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Raising money for CATS Foundation

*THANK YOU* £2k raised at MTN drinks & charity night!

Over 80 MTN professionals from 35 institutions joined us last week for our market drinks and charity poker evening.

Aside from catching up with colleagues and making new connections, with your help we managed to raise just over £2,000 for two children’s charities doing fantastic work: CATS Foundation and Free to Be Kids.

Both charities focus on meaningful support of children in need and unlike some major charities, small amounts make a BIG difference. Your donation directly impacts these children so every bit really does help.

You can still CLICK HERE to donate!

Congratulations to our poker tournament winner, Sam Robinson from Hitachi Capital, as well as the winners of the Dom Perignon raffle:

David Morland – MUFG
James Riley – Lloyds
Ben Terreaux – Deutsche Bank
Malek Benfetima – Jefferies
Carlos Vasquez – Santander
Lucia Denton – Natwest

We have posted a few images from the evening so please have a look HERE!


  • Asia Pacific awards nominations – OPEN 3rd July 2017
  • 8th Asia Pacific Showcase & Awards – 19th October 2017, Hong Kong
  • Global MTN award nominations – OPEN 23rd October 2017
  • London MTN Christmas Party – 5th December 2017, London Edition Hotel
  • 15th MTN Showcase & Awards – 8th February 2018, London

mtn-i Americas Showcase & Awards *THE PICTURES*

Structurers, distributors, issuers and investors from over 30 leading institutions enjoyed another entertaining and inspirational mtn-i Americas showcase and awards dinner.

From Mark Grant’s string of challenges to orthodox expectations, our own top 10 trends, 10 winner pitches and the exciting vision that was the Future of Structured Americas – it was a fulfilling afternoon in the Florida sunshine before the awards dinner.

Click here to see the full gallery!

mtn-i proudly sponsored the SFBTA 3rd Annual Charity Poker Tournament and raised an amazing $5,500 in memory of our friend and colleague, CIBC’s Brennan O’Brien and the Cycle for Survival.

We would like to thank everyone who joined in and helped make the night a great success.

If you weren’t there – don’t miss it next year!

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 to book your pass!

8th Asia Pacific Showcase & Awards – 19th October, Hong Kong
Save the date & email to book your pass!

Amazing Line-up for Thursday’s mtn-i Awards Auction

WOW what a collection! Get your funding ready!

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 this Thurday’s 14th mtn-i MTN Awards Charity Auction in aid of Free to Be Kids and CATS Foundation:


Donated by RBC, we have a great night out for 2 with tickets to Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead‘ press night at the Old Vic on Tuesday 7th March 2017.
Prior to the show, you will enjoy a pre-show reception before curtain-up at 7.30pm. Post show, mix and mingle with the stars of the play at an exclusive after party.




Donated by BNP Paribas we have: 2 x tickets for the Queens Final, Sunday 25th June 2017.




Donated by Barclays we have: 4 x general admission tickets to see Manchester United v Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Saturday 4th March 2017.




US Open Tennis Ball

Signed by Roger Federer
Donated by Credit Suisse.


Official ‘RF‘ Tennis cap with Roger Federer printed signature.





Manchester United Football

Signed by the players
Donated by Barclays.



Liverpool Football Shirt

Signed by Roberto Firmino
Donated by Standard Chartered.


Glasgow Celtic Football

Signed by the players
Donated by Ross O’Daly.


Les Miserables Poster

Signed by the cast
Donated by the team at Les Mis.

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.


Chanel Sunglasses Donated by Colin Allen we have a pair of top of the range Chanel sunglasses.


Heartcore Fitness

2 x 5 class vouchers
Donated by Heartcore Fitness, we have a 2 x 5 class vouchers for their addictive and results driven workouts which sculpt your physique in ways traditional exercise simply can’t match.


We have a magnum of Dom Perignon.
Donated by AV Projections we have 2 bottles of Veuve Clicquot Champagne.

Bottomless Eastway Brunch for two is up for grabs, donated by The Andaz team.

PLUS MORE TO COME… Watch this space!


Free To Be is a new charity 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.

We are 15!

We are 15!

Over 100 MTN professionals joined us at London’s Madison rooftop bar on the 8th September to celebrate mtn-i’s 15th Birthday. We partied into the early hours of the morning and raised more money for children’s charities. And nearly everybody wore their mtn-i 15th Birthday badges!

The first 15 years have been a rollercoaster for us all. So it was great to celebrate with so many who have been trading MTNs for that long – in some cases longer! Among those in this category, we were honoured to be joined by Ann-Marie Ahlen Fihlman from Swedish Export Credit and Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s former head of international funding, the now-retired Jacques Lumb.

The 1st million deals!

It’s a long-standing tradition for mtn-i events to coincide with volcanic eruptions and once in a century snowstorms or typhoons or market crashes! So it was good to be blessed with a beautiful evening and stable markets for once. 

So it’s a great moment to think of the things that MTNs have been at the heart of funding during that time! The work of the World Bank, 500m child vaccines in developing countries, and the bridge and tunnel link between Denmark and Sweden spring to mind – among many others!

In our 15 years as mtn-i – though some of us have been reporting MTNs for more than 20 years – we’ve databased and reported over 1 million deals worth more than 35 trillion dollars!

£65k for children so far!

Our raffle at the party raised another £1,000 for charity on top of the £64,000 we’ve raised with your help in recent years – all to support vulnerable children. This year we’ve raised £5k for the CATs Foundation which supports children with Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease and their families (founded by former Commerzbanker, the amazingly resourceful Dan Lewi). The money we raised at the party goes towards funding the £6,000 we’ve already given to Free To Be Kids, which provided 27 vulnerable London children with a life-changing summer break this August. And later this year we will also be raising money for Lemn Sissay’s Christmas Dinners for Care Leavers, which ensures that children who leave local authority care continue to have somewhere to go on Christmas Day into their 20s.

Heartfelt thanks!

As mtn-i’s founder and CEO I’d like to offer my heart-felt thanks to every mtn-i user for your amazing enthusiasm and generosity towards us and our charities over the years. We look forward to reporting and recognising your work with continued enthusiasm over the next 15 years! CLICK HERE to see the photos from the party! 

The next stop on our journey is the 7th Asia Pacific Showcase and Awards, 20 October Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong…

See you soon!

  • 20th October 2016 – 7th Asia Pacific Showcase & Awards, Hong Kong
  • 24th October 2016 – Global Nominations OPEN (Close 2nd December 2016)
  • 6th December 2016 – London MTN Christmas Party
  • 9th January 2017 – Americas Nominations OPEN (Close 24th February 2017)
  • 9th February 2017 – 3rd Global Showcase & 14th Global Awards, London
  • 6th April 2017 – 11th Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards, Miami.

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