Thank you to everyone who has nominated for Leaders in Trade and Best Deal awards for 2017. Here is what to expect over the next couple of months…


For Best Deals: 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 and presented at the GTR Charity Awards Dinner on April 26, 2018.

For Leaders in Trade: A shortlist will be announced in mid-February.  Leaders in Trade winners will be announced at the GTR Charity Awards Dinner on April 26, 2018. A full write-up of the Leaders in Trade winners will appear in the Q3 2018 issue of GTR.


For more details on the GTR Charity Awards Dinner in London on April 26, and to secure your seat, please contact or visit the event website. See our editorial calendar here.

The GTR Leaders in Trade awards and GTR Best Deals highlight excellence in the trade, commodity, supply chain and export finance markets.View winners of the GTR Leaders in Trade Awards 2016 and the GTR Best Deals 2016


Let your clients know about the awards, download the GTR Awards logo here. If you need additional logo formats (JPG, EPS), please contact Elisabeth Spry.



›› 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:

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


Shannon Manders
+44 (0)20 8772 3021

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