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The GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2021

Welcome to GlobalCapital's 2021 Bond Awards.

We are most grateful to you for participating in these unique Awards - the only ones that celebrate achievement across all major segments of the international bond markets through a poll of market participants. 

The Awards last year were delayed because of the coronavirus, which meant that they covered the period until June 2020. This year we want to get back to our usual schedule of giving the Awards in the summer. That means the 2021 Awards will be for performance in the period July 2020 to March 2021.

One of the strongest trends in the bond market in the past year has been the rise to even greater prominence of socially responsible investment (SRI) funding. In the past, we have had a specific set of SRI Awards, given in September. But now, it no longer seems right that GlobalCapital's Bond Awards should not recognise achievement in this area. Accordingly, we are merging most of our SRI Awards into the Bond Awards, so we invite you to vote on them in this poll. If you specifically want to vote just on the SRI Awards, please contact jon.hay@globalcapital.com.

On the following pages we invite you to tell us which have been the most impressive firms and individuals in the sections of the market you know best. On the next page, you can choose which section of the poll you want to complete (public sector issuers, financial institutions, corporate borrowers, emerging markets). The SRI Awards relevant to them can be found within these sections.

 
We ask you to enter your contact details to ensure the integrity of the poll, and may contact you for that purpose. But your votes will be entirely anonymous and we will not share your contact details with anyone else.

When you leave the poll, you will be given a link which you can use to return to the poll later to change or add to your votes. All voters except issuers can complete more than one section of the poll if they want.

To move on with the poll, please fill in your contact details, then scroll to the bottom of this page and press 'Next'.

The percentage indicators at the bottom of each page saying how much of the poll you have completed should be ignored, since you will only be shown questions relevant to you, so the percentages are not accurate.

At the bottom of this page is a complete list of the Awards categories, in case you find that useful. It may look like a lot but any voter is only likely to be voting in a minority of the categories.

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For any questions please contact:

Toby Fildes, managing editor toby.fildes@globalcapital.com
SSAs – Lewis McLellan lewis.mclellan@globalcapital.com

Financial institutions – Tyler Davies tyler.davies@globalcapital.com
Emerging markets – Mariam Meskin mariam.meskin@globalcapital.com
Corporate bonds and SRI – Jon Hay jon.hay@globalcapital.com 


For details on commercial opportunities please contact Daniel Elton daniel.elton@globalcapital.com


Supranational, Sovereign and Agency Bonds

 

SSA INVESTMENT Bank awards


Most Impressive Bank for SSA Bonds
Coming Force in SSA Bonds
(this Award is for the bank whose presence in the market has strengthened most impressively)
Most Impressive Investment Bank for SSA Green/SRI Capital Markets
Most Impressive SSA Coverage Team
Most Impressive Syndicate Team for SSA Bonds
Most Impressive SSA House in Euros
Most Impressive SSA House in Dollars
Most Impressive SSA House in Sterling
Most Impressive SSA House in Non-Core Currencies
(Australian dollars, Nordic currencies etc)
Most Impressive SSA House for the Canadian Market
(includes Canadian dollar bonds for any issuer and Canadian issuers in any currency)
Most Impressive SSA House for the Japanese Market
(includes yen bonds for any issuer and Japanese issuers in any currency)
Most Impressive MTN Dealer for SSAs
Most Impressive SSA House for Post-Libor Solutions
 

SSA bond banker awards


Most Impressive SSA Origination Banker
Most Impressive SSA Syndicate Banker
Rising Star SSA Bond Banker
(this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ investment banking experience)
Most Impressive Green/SRI Investment Banker

 

SSA BORROWER AWARDS


Overall Most Impressive SSA Funding Team
Most Innovative SSA Issuer
Most Impressive Sovereign Funding Team
Most Impressive Supranational Funding Team
Best Explicitly Guaranteed Agency Funding Team
Best Implicitly Guaranteed Agency Funding Team
Most Impressive State, Regional or Municipal Funding Team
Most Impressive Supranational Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Government Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Agency Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Local Government Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive SSA MTN Issuer
Most Impressive Issuer for Post-Libor Solutions

SSA FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive Sovereign Funding Official
Most Impressive Supranational Funding Official
Most Impressive Agency Funding Official

OTHER SSA AWARDS

Most Influential Investor in SSA Bonds
(This award is for a firm.)
Best Law Firm for SSA Bonds
Best SSA Bond Trading Platform
Best Fintech for SSA Primary Market Operations

Financial Institution Bonds

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for Financial Institutions Bonds
Coming Force in Financial Institutions Bonds
Most Impressive Financial Institutions Coverage Team
Most Impressive Syndicate Team for Financial Institutions
Most Impressive Bank for Financial Institutions Capital
Most Impressive Bank for Senior Unsecured Financial Institutions Debt
Most Impressive Bank for Insurance Debt
Most Impressive Investment Bank for Financial Institution Green/SRI Capital Markets
Most Impressive Bank for Regulatory Advice for Financial Institutions
Most Impressive Bank for Liability Management for Financial Institutions
Most Impressive MTN Dealer for Financial Institutions
Most Impressive FIG House in Euros
Most Impressive FIG House in Dollars
Most Impressive FIG House in Sterling
Most Impressive FIG House in Yen
Most Impressive FIG House in Niche Currencies

