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  • Hammond kicks off Bradford & Bingley feeding frenzy

    UK chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond fired the starting pistol on the government’s sale of the £16bn portfolio of former Bradford & Bingley buy-to-let mortgages on Tuesday, in what will be the largest sale of assets by a European government.

    • 26 Oct 2016
  • ConvaTec trades flat after sewing up landmark London IPO

    Shares in ConvaTec, the UK medical supplies manufacturer, traded below issue price throughout Wednesday and closed flat, a day after the firm completed the largest IPO on the London Stock Exchange since Worldpay floated for £2.4bn in October 2015.

    • 26 Oct 2016
  • Merck prints rare ultra-long clip

    US pharma giant Merck reached for a long tenor on Wednesday, in the process reopening the market for ultra-long trades as it issued a 20 year tranche.

    • 26 Oct 2016
  • Mexico nabs euro refi tight to dollars

    Mexico raised completed the financing of all its external debt obligations for 2017 on Tuesday, selling €1.9bn of long eight and 15 year bonds in its second euro-denominated bond of 2016.

    • 26 Oct 2016
  • Bayer raises profit target, hints at loan refinancing

    Bayer said it may conduct the refinancing of its $56.9bn credit facility ahead of the closing of the transaction, which is expected by the end of 2017, the firm said in a financial report on Wednesday.

    • 26 Oct 2016
  • IG and HY deals pour in despite investor concerns

    After weeks of caution and defensive trades, with tentative order books to match, the euro corporate bond market has swung back to notch a jumbo trade among its deal count. Meanwhile the loan market continues to search for a sane medium between leveraged loans' buying hysteria and investment grade’s catatonic summer.

    • 26 Oct 2016
  • UK consumer borrowing soars but housing ‘shows weakness’

    UK high street consumer credit grew at the fastest rate since 2006 in September, according to the British Banking Association, but the UK housing market is showing signs of underlying weakness, the trade body warned.

    • 26 Oct 2016

People and Markets

  • Madrid kicks off hunting season for City diaspora

    Officials from Madrid this week sent the clearest message yet from a European Union country that the race to grab portions of London’s financial empire has begun.

    • 20 Oct 2016
  • Tempelman moves up as BAML shifts top London roles

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch has reshuffled the senior management of its debt capital markets and corporate banking teams in London.

    • 19 Oct 2016
  • Fixed income saves the day (for once) at US banks

    US banks reporting earnings in the third quarter ubiquitously saw steep upturns in revenues from fixed income trading, despite some seeing overall falls in year over year revenues, as divergences of opinion on the Federal Reserve’s plans for interest rates caused increased trading in bonds.

    • 20 Oct 2016


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Old Money

  • 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

The GlobalCapital View

  • Lending Club auto loan platform needs to avoid speed bumps

    Lending Club finally unveiled its auto lending arm this Tuesday, after dropping hints at the LendIt USA conference in April. But auto lending is a whole new ball game, and the platform needs to muster all the ammunition it can to fight for a slice of the market.

    • 25 Oct 2016
  • Fed needs to get on message for December and beyond

    Forward looking statements from officials linked with the US Federal Reserve Board have been a bit of a controversial issue this year and have more often than not caused more confusion than clarity.

    • 25 Oct 2016
  • CBPP3 is not about to end

    The European Central Bank is “reaching the limits” of its covered bond purchase programme (CBPP3) according ECB board member Ewald Nowotny, but that does not mean it has actually hit the limit and is about to stop buying.

    • 25 Oct 2016
  • Ceta trouble bodes ill for UK/EU trade deal

    The EU’s most ambitious free trade agreement to date, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (Ceta), is being held up by a Belgian region, in a development with ominous prospects for the UK’s EU negotiations.

    • 25 Oct 2016

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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
  • 25 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 32,854.00 58 6.73%
2 BNP Paribas 31,678.29 142 6.49%
3 UniCredit 31,604.22 138 6.47%
4 HSBC 25,798.87 114 5.29%
5 ING 21,769.65 121 4.46%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 25 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 14,633.71 80 10.23%
2 Goldman Sachs 11,731.14 63 8.20%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,435.23 48 6.60%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,229.95 42 6.45%
5 UBS 8,781.68 42 6.14%