Pitches and nominations
If you'd like to recommend potential candidates for LatinFinance's 2017 Best Corporates in the Capital Markets Awards, send us their details, and a brief note as to why you think they merit consideration, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Best Corporates 2017". You may only nominate one institution per category, and any supporting material must not exceed one A4-sized sheet. Any nominations must be received by end of day on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.
A shortlist of five institutions in each category will be decided by soliciting feedback from market participants, examining transaction data and market history, and reviewing nominations.Latin American companies that have been active in the local or international capital markets, or which made acquisitions or divestments, since April 1, 2016, will form an initial longlist of candidates. This data will be drawn from data from Dealogic and LatinFinance. Capital markets analysts, investors, issuers and bankers will be asked for feedback by phone and in person by LatinFinance’s editorial team through the course of April 2017 to refine the list of candidates. The longlist and the market feedback will be reviewed by LatinFinance’s editors, and cross checked with publicly available data to draw up the shortlist of five institutions in each category.The shortlist for each category will be published on the Best Corporates Awards page (www.latinfinance.com/bestcorporates), on April 12, 2017.
A market vote will be taken to inform the selection of the winners. Voting will be open online from April 12 to April 21. A link will be provided on the Best Corporates Awards page (www.latinfinance.com/bestcorporates), published in LatinFinance’s Daily Brief and circulated on social media once the poll is live. LatinFinance invites debt and equity bankers, traders, portfolio managers, credit analysts, funding officials, chief financial officers, treasurers, chief investment officers and other market participants to vote on the shortlist, subject to the following rules:
- Each person may only vote once.
- Voters may not vote for their own company or an affiliated one.
- Individuals and companies are allowed to pass details of the voting process to their clients and peers.
- Votes are kept strictly confidential and will not be disclosed.
Examination of financial data & final evaluation
LatinFinance will review official financial data for each of the shortlisted or nominated corporates. As is relevant in each category, such data will include, but will not be limited to: financial reports and accounts, company presentations, stock exchange filings, transaction pricing details, secondary market trading data. LatinFinance's editors will seek further qualitative feedback from market participants in April. LatinFinance’s editors retain discretion over the final allocation of awards in each category. The final decision will be based on market votes submitted, financial data, and feedback on market events and transactions over the course of the past 12 months.