The GTR Leaders in Trade awards and GTR Best Deals highlight excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance markets.

GTR has rolled both of these esteemed awards into one nomination process.

This means that, as of last year, we now use submitted Best Deals to substantiate why institutions should be awarded as Leaders in Trade.

Those interested in being considered for these awards must now submit all the requested documentation in one streamlined process. Please see information for Leaders in Trade and the submission criteria for Best Deals below. Access the media kit here.

We have introduced new categories for both awards, as well as new criteria, so please ensure you are familiar with these.

The deadline for submissions is January 18, and no further submissions will be considered after this date.

Please email all submissions to

Those involved in the winning deals will be notified of their success in February, and a full write-up of these deals will appear in the Q2 2018 issue of GTR.

Leaders in Trade winners will be announced at GTR’s annual awards dinner in London in April 2018. However, a shortlist will be announced and communicated to the market in February.

A full write-up of the Leaders in Trade winners will appear in the Q3 2018 issue of GTR. For more details on the awards dinner in London in April, and secure your seat, please visit the event page here, or contact

View winners of the GTR Leaders in Trade Awards 2016 and the GTR Best Deals 2016


›› Please select from the list which – if any – categories you would like to nominate your institution to be considered for in the GTR Leaders in Trade awards.
›› Please select a maximum of 5 categories.
›› Please provide a 300 to 500-word explanation of why your institution deserves to win.
›› Deals submitted for Best Deals will be consulted in the decision-making process and can be used as part of your substantiation for your nomination.

Global awards

›› Best trade finance bank
›› Best export finance bank
›› Best commodity finance bank
›› Best supply chain finance bank
›› Best trade credit insurance broker
›› Best political risk insurance broker

›› Best trade credit insurance underwriter
›› Best political risk insurance underwriter
›› Best development bank in trade
›› Best correspondent bank
›› Best alternative trade finance provider
›› Best trade finance software provider
›› Best fintech disrupter
›› Most innovative bank
›› Financial institution that has made a significant contribution to sustainability
›› Best export credit agency
›› Best trade finance law firm

Regional awards

Best trade finance bank in:
›› Southern Africa
›› East Africa
›› West Africa

Best trade finance bank in:
›› North America
›› South America

Best trade finance bank in:
›› East Asia & the Pacific
›› South Asia

Best trade finance bank in:
›› Nordic Region
›› Eastern Europe

›› Western Europe
›› UK

Best trade finance bank in:
›› The Middle East
›› North Africa


Submit your Best Deal of 2017
Deal submission criteria:

We invite institutions to submit a maximum of 2 deals per type of transaction – trade, commodity, supply chain, export (including project) finance and fintech innovation (a new category for 2017/18). (That’s a maximum of 10 deals in total, please.)

Winners will be spread across all of these categories.

Please note that client permission to disclose deal information must be obtained before submitting.

Deals submitted on a ‘no names’ basis or without loan amounts will be disqualified.

You must provide the following information:

›› Date of signing: the deal must have been closed and reached final signing within 2017 – not a day before or after
›› Type of transaction: deals must have trade, commodity, supply chain or export finance elements. Project finance deals can be submitted but will then be considered and judged on their export content as to their relevance and suitability
›› Borrower
›› Loan amount
›› Tenor
›› Lenders: please list all lenders involved – not just your own institution
›› Law firms involved
›› Insurers/ECAs involved
›› Pricing (if possible)
›› Regions/countries involved in the deal
›› Why should your deal win? Please provide at least 200 words outlining what makes your deal better than all the rest. Winning attributes include: large loan amount; length of tenor; number of institutions involved; novel methods of risk mitigation; unique structure; deal closed in face of severe political or economic barriers, etc

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For more information, please contact:

Sales and advertising

Peter Gubbins
Managing Director
+44 (0)20 8772 3000


Shannon Manders
+44 (0)20 8772 3021

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