KfW Wins Best Overall Issuer Award

Post Date: 12/02/2015


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.