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Ready for the future?


Ready for the future?

How about joining us on October 19 in Hong Kong for some lunch, some tea and a fast moving showcase of the best Asia’s private debt markets have to offer in between?

How would you like to know…

Where Asia’s private debt markets are heading next?

What a trio of the most interesting global issuers are thinking?

What the cutting edges of structured, SRI, CNH and EM yield plays look like?

And which are the top and fastest growing investor trends in the region?

How would you like to hear from…

Award winning Issuers! -The CFO, Treasurer and Board Member of Aroundtown, MTR and BPCE on their borrowing plans going forward.

MTN and PP market leaders! – Revealing where investors are likely to turn next for yield and how issuers and dealers can best exploit that.

Watch Asia’s top structures pitch their ingenious engineering for institutional yield hunters.

A leading economist – on what liberalisation and innovation in the Panda and CNH markets will deliver in 2018

The mtn-i Asia editorial team – pitching the fastest growing investor trends in 10 minutes.

How do you fancy…

Lunch in the 5 star Grand Hyatt pool house, followed by this amazing programme, and then the chance to exchange cards and 4 minutes of ice breaking with Asia’s leading issuers, dealers and structures over tea?

Does this sound like an afternoon of inspiration by the pool that you can afford to miss?

Check out the showcase menu here!

It’s just a week away! Don’t miss out! Call +44 20 7437 1331 to book your pass now!

Asia’s best funding opportunities revealed!


It’s no secret that many of the international primary market’s best funding opportunities for borrowers are to be found in Asia’s private debt markets.

Across the region, and up and down the capital structure, borrowers are diversifying their investor bases and bagging funding deep inside benchmark levels from a growing array of non-benchmark products.

And the very deep pools of liquidity on the buyside are hungry for more from Uridashi, Formosa, MTN and Structured MTN and SRI issuers to name but a few.

So get our fully researched Top 10 growth trends, hear 5 minute pitches from dealers and borrowers who’ve already tapped them and enjoy lunch and speed-networking with their originators!

Don’t miss our Networking Lunch and 8th Asia Pacific Showcase in Hong Kong on October 19th.

Sign up now for your complimentary issuer / investor showcase pass by emailing events@mtn-i.com.

Check out the showcase menu here!

*THE 2017 APAC WINNERS* mtn-i Asia Pacific Awards

Asia goes green!

We’re proud to announce a set of 2017 Asia-Pacific MTN awards today that further highlight the deepening sophistication of the region’s private debt markets. In the past year dealers and issuers have once again set new innovation standards in meeting investor requirements across multiple asset classes – including a ground-breaking offering of weather-linked notes.

From triple-B European corporate credit sold into China in US dollars to ‘pandemic bonds’ from the senior triple-A supranational, we recognise a host of landmark Asian transactions over the past 12 months. These illustrate vividly how the region’s investors are fuelling some of the key trends in global debt capital.

Down the credit curve!

Buyers’ continuing search for yield has underpinned much of this activity. It has driven a regulatory softening in Taiwan, for example, where insurers’ new access to triple-B instruments brought a stand-out first Formosa from Mexico’s CFE.

A jumbo private CLO targeted similar Taiwanese appetite, while further Latin American exposure traded in yen. In addition, several substantial triple-B issues from other regions drew Chinese demand.

Currency solutions!

Korea’s appetite for asset swaps heads other yield solutions recognised in these awards. The country’s life insurers have taken down a raft of Canadian dollar and Swedish kronor issues swapped back to won, while arbitrage from Euros is an emerging trend.

Currency activity has also brought new landmarks in frontier units such as Myanmar kyats and Papua New Guinean kina.

Meanwhile, subordinated debt and very long-dated corporate issues provided yield solutions in established regional currencies like Hong Kong dollars and yen.

SRI surge!

At the same time, the theme of social and environmental returns loomed larger than ever before in Asian private debt. We’re glad to recognise a raft of socially responsible debt initiatives throughout the region in these awards.

These include Taiwan’s co-ordinated opening of a domestic green bond sector, which we acknowledge with one of our Editor’s Awards. This was subsequently expanded by the first green Formosa.

The Australian and Hong Kong dollar markets broke new ground with green offerings too, including a very substantial US private placement.

Our Asian Issuer of the Year, Export-Import Bank of Korea, featured with a very rare private green Indian rupee note as well.

