MUFG has been ranked ninth in The Banker's annual Top 1000 ranking, an increase from last year's top 10 placing. It is once again the only Japanese bank to rank within the top 10.
The ranking resulted from MUFG'S $153.04million in Tier 1 capital, demonstrating the biggest increase in Tier 1 capital of all the top three Japanese banks in the Top 1000 ranking, compared with 2017's results.
MUFG has won a variety of awards at the 2017 PFI Awards, considered to be the most prestigious event in the global project finance calendar.
MUFG has acted on a number of award-winning deals celebrated at this year's IJGlobal Awards, Europe and Africa.
MUFG is proud to have operated as a mandated lead arranger or bookrunner on nine best in category awards at the GlobalCapital Loan Awards 2017.
MUFG was named as the winner of the Most Impressive Bank for Corporate Debt Capital Markets and Coming Force in Corporate Debt Capital Markets at GlobalCapital's 2017 Bond Awards.
MUFG has been ranked ninth in Dealogic's Private European Medium Term Notes (EMTN) dealer rankings for 2017, and first in its ranking of dealers of structures EMTNs.
MUFG has been named as The Banker's 'Bank of the Year 2017' in Japan, for the third year running. The awards celebrate those banks which were able to articulate the strategy that drove their financial performance and how they overcame regulatory, competitive and economic hurdles in the past 12 months.
MUFG came 10th in this year's ranking and was the only Japanese bank to feature in the top 10. In addition, MUFG continues to be Japan's largest bank, according to The Banker's rankings, and is ranked 14th in the top 20 banks by trading income, 11th by fee and commission income and 20th by net interest income.
MUFG has been ranked the number one bookrunner of corporate hybrid bonds by Dealogic. MUFG has acted as Joint Bookrunner on deals valued at over €10 billion and commanding a 9.7% market share for EMEA issuers in $,€ and £.
MUFG was named as the winner in the 2017 IFR Awards in the category of Europe Investment Grade Corporate Bond of the Year for its work on Volkswagen's €3.5bn hybrid bond. MUFG also won the North America Investment-Grade Corporate Bond award for its work on AT&T's US$22.5bn seven-tranche bond.
MUFG has been named as the Best Islamic Wholesale Bank by GIFA (Global Islamic Finance Awards) for its work carried out in EMEA and Asia. MUFG has arranged recent landmark Islamic syndicated facilities, and also acted as a joint mandated lead arranger on the USD1.8 billion Islamic syndicated facility for Jazan Gas Projects Company – the largest 100% Islamic financed transaction in the world.
This accolade, presented at the Global Islamic Finance Awards, recognised our leadership in, and support for, the Islamic finance industry. Judges were impressed by our work, which included project financing of the world's largest Air Separation Unit in Saudi Arabia, as well as financing for Brunei Gas Carrier Sdn. Bhd. The latter was the first Islamic structured financing deal initiated by a Japanese bank.
MUFG was named as the “best arranger of project finance loans" at the GlobalCapital Syndicated Loan, Leveraged Finance and Private Placement Awards 2016. MUFG was recognised as being a “market-leader for project finance globally" and also played a key role on the winner of the “best project finance loan" award, acting as financial advisor as well as one of the bookrunners on the Beatrice Offshore Wind Farm deal.
For the second year running, we have been named as the top lender globally by both value and deal count in the InfraDeals 2016 Trend report. Completing 128 deals globally in 2016 to the value of US$10.80 billion, MUFG maintained its number one position from 2015. MUFG also received many other accolades including joint third by deal count within the global capital market rankings.
MUFG collected eight accolades at the IJ Global Awards, winning the MLA of the Year award in almost all regions and topping the IJGlobal MLA league tables in 2016. MUFG was also named winner in the following categories: European & African MLA of the Year, European Social Infrastructure – Elazig Integrated Health Campus PPP, European Midstream Oil & Gas – Ital Gas Storage Facility PPP, European Power – EEco and European Upstream Oil & Gas – Tengizchevroil Expansion.
MUFG earned Project Finance International's (PFI) top annual honour by being named Global Bank of the Year. In addition, MUFG's project finance team was also recognized by PFI, which presented us with 10 additional awards, ranging across Europe, the Middle East, and the Americas.
Our aviation team acted as global bookrunner and arranger for British Airways'$1.75bn Revolving Credit Facility, winning Airfinance Journal's 'Corporate Loan Deal of the Year 2015' award. The publication hailed the deal as the largest bespoke revolving credit facility for an airline in Europe, achieving significant cost savings for British Airways and representing excellent terms in the prevailing market.
MUFG won this award at Global Finance's World's Best Banks, 2015. The judges praised our superior service, effective risk-management systems and products. They also noted that we constantly invest in best-of-breed solutions and staff, helping us outperform our peers, aided by our global network, which offered “unusual global heft".
During a volatile period for Japanese banks, Finance Asia praised MUFG for being the “best prepared" bank in the country, at its Japan Achievement Awards. Judges noted our strong domestic position and a long-term overseas strategy. They concluded MUFG “takes the award for the country's Best Bank based on its past performance and strong prospects for dealing with negative interest rates and a strong yen in the future".
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