• MPS sub debt rallies as Italy to buy €2bn

    The junior debt of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena rallied strongly on Wednesday on reports the Italian government was preparing to buy €2bn of subordinated bonds from retail investors, support which could potentially avoid the European Commission’s onerous state aid rules.

    • 07 Dec 2016
  • MPS bail-in fears recede as hopes rise of state help

    Banca Monte dei Paschi’s shares leapt 7% on Wednesday morning, on growing hopes that a way will be found for the Italian state to strengthen its balance sheet, enabling it to achieve a €5bn capital raising demanded by the European Central Bank and avoid a bail-in.

    • 07 Dec 2016
  • MPS recap takes centre stage as BNPP and DB bag last minute funding

    The focus was firmly on Italy this week. Despite the government’s failure to secure support for constitutional reform and the resignation of prime minister Matteo Renzi, financial bonds rallied across the board as shorts were covered and new risk was added.

    • 07 Dec 2016
  • MPS tanks as rest of FIG rallies

    The subordinated debt of embattled Italian lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) fell several points on Tuesday as the rest of the FIG market rallied.

    • 06 Dec 2016
  • Clouds hang over Italian banks despite post-referendum calm

    The 'no' vote in Italy’s referendum on constitutional reform was met on Monday morning with a muted reaction in credit and equity markets but, with profound uncertainty overhanging the political situation and Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s rescue plan, analysts are not optimistic about the performance of the Italian financial sector in the short term.

    • 05 Dec 2016
  • Monte dei Paschi cornerstones get a few more days after Renzi quits

    Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and the underwriters of its €5bn capital raising have agreed with the prospective cornerstone investors in the deal to push back the launch of the sale by three or four days, after the resignation of Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi on Sunday night.

    • 05 Dec 2016
  • GACs scheme questioned as Intesa opts for loan sale over ABS

    Monte dei Paschi, UniCredit and Intesa will push ahead with non-performing loan sales after Sunday's Italian referendum result, but political turmoil and the slow pace of the government’s GACs guarantee scheme could lead to changes in the way NPL sales are structured.

    • 05 Dec 2016
  • IG corporates make swift referendum recovery as investors eye year-end

    Early morning volatility had largely retraced by mid-morning in investment grade euro corporate bonds on Monday, as market participants, for once this year, got the political result they expected from Sunday’s Italian referendum.

    • 05 Dec 2016
  • SSA market steady after Italian ‘no’ vote, as bankers await ECB action

    The public sector bond market rode out the widely expected ‘no’ result of the Italian constitutional referendum on Sunday night, as bankers looked at a possible silver lining in the form of a more dovish European Central Bank meeting on Thursday.

    • 05 Dec 2016
  • CFTC extends no-action on transaction requirements

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has this week issued a letter extending no-action relief for non-US dealers still working to comply with transaction-level swap requirements.

    • 06:45 PM


  • ECB: between a rocky referendum and a hard inflation pace

    The market was already expecting that the European Central Bank would announce an extension to quantitative easing — and be tight-lipped on tapering — at its next governing council meeting on Thursday. The resignation of Italy's prime minister Matteo Renzi following defeat in a constitutional referendum on Sunday now means the central bank has little choice but to offer some more easing.

    • 06 Dec 2016

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
  • Today
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%