KfW Wins Best Overall Issuer Award
CMDportal, the 18,000+ user collaborative bond and money market fixed income portal, is pleased to announce the winners in the Issuer category.
Best Overall Issuer: KfW
Runner Up: EIB
Best Green Bond Issuer: IBRD
Runner Up: KfW
Green Bond of the Year and Best Niche Currency Issuer: IFC
Runner Up for Niche Currency: AfDB
Most Innovative Green Bond and Best Covered Bond Issuer: MuenchenerHyp
Runner Up for Covered Bond Issuer: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Best SSA Issuer: NRW Bank
Runner Up: FMSW
Best FIG and Samurai Issuer: Rabobank
Runner Up for FIG: Deutsche Bank
Runner Up for Samurai: Nordea Bank
Best Corporate and Corporate Hybrid Issuer: Bayer
Runner Up for Corporate: Apple
Runner Up for Hybrid: Volkswagen
Best Corporate High Yield Issuer: General Motors
Runner Up: T-Mobile
Most Innovative Issuer: SEK
- In the 3rd party (including Syndicated deals and excluding self-led transactions) Bond/MTN market in 2014, new issuance reached USD3.99trn. This compares to USD3.04trn in 2013, marking an annual rise of 31%.
- Leading the annual increase in funding was the corporate sector, which raised around USD1.55trn during the year and dominated the new issues market. This is an increase of 79% from 2013’s volume.
- Sovereign, supra and agency issuers decreased their borrowing activity by 6% to USD1.19trn from the previous year, while banks slightly increased their funding to USD1.00trn in 2014.
- In the 3rd party market, the biggest issuers of 2014 are the European Investment Bank and KfW, which is a similar picture to the previous year. Verizon Communications came through as the year’s biggest corporate issuer with a ranking of 9th place on the CMD Portal league tables, while Dexia CLF and Lloyds Bank were the most active FIGs with rankings of 12th place and 15th place respectively.
The 2015 CMDportal Debt Capital Markets Awards credit the best performances of Issuers, Dealers and Investors in the fixed income market in the previous 12 months. Winners are decided on in three stages:
- an online poll, where voting was open to a global audience of over 18,000 registered fixed income professionals,
- league table ranking, and
- extensive interviews with the nominees.