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  • SSA market hopes ECB to answer QE quiz

    With asset prices inflated to levels that would have seemed impossible a few years ago, capital market participants are looking forward to the European Central Bank’s (ECB’s) eventual exit from its quantitative easing (QE) programme with a mix of hope and dread, writes Lewis McLellan.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • Italian supermarket Esselunga sweeps all before it — including BTPs

    Is this bond expensive or are BTPs cheap? That was the question investors considering Wednesday’s debut corporate bond issue from Italian supermarket chain Esselunga had to answer. But there was more to come as an Italian high yield borrower also raised funds at sub-2% writes Nigel Owen.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • Can’t touch this: bankers weigh Qatar bond

    Qatar is looking to issue a jumbo bond before the end of this year, but bond syndicates and DCM desks are agonising over whether it would be good business for them to work with the state, since it has been cut off by its neighbours.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • Euro ABS issuers to race to market ahead of QE tapering

    The European ABS market has never been hotter, at least in the post-crisis era, and issuers are being advised to stuff the pipeline with deals to take advantage of record tight spreads and beat expected tapering of QE by the European Central Bank in 2018. Sam Kerr reports.

    • 19 Oct 2017

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  • EU rescues securitization market from self-inflicted screw-up

    The European Union has fixed a regulation which would have accidentally banned securitization of many legacy assets, after an outraged response from the industry when the planned rule was published in the summer.

    • 18 Oct 2017
  • New tech seeks to fix secondary bond markets

    BNY Mellon and HSBC are building a network to match trades in the corporate bond market using custodian information.

    • 19 Oct 2017
  • Fears rise for FICC after Wall Street disappoints

    Expectations for third quarter earnings at Europe’s investment banks have taken a knock, following a disappointing round of US bank earnings that saw trading performance remain muted. European banks may also be losing market share in trading, and any poor performance will be compounded by the strong euro.

    • 19 Oct 2017

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 357,043.08 1340 9.06%
2 JPMorgan 319,078.96 1445 8.09%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 316,666.04 1099 8.03%
4 Goldman Sachs 236,643.87 789 6.00%
5 Barclays 230,494.28 891 5.85%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 34,591.50 163 6.58%
2 Deutsche Bank 34,293.84 117 6.53%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,293.04 95 5.96%
4 BNP Paribas 27,578.61 168 5.25%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,982.83 136 4.56%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,745.92 80 8.86%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,323.54 83 7.32%
3 Citi 15,946.50 94 7.15%
4 UBS 15,487.17 60 6.95%
5 Goldman Sachs 14,053.61 76 6.30%