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!
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.
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.
Since our award dinners started we’ve raised over £80,000 for vulnerable and sick children.
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