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  • Credit Suisse cuts in SSAs as primary dealer model debate reignites

    The axe hanging over Credit Suisse’s workforce fell on its sovereign, supranational and agency business this week, and is now hovering over its medium term note team.

    • 19 Nov 2015
  • Basel trading rules hit Deutsche hardest

    The Basel Committee’s study of its planned new trading rules suggest Deutsche Bank could be hit the hardest when they start to apply.

    • 19 Nov 2015
  • The rise of the machines: terminating primary dealers?

    EU-mandated transparency rules could open the door to a surge in algorithmic and high frequency trading in government bonds — lowering costs for banks, but potentially weakening the close relationship between governments and their primary dealers.

    • 17 Nov 2015
  • People Moves in Brief

    BNPP promotes Lewis on syndicate — StanChart's Tyrrell takes on Deutsche conduct job — Barclays macro boss steps up to IB COO

    • 19 Nov 2015


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Old Money

  • Old Money: US banks — masters of the universal banking model

    Recent weeks have seen an attack of existential angst among Europe’s major banks, on account of the challenges they face from America’s big universal banks.

    • 17 Nov 2015
  • Old Money: 'Tell Sid' — the sequel

    The recent announcement of the sale of £2bn of Lloyds Bank shares to individual investors on special terms has put UK privatisation and widening share ownership back on the agenda.

    • 19 Oct 2015
  • Old Money: Financial crises and Labour’s lurches to port

    The ascent of Jeremy Corbyn to lead the UK's Labour Party is ultimately an outcome of the financial crisis. As the party in power when the crisis struck, Labour’s economic competence was discredited with voters with election defeats in 2010 and 2015.

    • 23 Sep 2015
  • Old Money: The end of cheap money?

    Since March 2009 Britain’s benchmark official rate has been 0.5% — the lowest rate in the Bank of England’s 320 year history, its long term average being about 4.5%. But recently BoE's governor Mark Carney speculated that it will begin to rise from the end of the year to around 2%, possibly heralding the end of the era of cheap money.

    • 27 Aug 2015

The GlobalCapital View

  • Regulators' next big question: who knows what?

    Transparency has been among the top priorities of regulators and policy makers in the post-crisis era, but they don’t seem to understand exactly what information is important, or when it becomes so.

    • 24 Nov 2015
  • Russian ratings agency will matter if it survives scrutiny

    A list of 27 Russian banks and corporates have set up the Analytical Credit Rating Agency, and staffed it with some of the biggest names in the Russian capital markets. But while Russia needs a domestic ratings agency more than ever, its biggest challenge will be establishing credibility.

    • 24 Nov 2015
  • What the banks refuse to finance

    In the build-up to the Paris-based United Nations Climate Talks this weekend, banks are falling over themselves to demonstrate green credentials through their lending, their asset books and their borrowing. But just as important is what they choose not to finance, and why.

    • 24 Nov 2015
  • Dear Sebi, please leave India’s IPO market alone

    The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi), the country’s financial markets watchdog, is understood to be vexed about the lack of retail participation in two recent high-profile IPOs. But this is much ado about nothing, and it would be a mistake for the regulator to start meddling again to protect the interests of small investors.

    • 24 Nov 2015

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 23 Nov 2015
1 JPMorgan 321,632.02 1265 8.79%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 288,597.54 1018 7.89%
3 Citi 277,283.51 1054 7.58%
4 Barclays 268,690.20 902 7.34%
5 Deutsche Bank 221,761.09 912 6.06%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Nov 2015
1 HSBC 46,107.99 162 6.82%
2 BNP Paribas 43,118.10 220 6.37%
3 Deutsche Bank 35,629.14 141 5.27%
4 ING 30,639.38 139 4.53%
5 Citi 29,648.96 82 4.38%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Nov 2015
1 Goldman Sachs 23,301.02 87 9.50%
2 UBS 22,449.52 85 9.15%
3 JPMorgan 19,541.88 96 7.97%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,343.25 78 7.88%
5 Morgan Stanley 18,539.05 84 7.56%