Numerous awards for Commerzbank’s expertise

Simply excellent quality: our comprehensive product and service portfolio is regularly awarded prizes by both independent customer surveys and expert juries. Convince yourself and benefit from our award-winning range of services. You will find an overview of some awards and prizes here.

Commerzbank is named ‘Best Arranger of Mid-Cap Loans’ for the seventh consecutive year

Once again, Commerzbank was voted 'Best Arranger of Mid-Cap Loans' by GlobalCapital magazine. Even though this was the seventh consecutive win for Commerzbank, this most recent award was special. The COVID-19 pandemic had created a highly demanding environment, with strong demand for financing in particular on the part of SMEs in dire need of liquidity injections that would allow them to prevent bottlenecks, reposition themselves and safeguard jobs. Never before has Commerzbank's expertise been as important as during these past twelve months.

A large portion of the Bank's exposure to the mid-cap segment during the pandemic year was geared toward supporting clients in securing access to government-sponsored financing programmes. In pursuit of this goal, Commerzbank collaborated with Germany's KfW development bank as well as with national authorities throughout Europe. Commerzbank contributed to aid programmes and supported its corporate clients in replacing outstanding financings. Reinhard Haas, Commerzbank's Global Head of Syndicated Finance Commerzbank, said: "Commerzbank is proud to have been the partner of choice for its SME clients as they sought to overcome the consequences of lockdown."

This is confirmed by the renewed recognition from GlobalCapital. GlobalCapital's Loan Awards are the only comprehensive accolade for the European, Middle Eastern and African debt markets. They are also the only honours to be based on a survey among market participants, thus reflecting a truly unfiltered view.

CMD Portal awards Commerzbank the "Best German CP Dealer 2021"

The Best German Commercial Paper (CP) Dealer Award is given to institutions, which are active in the international money and capital markets, with international ECP (Euro Commercial Paper) and ECD. It recognises the ability to offer the best comprehensive service for all types of issuers and investors.

Commerzbank is one of the leading banks in Germany. Headquartered in Frankfurt, it has a presence in nearly 50 countries worldwide and provides more than one third of Germany's trade finance. The bank is known renowned for its strong relationships with corporate clients.

2020 was a challenging year for all sectors of the money and capital markets. However, Commerzbank's ECP desk in Frankfurt delivered strong results, despite the market conditions. The bank provided liquidity to the market by bringing together ECP issuers and investors. In addition, Commerzbank continued to expand its international ECP business by winning a number of new mandates and selling them to international capital market investors.

Further information on CMD Portal

Global Finance 2021 – Best Bank for Export Finance and Best Trade Finance Provider in Germany

Commerzbank scoops global and country trade finance awards from Global Finance.

Commerzbank wins "Best Bank in Germany" from The Banker magazine

Commerzbank has been awarded ‘Best Bank in Germany’ for the third year in a row by The Banker magazine. The publication is one of the world’s leading monthly journals for the banking industry.

In light of coronavirus, the awards were announced virtually with Commerzbank receiving the coveted ‘Best Bank in Germany’ award for the third year in a row. Given the unique challenges that this year has presented, the judges focused very heavily on the contribution made by institutions in dealing with the struggles of their clients and managing their businesses. There was significant emphasis on the resilience shown by banks and the pivotal role they play in society.

The Banker commented: “Commerzbank’s long run of success in the Bank of the Year Awards owes much to its ability to continuously evolve its product and service offerings to meet its customers’ needs. The 2020 awards are no exception. The German lender has once again demonstrated its commitment to cutting edge customer-centric innovation.”

A rigorous and highly analytical process is required to reach each Bank of the Year decision. The publication aims for the awards to highlight industry wide excellence within the global banking community.

Institutional Investor (previously Extel) survey 2020: ‘Overall Germany Research’, ‘Sales Overall Germany’ and ‘Corporate Access Overall Germany’

In this year's Institutional Investor (formerly Extel) survey of equity professionals in Europe and the United States, Commerzbank has confirmed its top position in German equity research, sales and corporate access. This follows on from the Bank’s Top 1 and 2 rankings in the Extel category ‘Germany - Leading Brokerage Firm’ of the past 10 years.

With regard to research sectors with a German-related focus, Commerzbank leads in ‘Financials’, ‘Industrials’ and ‘Information Technology’, and comes second in ‘Consumer Discretionary’,' ‘Materials’ and ‘Small & Mid Cap Stocks’. Commerzbank is also ranked first and second, respectively, in the European categories, ‘Equity Technical Analysis & Charting’ and ‘Index Analysis’.

Best Corporate Client Bank 2020: Commerzbank wins the award again

In a recent survey conducted among around 1,000 CFOs and treasurers, FINANCE magazine, one of the leading financial magazines in germany, set out to determine the best corporate client bank. As in last year’s survey, Commerzbank came out top, even increasing its lead over the competition.

Commerzbank further expanded its leading edge in trade and export financing, which is important to small and medium-sized enterprises, and was the top bank in this category (36%). No other bank surpassed Commerzbank in the “Best lending/Traditional financing” category, where it was the clear leader for just under 28% of corporate clients. The corporate clients surveyed responded particularly positively to the question of which bank has the strongest foothold in the SME segment: as in last year’s survey, Commerzbank earned the highest number of votes (65%). The question of which bank is the most popular principal bank delivered convincing results: 76% of companies count Commerzbank among their principal banks. The Bank’s leading positions in key categories included a further area: digitalisation. Commerzbank’s digitalisation strategy was rated “very good” by 28% of respondents.

Euromoney FX Survey Award 2020: best service provider for banks worldwide

The Euromoney Foreign Exchange Survey is one of the most comprehensive annual studies available on the foreign exchange markets. The Euromoney FX Survey 2020 was Euromoney's 42nd annual survey of liquidity consumption in the global foreign exchange markets. Commerzbank improved from 5th place in 2019 to 1st place in 2020 in the category Global Best Services - Service.

Global Finance Best Sub-Custodian Bank Award 2020, again Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Germany

Global Finance’s editorial board considered market research, input from expert sources and entry information from banks to select the institutions that reliably provide the best services in local markets and regions. The criteria included customer relations, quality of service, competitive pricing, smooth handling of exception items, technology platforms, post-settlement operations, business continuity plans and knowledge of local markets, regulations and practices. Global Finance also obtained input from users of sub-custody services. Performance was judged over the calendar year 2019. Results published in the July-August issue 2020 of Global Finance magazine. This is the second year in a row that Benjamin Duve, Head of Custody & DMA, has received this award on behalf of the Custody division. Custody offers custody of securities for institutional clients and clients with similar requirements.