Owen Wild is Deputy Editor of International Financing Review based in London and also has global responsibility for equity capital markets coverage. Prior to 2010 he was associate editor for equities and structured equity. Owen joined IFR in 2004 as a reporter and has since worked across Equities, Structured Equity and Derivatives sections as both reporter and editor. Before joining IFR, Owen covered foreign exchange markets. Follow Owen on Twitter @IFR_Owen
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Banks and issuers have donated more than £25.5m to Save the Children through the IFR Awards over 22 years. In 2017, IFR deputy editor Owen Wild visited projects in Ethiopia that have been beneficiaries of that support.
Difficult negotiations to leave the EU, a snap general election that led to a minority government, continuing volatility in sterling and the first interest rate rise in a decade all failed to knock the UK issuance bodies off their feet. Debt issues were remarkably unaffected, while the government finally disposed of its last shares in Lloyds Banking Group. The United Kingdom is IFR’s SSAR Issuer of the Year.
JP Morgan reinvented the mandatory convertible structure in a market-defining trade that left the market scratching its head. The client was so pleased that he returned months later. For true thought leadership plus diversity of product and geography, JP Morgan is IFR’s EMEA Structured Equity House of the Year.