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Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced the winners of the International Financing Review Awards 2012.

IFR is the authoritative source of capital markets intelligence and the IFR Awards represent the key industry benchmark of global capital markets excellence. Winners are selected by IFR's independent, global team of expert reporters and analysts.

Key winners are below and a full list of winners can be found here:

Bank of the Year – BNP Paribas

Bond House – Deutsche Bank

Equity House – Deutsche Bank

Loan House – JP Morgan

Securitisation House - Barclays

Derivatives House – Credit Suisse

Restructuring Adviser - Blackstone

Emerging Markets Bond House – HSBC

High-Yield Bond House – JP Morgan

Issuer of the Year – Wells Fargo

'All the teams and I are very honoured to receive this prestigious Award', said Jean-Laurent Bonnafe, CEO of BNP Paribas. 'I want to express my gratitude to IFR for selecting us, and to our clients, around the world, who choose to work with us. Their satisfaction is the result of the commitment shown by our employees.

'In these challenging times for the financial services industry, BNP Paribas successfully completed an ambitious adaptation plan for the new regulatory environment. Today, with a 9.5% Basel III fully-loaded common equity Tier 1 ratio, BNP Paribas is one of the best-capitalised leading global banks, and has, furthermore, consistently remained profitable since its creation. This will enable us to continue to develop and provide a first class service to our clients globally', added Bonnafe.

The IFR Awards will be presented at the 18th Annual IFR Awards Gala Dinner, attended by over 1,000 senior investment bankers on 23 January, 2013 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, President of Save The Children, will attend the dinner, which is the charity's largest annual fund raiser, and last year raised nearly £1.3m. Over £20m has been raised for Save The Children at IFR Awards dinners.

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