repackaging, blockchain execution and the rise of green/SRI markets.

Corporate push

Overall private debt volumes fell this year as buoyant public markets and the ECB proved more attractive sources of FIG funding. Nonetheless, the product and borrower palette continues to expand.

Most notably, it was a bumper year for corporate access to private debt demand in all formats – particularly investor appetite for new credits, as well as the Schuldschein market’s surging growth and internationalisation.

Corporates dominate our Rising Star and Deal of the Year recognitions and even feature among our new Market Future awards, which herald Daimler’s groundbreaking use of blockchain. The strength of demand for unrated and triple B names is evident in landmark transactions for names such as Dyson, KION Group and Mohawk Industries, and underpins the strategic execution of Rising Star issuers Aroundtown and Hitachi Capital.

Moreover, notable sales for Caruna, Elenia and Ford made RBC our Rising Star corporate dealer.

Outperformance recognised

Corporate transactions also figure significantly among our first set of Power Performers. Goldman Sachs’ striking push into non-core currencies, for example, included green and conventional debt in Norwegian kroner for Alperia and Aroundtown, as well as 30-year Swedish kronor for SNCF Reseau.

NatWest helped drive the triple-B trend with notable deals for Ellevio, Infra Park and WPP.

Barclays too boasted corporate deals for Telefonica and GB Social Housing (including modified Dutch auctions) among its stand-out initiative in taps. This also formed part of the firm’s powerful push in emerging market currencies.

Another of the year’s key themes, inflation structures, was prominent in our Power Performers’ stories – again, especially for corporate issuers. While the reviving asset class’s standout deal was inevitably Ireland’s debut via a EUR600m-plus domestic HICPx-linker, linker landmarks formed notable elements of both of Barclays and NatWest’s performances.

The former placed over EUR400m of 30-year Eurozone HICPx-linkers for SNCF Reseau. The latter spearheaded UK institutions’ shift from into CPI-linkers from the traditional RPI benchmark with sales for Affinity Water and United Utilities.

In addition, Lloyds married inflation uniquely with green amortising debt in its Deal of the Year with RBC for Tideway and buyer M&G, while a 15-year French HICPx-linker for APRR was part of Natixis’s Investor Solution award for long-dated Euro origination and distribution.

Preferential treatment

This year’s USD5bn-equivalent take-off in senior non-preferred is another of the year’s key themes captured by our Power Performers. Banco Santander accounts for more than half of non-syndicated sales of the bail-in product, with new issues in five currencies. The Spanish megabank’s own dealer leads as many as 16 firms to have placed the product privately for it (who also include Goldman opening the Norwegian SNP sector).

Senior non-preferred’s unexpected private debut in the backwater of Romanian leu is also recognised in our Deals of the Year.

Commitment measured

In the past a clutch of banks maintained a full-service, ‘king of all markets’ approach to MTNs. Few now have maintained the resource commitment to lead key markets across the globe – a performance that again wins Citigroup our MTN Dealer of the Year award.

Similarly, HSBC leveraged the power and breadth of its global franchise to pull off an extraordinary number of private placement origination coups. Accordingly, it is again our Private Placement Dealer of the Year.

Among issuers, while many new names burned bright one name’s commitment to a truly global strategy for long-term access to the best priced markets triumphed – generating a powerful pick-up in its volumes even as overall flows fell, thanks to its rare ability to navigate both the Japanese and US retail markets. SEK is our Issuer of the Year.

Green dream

Its leadership in green and SRI financing is much lauded. But our Editor’s Award recognises Credit Agricole‘s commitment to embedding the values of these markets throughout its business. Even defining the deals it will no longer do if they contravene these and playing a leading role in producing the Green principles which will secure the fast growing market’s future credibility.

Our award also highlights capital markets’ growing investment in making our world a better place – a remarkable statement to be able to make a decade on from the global financial crisis.

CLICK TO SEE ALL AWARD WINNERS…

  • Save the date – 8th February 2018 for our awards dinner
  • Invite clients, book a table and celebrate your success in style
  • REGISTER ONLINE TODAY – literally takes 3 minutes, call us on +44 20 7437 1331 or email events@mtn-i.com.

mtn-i Christmas party – the pictures!

 

Over 70 market participants from some 30 institutions enjoyed festive cocktails at mtn-i’s Christmas party in the ski lodge-themed London EDITION Hotel, while listening to live Christmas classics thanks to the very talented Liv Austen.

To protect the guilty we can’t say who was there – but the party ended at a karaoke bar in the small hours of the morning!

All we can say is that the suspects are all among the gallery of pictures from the night, which you can now find HERE…

We would also like to thank all the MTNers who braved the cold and helped us raise over £1,000 for CATS Foundation and Free to Be Kids by running 5k at the end of November. These funds have gone directly to helping vulnerable children.

See the pictures from the fun run HERE…

We look forward to seeing you all at an mtn-i event soon…

*NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON* mtn-i 15th MTN Awards

***NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON***

You can still nominate or pitch deals, dealer or issuer achievement in the following categories:

  • Deals of the Year
  • Investor Solutions
  • Rising Stars
  • Dealers & Issuers of the Year

You have until 8th December 2017 to submit your nominations and complete a pitch meeting / call with the team.

Email your submission and book a pitch at awards@mtn-i.com.

Need some inspiration? Check out last years winners

Take advantage of our 10% early-bird discount until 8th December 2017 by clicking HERE to book your awards dinner seats.

