VTB Capital enters the top 3 banks for bonds in Global Capital’s Bond Awards 2020


Global Capital has announced the winners of the annual Bond Awards 2020. According to the voting results, VTB Capital has entered the top 3 in the emerging markets in the category “Most Impressive Bank for Russian, CIS and former CIS bonds”.

Bond Awards 2020 winners are chosen by market players voting in each category. Among the nominees in the category “Most Impressive Bank for Russian, CIS and former CIS bonds”, VTB Capital was joined by JP Morgan, Citi, Societe Generale. VTB Capital was the only Russian investment bank to make it into the top three. The voting lasted for several months.

“This year has been unique for the market with new challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic affecting both issuers and bookrunners. In these difficult conditions, our team has been able to organize several large placements for companies such as Russian Railways, Norilsk Nickel, Sibur, Gazprom, Alrosa. We have demonstrated professionalism and it’s great to see customers and other players in the market appreciating the solutions that we developed in the first half of 2020. We are grateful to those who voted for us and will continue to use our international infrastructure to provide clients with the opportunity to successfully place debt instruments in global markets.” said Andrey Solovyev, Global Head of Debt Capital Markets at VTB Capital.

In connection with the coronavirus, the organizers of the award decided to extend the voting period and hold the ceremony online for the first time. Investment banks, issuers, investors, rating agencies, law firms traditionally took part in the voting.