Old Money

by Prof Richard Roberts 
  • Old Money: Deutsche Bank — a chip off the old blocks?

    Deutsche Bank and falling foul of the rules is nothing new. It built its investment banking operation acquiring businesses battling reputational and legal risk.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • Old Money: Goodbye Great Britain

    The last round of IMF lending to developed market countries (before the European sovereign crisis) was 40 years ago this autumn — when Britain was locked out of the capital markets and had to go ‘cap in hand’ to the Fund.

    • 12 Sep 2016
  • Old Money: The Full Monte

    The world’s oldest bank has trodden a 500-year line between the sacred and the profane.

    • 10 Aug 2016
  • Old Money: what makes a financial centre?

    Financial centres come and go, but they're mostly very resilient. London's been near the top of its game since the Napoleonic Wars. Will it take Brexit in its stride?

    • 13 Jul 2016
  • Old Money: ‘Nobody told us we could do that’

    Predictions from both sides in Britain’s EU referendum suggest economic disaster if the country votes the ‘wrong’ way. But history shows the dangers of doom-mongering.

    • 16 Jun 2016
  • Old Money: Happy birthday Argentina

    Argentina made its debut in the international capital markets 192 years ago. It has managed eight defaults since then, so are things any different now?

    • 18 May 2016
  • Old Money: Rogues’ gallery

    ‘Rogue traders’ have struck again — Tijane Thiam, Credit Suisse’s chief executive, doesn’t seem sure quite how his traders ran up such large positions, but they’re being blamed for $750m of losses and writedowns since October 2015. The Swiss bank’s distressed debt desk joins a long line of unauthorised big losers stretching back four decades.

    • 20 Apr 2016
  • Old Money: Less than zero

    “The rate of interest is never negative,” declared John Maynard Keynes in his masterwork, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money (1935). Keynes was expressing the universally held view that the nominal interest rate had a “zero lower bound” (ZLB) — a holder of a £5 note would simply hold it as cash earning no interest rather than placing it on deposit at, say, minus 1%, making it worth £4.95 in a year’s time.

    • 17 Mar 2016
  • Old Money: 'A good sweating' — turning up the heat in oil

    "Big Oil peers into the abyss," declared The Economist in the summer of 1986, hailing the world’s third oil shock. Its famous forerunners of 1973 and 1979 featured huge OPEC price hikes. The 1986 shock, by contrast, starred a 70% price fall — from $32 a barrel to below $10.

    • 18 Feb 2016
  • Old Money: UK banks finally losing concentration?

    Britain's banking market is a frenzy of new arrivals and challengers to the old order. The Bank of England even set up a New Banks Unit this week to welcome them all. But for most of history, the trend has run in the opposite direction.

    • 20 Jan 2016

Old Money archive

Comment & Columns     
GlobalCapital View
Food for Thoughts
Old Money
P&M Notebook
The FIG Idea
GC Blog
MTN Leak Table
Loan Ranger

Latest Comment

more Comment

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 317,793.98 1355 8.72%
2 Citi 301,114.13 1092 8.26%
3 Barclays 259,580.63 846 7.12%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 258,842.43 934 7.10%
5 HSBC 224,273.23 905 6.15%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 29,669.98 55 6.95%
2 UniCredit 28,692.62 136 6.73%
3 BNP Paribas 28,431.90 139 6.66%
4 HSBC 22,935.49 112 5.38%
5 ING 18,645.88 118 4.37%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 14,593.71 79 10.38%
2 Goldman Sachs 11,713.19 63 8.33%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,435.23 48 6.71%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,019.27 40 6.41%
5 UBS 8,763.73 42 6.23%