SCI's Capital Relief Trade Awards

17 October 2024

About the event

SCI CRT Awards 2024

The SCI CRT Awards cover the global capital relief trades market and the US credit risk transfer market. The aim of the awards is to recognise excellence in, and help bring mainstream attention to, the credit risk-sharing industry.


Winners announced: winners revealed during a gala black-tie dinner held at the Royal Institute of British Architects on 17th October

Nominations open: 4 March

Nominations close: 28th June

Shortlist published: 22nd July

Qualifying period: 1 July 2023 to 30 June 2024.

Awards Process

Award winners are decided through a two-step process, the first stage of which is a call for nominations. Based on these nominations, the SCI editorial team - in conjunction with an industry advisory board - will compile a shortlist for each category. The shortlist will then be published and the ultimate winners revealed during a gala black-tie dinner held at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Final selections will be made by the SCI editorial team, based on submissions, colour from the market and our own independent research. Advisory board members will be required to sign confidentiality agreements and will be recused from judging an award that they are eligible to be nominated for. During the call for nominations, market participants are invited to put themselves, their colleagues, clients and their peers forward to be shortlisted. To aid in the judging process, brief written pitches along with supporting data can be submitted by those wishing to be considered for a given category. All written pitches should be submitted by 31 May. Pitches should be limited to five pages and summarise achievements during the awards qualifying period, as well as any strengths or successes that support your submission:

  • How has your institution progressed over the course of the year?
  • Which strategic goals have been met and how have they been achieved?
  • In which ways has your institution adapted to the trends that have driven market activity during the year?
  • What has been noteworthy about your engagement with the market, whether in terms of specific deals, geographical and/or sectoral diversification or innovation?
  • What makes a given organisation or transaction stand out from its peers?

To maintain consistency in terms of award winners, please note the following guidance:

  • For deal-specific categories, nominations will be accepted only for commercial parties to the transaction (advisors are welcome to pitch, but only their investor/issuer client will be eligible for an award)
  • For public/syndicated deals, only the issuer and arranger will be eligible for an award
  • For private/bilateral deals, only the issuer, the investor and the arranger will be eligible for awards.

Pitch documents should be emailed to Please indicate which awards you are pitching for, giving appropriate contact details.

* Please only include information in submissions that is 'on-the-record', as SCI reserves the right to use such information in an eventual awards write-up. *


Applies until Table for 10 Access to the pre-dinner Reception 3 course Dinner and Awards ceremony & Access to the After-Party
31-Aug £3,550
17-Oct £4,150

Award Categories

  • European Transaction of the Year
  • North American Transaction of the Year
  • ESG Deal of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year
  • Investor of the Year
  • (Re)insurer of the Year
  • European Issuer of the Year
  • North American Issuer of the Year
  • European Arranger of the Year
  • North American Arranger of the Year
  • European Law Firm of the Year
  • North American Law Firm of the Year
  • Service Provider of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Outstanding Contribution to SRT


For enquiries about the awards process or to submit a pitch, please contact Corinne Smith at

For enquiries about advertising or sponsorship opportunities, please contact David Zaher at

For enquiries about the Awards Dinner, please contact ieva Nainaite at


The Awards will be held in person at Royal Institute of British Architects 66 Portland Pl, London W1B 1AD

Meet your esteemed industry advisory board - more to be announced.

Advisory board

  • Gina Hartnett
    Schroders Capital

  • Olivier Renault
    Pemberton Capital Advisors

  • Matthew G. Bisanz
    Mayer Brown LLP

  • Tony Viscardi
    ATLAS SP Partners

  • Alan Ball

  • David Saunders
    Santander Corporate & Investment Banking