Asian banks have caught the capital bug and are issuing Basel III debt in both G3 and local currencies. But the region’s fragmented regulatory regime and the unprecedented funding needs of Chinese banks present a challenge for issuers and investors.

China & Hong Kong

China & Hong Kong

  • Cinda sets benchmark with first Chinese AT1 from AMC

    One of the biggest Chinese bad debt managers China Cinda Asset Management sealed a $3.2bn deal last Friday, marking the country’s first AT1 from a non-bank entity. In addition, it is also the largest dollar deal from a Chinese issuer so far this year.

    • 26 Sep 2016

South & Southeast Asia

  • Julius Baer S$325m AT1 shrugs off downgrade concerns

    Swiss private bank Julius Baer returned to the Singapore dollar market for an additional tier one, clinching a S$325m ($235m) deal at a lower coupon than its debut one year ago. The positive outcome came despite the noise around European banks and concerns over Moody’s downgrade of the issuer’s existing subordinated notes.

    • 14 Oct 2016

Australia, Japan & Korea

  • South Korea’s FSC relaxes regulations on LLRs

    The South Korean government is set to ease rules on loan loss reserves (LLR) in a boost to banks’ regulatory capital ratios. But the changes, announced on October 7 by the Financial Services Commission, could leave lenders less prepared for IFRS 9. Fitch Ratings has warned.

    • 13 Oct 2016


  • Indian AT1s: not at any price

    The prospect of the first international bank capital trade from India is closer with State Bank of India on the road this week for a dollar-denominated additional tier one. While it has picked a good window, it needs to get the pricing right or risk derailing the rest of the market.

    • 13 Sep 2016

Panda Bonds Top Arrangers

Rank Arranger Total Volume Rmb (m) No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 Bank of China (BOC) 7,500 5 22.26
2 Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) 4,000 2 11.87
2 Everbright Securities 4,000 1 11.87
4 Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) 3,500 2 10.39
5 HSBC 3,000 2 8.90

Bookrunners of Asia-Pac (ex-Japan) ECM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 19 Oct 2016
1 CITIC Securities 14,399.87 54 6.41%
2 Morgan Stanley 11,680.45 48 5.20%
3 GF Securities Co Ltd 11,254.82 44 5.01%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,929.93 36 3.97%
5 China Securities Co Ltd 8,568.28 45 3.81%

Bookrunners of Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) G3 DCM

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 11 Oct 2016
1 HSBC 24,211.67 144 4.82%
2 Citi 23,007.32 123 4.58%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 20,229.47 98 4.03%
4 JPMorgan 18,255.12 103 3.63%
5 Goldman Sachs 11,241.68 45 2.24%