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Thomson Reuters IFR Awards Dinner Raises Almost Gbp 1 Million For Save The Children


LONDON – Thomson Reuters International Financing Review (IFR) raised more than £970,000 for Save the Children, an international organisation providing relief to some of the world’s most vulnerable children, at its 15th annual awards dinner held last week. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Save the Children, attended to present Credit Suisse with the coveted “Bank of the Year Award” for 2009.

During the Awards Dinner, attending investment banks pledged money for Save the Children via an interactive charity bidding board. Credit Suisse topped the bidding, bringing the total to more than £970,000.

“This was another fantastic evening hosted by Thomson Reuters IFR. It was amazing to feel the energy in the room and to see the generosity and support for Save the Children.” said Jasmine Whitbread, Chief Executive of Save the Children. “The money raised at the IFR Awards Dinner will support our Children in Emergencies Fund, helping Save the Children respond faster and save more children’s lives when an emergency hits. This money will make a huge impact.”

The dinner, held in the Great Room at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, and attended by close to 1,000 senior investment bankers, was organised by Thomson Reuters IFR, the authoritative source of capital markets intelligence. The IFR event is recognised as the key awards ceremony for global financiers and is Save the Children’s largest single annual fundraiser.

“I am thrilled by the success of the fundraising, which will make a major difference to children’s lives,” said Keith Mullin, Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters IFR. “The investment banking industry has been through an extremely tough couple of years, but the banks’ willingness to continue committing funds through this event is extremely gratifying.”

Thomson Reuters IFR award winners include:

* Bank of the Year – Credit Suisse
* Bond House of the Year – Barclays Capital
* Equity House of the Year – JP Morgan
* Loan House of the Year – JP Morgan
* Derivatives House of the Year – Deutsche Bank
* Restructuring House of the Year – Houlihan Lokey
* Issuer of the Year – Roche
* Securitisation House of the Year – Barclays Capital
* Emerging Markets Bond House of the Year – JP Morgan

A full list of the 2009 winners can be viewed at
Notes to Editors

1. This is the 35th anniversary of Thomson Reuters IFR, the global capital markets publication published by Thomson Reuters. The Awards, which began over 20 years ago, have become a benchmark for outstanding performance in the industry, and are presented each year at the IFR Awards Gala Dinner.

2. IFR Awards Methodology: The Thomson Reuters IFR Awards are selected by IFR’s expert capital markets journalists. Starting in October, the journalists start an exhausting round of interviews with hundreds of market participants. These meetings provide an opportunity for capital market professionals to stake their claim to individual awards and give their views on the performance of their peers. They also allow reporters to gauge the market’s thoughts on the most important transactions of the year. In addition, the IFR team takes soundings from treasurers and investors before deciding on a shortlist in each award category. The final decision is then made by the senior IFR editorial team.
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About Thomson Reuters IFR

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