• Banking in fifty shades of grey

    I remember the days when deal pitch books were hard work but simple. We spent our time slaving away on the preparation, focusing purely on the substance of our message. But technology has ruined bankers now, making them far too reliant on the appearance of their perfectly crafted presentation slides.

    • 27 Apr 2017
  • When work takes your breath away

    I can’t deny that investment banking is a young man’s game. The long hours, late nights and hard partying will knock out anyone not in the prime of their lives. But even the young bucks can struggle when tackling some banking challenges.

    • 20 Apr 2017
  • Sevens revelry is just the job

    The annual Hong Kong Sevens rugby tournament is infamous for being the city's premier weekend of debauchery. Drinks flow and tongues wag, but the matches and related events also offer great opportunities to see and be seen.

    • 12 Apr 2017
  • Point the way to a perfect pitch

    As we bankers know, issuers in Asia can be a strange lot. But my friends' recent run-in with one particular family-owned business in southeast Asia had me in stitches.

    • 06 Apr 2017
  • Some udder nonsense

    Tightening bank budgets may mean cutting back on business trips, but sometimes making those trips is the only way to get the full picture.

    • 30 Mar 2017
  • The importance of a few zeros

    Trading a currency on screen, day in and day out, is not the same as understanding it in real life, as one forex banker just found out to his cost in Tokyo.

    • 23 Mar 2017
  • How to play it cool when the heat's on

    Hong Kong’s expat bankers have perfected the art of a post-party client meeting. And they are now showing the rest of the world how, as a young friend of mine just proved on a business trip to Sydney.

    • 16 Mar 2017
  • Playing hooky has its pitfalls

    I am a man of simple pleasures these days, happy to sit in my local with a pint of ale watching football — or if I’m catching up with some chums, a glass of whisky.

    • 09 Mar 2017
  • A very costly language barrier

    Crime doesn’t pay — this mantra ought to be drilled into the minds of bankers by now. But as I found to my amusement this week, loose morals in finance are far from a thing of the past.

    • 02 Mar 2017
  • Company often loves misery

    The world of banking can be rather funny, as my friend recently found out when faced with an unusual situation. After months of fruitless efforts, he finally had a big loan on his hands but had no way to show it off without coming off as insensitive.

    • 23 Feb 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
  • 19 Apr 2017
1 China International Capital Corp Ltd 5,979.41 23 8.62%
2 CITIC Securities 5,733.11 24 8.26%
3 Goldman Sachs 4,331.34 14 6.24%
4 China Securities Co Ltd 3,641.05 21 5.25%
5 UBS 3,599.31 16 5.19%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Apr 2017
1 HSBC 13,882.10 82 9.23%
2 Citi 10,522.80 65 6.99%
3 JPMorgan 9,780.84 52 6.50%
4 Morgan Stanley 7,857.74 38 5.22%
5 Standard Chartered Bank 7,535.94 47 5.01%

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.