WestLB rebuilds Asian leveraged finance team

WestLB has hired a leveraged finance specialist to run corporate and acquisition finance in Hong Kong in a move that hints at a growing confidence in Asia's debt markets.

  • 23 Sep 2009

Giles Abbott will join the German bank as an executive director in early October and will head the Hong Kong team. He will report to John Liles, managing director and head of corporate and acquisition finance, who is based in Sydney.

The hire comes just a year after ...

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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4 Citi 50,454.16 186 5.18%
5 Deutsche Bank 49,616.52 167 5.10%

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2 Citi 2,251.69 5 22.79%
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4 First Abu Dhabi Bank 475.73 3 4.82%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 350.00 2 3.54%

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1 Goldman Sachs 5,003.18 13 8.74%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,881.33 25 8.53%
3 JPMorgan 4,826.81 11 8.44%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 4,337.47 13 7.58%
5 BNP Paribas 3,160.34 16 5.52%

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4 JPMorgan 5,343.18 17 3.92%
5 Citi 5,119.67 16 3.76%

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Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 HSBC 35.45 69 6.71%
2 BNP Paribas 31.67 78 5.99%
3 ING 31.21 74 5.90%
4 Citi 22.60 36 4.27%
5 Deutsche Bank 21.89 32 4.14%