Press release

MünchenerHyp honoured twice: best covered bond issuer, and most innovative issuer award for its sustainable Mortgage Pfandbrief issue


Münchener Hypothekenbank eG has been honoured for setting new standards in the covered bond market in 2014. This was reflected by the results of an international survey conducted by the Capital Market Data Network (CMDportal) among more than 18,000 institutional investors, issuers and bond dealers who elected MünchenerHyp as the Best Covered Bond Issuer and Most Innovative Green Bond Issuer.
The Bank received the 2015 CMDportal Awards.

MünchenerHyp was honoured as the Best Covered Bond Issuer for its strong presence and continuous issuing activities in the Pfandbrief market. The Bank also received an award for issuing the world’s first sustainable Mortgage Pfandbrief (ESG Pfandbrief). The cover pool for this Pfandbrief consists solely of collateral based on sustainable ecological, social and governance criteria, which was confirmed in a second party opinion provided by oekom research, a sustainability rating agency. The sustainable Mortgage Pfandbrief met with very high investor interest. This was particularly true among a new group of investors for the Bank who are focused on sustainable capital investments.

“We are pleased to have received these awards. They are evidence of the high regard market participants have of our issuance policy and our innovative approach. They will spur us on to continue advancing, and especially to launch further sustainable Pfandbrief issues”, said Dr. Louis Hagen, Spokesman for the Münchener Hypothekenbank’s Board of Management.