• Kepler Cheuvreux gains another convert in ECM mission

    Kepler Cheuvreux has welcomed Swedbank into its European ECM fold as it continues to face off against global investment banks. It has created a model that is tough for others to replicate, writes David Rothnie.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • Citi ups the ante in Europe

    A banner mandate for Santander underscores how far Citi has come in European investment banking, writes David Rothnie

    • 15 Jun 2017
  • UK competition hots up but Brexit, election hits deals

    The rise of Barclays and HSBC in UK investment banking, against a backdrop of falling fees and political uncertainty, puts further pressure on an already crowded market and the squeeze will only get worse, argues David Rothnie.

    • 08 Jun 2017
  • Nomura finds its natural niche after closing EMEA ECM

    The Japanese bank’s tough decisions in EMEA have paid off with a return to profitability as its global finance business begins to shine, writes David Rothnie.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • Throsby out to conjure up the spirit of Barcap

    Tim Throsby’s revamp is designed to switch Barclays back to a risk-on mindset and reignite growth in its European corporate finance business, writes David Rothnie

    • 25 May 2017
  • UBS wins cost battle but fights FIG turf war

    The Swiss bank has proved to be world class in generating returns and cutting costs. Now it faces a direct assault from rivals on its core business, writes David Rothnie.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Goldman’s shake-up brings forward the next generation

    The raft of promotions in the upper echelons of the Goldman Sachs investment banking department has been called "the most dramatic overhaul in a decade". In a way this is true – Goldman has lost some of its most senior bankers over the last 12 months and last week's reshuffle was an emphatic move to promote the next generation of bankers, writes David Rothnie.

    • 11 May 2017
  • Macron raises stakes in battle for French mandates

    France’s investment bankers will be keen to prove their top level political connections following Emmanuel Macron's election as president, writes David Rothnie.

    • 04 May 2017
  • BAML tops the table after corporate finance revamp

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch is flying high in European M&A and continuing to expand its leveraged finance franchise, writes David Rothnie.

    • 27 Apr 2017
  • Goldman’s rivals ram home advantage as US regulators lurk

    JP Morgan, Citi and BAML have gained most from industry tailwinds during the first quarter, while Goldman Sachs lagged behind. But the spectre of regulatory reform threatens the universal model just as it is gathering real momentum, writes David Rothnie.

    • 19 Apr 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 38.46
2 China Merchants Bank Co 22.73
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 19.23
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 8.74
4 Bank of China (BOC) 8.74

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jun 2017
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 7,142.62 32 6.46%
2 CITIC Securities 7,084.43 35 6.40%
3 Goldman Sachs 5,862.83 22 5.30%
4 UBS 5,062.96 30 4.58%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 4,866.64 27 4.40%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Jun 2017
1 HSBC 19,498.75 114 9.27%
2 Citi 16,632.93 100 7.91%
3 JPMorgan 12,891.37 69 6.13%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 10,679.29 69 5.08%
5 Morgan Stanley 9,451.45 45 4.49%

Asian polls & awards

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 2

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the final five questions.

  • RMB internationalisation: 10 questions for the market, part 1

    Every year, our sister publication Asiamoney carries out an Offshore RMB Poll. As part of that process, the magazine asks the market for its thoughts on important renminbi topics. In this third year, we received around 2,300 valid responses, up 3% on a year ago. The ten questions included a new one on the inclusion of onshore RMB assets in global indices. Here we present the answers to the first five questions.

  • Made in China: The best banks and deals of 2016

    You know who won, now find out why. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results of our 2016 China Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement both on and offshore.

  • Asia’s standout deals

    GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Best Country Deals. Discover why these bond, equity and loan transactions delivered outstanding outcomes for issuers and investors.

  • Aussie award winners: The best banks and deals of 2016

    The names have been announced, now find out why they stood out from the crowd. GlobalCapital Asia and Asiamoney present the extended results for our 2016 Australia Deals and Investment Bank of the Year awards, recognising achievement in equities, bonds, loans and investment banking.