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  • TPK ends CB drought, but investors still selective

    Taiwan’s TPK Holding raised $384m from a simultaneous convertible bond and placement of shares, this week, bringing welcome relief to the equity-linked drought in Asia ex-Japan. The overwhelming investor response and solid aftermarket performance proved there is a hunger for paper, writes Rashmi Kumar. But the market is only open for the right names at the right terms, bankers warned.

    • 01 Apr 2015
  • Camden market company issues £112m convertible soon after IPO

    Market Tech Holdings, the company that owns London’s Camden Markets and floated for £100m on Aim in December, raised £112.5m to finance recent acquisitions on Tuesday, with a convertible bond.

    • 24 Mar 2015
  • Aabar gets delayed conversion on UniCredit exchangeable bond

    Aabar Investments, the Abu Dhabi investment group, raised €2bn with its second exchangeable bond on Tuesday, to repay a €1.25bn exchangeable into Daimler shares it issued in 2011.

    • 24 Mar 2015
  • Telecom Italia launches €2bn convertible for cheap funding

    Telecom Italia has launched a €1.5bn to €2bn convertible bond with a 70% premium this evening, which market participants said appeared designed to raise cheap funding, without taking the risk of the bond actually converting to equity.

    • 19 Mar 2015

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  • US banks pay better bonuses

    Data from salary benchmarking site Emolument.com shows US investment banks continue to pay better bonuses than UK, European or Swiss banks, with Swiss houses in particular hit hard by the wild currency movement following the abandonment of the Swiss franc's peg to the euro.

    • 01 Apr 2015
  • DB’s Kell to rejoin BAML as chair of international ECM

    Neil Kell is rejoining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the newly created role of chairman of international equity capital markets, following his recent resignation from Deutsche Bank.

    • 01 Apr 2015
  • UniCredit splits CIB responsibilies as Bisagni joins

    Gianfranco Bisagni has joined the corporate and investment banking division of UniCredit as deputy head, as the bank splits divisional responsibilities in two.

    • 01 Apr 2015
  • World’s biggest bank finally adopts advanced capital rules

    Wells Fargo has finally received approval to use the “advanced approaches” to calculating its capital requirements, which will make its capital ratio look worse in the short term. But the move will bring the world’s largest bank by market cap into line with most other internationally active banks.

    • 01 Apr 2015
  • StanChart finally replaces Feder in senior reshuffle

    Standard Chartered has finally picked a replacement for Lenny Feder, its former group head of financial markets, who left last June. It has appointed Jonathan Paul as part of a series of senior management moves that include the departure of its CEO for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Americas.

    • 01 Apr 2015
  • Afme appoints new chair to its ECM board

    The Association for Financial Markets in Europe has appointed a new chair to lead the board of its equity capital markets division.

    • 31 Mar 2015
  • A plan of action is needed to complete the G20 transparency mandate

    Progress on global derivatives reform is at a critical juncture. The goal of enhanced transparency, identified by the G20 following the 2008 crisis as crucial to the supervision of the financial system, remains only partly addressed because of a number of practical and legal barriers that limit data sharing across jurisdictions. As a result, the cross-border identification of systemic risk remains challenging for macroprudential authorities.

    • 31 Mar 2015
  • Macquarie to cut Asia team in half amid IB slowdown

    Macquarie Capital is to cut half its workforce in Asia, around 90 people, across 10 locations in in the region, GlobalCapital Asia understands. The cuts come as international banks and financial institutions battle a wider slowdown in Asia’s investment banking sector.

    • 31 Mar 2015
  • Aschi takes FI spot at Citi

    Narjess Aschi has been appointed Citi’s new head of financial institutions corporate banking for the Middle East and North Africa.

    • 31 Mar 2015
  • Stock Connect two-way trading picks up, mutual funds encouraged

    The Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect notched up record trading in its southbound channel on March 30, as H-shares continue to change hands at deep discounts to their mainland counterparts.

    • 31 Mar 2015

All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 04 May 2015
1 JPMorgan 132,246.16 466 8.23%
2 Barclays 121,205.54 385 7.54%
3 Citi 119,844.04 442 7.46%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 112,710.02 398 7.01%
5 Deutsche Bank 102,482.68 424 6.38%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 05 May 2015
1 JPMorgan 17,096.88 27 8.94%
2 Deutsche Bank 12,410.56 41 6.49%
3 Credit Agricole CIB 9,834.87 41 5.14%
4 BNP Paribas 9,726.67 55 5.09%
5 UniCredit 9,355.55 42 4.89%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 05 May 2015
1 UBS 11,532.22 30 11.42%
2 Goldman Sachs 11,225.75 30 11.12%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 10,190.72 37 10.09%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,332.25 31 8.25%
5 Morgan Stanley 7,778.08 37 7.70%