On 5–6 December, the XVII Russian Bond Congress, the main bond conference of the year, and the award ceremony took place in St. Petersburg. The BCS Global Markets team won the awards The Best Bonds Market Analytics, taking the 3rd place, The Best Investment Bank – Arranger for Second and Third Tier Issuers, the 2nd place, The Best Lead Manager of High-Yield Bond Issues, the 1st place and The Best Corporate Bonds Primary Placement Transaction (as the arranger of the placement of RUSAL BRATSK BO-001P-01 and the Debut of the Year as the arranger of the placement of the Retail Bel Finance, 01 issue).
The jury noted the success, pointing out that, in 2019, specialists carried out ruble bond placement with the lowest rate compared to all corporate bond issues in Russia since 2011. This was the placement of X5 FINANSE bonds totalling RUB 5 bn. The company also acted as the arranger of 83 bond issues amounting to RUB 457.6 bn and USD 500 m.
The Cbonds conference has been held since 2003. It is Russia’s largest conference in the debt securities market and one of the major events in financial markets. On the first day, the conference was visited by a record number of attendees – 680, and the total number of people who registered for the conference was 740. The awards were given for the achievements of 2019.