Make your opinions count!

Thoughts may be turning to festive celebrations, but don’t forget to register your votes in our annual awards contest.

Voting is now well underway in our annual awards, which this year give due recognition to the asset class’s trailblazers in some 45 different categories. To place your votes now, please do so HERE.

You have until Friday 11 January 2019 (midnight PST) to beat the deadline, but – rather like Christmas shopping or decorating the tree – far better to get the job done now than wait until the last minute.

We are proud to say that our awards are now into their sixth year, and they continue to gather momentum. Last year we saw a record number of more than 4,000 votes and we are hopeful that we may surpass that figure this time round.

So who will be the big winners? In our March Annual Review, we presented a “Champions League” of firms that had won prizes on a repeat basis since our inaugural competition. At or near the top were the likes of SSG Capital Management, Intermediate Capital Group, Golub Capital and Oaktree Capital Management.

All of these firms are contenders once more, although – as always – we have plenty of newcomers jostling to walk away with a first-time victory. We wait with bated breath to see who will popping champagne corks when the results are announced in the first quarter of next year.

Aside from casting your votes, please remember to check into our website ( on a regular basis over the holiday period. We will continue to populate it with fresh material, including reflections on some of the key themes of the year gone by and thoughts on what next year may have in store.

All that’s left is for us to wish our readers a wonderful and relaxing festive period. Time to recharge those batteries before going again in 2019. Have fun.

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