• Bosses and holidays just don't mix

    There is nothing better than lounging by the sea with a refreshing cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other — a perfect antidote to all the stress that comes from working in the banking industry.

    • 22 Jun 2017
  • IPO bankers love to horse around

    The last few weeks have been rough on my pals in the equity capital markets. Business has been booming, but equally competition has risen to a fever pitch.

    • 15 Jun 2017
  • When 'goodbye' cards become 'get well soon'

    We’ve all had our moments of celebrating a bit too hard and imbibing a tad too much. Normally, the worst that happens is a rough morning in the office the next day. But for a friend of mine, a few cheeky drinks proved disastrous.

    • 08 Jun 2017
  • How not to do fintech

    Fintech is all the rage these days, so it was no surprise when a chum of mine announced that he had joined a bank to help it embrace the digital age.

    • 01 Jun 2017
  • When it rains, it pours

    Much has been written about the weather in Hong Kong and its unpredictability. Anyone who has lived here for any length of time will know, it can lead to discomfiting situations, as one of my good friends found out this week.

    • 25 May 2017
  • No fighting the rumours

    Bankers are a gossipy bunch. Whether it is a stock tip or a juicy titbit about a rival banker, we love to wallow in all the information.

    • 18 May 2017
  • Banking and good karma

    It is not uncommon to see bank bosses show their nasty side if their subordinates suddenly decide to leave.

    • 11 May 2017
  • 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

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Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Share % by Volume
1 CITIC Securities 34.81
2 China Merchants Bank Co 20.57
3 Bank of China (BOC) 17.41
3 China CITIC Bank Corp 17.41
5 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 7.91

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
  • 27 Jun 2017
1 HSBC 19,938.69 118 9.07%
2 Citi 16,808.70 104 7.65%
3 JPMorgan 13,390.83 70 6.09%
4 Standard Chartered Bank 10,870.64 72 4.95%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,966.76 53 4.54%

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.