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BANKER AWARDS

Most Impressive FIG Origination Banker
Most Impressive FIG Syndicate Banker
Rising Star FIG Bond Banker 
Most Impressive Green/SRI Investment Banker

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BORROWER AWARDS

Most Impressive Financial Institution Borrower
Most Innovative Financial Institution Borrower
Most Impressive Financial Institution Issuer of Capital
Most Impressive Financial Institution Issuer of Senior Unsecured Debt
Most Impressive Debut or Return after Long Absence Financial Institution Issuer
Most Impressive Financial Institution Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Financial Institution MTN Issuer

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive Financial Institution Funding Official
Rising Star Financial Institution Funding Official

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION AWARDS

Most Influential Investor in Financial Institution Bonds
Best Rating Agency for Financial Institution Bonds
Best Law Firm for Financial Institution Bonds

Corporate Bonds

CORPORATE BOND INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Bonds
Coming Force in Corporate Bonds
Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Euros
Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Dollars
Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Sterling
Most Impressive Corporate Bond House in Swiss Francs
Most Impressive Investment Bank for Corporate Green/SRI Capital Markets
Most Impressive Investment Bank for Sustainability-Linked Finance
Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Swaps and Other Derivatives
Bank Most Willing to Underwrite Corporate Bonds
Best Provider of Secondary Liquidity for Corporate Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Hybrid Capital
Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Liability Management
Most Impressive MTN Dealer for Corporate Bonds
Most Impressive Corporate Coverage Team
Most Impressive Syndicate Team for Corporate Bonds

CORPORATE BOND BANKER AWARDS

Most Impressive Corporate Debt Capital Markets Banker
Most Impressive Corporate Bond Syndicate Banker
Rising Star Corporate Bond Banker
Most Impressive Green/SRI Investment Banker

CORPORATE BORROWER AWARDS

Most Impressive Corporate Borrower
Most Impressive Corporate Funding Comeback after Covid-19 Pandemic
Most Impressive Non-European Corporate Borrower in European Currencies
Most Innovative Corporate Borrower
Most Impressive Corporate Hybrid Capital Issuer
Best Corporate Issuer at using Liability Management
Most Impressive Debut Corporate Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Corporate Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Sustainability-Linked Bond issuer
Most Impressive Corporate MTN Issuer
Most Impressive Corporate Funding Team

CORPORATE FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARD

Most Impressive Corporate Funding Official

OTHER CORPORATE BOND AWARDS

Best Debt Advisory Firm for Corporate Bonds
Most Influential Investor in Corporate Bonds
Best Rating Agency for Corporate Bonds
Best Law Firm for Corporate Bonds

Emerging Market Bonds

EM BOND INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS
(investment banks are invited to vote for the EM investment bank Awards)

Most Impressive Bank for CEE Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for Russian, CIS and former CIS Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for Middle Eastern Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for African Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for Latin American Bonds
Most Impressive Local Bank for CEE Bonds
Most Impressive Local Bank for Middle Eastern Bonds
Most Impressive Local Bank for African Bonds
Most Impressive Local Bank for Latin American Bonds
Most Impressive Investment Bank for CEEMEA Green/SRI Capital Markets
Most Impressive Investment Bank for Latin American Green/SRI Capital Markets

EM BOND BANKER AWARDS
(investment banks are invited to vote for the EM bond banker Awards)

Most Impressive Emerging Market Origination Banker
Most Impressive Emerging Market Syndicate Banker
Rising Star Emerging Market Bond Banker
Most Impressive Green/SRI Investment Banker

EM BORROWER AWARDS

Most Impressive Emerging Market Issuer
Most Impressive CEE Issuer
Most Impressive Russian, CIS and former CIS Issuer
Most Impressive Middle East Sovereign Issuer
Most Impressive Middle East Bank Issuer
Most Impressive Middle East Corporate Issuer
Most Impressive African Issuer
Most Impressive CEEMEA Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Latin American Sovereign Issuer
Most Impressive Latin American Bank Issuer
Most Impressive Latin American Corporate Issuer
Most Impressive Latin American Green/SRI Debt Issuer
Most Impressive Emerging Market Debut Issuer
(this Award is for an issuer that has issued bonds for the first time, not an established issuer that has entered a new market)

EM FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive CEE Funding Official
Most Impressive Middle East Funding Official
Most Impressive African Funding Official
Most Impressive Latin American Funding Official

OTHER EM AWARDS

Best Rating Agency for Emerging Market Bonds
Best Law Firm for Emerging Market Bonds

Cross-Asset SRI Issuers
(investment banks to be sent these to vote on separately, offline)

Overall Most Impressive Green/SRI Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Social or Sustainability Bond Issuer
Most Impressive Green/SRI Bond Funding Official
Best-Designed Green/SRI Debt Framework
Best Green/SRI Issuer for Post-Deal or Impact Reporting


General SRI Awards
(investment banks to be sent these to vote on separately, offline)

Most Influential Champion of the Green, Social and Sustainable Finance Market
Most Valuable Innovation for the Green Finance Market
Most Valuable Innovation for the Social and Sustainability Finance Market
Most Impressive Green/SRI Investment Firm
Most Impressive Green/SRI Investor
Most Impressive Second Opinion Provider or Rating Agency
Most Impressive Environmental Impact Consultant
Best Green/SRI Law Firm