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IFR Asia Awards 2018

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IFR Asia is looking for the most impressive deals and the institutions that have best delivered on their chosen strategy across Asia’s financing markets over the past 12 months.

To help us in the selection process, we invite advisers and issuers to submit brief written presentations with supporting data by October 15. Please note consideration for an award will not be limited to institutions that pitch in this way. All deals that price in the 12-month period through to November 15 will qualify.

Presentations must be brief, including short summaries of relevant transactions. Presentations for House awards should distinguish between global coordinator and bookrunner roles where appropriate and answer the following: How did your institution adapt to market trends over the year? How did you stand out from the competition?

Submissions should also include a clear statement of the awards for which you would like to be considered. The IFR editors may contact shortlisted institutions for further discussion, but responses are not guaranteed.

Please submit all material by email to:

Please note hard copies of any presentations are NOT required.

Presentations should also include recent, clearly identified photographs of senior executives and team members, as well as brief, quotable comments that may be included in articles about winning deals or institutions. Presentations for house awards should also include contact details (including phone number, email address and postal address) of the executive who would most likely collect the award in person at the Review of the Year Awards Dinner.

Presentations for deal awards should also include contact details (including phone number, email address and postal address) for the relevant borrower/issuer.

Final selection will be made by a senior editorial team in late November and the award winners will be announced in the IFR Asia Review of the Year supplement, which will be published on December 15 2018.

Below is a preliminary list of the awards that IFR Asia will consider for 2018. The final list of awards to be presented will be at the editor’s discretion.

Unless explicitly stated below, the IFR Asia awards take into account activity across the Asia Pacific region, including Australasia but excluding Japan. The Domestic Bank of the Year must have its headquarters in the same region. Turnaround Deal of the Year includes debt restructuring and liability management exercises.

The awards will be presented at the IFR Asia Awards Dinner in Hong Kong on February 26. For all booking enquiries, please contact the hotline at +800 8727 8326 or email

Further details of the awards process and previous winners can be found at:

(For details of the global IFR Awards, which also include US and EMEA categories, please click here .)


Awards categories

Regional awards

Bank of the Year

Asian Bank of the Year

Issuer of the Year

Bond House

Investment-grade Bond

Domestic Bond

SRI Capital Markets Issue

High-yield Bond

High-yield Bond House

Loan House


Equity House

Equity Issue

Structured Equity House

Structured Equity Issue

Structured Finance Issue

Islamic Issue

Frontier Markets Issue

Turnaround Deal of the year


Country Awards

Australia/NZ Bond House

Australia/NZ Equity House

Australia/NZ Loan House

China Bond House

China Equity House

China Loan House

Renminbi Bond

Hong Kong Loan House

Hong Kong Equity Issue

India Bond House

India Loan House

India Equity House

Indonesia Loan House

Indonesia Capital Markets Deal

Malaysia Bond House

Malaysia Capital Markets Deal

Philippines Capital Markets Deal

Singapore Bond

Singapore Loan House

Singapore Equity Issue

South Korea Capital Markets Deal

Taiwan Loan House

Taiwan Capital Markets Deal

Thailand Bond House

Thailand Capital Markets Deal

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