The crisis that banks made

Unlike many previous crises — Latin America, Asia, Russia — the woes of 2007 were caused by the financial markets’ own practices, with little help from outsiders. Outside the US, the pain has so far remained in the financial sector. Toby Fildes and Jon Hay analyse how so much went wrong in a remarkable year, what went right, and the risks facing the markets in 2008.

  • 12 Jan 2008

"May you live in interesting times." 2007 was the year when many in the financial markets were struck by this curse, supposedly of ancient Chinese origin.

Hundreds of billions of dollars of US mortgages at risk of default. House prices falling, with worse possibly to come. The Shanghai stockmarket ...

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 352,540.12 1323 9.09%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 315,574.44 1093 8.13%
3 JPMorgan 314,826.88 1433 8.11%
4 Goldman Sachs 234,193.07 776 6.04%
5 Barclays 226,473.92 879 5.84%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 34,312.86 161 6.59%
2 Deutsche Bank 34,194.98 116 6.57%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 31,113.25 94 5.98%
4 BNP Paribas 27,479.75 167 5.28%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 23,982.83 136 4.61%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 19,536.02 78 8.91%
2 Morgan Stanley 16,323.54 83 7.44%
3 Citi 15,667.80 92 7.14%
4 UBS 15,208.47 58 6.94%
5 Goldman Sachs 13,487.36 72 6.15%