Charity EventsRaising money for CATS Foundation and Free To Be
Dan goes to Washington!
This morning our colleague Dan – he’s the good looking one on the far left – flew to Washington to seek Federal Drug Administration approval for clinical trials to cure Tay-Sachs disease which the CATS Foundation, the charity Dan founded, has pioneered.
It’s a pretty amazing achievement which is why we all got up super early yesterday morning to run the London Virgin British 10k with him for the CATS Foundation.
We’d be more than excited and grateful if you could click our MyDonate page and make a donation.
If you do we will call you and thank you! And put you on our special list of people to take out for a beer in Soho very soon!
Because you will be bringing the day closer when children born with this condition will grow up to live normal lives – which can’t be a bad way to start the week!
We missed you at our 12th Americas Structured Note Showcase and Awards last week!
We don’t want to rub it in! But you did miss…
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Another memorable night!
mtn-i’s Annual MTN Awards reached their 15th anniversary last week with another record turnout and over GBP7,000 raised for children’s charities – all hosted by the voice of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars!
The World Bank, Aroundtown, Banco Santander, Hitachi Capital, the IFC, KfW, KION Group, MOL, Qatar National Bank, Rentenbank, SEK and Tideway were among the illustrious list of borrowers recognised, while M&G Investments led the buyside presence. Over 50 institutions were represented at the event.
Alan Dedicoat of BBC Radio, Dancing with the Stars and the UK National Lottery announced the winners, while Liv Austen serenaded the nearly 190 attendees!
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Dealers, Issuers and Investors of the Year!
This year’s recognitions continued to range across private debt markets, embracing Euro PPs, Schuldscheine 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 SEK scooped Issuer of the Year.
JP Morgan won Emerging Markets & Rate Swap Dealer of the Year, while Societe Generale was Corporate Dealer of the Year.
Our Editor’s Award honoured Credit Agricole for its leadership in green/SRI debt. Our new Market Future awards recognised BNP Paribas, Citi, Credit Suisse and JP Morgan for the Spire debt repackaging platform, and LBBW and Daimler for their primary market blockchain initiative.
Our Rising Stars, Deals of the Year, Investor Solutions and Power Performer (new this year!) categories spotlighted yet more entrepreneurial dealership, innovative structuring, investor discovery and intrepid issuing in MTN and private placement markets.
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Over GBP7,000 for CATS and Free to Be Kids!
The generous donation of auction items and bidders on the night raised over GBP7,000 for two children’s charities.
CATs, the charity founded by ex-Dresdner MTN trader Daniel Lewi (now mtn-i’s business development manager), supports families and children affected by Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff disease.
We were also honoured to be joined by Free To be Kids co-founder Rachel Nichols. Free to be Kids provides residential therapeutic adventures and activities for vulnerable children.
As a start-up ourselves (though now over 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 £100,000 for vulnerable and sick children.
mtn-iTV – coming soon!
We’re looking forward to launching mtn-iTV starting with our Award Winner Interviews!
Watch out for interviews with Credit Suisse, Hitachi Capital, IFC, Nomura, Credit Agricole, Aroundtown, ABN Amro and other leading institutions coming soon!
Amazing and unique items up for auction all in aid of:
Donated by Barclays, we have: 2 tickets to see Crystal Palace play Liverpool on Saturday 31st March
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 hosting a charity 5k fun run on 28th November for the MTN community.
Not only can you jog / walk / run beside MTN market colleagues, meet potential clients and make new connections, you will also be doing a wonderful thing by supporting our two fantastic charities: CATS Foundation and Free to Be Kids.