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mtn-i Christmas Party *THE PICTURES*

What a night!

We got the festive season off to a flying start at our MTN market Christmas party last week, along with more than 70 market participants from 28 institutions.

We enjoyed the understated glamour of the Prohibition era at the fantastic Arts Theatre Club, Soho, and drank delicious cocktails while catching up with colleagues and making new connections.

You can find pictures of the night HERE… and we look forward to seeing you all at an mtn-i event soon…

  • Americas awards nominations – OPEN 7th January 2019
  • 16th MTN Awards – 7th February 2019, 155 Bishopsgate, London
  • 13th Americas Showcase & Awards – 4th April 2019, Four Seasons, Miami

Time to think about the Americas Structured Note Awards…

Nominations open next month for our 13th Americas Structured Note 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: 7th January 2019
PITCH DEADLINE: 15th February 2019
SAVE THE DATE TO CELEBRATE: 4th April 2019, Miami

Book your pitch call / meeting with us by email to or call +44 (0) 20 7437 1331.

Should you have any questions or require any clarification about the awards process please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

MTN Market Christmas Party *NEXT WEEK*

Christmas is coming and here at mtn-i we’re getting into the festive spirit, our Christmas tree is up and first round of Irish coffees down!

Join us and get your festive season off to a flying start at our MTN Market Christmas Party next week.

Don’t be a Grinch! RSVP by reply to this email and join the following institutions who have confirmed with Christmas cheer!

  • BAML
  • Barclays
  • BNP Paribas
  • CA CIB
  • Credit Foncier de France
  • Citi
  • Commerzbank
  • Daiwa
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Hitachi Capital
  • Horseman Capital
  • IFC
  • ING
  • Intesa San Paolo
  • MUFG
  • Nomura
  • QNB
  • TD Securities

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.



You can still nominate or pitch deal, dealer or issuer achievements in the following categories:

  • Deals of the Year
  • Investor Solutions
  • Rising Stars
  • Dealers & Issuers of the Year
  • Power Performers
  • Market Future

You have until 7th December to submit your nominations and complete a conference call to pitch with the mtn-i team.

Email your submission to or call us on +44 (0)20 7437 1331.

Save the date to celebrate: 7th February 2019 – 155 Bishopsgate, London

We are currently running a 10% early-bird discount on all bookings. Email to book your table now!

And see you at the Arts Theatre Club, Soho for another year of our MTN Market Christmas fun on the 4th December 2018!

Register here now! or email to confirm your attendance!

mtn-i 13th Americas Structured Note Showcase & Awards, April 4th 2019, Save the Date

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