UBS’s corporate finance focus sets it up for strong 2018

The Swiss bank has overtaken its European rivals in corporate finance, after a tough start to the year, and it expects a strong year for M&A in 2018, writes David Rothnie.

  • By David Rothnie
  • 02 Nov 2017

The record low level of volatility that hit banks’ fixed income businesses in the third quarter has turned earnings season for some European banks into a Groundhog Day-style struggle to justify the value of their investment banking franchises.

Despite having completed a restructuring, Barclays is still attracting scepticism for its decision to ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 397,802.90 1500 9.03%
2 JPMorgan 363,302.17 1650 8.25%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 348,228.35 1238 7.91%
4 Goldman Sachs 258,286.96 872 5.87%
5 Barclays 255,555.03 1005 5.80%

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1 HSBC 41,871.90 183 6.88%
2 Deutsche Bank 36,549.85 129 6.00%
3 BNP Paribas 30,861.76 187 5.07%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 30,788.61 98 5.06%
5 Barclays 30,558.69 87 5.02%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 21,646.51 97 8.83%
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3 Citi 16,974.50 104 6.93%
4 UBS 16,761.62 67 6.84%
5 Goldman Sachs 16,323.87 89 6.66%