Call for submissions: SCI Middle Market CLO Awards 2022

Nominations period is now open

The submissions period has opened for the 2022 SCI MM CLO Awards – covering US Middle Market CLOs issued in the 12 months to 30 September 2022. The aim of the awards is to recognise excellence in the sector.

Nominations should be received by 20 September. Winners will be announced at the SCI Middle Market CLO Seminar on 15 November in New York.

The awards categories are: 

  1. Deal of the Year
  2. Innovation of the Year
  3. Issuer of the Year
  4. Manager of the year
  5. Investor of the Year
  6. Arranger of the Year
  7. Law Firm of the Year
  8. Service Provider of the Year

To aid in the judging process, brief written pitches along with supporting data are invited from those wishing to be considered for a given category. All written pitches should be submitted by 20 September and will be treated as strictly confidential.

Pitches should be limited to five pages and summarise achievements during the awards year, as well as any strengths or successes that support your submission:

  • How has your institution progressed over the course of the year?
  • What strategic goals have been met and how have they been achieved?
  • In which ways has your institution adapted to the trends that have driven market activity during the year?
  • What has been noteworthy about your engagement with the market, whether in terms of specific deals, geographical and/or sectoral diversification or innovation?

Pitch documents should be emailed to Please indicate which awards you are pitching for, giving appropriate contact details.

Judging process
Final selections will be made by the SCI editorial team, with input from an experienced advisory board comprised of active industry participants, each of whom will be recused from judging an award that they could be nominated for. The winners will be announced in a special awards edition of SCI and at SCI Middle Market CLO Seminar on 15 November in New York.

For enquiries about the awards process, please contact SCI Director Mark Pelham at

For enquiries about advertising or sponsorship opportunities, please contact SCI Business Development Manager David Zaher at

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