And save these dates…

  • 28th November 2017 for our MTN market charity fun run, London
  • 5th December 2017 for our London MTN Christmas Party, The London EDITION Hotel
  • 8th February 2018 for our 15th MTN Showcase & Global Awards, The Andaz Hotel, London

Should you have any questions or require any clarification about the awards process please call us on +44 20 7437 1331 or email awards@mtn-i.com.

*NOMINATIONS OPEN* mtn-i 15th MTN Awards

15th Award Anniversary!

mtn-i’s world-wide recognition of the value of MTNs, private placements and structured notes for investors and borrowers is coming to its annual conclusion in the form of our 15th awards event in London next February!

So it’s time to start thinking about leadership and innovation in private European debt markets of all formats during 2017, as well as the truly global products and solutions that have defined the year and merit our largest recognitions.

NOMINATIONS OPEN NOW!

  • Nominate your deals, solutions, performances and rising star stories by email to awards@mtn-i.com
  • Book your pitch call / meeting with us by email to awards@mtn-i.com or call +44 (0) 20 7437 1331 This must be done before December 8th 2017.
  • Save the date: 8th February 2018
  • Think about clients & colleagues to celebrate with on the night and book your table / delegate passes!

And Save these dates!

  • 28th November 2017 for our MTN market charity fun run, London
  • 5th December 2017 for our London MTN Christmas Party, The London EDITION Hotel
  • 8th February 2018 for our 15th MTN Showcase & Global Awards, The Andaz Hotel, London

Should you have any questions or require any clarification about the awards process please call us on +44 20 7437 1331 or email awards@mtn-i.com.

Time to think about the 15th MTN Awards…


Nominations open this month for our 15th MTN Awards!

Which Deals, Dealers, Issuers, Investors and Rising Stars deserve recognition at our MTN Awards?

Submit your deal, dealer or issuer nominations to stand a chance of winning one of our recognised and respected awards.

  • Deals of the Year
  • Investor Solutions
  • Dealers and Issuers of the Year
  • Rising Stars

Send us your nominations in Word, PDF, Powerpoint or email format. Please include term sheets, data submissions and other supporting material.

NOMINATIONS OPEN: 23rd October 2017
SUBMISSIONS & PITCH DEADLINE: 8th December 2017

So get ready!

  • Nominate your deals, solutions, performances and rising star stories by email to awards@mtn-i.com
  • Book your pitch call / meeting with us by email to awards@mtn-i.com or call +44 (0) 20 7437 1331
  • Save the date: 8th February 2018
  • Think about clients & colleagues to celebrate with on the night!

And Save these dates!

  • 19th October 2017 for our 8th Asia Pacific Showcase & Awards, Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong
  • 28th November 2017 for our MTN market charity fun run, London
  • 5th December 2017 for our London MTN Christmas Party, The London EDITION Hotel
  • 8th February 2018 for our 15th MTN Showcase & Global Awards, The Andaz Hotel, London

Should you have any questions or require any clarification about the awards process please call us on +44 20 7437 1331or email awards@mtn-i.com.

What a night! The 14th Global MTN Showcase & Awards


What a night!

A record turnout, £6,000 raised for children’s charities and even the voice of Apple’s Siri all helped mtn-i’s 14th Annual MTN Awards night on Thursday go off with some extra fizz!

The Republic of Poland, the EBRD, EDF, ESM, KfW, the IFC and Qatar National Bank were among the illustrious list of borrowers recognised among over 40 institutions represented by nearly 200 attendees.

Jon Briggs (aka Siri) announced the winners while Nick Martland’s band played them onto the stage – the lucky ones got Bond themes!

Click here to see pics of the night!

Dealers, Issuers and Investors of the Year!

Recognition this year ranged across private placement markets, embracing Euro PPs, Schuldscheine, N-Bonds 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 the IFC scooped the Issuer of the Year award.

JP Morgan won Structured MTN Dealer of the Year, while our Editor’s Award honoured Credit Suisse for its cross-asset structuring platform. Central Bank of Algeria scooped our Investor of the Year Award.

Our Rising Stars, Deals of the Year and Investor Solutions categories spotlighted a diverse range of entrepreneurial dealership, innovative structuring, investor discovery and intrepid issuing in MTN and private placement markets.

Click here to see all of our award-winners!

Inspirational showcase!

During the lunch and Showcase that preceded the awards dinner, market strategists unpacked the various possible outcomes of Trump, Brexit and the upcoming European elections on markets…

The mtn-i editorial team picked out a dozen of the private debt market’s hot spots poised for further growth in 2017!

Nine issuers and dealers pitched their credits and trade ideas…

…and to wrap things up the market’s leading private market dealers, issuers and investors considered the future of private debt markets.

£6,000 for CATS and Free To Be Kids!

The generous donation of auction items and bidders on the night raised £6,000 for two children’s charities.

CATs, the charity founded by ex-Dresdner MTN Trader Daniel Lewi who was there on the night, supports families and children affected by Tay-Sachs disease.

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


As a start-up ourselves (now 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 £80,000 for vulnerable and sick children.

What’s next?

11th Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards – 6th April, Miami
CLICK HERE to see our draft agenda with speakers TBC.
Take advantage of our 10% early-bird discount until 24th February!
Save the date & email shannon@mtn-i.com to book your pass!

8th Asia Pacific Showcase & Awards – 19th October, Hong Kong
Save the date & email shannon@mtn-i.com to book your pass!

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