Muddy Waters’ Block shorts StanChart debt

Carson Block, founder of research firm Muddy Waters, is shorting Standard Chartered’s debt due to its exposure to loans linked to China and Indonesia, he told the audience at the SkyBridge Alternatives Conference in Las Vegas on May 10. But while analysts conceded that Standard Chartered’s strong presence in these geographies did expose the bank to higher-risk clients, they have played down Block’s comments.

  • 17 May 2013

Block reportedly said he would short the bank’s five year credit default swaps (CDS) based on his views that its $1bn loan to Bumi chairman Samin Tan and loans to Far East Energy have raised "red flags" on the quality of its lending.

"The issue that Muddy Waters has ...

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Bookrunners of International Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 43,164.35 194 10.13%
2 HSBC 40,229.97 226 9.44%
3 JPMorgan 36,402.14 159 8.54%
4 Deutsche Bank 21,224.19 81 4.98%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 20,072.21 135 4.71%

Bookrunners of LatAm Emerging Market DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 Citi 14,063.16 33 16.64%
2 HSBC 10,846.35 25 12.83%
3 JPMorgan 9,933.95 33 11.75%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 7,392.21 26 8.75%
5 Santander 5,883.67 23 6.96%

Bookrunners of CEEMEA International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 16,133.76 64 12.48%
2 Citi 15,638.40 57 12.09%
3 HSBC 10,280.54 49 7.95%
4 Deutsche Bank 7,770.04 19 6.01%
5 BNP Paribas 7,584.94 21 5.87%

EMEA M&A Revenue

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 02 May 2016
1 JPMorgan 195.08 50 10.55%
2 Goldman Sachs 162.26 37 8.77%
3 Morgan Stanley 141.22 46 7.64%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 114.20 33 6.18%
5 Citi 95.36 35 5.16%

Bookrunners of Central and Eastern Europe: Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 ING 2,154.97 17 9.70%
2 UniCredit 1,729.43 12 7.79%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,618.73 14 7.29%
4 Commerzbank Group 1,172.97 10 5.28%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 1,155.31 8 5.20%

Bookrunners of India DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Jul 2017
1 AXIS Bank 7,937.37 101 21.68%
2 Trust Investment Advisors 3,739.50 97 10.21%
3 ICICI Bank 2,762.47 77 7.54%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 2,702.28 30 7.38%
5 HDFC Bank 2,035.28 56 5.56%