Philip Wright - Associate Editor Fixed Income/Emerging Markets Philip Wright is an associate editor at IFR in charge of the fixed-income sector, across investment-grade, high-yield and emerging markets. He joined IFR in July 2000, having previously been on the banking side in a number of trading positions in the floating-rate note market, the most notable of which were five years at Girozentrale Vienna and four at Sakura Finance. He also has experience of portfolio management and broking in a City career that began in 1982.
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No bank can claim to be all things to all people in the bond world. But HSBC proved it could offer more things to more people than most, embracing and leading evolution and pushing the market to the next stage. HSBC is IFR’s Bond House of the Year.
From moving inexorably up the maturity curve, through reinstating its auction programme, to exiting its EU/IMF bailout, Portugal made strides in returning to funding normality in 2014. It rode the wave of tightening yields, taking advantage of every opportunity that came its way. The Republic of Portugal is IFR’s SSAR Issuer of the Year.
Deutsche Bank’s commitment to its home market remains undiminished, but in 2014 the firm leveraged its global reach to introduce a number of fresh faces that might not have considered issuing to the euro market. It is IFR’s Euro Bond House of the Year.