What’s striking this year is the growth of our Global MTN Awards recognitions category. It reflects the ever more extensive search across the globe for yield in both credit and MTNs linked to local underlyings, with our three Global Deals of the Year being excellent examples of cross regional investor and issuer collaborations.
Our recognitions also spotlight the key battlegrounds that emerged this year for flow business and the rise of new players grabbing market share by originating significant new business amid this cross-border and cross-regional scramble for yield.
Issuer recognitions this year stand out as examples of growing issuer sophistication – corporate issued structures have finally arrived! And new borrower appetite and appreciation of MTN funding as the best solution – emerging even from the middle of the Pacific Ocean!
For the first time this year we are launching in Europe the Showcase concept we’ve pioneered at our Americas and Asia events. So our 12th mtn-i Global & European Awards will be preceded by the first Global MTN Showcase, kicking off with some lunchtime networking. So watch out for the agenda we will be launching in the coming weeks. It will be packed with the leadership and innovation reflected in this year’s award decisions. And it arrives at the start of what in Europe and globally promises to be one of the most interesting for capital markets since 2009!
Congratulations to all our Award winners listed below and I look forward to seeing you for lunch and dinner on February 12th.
With just 7 weeks to go make sure you don’t miss out…