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The GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2020

Welcome to GlobalCapital's relaunched 2020 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 this year have been delayed because of the coronavirus, which has required so much of the market's attention since March, and has caused the cancellation of our Bond Dinner in May.

However, we have now relaunched the Awards, and the poll will be open until June 30. The Awards now refer to the period March 2019 to June 2020. We will reveal the winners in September, in a special digital report that will be distributed through GlobalCapital's various digital channels.


If you have already voted, we have stored your votes and you can re-access them to confirm, add to or change them. We will be sending you an individual link to allow you to do this. If you do not receive it please contact jon.hay@globalcapital.com.

We have also added a small number of new categories to directly reflect the market experiences of the Covid-19 pandemic (see list further down this page).


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.

The principles of the poll are:

- you cannot vote for yourself or your own institution (there is one exception to this)
- you vote on firms you interact with, not your own competitors (there are two exceptions to this)
- one vote per institution in each category
- no collusion or favours
- we will keep your votes anonymous - we ask you to do the same

To ensure the integrity of the poll, we ask you to enter your contact details, but these will not be disclosed to anyone.


Below 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.

On the next page, you can choose which section of the poll you want to complete (public sector issuers, financial institutions, corporates, emerging markets).

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'.

This question requires a valid email address.
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 – Ross Lancaster ross.lancaster@globalcapital.com
Corporate bonds – Jon Hay jon.hay@globalcapital.com 


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

SPECIAL NEW AWARDS REFLECTING THIS YEAR'S MARKET CRISIS

In the relaunched Bond Awards, we have added a small number of extra categories, specifically to commend the unusual actions market participants have taken during the present crisis. In each of the four sections of the poll (supranational, sovereign and agency, financial institution, corporate and emerging market bonds) there will be two Awards:

• Best Bank for Funding Advice and Support During Covid-19 Pandemic
• Most Impressive Issuer Funding Strategy During Covid-19 Pandemic

And in the SSA section only, there will be two further Awards:

• Best Arranger of Covid-19 Bonds
• Best Issuer of Covid-19 Bonds


MOST VALUABLE PLAYER AWARDS

We are introducing four new Awards this year, designed to highlight leadership by an individual investment banker in key areas of debt capital market development:

Most Valuable Player in Post-Libor Solutions
Most Valuable Player in Sustainable Capital Markets
Most Valuable Player in Regulations and Market Practice
Most Valuable Player in Digital Capital Markets

These four Awards are not specific to any one asset class in the bond market. The winner of ‘Most Valuable Player in Post-Libor Solutions’, for example, will be decided based on the views of market participants from all of SSA, FIG, Corporate and Emerging Market bonds.
Qualities we are looking for include:
  • going above and beyond to lead the effort on the topic
  • standing out in the market with initiatives or ideas
  • bringing the best innovations or solutions to the market
  • the ability to communicate with the market and to work with it to achieve the best outcome
  • being selfless in taking the market in the right direction above and beyond the person’s institution
  • foresight in predicting the major trends
These categories will be voted on by all market participants, including issuers and investment banks.
Taking into account the result of the poll, GlobalCapital will then make the final decision on the winners — a process that will include taking further market soundings.

SSA BOND AWARDS

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 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 BANKER AWARDS

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

SSA BORROWER AWARDS

Overall Most Impressive SSA Funding Team
Most Innovative SSA Issuer
Most Impressive Sovereign Funding Team
Most Impressive Supranational Funding Team in Euros
Most Impressive Supranational Funding Team in Dollars
Best Explicitly Guaranteed Agency Funding Team
Best Implicitly Guaranteed Agency Funding Team
Most Impressive State, Regional or Municipal Funding Team
Most Impressive SSA MTN Issuer
Most Impressive Issuer for Post-Libor Solutions

SSA FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive Sovereign Funding Official (this award is for an individual)
Most Impressive Supranational Funding Official (this award is for an individual)
Most Impressive Agency Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

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

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION BOND AWARDS

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for Financial Institutions Bonds
Coming Force in Financial Institutions Bonds (this Award is for the bank whose presence in the market has strengthened most impressively)
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 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 (this award is for an individual)
Most Impressive FIG Syndicate Banker (this award is for an individual)
Rising Star FIG Bond Banker (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ investment banking experience)

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 MTN Issuer

FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive Financial Institution Funding Official (this award is for an individual)
Rising Star Financial Institution Funding Official (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ financial markets experience)

OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTION AWARDS

Most Influential Investor in Financial Institution Bonds (this award is for a firm)
Best Rating Agency for Financial Institution Bonds
Best Law Firm for Financial Institution Bonds
Best Financial Institution Bond Trading Platform

CORPORATE BOND AWARDS

CORPORATE BOND INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Bonds
Coming Force in Corporate Bonds (this Award is for the bank whose presence in the market has strengthened most impressively)
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 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 Borrowers
Most Impressive Corporate Coverage Team
Most Impressive Syndicate Team for Corporate Bonds

CORPORATE BOND BANKER AWARDS

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

CORPORATE BORROWER AWARDS

Most Impressive Corporate Borrower
Most Impressive Non-European Corporate Borrower in European Currencies
Most Innovative Corporate Borrower
Most Impressive Corporate Hybrid Capital Issuer
Most Impressive Debut Corporate Bond Issuer (this award is for a company issuing its first ever bonds, not for an established issuer that enters a new market)
Most Impressive Corporate MTN Issuer
Most Impressive Corporate Funding Team

CORPORATE FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARD

Most Impressive Corporate Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

OTHER CORPORATE BOND AWARDS

Best Debt Advisory Firm for Corporate Bonds
Most Influential Investor in Corporate Bonds (this award is for a firm)
Best Rating Agency for Corporate Bonds
Best Law Firm for Corporate Bonds
Best Corporate Bond Trading Platform

EMERGING MARKET BOND AWARDS

EMERGING MARKET INVESTMENT BANK AWARDS

Most Impressive Bank for African Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for Middle Eastern Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for CEE Bonds
Most Impressive Bank for Russian, CIS and former CIS 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 MTN Dealer for Emerging Markets
Best Bank for Sukuk for Issuers Outside Asia
Most Impressive Bank for Non-Dollar Bonds in Emerging Markets Outside Asia

EMERGING MARKET BANKER AWARDS

Most Impressive Emerging Market Origination Banker (this award is for an individual)
Most Impressive Emerging Market Syndicate Banker (this award is for an individual)
Rising Star Emerging Market Bond Banker (this award is for an individual with less than 10 years’ investment banking experience)

EMERGING MARKET BORROWER AWARDS

Most Impressive Emerging Market Issuer
Most Impressive CEE Issuer
Most Impressive CEE Corporate 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 Sukuk Issuer Outside Asia
Most Impressive African Issuer
Most Impressive Latin American Sovereign Issuer
Most Impressive Latin American Bank Issuer
Most Impressive Latin American Corporate Issuer
Most Impressive 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)

EMERGING MARKET FUNDING OFFICIAL AWARDS

Most Impressive CEE Funding Official (this award is for an individual)
Most Impressive Middle East Funding Official (this award is for an individual)
Most Impressive African Funding Official (this award is for an individual)
Most Impressive Latin American Funding Official (this award is for an individual)

OTHER EMERGING MARKET AWARDS

Best Rating Agency for Emerging Market Bonds
Best Law Firm for Emerging Market Bonds
Best Emerging Market Bond Trading Platform