Japan, the original green debt market, was inevitably a significant element too. In particular, Nippon Life drove several SRI landmarks – including a very rare non-SSA social bond from France’s BPCE.

Join the dots!

Our event is more than a dinner – it’s a chance to join the dots between all these new products, investor axes and their issuers and dealers at our Networking Lunch and Afternoon Showcase.

  • So make sure to ask your winning clients to attend the Networking Lunch, Showcase and Awards Dinner!
  • Invite them to make a 5-minute pitch in the ‘MTN, Credit & Structured Solutions Showcase’ to inspire more MTN inquiry for their name.
  • Pitch your own award winning achievement in the showcase to your attending clients and everyone else’s!

And hurry, because seating in the Grand Hyatt Pool House is limited!

Signed up yet? Here’s what you need to do…

*TAMING THE TIGERS* mtn-i Asia-Pacific Showcase

Korea and Taiwan‘s ever greater prominence has been the key recent theme in Asian private and structured debt. So the two Tigers are the natural focus of this year’s mtn-i Asia-Pacific Showcase. To hear how Asia’s leading MTN and structured note issuers, dealers and investors are taming these Tigers, please join us for lunch on October 19. You can host a table of your clients with us at the Grand Hyatt Pool House. So book and get your invites out now!

Dessert will be served with the start of our unique elevator pitch-style showcase of inspirational trends and award-winning credit and yield solutions. You could be pitching to every client in the room – but only if you’ve won an award, so please get your nominations in now!

The menu includes:

  • Top Yield Solutions in Korea
  • Credit Innovations in Taiwan
  • APac MTN & Structured Solutions Pitchbook

Tea will be taken with Speed Networking!

Champagne will be served as the sun sets over Hong Kong Harbour before the 8th Asia-Pacific Awards dinner starts!

CLICK HERE to see our draft agenda!

SAVE THE DATE: 19th October 2017, Hong Kong

CLICK HERE to register and take advantage of our 10% early-bird discounts!

*NOMINATIONS CLOSING SOON* mtn-i Asia-Pacific 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 25th August 2017 to:

  • Submit your nominations
  • Arrange a conference call to pitch with the mtn-i team

Email your submission and book a pitch conference call to awards@mtn-i.com or call us on +44 (0)20 7437 1331.

Need some inspiration? Check out the winners from 2016

What are the categories?

Deals of the Year – notes that opened new areas of the market or brought new buyers or issuers, or which packaged new payoffs and/or underlyings.

Investor Solutions – notes or series of notes that addressed investor needs in a ground-breaking way, whether the biggest deals of the year or smaller transactions that seeded new trends.

Rising Stars – to highlight newly emerging players in MTN, private placement or structured note category.

Dealers & Issuers of the Year – all forms of dealer, issuer or investor leadership, innovation, initiatives, launches or other inspirational performance across the Asia-Pacific market are eligible for nomination.

If you have any questions about our categories or your eligibility for this awards event please email awards@mtn-i.com.

SAVE THE DATE: 19th October 2017, Hong Kong

REGISTER HERE to take advantage of our 10% early-bird discounts!

APac Showcase – seeking feedback!

Asia standing out!

Asian debt market growth stories stand out more than ever today against the backdrop of negative yields and weakness across asset classes.

Offering superior prospects for investor returns and dealer fees, here’s 5 key growth themes we anticipate featuring strongly at mtn-i’s 8th Asia-Pacific Showcase & Awards in Hong Kong on October 19.

  • New Formosa Credits
  • Korean Asset Swaps
  • Japanese SRI / Australian Green
  • Singaporean Corporates
  • FX-Linked Flow

What do you think? We’d love to hear your feedback, your nominations and your ideas for our Showcase programme.

Growth & innovation!

As ever, MTNs and private placements are leading growth and innovation in these key capital markets of the future – both in vanilla and structured products.

So if you are an issuer looking for the newest sources of liquidity, or an investor seeking the best yield opportunities, or a dealer looking for markets where MTNs still make money…don’t miss out!

  • Book your pitch call / meeting with us by email to awards@mtn-i.com or call +44 (0) 20 7437 1331. PITCH DEADLINE: 25th August 2017
  • Save the date to celebrate: 19th October 2017
  • Think about clients & colleagues to celebrate with on the night in Hong Kong!
  • CLICK HERE to register and take advantage of our 10% early-bird discount!

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

Thank you for attending mtn-i APac 2017

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