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  • Jamie Dimon shows ‘sympathy’ for European banks on regulation

    JP Morgan’s chairman and chief executive was in a sympathetic mood in Washington at the Institute for International Finance last week, advocating a pause in the regulation of banks in Europe that would give them time to get on with financing the real economy.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • Banks grit teeth for hard Brexit

    In the days following last week’s Conservative Party conference, banks are increasingly facing up to a "hard Brexit", with no concessions to the needs of the financial services industry, regardless of the economic damage it might cause.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • Foreign heavyweights look to disrupt corporate finance rankings in Germany

    Deutsche Bank enjoys a dominant position in its home market, but rivals are snapping at its heels, and the German competitive landscape is in a state of flux, writes David Rothnie.

    • 13 Oct 2016
  • RBS revives NatWest Markets, lays out ring-fence plans

    Royal Bank of Scotland explained to the market how it plans to structure the group to meet the UK’s ring-fencing rules, with a rebranding of several divisions ahead of the expected implementation date for the rules in January 2019.

    • 30 Sep 2016
  • Commerzbank details investment bank cuts

    Commerzbank has offered further details on how it plans to scale back its trading operations, and on the future path of the bank and its focus on digital. On Thursday, it announced around 9,600 job cuts, and the combination of the Corporates and Markets division with the Mittelstandbank.

    • 30 Sep 2016
  • Commerzbank firms up cuts to trading

    Commerzbank confirmed on Thursday morning that it planned a new revamp of it’s strategy, dubbed Commerzbank 4.0, which would cut back further on trading activities, merge the investment bank with the Mittelstandbank, write off goodwill and intangibles, and axe its dividend.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • Asia-Middle East corridor struggles to connect

    There is plenty that links Asia with the Middle East across economics, culture and politics with countries in both regions keen to take advantage of the opportunities. But progress on capitalising on those connections has been slower than expected, writes Elliot Wilson.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • Family ties bind Philippine banks

    The conglomerate ownership of the largest banks in the Philippines is coming under greater scrutiny as the regulator and even the International Monetary Fund express concern. Increased foreign ownership is one way to reduce the risk, but that strategy presents its own challenges. Peter McGill reports.

    • 29 Sep 2016
  • Mizuho on the march as US expansion enters its next phase

    Mizuho has its tail up on both sides of the Atlantic as it looks to exploit woes among Europe’s investment banks, writes David Rothnie.

    • 28 Sep 2016
  • Barclays retains rare small loan CMBS as BoE funding scheme begins

    Barclays has structured a 57 loan CMBS totalling £2.44bn ($3.6bn), which will be largely retained by the bank, just a few days after the Bank of England opened up its Term Funding Scheme to offer low cost liquidity to UK banks.

    • 28 Sep 2016

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    • 20 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
  • 18 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 29,669.98 55 6.95%
2 UniCredit 28,692.62 136 6.73%
3 BNP Paribas 28,431.90 139 6.66%
4 HSBC 22,935.49 112 5.38%
5 ING 18,645.88 118 4.37%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 18 Oct 2016
1 JPMorgan 14,593.71 79 10.38%
2 Goldman Sachs 11,713.19 63 8.33%
3 Morgan Stanley 9,435.23 48 6.71%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,019.27 40 6.41%
5 UBS 8,763.73 42 6.23%