Best served by the long view
2009's winning deals and houses.
The securitisation market is going through the biggest crisis of its existence, a crisis that potentially even threatens its existence. Heads of state including UK prime minister Gordon Brown are blaming securitisation for the present global financial crisis and demanding that securitised assets are brought back on balance sheet. Will the market survive, and in what form? How has the crisis affected emerging markets like Russia or the Gulf, where securitisation is just beginning to take off? emeafinance gathered some of the top bankers in the market together to discuss what is happening, and where to go from here.
The credit crunch, fuelled by illiquid markets and general fear across the finance industry, has had its impact on the EMEA region. But pessimism does not blanket the entire market as emeafinance discovered when it questioned some of EMEA’s leading buy side investors. On the contrary, the slowdown has provided time to evaluate deals and countries. Some governments are addressing fiscal imbalances and where necessary, high inflation.
We're happy to reveal our picks for the best deals and dealmakers of 2013 in our annual Achievement Awards. Nominated by parties including banks and borrowers and chosen by the EMEA Finance team, our winning houses and transactions exemplify the kind of innovative efforts taking place in the region’s capital markets.
As always, we congratulate all of our winners on their achievements and the new ground broken by so much of their work. Full editorial coverage of the awards will appear in the forthcoming edition of EMEA Finance.