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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Top Awards 2016

Americas Issuer: Argentina

Americas Issuer: Argentina

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

Locked out of the international capital markets for 15 years, Argentina made a triumphant return in 2016, propelled by a new government intent on putting the country back in business. The Argentine sovereign is IFR’s Americas Issuer of the Year.

Canada Awards 2016

Canada Capital Markets Issue: Toronto-Dominion Bank’s US$1.5bn contingent capital bond

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

Banks around the globe spent much of the past year trying to reduce the cost of complying with tougher new capital requirements.

Latin America Awards 2016

Latin America Bond House: JP Morgan

Latin America Bond House: JP Morgan

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

It was a mixed year for Latin America’s debt markets – one of record issuance and ongoing crises. One bank positioned itself nearly perfectly to take advantage of the circumstances and beat its competitors. JP Morgan is IFR’s Latin America Bond House of the Year.

Americas Features Awards 2016

Skin in the game

Skin in the game

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

Despite a lack of fine details, new CMBS risk retention rules that come into play in the US at the end of the year are likely to increase issuance.

Brazil: life after Dilma

Brazil: life after Dilma

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

The fall of former president Dilma Rousseff stirred hopes that Brazil can finally move on from a painful period of spiralling public debt and rampant corruption. There is a long and daunting list of reforms on the new president’s to-do list, but investors seem confident he is on the right track.

Long-term pain from short-term funds

Long-term pain from short-term funds

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

Changes to the regulation of US money market funds see non-US banks scramble to replace money market liquidity

Defying logic: buying bonds in an era of negative rates

Defying logic: buying bonds in an era of negative rates

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

Rock-bottom interest rates, quantitative easing and negative yields have turned the fixed-income investor universe upside down. How do fund managers make sense of these changes and how are they positioning their portfolios in response?

Year in Numbers

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

 

Digital version

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The hard copy of the 2016 IFR Americas Review of the Year is sent to all IFR magazine subscribers, but non-subscribers can view a full digital version for free by clicking here.

If you would like to order the 2016 IFR Review of the Year in hard copy, please contact gloria.balbastro@tr.com.

Foreword

IFR Americas Review of the Year Cover 2016

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

IFR Americas Review of the Year 2016

Markets are more agnostic about elections than the public at large. Even as half (or more) of America was gnashing its teeth over the election of the country’s first non-politician president since Eisenhower, the “Trump Rally” was in full flight.

2016 IFR Awards

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The IFR Awards honour achievement in capital markets and are celebrated at the annual IFR Awards Dinner.

This year’s ceremony will be held on January 24 2017 once again at Grosvenor House in London. For full details, visit www.ifrawards.com.

2016 IFR Asia Awards

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The IFR Asia Awards honour achievement in Asia’s capital markets. The Awards will be presented at the 2016 IFR Asia Awards Dinner, taking place on February 21 2017 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Hong Kong. For full details, visit www.ifrasiaawards.com.