Crédit Agricole CIB leading the pack in the mtn-i Asia-Pacific Awards
Since 2003 worldwide and 2010 in Asia-Pacific, the mtn-i Awards focus on the fastest-growing markets and key trends driven by product innovation and investor demand in the global private debt market coverage: Medium Term Notes (MTNs), Private Placements and Structured Notes.
In the 2020 mtn-i Asia-Pacific Awards, Crédit Agricole CIB won top awards for its visionary commitment to socially responsible capital markets, leadership and deepen footprint in the Chinese bond market and unwavering support to the fight against Covid-19.
SRI and Chinese Banks & Agencies Dealers of the Year
This year, Crédit Agricole CIB is thrilled to have been recognised with both Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) and Chinese Banks & Agencies Dealer of the Year awards. As one of the global houses in MTNs and Private Placements, Crédit Agricole CIB is fully dedicated to enhance its global markets franchise into a sustainable one. It also ensures issuers and investors to be able to benefit from its strong cross-border networks, in-house extensive swap capabilities and structuring capacity. The MTNs and Private Placement teams’ presence since 2013 in Hong Kong and Tokyo has widely enlarged its issuers and investors scope.
Covid Response Deal of the Year
Its continuous commitment to response to the Covid-19 pandemic was also highlighted in the Deals of the Year category as the Bank supported the winning transaction related to immunisation programmes, IFFIm NOK2bn Zero-Coupon Covid-19 Vaccine Bond due April 2030. The transaction also won in the categories “Yield Challenge” and “Institutional Japan”.
"Being the “SRI dealer of the year” goes well with Crédit Agricole CIB’s core values. Despite volatile market conditions, the Bank managed to arrange dozens of SRI related private placements for our Sovereign, Supranational and Agency (SSA) clients, including the inaugural Covid-19 Vaccine Bond for the International Finance Facility for Immunisation, anchored by Dai Ichi Life. More investors across the APAC region will be looking at SRI as the pandemic brought global awareness of the socioeconomic risks. As the ESG market become more mainstream, Crédit Agricole CIB will continue to leverage its leading positions in both sustainable banking and the MTN market to provide innovative and tailor-made solutions."
Adrien Falconet, Head of MTNs & Private Placements, Asia-Pacific