Goldman Sachs - the bank of the year

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It's the one award all banks want to win.

Thomson Reuters has today announced the winners of the International Financing Review Awards 2013.

IFR is the authoritative source of capital markets intelligence and the IFR Awards represent the key industry benchmark of global capital markets excellence.

Winners are selected by IFR's independent, global team of expert reporters and analysts.

Key winners are below and a full list of winners can be found on www.ifre.com:

• Bank of the Year – Goldman Sachs

• Bond House – Deutsche Bank

• Equity House – Goldman Sachs

• Loan House – Deutsche Bank

• Structured Finance House – Credit Suisse

• Derivatives House – Citigroup

• Restructuring Adviser – Houlihan Lokey

• Emerging Markets Bond House – Citigroup

• High-Yield Bond House – Deutsche Bank

• Issuer of the Year – Volkswagen

'Global capital markets benefited hugely from monetary stimulus from major central banks during 2013. Governments, financial institutions and corporations took full advantage of the strong rally in equity and credit markets to issue in impressive volumes across multiple markets. As ever, selecting award winners was a difficult task', said Matthew Davies, Editor of IFR.

'Goldman Sachs had a particularly impressive year across its financing and advisory franchise. The firm dominated equity capital markets and M&A activity across the globe and made impressive strides in primary debt capital markets both in terms of fees earned and league table presence', Davies added.

The IFR Awards will be presented at the 19th Annual IFR Awards Gala Dinner, attended by over 1,000 senior investment bankers on 22 January, 2014 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Save the Children, will attend the dinner, which is the charity's largest annual fund raiser, and last year raised over £1 million.

Over £21 million has been raised for Save the Children at IFR Awards dinners.

About IFR Awards

The IFR Awards are selected by IFR's expert capital markets journalists. Starting in October, the journalists start an exhausting round of interviews with hundreds of market participants. These meetings give an opportunity for capital markets professionals to stake their claim to individual awards and to give their views on the performance of their peers. They also give the reporters the chance to gauge the market’s thoughts on the most important transactions of the year.

In addition, the IFR team takes soundings from treasurers and investors before deciding on a shortlist in each award category. The final decision is then made by the senior IFR editorial team.

IFR's 2013 review of the year

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