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Latest Tuesday Views

  • This was never about ABS — the ECB is rudderless

    The European Central Bank put a lot of effort into telling everyone securitization’s direct link to the real economy was the reason it deserved to be the principal target of asset purchases. Now that illusion has been shattered by reports it is considering corporate bond purchases, the ECB should just get on with the broad-based cash injection it clearly intends.

    • 05:00 PM
  • AQR and stress tests: this time, it's a real step forward

    European banks have been in limbo this month, waiting for the verdict of their regulators to be handed down in the Comprehensive Assessment (the Asset Quality Review and stress tests). There are gaping holes in the assessment process, but even so, it is something quite new and potentially revolutionary.

    • 04:00 PM
  • Markets that thrive on bad news are damaging for society

    The biggest news stories of 2014: Ebola, the rise of Islamic State, Ukraine crisis, tumbling oil prices, terrible growth data in the Eurozone and the US, uprisings in Hong Kong and across the world, growing inequality, turmoil in the Middle East. And also the return of capital markets led by record highs in stock and bond markets. Spot the odd one out.

    • 01:00 PM
  • Kredi where it's due: Yapi was right to defy market tone

    Turkish bank Yapi Kredi printed a $500m five year bond last week on a day when its curve widened 25bp. Going ahead with the deal seemed self-defeating to many, but GlobalCapital believes Yapi Kredi behaved honourably, and investors should reward its honesty in future deals.

    • 09:30 AM
  • BoC's AT1: big but not that clever

    You’ve got to hand it to Bank of China. This week it priced the biggest Basel III bank capital deal ever, in what bankers are calling the worst market conditions since 2008. But while the deal was certainly one step forward for Bank of China, it looked like two steps back for the international capital markets.

    • 17 Oct 2014
  • Goldman’s sukuk tactics prove market is open for all

    A grim secondary performance by Goldman Sachs’s debut sukuk has turned the deal into a ready weapon for anyone holding that the Islamic market is not ready for such non-halal borrowers. But despite the performance, Goldman's sukuk will be remembered as the issue that shook the market purists' defences.

    • 16 Oct 2014
  • ECB must buy covered bonds aggressively, or not at all

    The European Central Bank will face a dilemma when it embarks on its third covered bond purchase programme, which will probably start on Wednesday. Either the central bank buys covered bonds aggressively, something that it has vowed not to do, or it will fail to meet its own target for expanding its balance sheet.

    • 14 Oct 2014
  • The big prize is a capital markets union

    European investment banks, if you ask them, are having a rough time. Giant fines for breaking extraterritorial rules, bewildering and overlapping regulation that never quite matches up with international standards, and capital standards that seem calibrated to banks that have already sold their mortgage books. But hang in there. Capital markets union is coming.

    • 14 Oct 2014
  • Stop Ebola now – before it stops us

    Don’t switch off. Ebola may not have hit your P&L yet, but it’s going to, soon, and hard, whatever your job is. And look at the charts. The logic is inexorable: the longer we take to overcome the disease, the worse the cost will be – for the global economy and in human life. This is not about a few percentage points of GDP. Modern civilisation itself is at risk.

    • 14 Oct 2014
  • Time for investors to make up their mind about Asia tech

    Alibaba’s record breaking $25bn IPO was supposed to be the trigger that dispelled investor fears about Asian technology companies and opened to door to future listings. But as the volatility in such stocks has shown, investor sentiment in the sector is subject to wild swings. And that is hurting the IPO pipeline.

    • 14 Oct 2014
  • Goldman's self-denying strategy debunks sukuk defences

    A grim secondary performance by Goldman Sachs’ debut sukuk has made it a soft target for anyone who holds that the Islamic market is not ready for such non-halal borrowers. But despite the performance, Goldman's sukuk will be remembered as the issuer which debunked the market purists' defences

    • 14 Oct 2014
  • NBAD can pull off global push but needs deep pockets

    Raising one’s game from regional bank to global is a risky strategy at the best of times, so for National Bank of Abu Dhabi to attempt the move when other firms are retrenching is is bound to draw some scepticism.

    • 09 Oct 2014
  • Don't draw CAC conclusions from Kazakhstan blowout

    Kazakhstan this week became the first country to fully adopt ICMA’s recommendations for a collection action clause in its sovereign bond issue. But the new issue was such a blowout that it cannot be used to draw conclusions about the costs of doing so — other borrowers may have to pay up to include the clause.

    • 09 Oct 2014
  • Don't scoff at talk of AT1s repricing HY

    Anyone playing down the chances of a repricing of Asian high yield bonds amid the upcoming flood of Chinese additional tier one capital (AT1) transactions will be in for a shock if a recent investor survey turns out to be true. And with expectations high that AT1s will be included in global indices, the problem cannot be overlooked.

    • 09 Oct 2014
  • NBAD's global push can work but needs deep pockets

    Raising one’s game from regional bank to global is a risky strategy at the best of times, so for National Bank of Abu Dhabi to attempt the move when other firms are retrenching and streamlining their businesses is bound to draw some scepticism.

    • 07 Oct 2014

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 20 Oct 2014
1 JPMorgan 274,362.92 1088 8.09%
2 Barclays 246,500.00 850 7.26%
3 Citi 241,124.13 935 7.11%
4 Deutsche Bank 240,786.09 977 7.10%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 235,519.40 841 6.94%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 45,034.29 183 7.39%
2 Citi 34,532.35 96 5.67%
3 Deutsche Bank 34,196.96 122 5.61%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 30,654.20 126 5.03%
5 Barclays 28,791.02 107 4.72%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 23,663.67 112 9.36%
2 Goldman Sachs 22,917.78 77 9.07%
3 Deutsche Bank 20,595.54 76 8.15%
4 UBS 19,458.10 79 7.70%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 18,899.80 68 7.48%