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Latest Tuesday Views

  • Bank of England’s climate quiz is a breakthrough

    By asking insurance companies how their business models are exposed to climate change, the Bank of England has made a big advance in the world’s response. Governments may drag their feet, but at last the world’s financial architecture is beginning to realise the reality of global warming.

    • 28 Oct 2014
  • Is €48bn a lot or a little?

    Europe’s banks misvalued their assets by €47.5bn. That is the verdict of the European Central Bank, after its examination of eurozone bank balance sheets. The scale and quality of the exercise has been impressive, and the market seems to like it. But is it just a big nothing?

    • 28 Oct 2014
  • Lion City's ECM market is struggling to roar

    Singapore this month took what it must hope is a big step forward in livening up its ECM market by overhauling the Companies Act. The move is certainly positive, but the city-state is mistaken if it thinks allowing dual-class structures will be the answer to its troubles. They are far more deeply rooted than that.

    • 28 Oct 2014
  • Confidence won’t last if banks don’t get busy

    A good appetite has long been seen as a sign of good health. And with the results of the European Central Bank’s comprehensive assessment showing that the eurozone’s banking system is, broadly speaking, healthy, banks need to start showing some of the signs of life they’ve been lacking since the crisis. Namely: lending.

    • 28 Oct 2014
  • 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 by 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.

    • 23 Oct 2014
  • 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.

    • 21 Oct 2014
  • AQR and stress tests: this time, it's a real step forward

    European banks have been in limbo this month, waiting for their regulators' verdict 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.

    • 21 Oct 2014
  • 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.

    • 21 Oct 2014
  • 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.

    • 21 Oct 2014
  • 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

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 27 Oct 2014
1 JPMorgan 278,914.39 1111 7.98%
2 Barclays 251,894.67 869 7.21%
3 Citi 250,194.86 968 7.16%
4 Deutsche Bank 244,474.93 992 7.00%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 240,849.72 857 6.89%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Oct 2014
1 Deutsche Bank 48,610.51 125 7.60%
2 BNP Paribas 45,308.93 185 7.08%
3 Citi 34,756.99 97 5.43%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 31,024.72 128 4.85%
5 JPMorgan 30,825.29 75 4.82%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 28 Oct 2014
1 JPMorgan 23,809.73 114 9.33%
2 Goldman Sachs 22,933.11 77 8.98%
3 Deutsche Bank 20,595.54 76 8.07%
4 UBS 19,729.52 81 7.73%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 19,079.80 69 7.47%