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Time to think about the Asia-Pacific & Uridashi Awards…

Nominations open next month for our
10th Asia-Pacific Awards & 2nd Uridashi Awards!

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

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

Click here for more details on how to pitch.

NOMINATIONS OPEN: 24th June 2019
PITCH DEADLINE: 9th August 2019

Book your pitch call / meeting at or +44 (0) 20 7437 1331.

Save the date to celebrate:
2nd Uridashi Awards: 3rd October 2019, Tokyo
10th APac Showcase & Awards: 10th October 2019, Hong Kong

mtn-i 1st Uridashi Editors Award “Hi 5’s” AfDB social capital leadership

mtn-i 1st Uridashi editors award “Hi 5’s”
AfDB social capital leadership

mtn-i’s 1st Uridashi Editor’s Award presented in Tokyo last month, recognises the African Development Bank’s leadership in Social Capital Market Development at a time when many of the worlds leading issuers are thinking about how to define and issue social and sustainable debt.

While some institutions have headed in the direction of branding all development finance sustainable in line with their development targeted investments, the AfDB has pursued a strategy of segmenting its vision, mandate, balance sheet and funding in pursuit of its overall objective to transform the continent’s future around five clear goals.

It’s Hi 5 social development goals – Light up and Power Africa; Feed Africa; Industrialise Africa; Integrate Africa; and Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa – thematically segment most of the United Nations 17 development goals.

Micro Targeting

This mtn-i Editor’s Award recognises how the sale and marketing of Uridashi notes linked to these Hi 5 themes gives retail investors a very clear connection between their investment and the AfDB’s vision and impact. The initial focus on issuance of notes linked to “Improve the Quality of Life for the People of Africa” makes that clear and opens the door to building demand for the other Hi 5 goals.

The bank sold 31 deals branded to Improve the Lives of the People of Africa to Uridashi retail investors in the year to September. The trades emerged in 6 currencies and sizes as small as USD 1 million equivalent in order to micro target and nurture rapidly growing retail investor for social bonds.

AfDB has raised privately placed funding under its MTN programme since the late 1990s, has an office in Tokyo, a Japanese language website and works in collaboration with local securities houses.

Philanthropic Returns

Uridashi investor interest in philanthropic as well as economic returns has made Japanese retail a longstanding leader in SRI investing – particularly social bonds – where appetite for products which directly save and improve lives has proved core to the global market’s development. This dates back as far as inspiring the success with IFFim’s vaccination bonds nearly a decade ago – funding credited by the WHO as saving the lives of 500 million children. Today demand for social bonds – the fastest growing SRI segment globally is strongest in the Uridashi market. It’s a decade long case study in the potential that capital market visionaries now see as the future role capital markets can play in saving and improving the planet and the lives of its inhabitants and one which mtn-i first recognised with our Global mtn-i Editor’s Award to IFFim in 2010.

This SRI goal for capital market influence is no better recognised than by our 1st Uridashi Editor’s Award to the African Development Bank for Social Capital Market Development.

It’s a wrap! The APac Showcase/Awards photos and more…


Thank you so much to everyone who attended our 9th Asia Pacific Showcase and Dinner.

We sincerely hope you found both the Showcase and the Dinner a source of inspiration and new connections that will help you do more business in the coming year! Click here for the photos


A record-breaking 100+ guests represented 40 institutions this year representing many of the region’s most important issuers, investors and dealers. Here’s who came!


  • ABC Hong Kong
  • AIA
  • AXA
  • Bank of China
  • BNP Paribas Cardif
  • BPCE
  • Cathay Life Insurance
  • Central Nippon Expressway
  • China Development Bank
  • China EXIM Hong Kong
  • China Ping An Insurance Overseas (Holdings) Ltd
  • CLP Holidings
  • Fubon Financial Holding
  • Hontai
  • Kexim
  • Manulife
  • MTR Corporation Ltd
  • Power Assets Holding Hong Kong Electric
  • Prudential plc
  • Qatar National Bank
  • Samsung Asset Management
  • Shinhan Asset Management
  • SPDB HK Treasury
  • The World Bank


  • Citi
  • CITC CLSA Securities
  • Credit Agricole CIB
  • Halo
  • HSBC
  • ING
  • Intesa Sanpaolo SpA
  • JP Morgan
  • Jefferies
  • Natwest Markets
  • Nomura
  • Mizuho
  • Natixis
  • Societe Generale
  • Standard Chartered
  • TD Securities


We hope you agree that the Showcase Lunch was an invaluable look at the future of private markets in the region.

mtn-i’s Top 10 Trends spotlighted the hottest new growth stories and trends that drove our award recognition.

Our Key Market Panel reviewed the issuing windows created by the return of volatility, new Formosa market regulations and how demand for sustainability as an asset class is driving issuer and investor strategies.

And our stellar line-up of Issuer and Dealer Power Pitches – revealed a spectrum of innovative new investment technologies and opportunities – particularly in sustainability!

And at the Awards Dinner itself we presented our Awards in the event brochure and on stage by theme and trend for the first time – which we hope made all the clearer the market’s direction and momentum.


Click here for the Event Brochure

We’d greatly appreciate your feedback on both the Showcase and the Dinner – our goal is to create an event that is as valuable as possible – so please let us know what worked for you and how we can take things to the next level. Please click here for our quick feedback survey.

Thanks again for taking part this year and we look forward to welcoming you to a bigger and even better event in 2019 – our 10th Anniversary Asia Pacific Showcase and Awards.

See you tomorrow night at the 1st mtn-i Uridashi Awards!

We are greatly looking forward to the 1st mtn-i Uridashi Awards tomorrow night in Tokyo.

An amazing list of executives from over 20 leading issuers, dealers, distributors and investor institutions have already confirmed they will be coming!

Uridashi Inspiration

It really is going to be a night to celebrate the leadership shown not just by our individual winners but also by the Uridashi market itself. A night recognising Uridashis as a global source of international capital, structured product innovation and sustainable investment inspiration.

We also look forward to telling you about our plans for more mtn-i news and data dedicated to the Uridashi market.

Check out the venue here…

See you at Mood Board!

We will be delighted to see market participants from the broader international debt markets join us for this occasion.

If you haven’t already confirmed your attendance you can still join us by sending an email to:

Click here to see all the winners…

See you tomorrow night!

Bulls Busted, Formosa Capped, Korea Rising, China Calling and more… The mtn-i Asia Showcase Lunch

As decade long debt and equity market rallies come to a nasty end – what better moment for some lunch and expert consideration of the fallout for Asia’s private debt market investors and issuers!

It’s this Thursday and there are still some passes left – click here!

Bulls Busted! The Fallout…

Our expert panel led by HSBC, Standard Charted, Credit Agricole and The World Bank will explore what challenges investors and issuers will face.

The mtn-i editorial team present the Top 10 Themes and Trends that have driven these markets and our 9th mtn-i Asia-Pacific recognition’s.

8 Award winning and market innovating SSA, FIG, and Corporate Issuers, alongside several leading Structures and Dealers will make 5 minute power pitches of their credits, products or strategies.

All this between networking lunch and afternoon tea, in the Grand Hyatt Pool House.

Could there be a more pleasant way to prepare for a bond market crisis?

Click here for the full agenda…

See you there!

Thank you for attending mtn-i mtn-i APac 2019

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