VTB Capital received eight awards at the 2014 Cbonds Awards in the following categories:
- Best Bond Market Sales
- Best Investment Bank: Arranger for First Tier Issuers
- Best Bond Market Trading
- Best Bond Futures Team
- Best Primary Corporate Bond Deal
- Best Primary Subfederal/Municipal Bond Deal
- #2 Best Bond Market Research
In the personal nomination “Best Fixed Income Analyst” Maxim Korovin, Senior Strategist – bonds, FX and rates at VTB Capital was awarded second place. In particular, highlights included the “Best Primary Subfederal/Municipal Bond Deal” award for the government bond issue of Krasnoyarsk Region series 34008; and “Best Primary Corporate Bond Deal” for Russian Agricultural Bank’s bond issue series BO-04 and BO-07.
In 2014 VTB Capital has participated in 54 transactions in the international capital markets, which have secured substantial investment to the Russian economy totaling over USD 21bn. Throughout the first nine months of 2014, VTB Capital took the top position in key Dealogic rankings for DCM and ECM in CEE, CIS and Russia.
Riccardo Orcel, Deputy CEO of VTB Group, Head of Global Banking at VTB Capital, said: “The recognition of VTB Capital as the best Russian investment bank in 2014 in eight different categories once again underlines our high level expertise in all business areas. This year we have confirmed the strong position in domestic and international financial markets, despite the external economic environment. I am confident that the unique experience and expertise of VTB Capital international team will continue to play a key role in achieving the objectives of our clients.”
Vitaly Bouzoveria, Global Head of Fixed Income at VTB Capital, Head of Investment Business at VTB Bank, noted: “Despite the difficult economic situation in 2014, VTB Capital has maintained its leading position in all key areas of business in Russia and abroad, successfully implementing a number of significant transactions. Cbonds Awards 2014 once again confirm the strong position of VTB Capital and high effectiveness of our team.”
The Cbonds Awards are given to Russian investment companies according to voting results of market participants. In 2013, VTB Capital was also recognised in eight categories, including “Best Bond Market Sales”; “Best Investment Bank: Arranger for First Tier Issuers”; “Best Bond Market Trading”; “Best Bond Futures Team”; “Best Primary Corporate Bond Deal”; “Best Primary Subfederal/Municipal Bond Deal”; “Best Bond Market Research”; and “Best Macroeconomics Analyst”.