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Photos from the Awards Dinner in Sydney

Issuers and dealmakers turned out this week to honour the winners of FinanceAsia's annual Achievement Awards for Australia and New Zealand. Following is a selection of photographs from the evening.

 FinanceAsia held its sixth annual awards dinner in Sydney on Tuesday evening to honour the winners of the 2008 Annual Achievement Awards for Australia and New Zealand. The event was held at the magazine's signature venue, the harbourkitchen&bar restaurant at the Park Hyatt Hotel.

More than 130 issuers, bankers and service providers attended the dinner, including executives from Primary Health Care, Westfield, Macquarie Leasing and NCIG. Award winners gave a short speech when receiving their plaques and the consensus was that 2008 was clearly a traumatic year for the markets. Everyone is hopeful that 2009 will be less so.

The Credit Suisse table picked up a case of wine for winning the trivia quiz, and several lucky attendees walked away with door prizes including Peter Christie from CBA and Jamie Garis from Caliburn Partnership.

 


Team Citi gathers by the shores of Sydney harbour


Campbell Wratt of Dexia (right) mingles during pre-dinner drinks


Paul Masi of Merrill and Jeff Emmanuel of UBS


Macquarie executives enjoy a cocktail


Jeff Emmanuel and David Wilson of UBS


Natalie Vanstone of J.P. Morgan and Rob Whitfield of Westpac


Ian Taylor, Kevin Roche and Anthony Miller of Goldman Sachs JBWere


Angelique Tan and John Landry (centre) accept the Best Foreign Commercial Bank award for Citi


Adrian Bentley (centre) accepts the Best Securitisation House award for Macquarie


Best Issuer of the Year, Primary Healthcare. Andrew Duff accepts the award.


Steve Hawkins of UBS (centre) accepts the award for Best Brokerage House


Robert Milliner of Mallesons (centre) accepts the Best Financial Law Firm award


Paul Masi of Merrill (centre) accepts the award for Best Secondary Offering


Lloyd Thomas of Macquarie Leasing (2nd from left) and bankers accept for the Best Securitisation Deal


Jason Wrobel, Sarah Hofman and Anthony Miller accept the award for Best New Zealand Deal


Racking up the awards -- Macquarie, J.P. Morgan and RBS celebrate


Lloyd Thomas and Adrian Bentley share a laugh during pre-dinner drinks


Christina Tonkin of ANZ (centre) accepts the Best Local Commercial Bank award


Ron Malek of Caliburn Partnership (centre) accepts the Best M&A House award

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