Wow – what an event it was! Superbly organised with attention to the minutest of detail. Very warm environment, excellent participation all of which formed the right background for some very deserving winners.
The Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Awards are very important for us as a bank because it recognises all the efforts we put in with our issuers, with our legal counsels, in order to promote the capital markets in the region. It helps us going forward in wining further mandates because we use these awards to promote our franchise and tell people how we piioneered many many deals and I think it also ultimate helps the market of course by allowing issuers to look forward to these awards because ultimately it promotes more innovation, more delas and probably even more expansion of the capital markets in the region.
The Bonds, Loans and Sukuk Awards are the pinacle of the awards we are in for every calendar year. These awards help us to be recognised in the global scale not just in the regional stage.
It is probably the only event that brings together all the big players whether they are banks, whether they are sponsors. It is an opportunity to all of us to basically meet, celebrate our acomplishments over the last 12 months and I am looking forward already for next year's awards.