• Deutsche Bank nabs five industry awards for its corporate trust services

Two leading industry publications – Infrastructure Investor and IJGlobal – recognise Deutsche Bank’s comprehensive work in Trust and Agency Services (TAS). The five award wins were supported by the businesses’ focus on servicing sustainable financing

The TAS team continues to demonstrate its ability to provide innovative solutions, as well as its resilience, following some unprecedented years for the industry – defined by a series of Covid-19 related disruptions. The Bank’s continued efforts have been acknowledged by the community, with Deutsche Bank winning no less than five leading industry awards.

Infrastructure Investor Awards 2021

  • Global Corporate Trust Provider of the Year

IJGlobal Awards 2021:

  • Global Corporate Trust Provider of the Year
  • Corporate Trust Provider of the Year for Europe & Africa
  • Corporate Trust Provider of the Year for North America
  • Corporate Trust Provider of the Year for Latin America

Sustainable solutions drive award wins

Deutsche Bank has won the three regional IJGlobal awards it received last year: Europe & Africa, Latin America and North America. Due to the strength of these regional submissions, the Bank also secured the publication’s inaugural global award.

Adding to these successes, Infrastructure Investor – the leading infrastructure journal – once again named Deutsche Bank as its “Global Corporate Trust Provider of the Year”. This represents the Bank’s 10th win in this category in 12 years, having also picked up “Corporate Trust Provider of the Decade” in 2019.

Jose Sicilia, Head of TAS, commented: “It is an honour to once again win this set of awards – and the the newly created global award with IJGlobal. It shows that our efforts to provide a comprehensive suite of services across a wide spectrum of assets is well-regarded by our clients. The renewed recognition also further cements our position as the industry’s partner of choice within the capital markets – both now and for the future.”

These successes were underpinned by a strong focus on servicing sustainable financing. At this critical time, sustainability goals are becoming increasingly relevant across the industry – moving from voluntary action to strategic imperative. This has been reflected in the transactions TAS have been involved in this year, with highlights including key trust and agency roles for the first-of-its-kind green project bond for a Finish wind farm portfolio; the first sustainability-linked bond issued by a Chilean company; and the development of the largest integrated solar/storage facility in North America.

“The strength of our offering is also built upon the strength of our team,” added Sicilia. “These wins are testament to their expertise, hard work and dedication throughout a particularly turbulent period. This has meant that we have not just remained resilient, we have continued to innovate and thrive.”