2017 IFR Awards: Host Announced!

The 2018 IFR Awards Dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday January 29 2019 at Grosvenor House, London.  Considered to be the most prestigious event in the global capital markets calendar, it will see over 900 of the world’s most senior and successful investment banking professionals gather to celebrate capital markets excellence.

Table Bookings
Table booking will soon be live from October 2018.  As with every year, tables are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis – so it is advisable to book early.  If you’d like to be informed as soon as it is possible to book a table, please email paul.holliday@thomsonreuters.com to be added to the priority list.

Pitching for an Award
Categories for the 2018 IFR Awards will be announced early in September, at which point we invite banks to send us pitches for Awards.  However, pitching is entirely optional and consideration for an award will not be limited to advisers or issuers that participate in this way.   The deadline for receiving pitches is October 15 2018.  For more information on the Awards process, see the Awards Process page. 

Why Attend the IFR Awards Dinner?

To celebrate excellence
Come and congratulate yourself, your team and the industry for high perfomance and achievement over the past 12 months.  Whether you win an Award or not, the IFR Awards Dinner is an occasion not to be missed – and a fantastic opportunity to motivate your team for the year ahead.

For unrivalled networking opportunities
The IFR Awards Dinner is the most prestigious event in the global capital markets calendar and is attended by the cream of the investment banking industry.  This is the one opportunity of the year to socialise and network with over 1,000 of the world’s capital markets elite.

For world class entertainment
Over the years, the IFR Awards have built an enviable reputation for providing enteratinment of the very highest quality.  Last year’s event was hosted by Rob Brydon, with previous hosts including Dara O’Briain, Marcus Brigstocke and Graham Norton.

For Save the Children
The event will once again feature our traditional tombstone auction for Save the Children.  With over £25million raised in 22 years, the IFR Awards Dinner remains Save the Children’s largest single annual fundraiser. 

For 5 Star luxury
As one of London’s most distinguished addresses, Grosvenor House is the epitome of traditional elegance and style.  With over 1,000 of the world’s most senior executives attending this illustrious event, it is the only hotel in Europe with the capacity to cater for this level of demand.


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