Pitches will not be considered after this date. The editor of The Cover will draw up a shortlist based on the pitches. The qualifying period for all awards is from July 15, 2011 to July 18, 2012.
Institutions cannot vote for themselves.
The voting period is from: Tuesday July 24 to Friday August 24.
Lead manager awards
ONLY issuers vote for lead managers.
Criteria in no particular order, selection will take into account: league table presence, the ability to bring successful deals in different market conditions, quality of distribution, spotting funding windows, sound pricing and execution, differentiated distribution and added value (good advice, quality timely research, accessing new investors).
Five banks will be shortlisted for the global house and euro lead manager awards and three banks will be shortlisted for the remaining categories.
The lead manager award categories are as follows:
Best global house
Best euro lead manager
Best dollar lead manager
Best sterling lead manager
Best non-core currency lead manager
Best structuring bank
Best ALM advisory
Best syndicate manager
ALL market participants vote for:
Most improved bank
Criteria in no particular order, selection will take into account: improved league table, improved provision of liquidity, better research and trading recommendations.
ISSUERS & INVESTORS vote for best liquidity provider and bank research
Best liquidity provider
Criteria in no particular order, selection will take into account: ability to show a competitive price, ability to work a difficult order, willingness and speed at quoting a price.
Best bank research
Criteria in no particular order, selection will take into account: research which is timely, informative, well read, useful and insightful.
LEAD MANAGERS & INVESTORS can vote for issuer awards.
For each issuer award a shortlist of three issuers will be chosen by the editor of The Cover. 250 word pitches to be submitted by lead managers and issuers.
Criteria in no particular order, selection will take into account: issuers that brought groundbreaking or deals in varying conditions, issuers that brought a number of deals that spanned different formats and currencies and issuers that worked hard with investors to get their story across.
The issuer award categories are as follows:
Best global issuer
Best euro issuer
Best dollar issuer
Best sterling issuer
Best non-core currency issuer
EVERYONE can vote for deals but more weight will be given to active investors. A shortlist of five deals will be drawn up from each deal category. Lead managers and/or issuers will be asked to pitch the best deal for each category in no more 250 words.
Criteria in no particular order, selection will take into account: deals that performed well, deals that were distributed to a wide range of investors, deals that drew significant demand, deals that were the first of a kind, deals that changed the way things were done, deals that got done despite difficult market conditions.
The deal award categories are as follows:
Deal of the year
Best euro deal
Best dollar deal
Best sterling deal
Best non-core currency deal
Best debut benchmark
Please contact the editor of The Cover if you and questions - firstname.lastname@example.org / 00 44 207 779 7325.