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  • The Pained Trader: showing you where it hurts

    The unbearable circles of political conversation can sap morale and vitality — much like job searching in the City.

    • 11:30 AM
  • The Pained Trader: don't count your chickens

    He may not be free range, but at least there's no egg on his face.

    • 16 Mar 2017
  • The Pained Trader: Tweet yourself to something nice

    The Pained Trader has joined the Twittersphere. Sell the internet.

    • 09 Mar 2017
  • The Pained Trader: the Naked Broker has put his clothes on

    The Naked Broker is back, albeit in the fresh guise of The Pained Trader. Free of pesky compliance officers, indeed free of any restrictions of employment, he is once again ready to take to his keyboard to confess all. How has he spent the last three years? What does he plan to do next? Read on

    • 02 Mar 2017
  • Please log in

    Before we go any further, I need to take you through some security questions. Then we can proceed but remember we do record these exchanges for training purposes.

    • 05 Jun 2014
  • Nosebleed territory

    Today occasioned my one month anniversary at Chaucer Securities and it is only with immense difficulty and regret that I can tell you, Gentle Reader (as if you give a monkey’s), that these four weeks have passed more profitably and more enjoyably than I could have imagined or hoped.

    • 29 May 2014
  • Low Frequency Trading

    I was two years behind Michael Lewis on the Salomon Brothers training programme in the late 1980s. I’m light years behind him now and many millions of dollars poorer.

    • 22 May 2014
  • Gagging for it — the first chaucer lunch

    It had been billed as ‘lunch’ so I undertook some rigorous ante-jentacular exercise and skimped on breakfast in preparation.

    • 15 May 2014

    You, Gentle Reader, are fortunate. You are only subjected to The Naked Broker on a weekly basis but for fund managers, the unfortunate subjects of my importuning, the suffering is daily. I’m too often in their inbox.

    • 08 May 2014
  • Phoney war

    I'd been sitting in my new seat for half an hour or so, rearranging desk paraphernalia and familiarising myself with an environment which will become all too familiar very shortly, when I noticed a pair of arrows on the front edge of the tabletop.

    • 01 May 2014
  • Fingers crossed for the seduction-free vista of the future

    "Success", as Churchill wrote, "is moving from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm" and this maxim is uppermost in my mind as I enter the final week of gardening leave, scared witless by the enormous difficulty of the task that lies ahead.

    • 24 Apr 2014
  • I love expenses in the springtime

    A fortnight remaining until I make my debut at Chaucer Securities, and the clock is ticking. While anyone with a brain or ethics would be struck down with a terrible sense of inadequacy for the challenge that lies ahead and suffering from an intense bout of the heebie-jeebies, I have more pressing concerns: I need to take advantage of the greater resources and corporate infrastructure at my disposal and sort out a business jolly immediately.

    • 16 Apr 2014
  • Thinking outside the (post) box

    If Hamlet were a stockbroker, chances are he might have said, “There’s no such stock as cheap or rich but thinking makes it so”.

    • 03 Apr 2014
  • Accentuate the positive

    I'm going to walk onto that trading floor like the new manager of a football team strides into the dugout for his first match in charge, wearing the trademark sheepskin coat and a fedora. I'm going to exude an air of invincibility and omniscience. "Don't worry, lads, leave this to me. I'm in control now."

    • 28 Mar 2014
  • Slave to the rhythm

    It’s no good; I’m institutionalised. 25 years in the business (have I mentioned this wealth of experience before?) and as soon as I’m out of it, I’m like a fish out of water or an idiot bereft of a village. Until a few weeks back, my very idea of luxury was a little bit of a lie in and a leisurely breakfast, while reading a broadsheet newspaper cover-to-cover.

    • 20 Mar 2014

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 13 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 94,925.33 384 8.39%
2 Citi 87,531.58 331 7.74%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 84,341.49 288 7.46%
4 Barclays 75,288.19 241 6.66%
5 Goldman Sachs 68,504.71 208 6.06%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 14 Mar 2017
1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,650.87 23 11.13%
2 Deutsche Bank 8,169.49 17 8.53%
3 HSBC 6,243.46 23 6.52%
4 Citi 4,355.35 13 4.55%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 4,273.37 17 4.46%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 21 Mar 2017
1 JPMorgan 5,440.56 17 10.74%
2 Deutsche Bank 4,468.97 23 8.82%
3 UBS 3,742.72 17 7.39%
4 Citi 3,393.89 23 6.70%
5 Goldman Sachs 3,360.93 18 6.63%