In recent years, the IFR Asia awards have become more competitive than even a joint bookrunner role on a Hong Kong IPO. Unlike recent listings, however, IFR cannot justify sharing any title between 26 different institutions. This page presents some of the numbers behind the decisions.
Welcome to the 2016 edition of the IFR Asia Awards for Excellence. These awards are designed to recognise the best deals, issuers and arrangers in the Asian capital markets over the past 12 months, with special focus on the institutions and transactions that have moved the region’s capital markets forward through innovation or outstanding performance.
The IFR Awards are selected by IFR’s expert capital markets journalists and are 100% independent of external influence or commercial considerations.
Starting in late October, senior reporters and editors conduct an exhausting round of interviews with hundreds of market participants, this year including meetings in Tokyo, Mumbai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong.
These meetings provide an opportunity for capital markets professionals to stake their claim to individual awards and give their views on broader market trends. They also give reporters the insight they need to identify the most significant transactions of the year.
Conversations with bankers, investors and frequent issuers help determine a shortlist in each category, and the final decision is then made by the senior IFR editorial team.
Congratulations to all the winners.
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