Charity Events

Raising money for CATS Foundation and Free To Be

Dan goes to Washington!

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!

Please click here!

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 don’t want to rub it in… but here’s what you missed!

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…

  • The Miami spring weather that was perfect for a capital markets lunch, showcase and awards dinner held entirely outside
  • The inspirational company of the leading lights from over 35 of the Americas’ leading investment product creators and distributors
  • Bloomberg Prophet Mark Grant‘s unique contrarian take on current market conditions
  • The story behind the Top Ten fastest trending structured investment products
  • The mtn-i sponsored SFBTA 4th Annual Charity Poker Tournament that raised an amazing $5000 for Lauren’s Kids

  • 8 pitch stars who sold their product ideas, credits and strategies in 5 minutes flat
  • The visions of the founders of the two leading digital platforms set to transform how structured products are created and distributed – HALO and SIMON
  • And the fabulous networking opportunities of an outdoor hosted event including our famous speed networking in the Palm Grove…

CLICK HERE to see the photos and don’t miss out in April 2019!

Email me now to get on our priority list for an early bird discount for next year – and tell us what would make you want to come if there was anything missing for you from this year’s programme.

What a night! The 15th MTN Awards dinner

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!

Click here… to see all the evening’s images!

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.

Click here… to see all our award-winners!

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!

You will need to have a login for so if you are not on our service make sure to Register Here… for your Free Trial or email to discuss a licence.

Up next…

  • 12th Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards – 12th April, Miami
  • Call us on +44 20 7437 1331 or email to book your showcase passes and award dinner seats!

Amazing line-up for the mtn-i Awards Auction

Amazing and unique items up for auction all in aid of:

Here is a preview of what we have available so get your funding lined up for next Thurday’s 15th mtn-i MTN Awards Charity Auction in aid of Free to Be Kids and CATS Foundation:

Donated by Santander we have: 2 Grandstand tickets for the British Grand Prix at Silverstoneon 8th July 2018

Donated by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, we have 4 best available tickets, valid for 1 year from the auction, to the winner’s choice of production at the Old Vic


Donated by Credit Agricole we have a gift box of Crédit Agricole Grand Crus Bordeaux wines:
Le tour de Mons 2008 Cru Bourgeois – Margaux
Rayne Vigneau – 2006 – 1st Grand Cru Classe – Sauternes
Meyney 2007 – Grand Vin – Saint Saint-Estephe


Donated by Barclays, we have: 2 tickets to see Crystal Palace play Liverpool on Saturday 31st March


Donated by the ANdAZ hotel, we have 1 voucher for Afternoon Tea in the 1901 Lounge for 2 guests with a glass of Prosecco included.
Donated by Heartcore Fitness, we have a 5 class voucher for their addictive and results driven workout classes!

2017/18 Liverpool Football Club Squad Shirt
Signed by the players
Donated by Standard Chartered

Donated by Waller Woodworks we have an end grain chopping board handmade by Northampton Saints prop, Alex Waller
One bottle of Dom Perignon

Framed mini cricket-bat
Signed by Sir Ian Botham
Donated by James Howard

Donated by Credit Agricole we have a second
gift box of Crédit Agricole Grand Crus Bordeaux wines:
Le tour de Mons 2008 – Cru Bourgeois – Margaux
Grand Puy Decasse 2011 – 1st Grand Cru Classes – Pauillac
Meyney 2011 – Grand Vin – Saint-Estephe


Donated by the ANdAZ hotel, we have a 1 night stay at the ANdAZ for 2 guests with breakfast included (weekend only)
Donated by Heartcore Fitness, we have a a 5 class voucher for their addictive and results driven workout classes!


Donated by RBC Capital Markets, we have two tickets for Mood Music at the Old Vic (21st April – 16th June)
One bottle of Dom Perignon


British Cycling jersey
Signed by Jason Kenny
Donated by HSBC
Donated by JLA we have:
‘The Experiments’ DVD signed by Derren Brown
‘Would I Lie to You?’ board game signed by Rob Brydon
‘Pointless’ board game signed by Richard Osman

Free To Be was established to support children & young people who are struggling with social or emotional difficulties, and to help create lasting change for vulnerable children’s emotional health.

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.

MTN Market Charity Fun Run! *3 WEEKS TO GO*


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.

Make sure you CLICK HERE to sign up by donating £15. Email to let us know what size t-shirt you’ll need!

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