VTB Capital wins ten awards at the annual Cbonds Awards

8 December 2015
VTB Capital received ten awards at the 2015 Cbonds Awards in the following categories: 
  • Best Bond Market Sales
  • Best Bond Market Trading
  • Best Primary Corporate Bond Deal
  • Best Primary Subfederal/Municipal Bond Deal
  • Best Fixed Income Analyst
  • Restructuring of the year
  • Innovation of the year
  • #2 Best Bond Market Research
  • #2 Best Investment Bank (Company) - Arranger for First Tier Issuers
  • #2 Best Investment Bank (Company) - Arranger for Second and Third Tier Issuers

Maxim Korovin, Senior Strategist - bonds, FX and rates at VTB Capital, was named “Best Fixed Income Analyst”. VTB Capital won the “Best Primary Subfederal/Municipal Bond Deal” award for the government bond issue of Nizhny Novgorod Region series 34010; and the “Best Primary Corporate Bond Deal” for the Polyus Gold’s bond issue series BO-01. The OFZ Russia bond issue series 52001 won "Innovation of the Year", while Mechel’s bonds series 13 was recognised as the best restructuring of the year.
Throughout the first nine months of 2015, VTB Capital ranked first in key Dealogic and Thomson Reuters rankings for DCM, ECM and M&A in Russia and CIS.

Riccardo Orcel, Deputy CEO of VTB Group, Head of Global Banking at VTB Capital, said: "The recognition of VTB Capital as the best Russian investment bank in ten different categories highlights our wide-ranging business expertise. This year, the company has completed a series of complex transactions, affirming its strong position in both domestic and international financial markets. The 2015 results showed that, in spite of the challenging external economic factors, the experience and level of professionalism of VTB Capital’s team played a key role in achieving our desired business outcomes. We will continue with our effective cooperation with global market participants in order to achieve our clients’ objectives."

Vitaly Bouzoveria, Global Head of Fixed Income at VTB Capital, Head of Investment Business at VTB Bank, noted: "Despite the difficult economic situation, VTB Capital has maintained its leading position in all key areas of business in Russia and abroad, successfully implementing a number of significant transactions. Cbonds Awards 2015 once again confirm the strong position of VTB Capital and high effectiveness of our team."

The Cbonds Awards are decided by market participants. In 2014, VTB Capital was recognised in eight categories, including “Best Bond Market Sales”, "Best Investment Bank: Arranger for First Tier Issuers”, "Best Bond Market Trading", "Best Bond Futures Team", “Best Primary Corporate Bond Deal”, "Best Primary Subfederal/Municipal Bond Deal", "Best Bond Market Research" and “Best Fixed Income Analyst”.

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