2013 IFR Awards process
We invite banks to pitch now for the IFR Awards 2013. In order to help with our selection, banks may submit brief written presentations along with supporting data. IFR journalists will also organise pitch meetings. However, pitching is entirely optional and consideration for an award will not be limited to advisers or issuers that pitch in this way.
The pitching process for the IFR Americas awards will run alongside the process for IFR Awards.
All written pitches should reach us by October 14, although we will continue to monitor the market and new deals up to mid-November. The “awards year” (the period within which deals have to price for consideration) is November 16 2012 to November 15 2013.
- October 14: deadline for written pitches.
- November 15: end of 12-month awards period.
- December 13: IFR Awards and IFR Americas Awards winners announced.
- January 22 2014: presentation of the IFR Awards at the Grosvenor House hotel, London.
- February 12 2014: presentation of IFR Americas Awards at Thomson Reuters, Times Square, New York.
Presentations for House of the Year awards should summarise achievements in the following areas:
- How has your institution progressed over the course of the year?
- What strategic goals have been met?
- How have you achieved them?
- In what way has your institution adapted to the trends that have driven market activity during the year?
- What has been noteworthy about your deal roster, whether in terms of size of deal, geographical and/or sectoral diversification, or degree of innovation?
Presentations should include individual summaries of the main relevant transactions. Separate documents should be sent in for each major asset class.
Pitch documents must be sent by post or courier delivery to the relevant regional centre (see below), along with a covering letter indicating which awards you are pitching for and giving appropriate contact names.
For each award that you are pitching for, please email photographs of the relevant bankers/advisers for the specific business line involved. These should be at a resolution of 300dpi or higher, and should be sent as soon as possible to email@example.com.
Please plan to limit subsequent pitch meetings with IFR journalists to a maximum of two hours per asset class, and note that the content of such meetings will be considered to be "on the record" unless specifically stated at the time to be "off the record".
For global awards, derivatives awards and all awards in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, please send two copies of each presentation to:
Matthew Davies, Editor – IFR
33 Aldgate High Street
London, EC3N 1DL
For all Asia-Pacific awards, please send two copies of each presentation to:
Steve Garton, Editor – IFR Asia
10/F Cityplaza 3, 14 Taikoo Wan Road
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
For all Americas awards, please send two copies of each presentation to:
Stephen Lacey, US Editor – IFR
195 Broadway, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Final selections will be made by the senior editorial team and the winners will be announced in the IFR Review of the Year 2013 and IFR Americas Awards 2013 in December.
- The relevant High-Yield and Leveraged Loan awards feed up into Bond House and Loan House;
- Bond awards do not embrace Structured Finance, which is treated separately;
- The bond house and bond issue awards for Financial, SSA, Covered and Investment-Grade are cross-currency;
- Yen, US$ and Euro Bond House awards embrace Globals, Euromarket issues and domestics;
- The International Yen Bond House and Bond awards include Samurais.
- The EMEA Investment-Grade Corporate Bond House award is for deals denominated in that region’s currencies, not for issuers from the EMEA region.
If you have any questions about the awards process, please contact editor Matthew Davies on +44 20 7369 7560 or deputy editor Owen Wild on +44 20 7369 7725. For Americas-specific questions contact Stephen Lacey on +1 646 223 8808.