Awards Process

We invite banks to pitch now for the 2017 IFR Asia Awards.

To help us in the selection process, we invite advisers and issuers to submit brief written presentations with supporting data by October 16. 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 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 2017.

Below is a preliminary list of the awards that IFR Asia will consider for 2017. 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 Asian Bank of the Year must have its headquarters in the same region.

If you have any questions about the awards process, please contact:

Steve Garton, Editor IFR Asia
T: +852 2912 6670

The awards will be presented at the IFR Asia Awards Dinner in Hong Kong on February 27.  Booking will be live from October 2017.


Bank Of The Year
Asian Bank of the Year
Issuer Of The Year
Bond House
Investment-grade Bond
Domestic Bond
SRI Bond
High-yield Bond House
Loan House
Equity House
Equity Issue
Mid-market Equity House
Structured Equity Issue
Structured Finance Issue
Islamic Issue
Frontier Markets Issue


Australia/NZ Bond House
Australia/NZ Loan House
Australia/NZ Equity Issue
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 House
Singapore Loan
Singapore Equity Issue
South Korea Capital Markets Deal
Taiwan Loan House
Taiwan Capital Markets Deal
Thailand Bond House
Thailand Capital Markets Deal

The IFR Asia Awards are part of the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, recognising corporate and individual success in the global financial industry.
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