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INFINZ Awards


The annual INFINZ Awards recognise innovation and excellence in New Zealand's financial sector eco-system.

Submissions open December 2021.

The INFINZ Awards Black-tie Gala Dinner will be held Thursday 26 May 2022, at Shed 10, Queens Wharf, Auckland City.


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The 2021 INFINZ Category Award winners were:

CRAIGS INVESTMENT PARTNERS - Market Leaders Best Investor Relations Award

  • Meridian Energy

GUARDIAN TRUST - NZ Debt Market Issue of the Year

  • Auckland Council $500m secured unsubordinated 30 Year fixed rate Green Bonds
Issuer: Auckland Council
Joint Lead Manager and Green Bond Co-ordinator: ANZ
Joint Lead Managers: BNZ and Westpac

CHAPMAN TRIPP - Fund Manager of the Year - Equities

  • Fisher Funds

FITCH RATINGS - Fund Manager of the Year - Bonds

  • Fisher Funds

MINTERELLISONRUDDWATTS - M&A Transaction of the Year

  • Sale of Ultrafast Fibre Limited for $854m
Vendors: WEL Networks and Waipa Networks
Lead Financial Adviser: Cameron Partners

BLOOMBERG - Excellence in Treasury

  • SkyCity

HUNTER CAMPBELL - Diversity & Inclusion Award

  • Westpac NZ: He Huarahi tū Ngātahi - Pathway to Inclusion

PWC - NZ Equity Market Transaction of the Year

  • Auckland International Airport: $1.2bn capital raise consisting of a $1bn fully underwritten placement and a $200m non-underwritten share purchase plan (SPP)
Issuer: Auckland International Airport
Joint Lead Managers and Underwriters: Citigroup Global Markets, Credit Suisse (Australia), Jarden

LINK MARKET SERVICES - Sharebroking Firm of the Year

  • Forsyth Barr

NZX - Emerging Leaders Best Investor Relations

  • Pacific Edge

CFA SOCIETY - Research Analyst of the Year

  • Stephen Ridgewell, Craigs Investment Partners

TAX MANAGEMENT NZ - Excellence in Institutional Banking

  • ANZ View Bills Service

UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND - Emerging Leader

  • James Palmer, Chief Executive of Christian Savings and Community Finance

PUBLIC TRUST - Debt Deal of the Year

  • Facilities provided to Electric Kiwi Limited and The Energy Collective
Borrower: Electric Kiwi Limited, ReAmped Energy Pty
Sole Financier: BNZ

CALDWELL PARTNERS - Leadership Award

  • Darrin Grafton, Chief Executive Officer, Serko

CFA SOCIETY - Emerging Research Analyst winner

  • Jeremy Kincaid, UBS NZ

The 2021 INFINZ Fellowships were awarded to:

  • Louise Tong
  • Gavin Walker
  • Fran O'Sullivan

INFINZ Distinguished Fellow:

  • Catherine Savage





The 2021 categories were:

Submissions for the categories below have now closed:
The following awards are determined by voting amongst expert groups:

The following awards are determined by expert panels:
Winners were announced at the Gala Dinner on 18 May 2021.

Any questions about the awards themselves should be addressed to the INFINZ Executive Director, Jim McElwain on 021 632 047 or exec@infinz.com


INFINZ Fellowships

INFINZ Fellowships are also awarded at the INFINZ Awards Dinner. They recognise those INFINZ members who have made a significant and valuable contribution to the industry. Nominations for either Fellowships or Distinguished Fellowships to be awarded are invited from Certified Members of INFINZ.

To find out how you could become a corporate sponsor or supporter of INFINZ and thereby secure your seats at the dinner, please contact Bernice Archer by phone 027 324 2155, or email marketing@infinz.com

To find out how you could join INFINZ, please click here or contact Iona Gibbs by email admin@infinz.com

Previous Award winners can be found here


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