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  • Time for a dog gone weekend

    Weekends are when we all get a chance to let loose. Dinner parties, bleary-eyed catch-ups, long Sunday lunches with fellow old hands. But the younger generation appear to be taking a rather more sedate approach to their time off work.

    • 27 Jul 2017
  • Halcyon days: diary of an angry liver

    The week started as they all do, with promises to exercise, to live healthily, to consume at least one vegetable that isn’t deep-fried. But although I awoke Monday with the will of Apollo, I soon found myself overwhelmed by Bacchus.

    • 20 Jul 2017
  • When work becomes play

    As the mythical summer lull approaches the Asian market, bankers are naturally planning their getaways. But for a lucky few, workdays can often look like holidays in all but name.

    • 13 Jul 2017
  • A game of hide and seek in the office

    There is no better time than the summer to take a trip down memory lane and revisit old haunts in London, especially as it provides the perfect backdrop for catching up with friends over a few drinks.

    • 06 Jul 2017
  • Keep friends close, bankers closer

    The Asia expat world is small, and in Hong Kong it is even smaller. Small enough that you often bump into someone you know at the supermarket. So it is not surprising that often people just want to enjoy some anonymity.

    • 29 Jun 2017
  • 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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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 24 Jul 2017
1 Citi 253,106.92 930 8.89%
2 JPMorgan 230,914.50 1036 8.11%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 221,389.46 762 7.78%
4 Goldman Sachs 171,499.26 554 6.03%
5 Barclays 169,046.60 646 5.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 HSBC 27,039.93 106 7.36%
2 Deutsche Bank 25,125.19 81 6.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 23,128.33 61 6.29%
4 BNP Paribas 19,315.94 110 5.26%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 18,706.93 106 5.09%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Jul 2017
1 JPMorgan 13,488.13 59 8.47%
2 Citi 11,496.21 73 7.22%
3 UBS 11,302.86 45 7.09%
4 Morgan Stanley 10,864.95 59 6.82%
5 Goldman Sachs 10,434.21 54 6.55%