In the Bleak Midsummer...

We all know about the healing power of laughter, but it's worth also remembering what music can do. With that in mind, EuroWeek offers the market this variant of a favourite Christmas carol, updated for our times.

  • 19 Jul 2011
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In the bleak midsummer, markets gave a groan,
Sovereign yields were soaring, shares sank like a stone,
Debt had risen, debt on debt, deh-eh-et on debt,
In the bleak midsummer, very very wet.

Greek debt, banks do not want it, nor the ECB;
Real money shall flee away, Moody's, S&P.
In the bleak midsummer, adding to the mess,
What better way to make things worse — a test of banking stress.

Banks and central bankers may have gathered there;
Merkel and Tremonti poisoning the air;
But the hedge funds only, in their shorting bliss,
Worshipped widening spreads and the debt crisis.

What can I give Greece, poor as I am?
If I were a banker, I would give a damn,
If I were a Wise Man, I would kick the can,
Yet what I can I give it: give my bonds back as part of a distressed debt tender and thank my lucky stars I've got out of that mess.


(With apologies to Christina Rosetti)

  • 19 Jul 2011

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 253,106.92 930 8.89%
2 JPMorgan 230,914.50 1036 8.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 221,389.46 762 7.78%
4 Goldman Sachs 171,499.26 554 6.03%
5 Barclays 169,046.60 646 5.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 25,385.87 103 7.10%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 7.03%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 22,023.57 59 6.16%
4 BNP Paribas 18,766.65 109 5.25%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,157.63 105 5.08%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 12,578.87 55 8.17%
2 Citi 11,338.07 71 7.36%
3 UBS 10,682.06 44 6.93%
4 Goldman Sachs 10,419.53 53 6.76%
5 Morgan Stanley 10,194.88 57 6.62%