Asia

  • Guotai Junan IPO: a turning point for cornerstones

    Guotai Junan Securities Co’s IPO in Hong Kong is sending all the right messages, but the most important one may be its smaller reliance on cornerstone investors. It has placed just under 30% of the HK$16.5bn ($2.1bn) float to six funds — a move that may well mark a turning point for oversized cornerstone allocations in the city.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • Maturing Asian DCM can go it alone

    The performance of the Asia bond market over the past couple of weeks, despite the macro moves elsewhere, has shown that it can drive forward independently of events in the west. With European and US political volatility waiting in the wings, Asian DCM’s self-sufficiency bodes well.

    • 21 Mar 2017
  • How do you solve a problem like Korea?

    The cloud hanging over South Korea’s financial markets has been lifted after the country’s president Park Geun-Hye was ordered to resign her office last week, impeached following a six month influence peddling scandal involving her close friend Choi Soon-Sil.

    • 14 Mar 2017
  • RBI longer-dated debt gambit pays off

    When the Reserve Bank of India brought in guidelines that forced borrowers to hedge shorter-dated debt in a bid to encourage longer-term financing, it was met with an outcry about the feasibility of such a plan. But now that Power Finance Corp is out for a 10 year borrowing and set to receive a strong reception, it appears the central bank’s tough stance is paying off.

    • 14 Mar 2017
  • Reit defections don’t spell doom for Singapore

    Singapore’s status as the go-to hub for Asia’s real estate investment trusts appears to be under some threat, with two Asian issuers taking their business to Hong Kong and Indonesia in recent weeks. But concerns that Singapore could lose its Reit crown are overblown — the asset class is set to remain well under its dominion.

    • 07 Mar 2017
  • True reform yet to come to China ECM

    The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) touted its reform credentials last weekend, saying that IPO approvals will continue as stability returns to the market. But the regulator should not overplay the effect of short-term fixes. China’s equity market is still waiting for the true test of market-based reform.

    • 28 Feb 2017
  • The RMB needs a little less conversation

    Swift’s decision not to publish its monthly RMB tracker with any additional commentary about the long term prospects of the renminbi is refreshing. Other renminbi loyalists should follow suit, and stop trying to gloss over disappointing data.

    • 27 Feb 2017

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Europe

  • Beware the disenchanted high yield investor

    The pace at which coupons are shrinking and covenants are being ditched in corporate high yield issues has begun to touch a nerve among the market’s veteran fund managers.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • UK’s immigration pledge is good news for the City

    The UK’s Brexit secretary’s admission on Monday night that the government will not cap immigration after the country leaves the European Union — and that immigration could rise or fall after Brexit — may well be the first bit of good news on London’s future as Europe’s main financial centre since the referendum last June.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • Dodd-Frank repeal less likely after healthcare failure

    The spectacular failure by Republicans to pass healthcare reform plans through the House of Representatives makes meaningful financial reform less likely.

    • 28 Mar 2017
  • Telling a bonus from a ‘retention award’

    Deutsche Bank’s latest wheeze to pay its best and brightest might look like a crafty sleight of hand typical of weaselly bankers. But having announced a pared-back bonus pool just a few weeks ago, it transpires the firm has ear-marked extra dosh to make up for it. Under the hair shirt was a silk vest all along, one might think. However, Deutsche has no choice but to pay the market rate for staff if it is to deliver any return to shareholders.

    • 21 Mar 2017

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 18.01
2 Everbright Securities 16.95
3 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 10.59
4 HSBC 6.99
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 6.36

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,356.79 16 9.48%
2 CITIC Securities 5,232.10 17 9.26%
3 Goldman Sachs 3,945.14 11 6.98%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 3,295.01 18 5.83%
5 UBS 3,247.40 12 5.75%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 HSBC 11,319.02 65 9.80%
2 JPMorgan 8,429.84 42 7.30%
3 Citi 8,325.36 44 7.21%
4 Morgan Stanley 6,988.10 30 6.05%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 5,180.49 30 4.48%

Asian polls & awards

  • 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.

  • Photos from Asiamoney's New Year Awards Dinner 2017

    Asiamoney held its New Year Awards Dinner at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong on February 22, 2017, where issuers, bankers, brokers and analysts gathered to celebrate the achievements of those who were top-ranked in Asiamoney polls in 2016 or who had won deal or bank awards.

  • Photos of the GlobalCapital Asia New Year Drinks and Awards Reception

    GlobalCapital Asia held a New Year drinks and awards reception at Le Bistro Winebeast in Hong Kong on February 15, 2017. Below is a selection of the best photos from the night. Our thanks to all who attended.