2016 US Securitization Awards: the winners

On Tuesday May 17, GlobalCapital held its third annual US Securitization Awards dinner at the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan.

  • By GlobalCapital
  • 19 May 2016
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The publication took nominations and conducted polling throughout the first quarter, with the awards honoring the firms and players that most successfully navigated the securitization market in 2015, a year of intense change for the industry. GlobalCapital would like to thank all of the winners, attendees and individuals who voted for the awards, without whom the event would not be possible.

The methodology involved a call for nominations that lasted four weeks, in which anyone could put themselves or their clients up for an award. GlobalCapital assembled the short lists using the nominations received, peer review among investors conducted by the publication and GlobalCapital’s own research. For the actual voting, respondents could not vote for their own firm but could vote for deals in which their organization was involved. For votes to be valid, respondents were asked to provide their names, firm and contact details. GlobalCapital received approximately 300 unique valid responses from broad range of market participants.

The winners in each category represent the firms and players that demonstrated skill, flexibility and innovation in what was an unpredictable and sometimes difficult year for the securitization market, as chosen by their peers and colleagues. Please see below for the winners in each category. Click here for a list of last year's winners. 

Bank Awards

Overall Best Securitization Bank – Credit Suisse

Best ABS Bank – JP Morgan

Best CMBS Bank – Deutsche Bank

Best RMBS Bank – JP Morgan

Best CLO Arranger – Credit Suisse

Best Securitization Trustee – Deutsche Bank


Issuer Awards

Overall Best Issuer – Freddie Mac

Best ABS Issuer – Ford Motor Credit

Best CMBS Issuer – Wells Fargo

Best RMBS Issuer – Freddie Mac

Best CLO Manager – Prudential Fixed Income 

Law Firm Awards

Overall Best Securitization Law Firm – Mayer Brown

Best ABS Law Firm – Sidley Austin

Best RMBS Law Firm – Morgan Lewis

Best CMBS Law Firm – Cadwalader

Best CLO Law Firm – Morgan Lewis


Deal of the Year Awards

ABS Deal of the Year – TAOT 2015-C, Toyota, MUFG, Société Générale, Barclays

CMBS Deal of the Year – Blackstone Core Industrial Trust, Goldman Sachs

RMBS Deal of the Year – STACR 2015-HQA1, Freddie Mac, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Nomura

CLO Deal of the Year – Dryden 40 Senior Loan Fund, Prudential Fixed Income, Wells Fargo


  • By GlobalCapital
  • 19 May 2016

GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 4,755 19 11.75
2 Citi 4,288 14 10.60
3 Rabobank 2,633 4 6.51
4 Goldman Sachs 2,615 4 6.46
5 Barclays 2,603 8 6.43

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 81,747.75 235 12.94%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 70,673.72 216 11.18%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 62,362.66 195 9.87%
4 JPMorgan 45,920.23 145 7.27%
5 Credit Suisse 36,830.60 112 5.83%