Abu Dhabi – MENA Herald: National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) has won fourteen awards including three prestigious House Awards at the 2015 EMEA Finance Achievement Awards.
NBAD is the first ever firm to win all three of the major regional House Awards in the same year: “Best Bond House in the Middle East”, “Best Syndicated Loan House in the Middle East” and “Best Sukuk House”. These prestigious accolades illustrate NBAD’s market-leading position at the forefront of Bond, Loan and Sukuk markets across the Middle East.
NBAD has also won nine of the thirteen Islamic Finance award categories. In Sukuk, the judges recognised NBAD’s role as market innovator with a track-record of bookrunning ground-breaking deals across different geographies and issuer categories during 2015. NBAD-led Sukuk for Ras Al Khaimah Government, Hong Kong Government, Islamic Development Bank, UK Export Finance, International Finance Facility for Immunisation, Majid Al Futtaim and Emirates Airlines, all won individual Sukuk deal awards.
Alex Thursby, NBAD’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said: “These industry awards recognise the overall strength of NBAD’s debt financing platform and our expertise in leading landmark bond, syndicated loan and Sukuk fundraisings for our clients across the West-East Corridor”.
Andy Cairns, Global Head of Debt Origination and Distribution at NBAD, commented: “We are honoured to win these important awards. Providing expert advice and flawless execution in solving our client’s financing needs is the team’s singular focus and it is gratifying when this is independently recognized. Such expertise and insight is critical when navigating today’s challenging Bond, Loan and Sukuk markets and I am confident that borrowers can continue to rely on NBAD in this regard.”
NBAD has now won 73 recent industry awards for its Bonds, Loans and Sukuk platform. This is more such awards than any other firm in the region.