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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!

Inspire us! MTN award nominations are open!

Be part of our 16th MTN Awards!

The search for the deals, dealers, issuers, investors, innovations and landmarks that will star in our 16th MTN Awards next February has begun. Nominations are now open!

So pitch us! We’re looking award to assembling the most inspirational set of MTN and private debt awards yet, and invite your nominations across all of our award categories…

  • Your Deals
  • Your Investor Solutions
  • Your Power Performers
  • Your Rising Stars
  • Your Dealers of the Year
  • Your Issuers of the Year
  • Your growth stories and trends
  • Your visions for how European and global private debt markets will evolve!

We welcome your contributions in any format (PDF, Powerpoint, Word, email) and are delighted to meet face to face or on a call.

PITCH DEADLINE: 7th December 2018

  • Book your pitch call / meeting with us by email to or call +44 (0) 20 7437 1331
  • Save the date to celebrate: 7th February 2019 for our 16th MTN Awards, 155 Bishopsgate, London
  • Think about clients & colleagues to celebrate with on the night!

And see you at our Christmas Party?

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!

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!

*THE URIDASHI WINNERS* mtn-i 1st Uridashi Awards

Recognising Uridashi

mtn-i is delighted to announce the winners of the 1st mtn-i Uridashi Awards which we look forward to presenting at a reception at Moodboard Tokyo on 23rd October, celebrating the significance and success of the Uridashi market that these awards collectively honour.

An amazing 20 institutions made pitch calls or met face to face with our editorial team in London and Tokyo – a sign of the importance and enthusiasm dealers and issuers attach to the Uridashi market.

We weighed these with our own analysis of the market’s key themes, trends and performances, using the mtn-i data and analytics platform to crunch 1,500 Uridashi sales totalling USD33bn we identified in the last year – and reported in our daily news coverage.

Spotlighting success

The most exciting thing about these awards is the spotlight they cast on one of the world’s most established, deepest retail capital markets. Uridashi’s have featured in mtn-i’s international capital market news and data since 2001. Now at mtn-i Uridashi we are launching a dedicated news and data platform in which the Uridashi Awards will be a key component.

Our 1st Uridashi Awards reveal the range and depth of the market’s products, its issuers, dealers, and distributors. The recognitions span 5 structured asset classes, international and Japanese issuers and dealers and local independent securities houses.

World leadership

mtn-i Awards are always about revealing the value and relevance of private debt markets as sources of capital and yield solutions for investors and as incubators of innovation that often turns into leadership across global capital markets.

These awards reveal how much the Uridashi market really is a world leader as one of the longest established sources of international capital, a creator of yield solutions in a zero rate environment for a decade longer than any other economy and an investor base that has pioneered demand for Green and Social Bonds nearly decade before it became seen as the future of international capital markets.

The eponymous Mrs Watanabe and ultra-high net worth lower profile private wealth counterparts have such proven track records of FX and equity-linked structured note buying that there’s talk of indexing Uridashi buying habits as an asset management strategy in its own right. So we sincerely hope our recognitions pay appropriate honour to that leadership.

Categoric recognition

Our unique series of categories are designed to capture showcase capital market strength, depth, leadership and innovation.Traditional Deals of the Year and Dealers and Issuers of the Year are complimented by our Rising Star, Power Performer, Investor Solutions and Editors Award – so that we can reveal a deeper picture of value, potential and market direction.

Philanthropic leadership

Uridashi investor interest in philanthropic as well as economic returns has made it a longstanding leader in SRI investing – particularly social bonds – where appetite for bonds 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 500m children. Today demand for Social bonds – the fastest growing SRI segment globally is strongest in Uridashi. 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.

Visionary capital goals

This SRI goal for capital market influence is no better recognised than by our Editor’s Award to the African Development Bank. It’s visionary segmented and branded Hi 5 social development goals designed to transform the African continent thematically embrace most of the United Nations development goals. AfDB’s sale of 31 deals branded to Improve the Lives of the People of Africa emerged in size and currencies designed to meet and nurture the smallest pockets of retail investor appetite.

While in volume terms – SRI Uridashis are still a small segment of the market, our six SRI related awards reflect Japanese retail investor appetite for innovation and leadership in an asset class predicted to dominate global debt markets in the decades to come. At the cutting edge of innovation our Deal of the Year award for Monex’s Tokyo Temperature bond – one of the first globally to give investors returns driven by the impact of global warming in note format.

Across asset classes

More than half our awards recognise investor demand for yield enhancement through structured products. Fittingly the recognitions span our Deal of the Year, Investor Solutions, Rising Star, and Dealer of the Year and Power Performer awards won by MUFG and Tokai Tokyo respectively. They reflect the performance of the biggest dealers in these spaces and the strength of demand for FX, equity linked deals, the growth of new pay out types, the combination of structured asset classes in hybrid formats and even the reaching out into other product classes such as ETFs. The return of interest in the idea of rising rates is also recognised by several awards.

Capital access

As a source of funding, the Uridashi market has proved one of the most cost effective and consistently available pools of capital for decades. Our Issuer of the Year Award recognises cross asset class exploitation of demand that made MuniFin the most active third-party issuer of Uridashi in a year when MiFID II considerations kept some borrowers out of the market. We’ve also recognised purely vanilla fundraising for Toyota’s exploitation for renewed appetite for US dollar paper to the tune of more than USD2.5bn.

Celebrating Uridashi

Thank you so much to everyone who pitched for and advised us on these awards. We hope you agree that collectively our 1st Uridashi awards recognise and celebrate the significance of the Uridashi market itself – and that you will join us in that spirit at Mood Board Tokyo on October 23!

We look forward to seeing you there – and until then in our daily coverage of all Uridashi marketing launches and deal pricings here at

Click here to see all our award winners!

Click here to join the awards celebrations at Moodboard, October 23!

Click here to access mtn-i’s USD340bn Uridashi data and analytics platform, daily news, search and alert tools.

Meet Asia’s private debt leaders & innovators!

When so many of the world’s best funding opportunities are in Asia’s private debt markets, who better to get the inside track from than these markets’ leaders and innovators?

Join us in Hong Kong this month to hear from the World Bank, BPCE, Credit Agricole, HSBC, ING, Jefferies, Mizuho and Standard Chartered – an outstanding line-up of top market players from key institutions connecting the region’s deep pools of liquidity with international borrowers!

Covering the full range of Asian private debt opportunities – including the Uridashi, Formosa, SRI and MTN/Structured MTN sectors – our confirmed speakers include:

Also on offer:

  • mtn-i’s fully researched Top 10 growth trends
  • 5-minute pitches from pioneering dealers and issuers
  • lunch and speed networking with the region’s originators

So don’t miss our Networking Lunch and 9th Asia-Pacific Showcase & Awards in Hong Kong on 18th October. Email to book your delegate pass now!

Check out the showcase agenda here!

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

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