VTB Capital was bestowed with eight awards at this year’s annual Cbonds Awards ceremony which took place in St Petersburg on 7 December. The Cbonds Award ceremony was held at the 10th Russian Bond Congress organised by Cbonds.
VTB Capital was presented awards in the following categories:
1. Best Bond Market Research
2. Best Bond Market Sales
3. Best Bond Market Trading
4. Best Investment Bank for Underwriting Blue Chip Company Issues
5. Best Primary Placement of Municipal Bonds
6. Best Primary Eurobond Placement
7. Best Futures Team
8. Individual award: Best Macroeconomics Analyst
Highlights included: the “Best Primary Placement of Municipal Bonds” award, recognising the government bond issue of the Belgorod Region series 34006; “Best Primary Eurobond Placement” for VTB Bank’s “perpetual” Eurobond issue (perp (LPN, Step Up)); and the individual award for “Best Macroeconomics Analyst” received by Maxim Oreshkin, Chief Economist for Russia at VTB Capital.
In 2012 VTB Capital has organised more than 100 transactions in the debt capital markets, including 69 domestic and 31 international transactions. The total number of these transactions has amounted to USD $40.6bn. During the first nine months of this year, Dealogic named VTB Capital as the leading bank for total transactions in debt capital markets in Central and Eastern Europe.
Alexei Yakovitsky, Global CEO at VTB Capital, said: "Despite the ever-increasing competition in the Russian investment banking market, VTB Capital continues to strengthen its position across all business sectors and maintains the leading position in debt capital markets. We are very pleased that the ambitious goals that we have achieved this year were recognised by the professional community. This year’s Cbonds Awards, has once again, underlined the professionalism and successful teamwork our company pursues."
The Cbonds Awards are given to Russian investment companies according to the voting results of the market participants. In 2011, VTB Capital was recognised in seven categories, including "Best DCM Team in the Russian Market"; "Best Bond Market Sales"; "Best Macroeconomics Research"; "Best Bond Market Trading"; "Best Primary Placement of Bonds"; "Best Bond Market Research" and "Best Bond Futures Team".
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