Winners Announced in 2nd Annual Securitization News Awards; Tom Wratten Honored for Lifetime Achievement

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Last night, winners of the 2nd Annual Securitization News Awards were announced at a dinner and ceremony held at the Ritz Carlton Battery Park in New York City. The awards recognized deals and firms who had a significant impact on the market last year. Last night’s dinner brought together two hundred senior representatives from the asset- and mortgage-backed securities markets to celebrate the achievements of their peers.

Following are this year’s award winners and nominees.

Securitization News Lifetime Achievement Award:

Tom Wratten, Founder and CEO of Principal commercial Acceptance

Securitization Firm of the Year

Deutsche Bank

Nominees: Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, Wachovia

Deal of the Year – ABS

Hertz Vehicle Financing 2005-1, 2005-2

Co-Leads: Deutsche Bank, Lehman Brothers

Other Nominees: SovRisc (Lead: ABN AMRO), Crown Castle Towers 2005-1 (Lead: Morgan Stanley), Nissan Auto Receivables Owner Trust 2005-C (Co-Leads: Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley)

Deal of the Year - MBS

Northern Rock Whinstone

Co-Leads: Barclays, Lehman Brothers

Other Nominees Capella Funding (Lead: Wachovia), Ameriquest Mortgage (Lead: Credit Suisse), Jianyuan 2005-1 (Lead: Standard Chartered)

Deal of the Year – CMBS

Toys R Us

Co-Leads: Deutsche Bank, Bank of America

Other Nominees: JP Morgan LDP 5 (Lead: JP Morgan), Rockefeller Center Securitization (Co-Leads: Goldman Sachs, RBS Greenwich Capital), Wachovia 2005 C18 (Lead: Wachovia Securities)

Deal of the Year – CDO

Tourmaline CDO 1

Co-Leads: BlackRock Financial Management, Morgan Stanley

Other Nominees: Diogenes (Lead: Deutsche Bank), Bishopsgate (Lead: Calyon), Marathon (Lead: Merrill Lynch)

Deal of the Year – New Asset Class

Credit Suisse First Boston 2005-CND1 and 2005 CND2

Credit Suisse

Other Nominees: MVL Film Finance LLC (Lead: Merrill Lynch), Royalty Securitization Trust I (Co-Leads: Bear Stearns, UBS), ACG Trust (Co-Leads: Deutsche Bank, UBS)

CDO Manager of the Year

BlackRock Financial Management

Other Nominees: Cohen Brothers, Gramercy Capital, State Street Global Advisors

Financial Guarantor of the Year

XL Capital Assurance

Other Nominees: Ambac, Assured Guaranty, FGIC

Law Firm of the Year

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft

Other Nominees: Baker & McKenzie, Dechert, McKee Nelson

Investor of the Year

Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO)

Other Nominees: Lennar Partners Europe, Sanjeev Handa (TIAA-CREF)

About the Securitization News Industry Awards:

Institutional Investor News awards set the standard for excellence within the financial services industry. Opinions are solicited from the industry but the nominees and winners are selected exclusively by the editorial staff of Securitization News.

About the Publication:

Securitization News, one of Institutional Investor News’ 17 targeted financial publications, breaks news on the global securitization market including ABS, MBS, CMBS, CDOs and CLOs. With dedicated reporters in New York and London, readers are the first to learn about new deals in the pipeline as well as exclusive insights into what issuers and investors are thinking.

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