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Time to think about the 9th Asia-Pacific Awards…

Nominations open next month for our
9th Asia Pacific Awards!

Which Deals, Dealers, Issuers, Investors and Rising Stars deserve recognition?

Send your nominations in Word, PDF, Powerpoint or email format. Term sheets, data submissions and other supporting material, while not essential, are welcome.

NOMINATIONS OPEN: 16th July 2018
PITCH DEADLINE: 31st August 2018

  • Book your pitch call / meeting at or +44 (0) 20 7437 1331
  • Save the date to celebrate: 18th October 2018 – Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong

We missed you… at the mtn-i Asia Pacific Showcase & Awards

If you weren’t able to be with us in the Hong Kong Grand Hyatt’s Pool House recently, here’s what you missed:

  • The future of spreads and investor yield targets
  • Asia’s Top 10 MTN, Credit & Structured Solutions – SEE THEM HERE!
  • Our key market review – including Credit Products, Formosas, Korean Asset Swaps, SRI and Green PPs
  • Credit Showcase presentations on MTN and structured funding from Aroundtown, BPCE, Credit Agricole, MTR and Societe Generale
  • Product Showcase presentations – Mizuho’s ESG Bond Overview, Formosa Green Bonds and Natixis’s Principal-Protected CLO
  • Our Speed Networking and the Awards Dinner, (not to mention the after party), with representatives from over 40 issuer, dealer and investor institutions.


So don’t miss out…

…on the 9th mtn-i Asia Pacific Showcase and Awards in 2018, or the inspiration and new ideas it will bring!

Put October 18th 2018 in your diary now! And see you there…


  • Global MTN awards nominations – OPEN NOW
  • MTN Community Charity 5k – 28th November 2017, Royal Parks, London
  • London MTN Christmas Party – 5th December 2017, The London EDITION Hotel
  • Americas awards nominations – OPEN 8th January 2018
  • 15th MTN Showcase & Awards – 8th February 2018, The Andaz, London
  • 12th Americas Showcase & Awards – 12th April 2018, Four Seasons, Miami
  • Asia-Pacific award nominations – OPEN 16th July 2018
  • 9th Asia-Pacific Showcase & Awards – 18th October 2018, Hong Kong.

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

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!

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