• WeWork wins out as US HY buyers warm to cash burning companies

    Highly valued companies that are yet to make any money are enjoying a strong reception in the US high yield market. WeWork and Netflix were the latest to sell bonds this week, despite questions over WeWork’s accounting, which turned a $933m loss into $233m of earnings. David Bell reports.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • Rising US yield tide lifts SSA boats at short end

    A flattening and rising US Treasury yield curve may be sparking concerns of a slowdown for the US economy but it is having the opposite effect on the short end of the dollar market for public sector borrowers, writes Craig McGlashan.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • Investors resistant to supra green price ambitions

    Some supranationals want to see their efforts to print green bonds rewarded with tighter pricing, hoping to set a precedent that will spread through the market. But some worry that setting the pricing bar higher for green bonds than vanilla as a matter of course could deter investors. Lewis McLellan reports.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • Huawei ditches euro bond following US DoJ sanctions probe

    Chinese technology giant Huawei postponed its debut euro bond late on Wednesday after final terms had been released, following news of a US investigation into whether the company had violated sanctions against Iran. While Huawei had enough support to go ahead with its transaction, it put the deal on the back burner to maintain its standing with investors, said bankers. Morgan Davis reports.

    • 26 Apr 2018




  • Deutsche Bank calls time on global adventure with deep cuts to US business

    Deutsche Bank unveiled another major restructuring on Thursday, rebranding itself as a European bank with global reach, and promising to cut back on local commitments in the US and Asia, as well as slashing US rates, global equities, and prime finance. The announcement came alongside result one analyst described as “a relatively poor set even by Deutsche Bank standards”.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • MUFG kicks off redundancy round, more to come

    MUFG has started a round of capital markets redundancies, with several jobs in London and New York said to be at risk. GIobalCapital understands that not all those who will be put at risk of redundancy have yet been notified but fewer than 35 staff will be affected.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • Banker who defined professionalism in ABS

    Richard Mann, who has died aged 60, was a central figure in the European securitization market in the 1990s and 2000s, when it grew from almost nothing to one of the most dynamic segments of the capital markets.

    • 26 Apr 2018



  • It's time for a dollar covered bond resurgence

    The moribund dollar covered bond market is set for a renaissance as the cost advantage compared with other currencies and other sources of wholesale funding has improved. Issuers ought to be renewing alternative sources of demand.

    • 24 Apr 2018
  • European Parliament hoists the green flag

    In the three-legged race that is European lawmaking, one of the legs has just made a big stride forward in sustainable finance policy, publishing the most ambitious plan so far.

    • 24 Apr 2018

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  • The cost of a conscience

    A few brave souls at supranational institutions spoke out this week in favour of pricing green bonds inside vanilla deals — and rightly so. Investors’ conscience salving shouldn’t be free.

    • 26 Apr 2018
  • Sewing stitches up DB's US ops

    GlobalCapital met a senior banker at a rival firm this week, who, when asked what he’d do as chief executive of Deutsche Bank, mimed placing a gun to his temple. Chief executive Christian Sewing has been in the job less than a month, and has opted to turn his gun on the bank’s US business instead.

    • 26 Apr 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 144,600.11 538 8.12%
2 JPMorgan 134,850.50 558 7.57%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 121,929.46 400 6.85%
4 Barclays 103,160.58 369 5.79%
5 Goldman Sachs 100,615.93 288 5.65%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 24,749.48 24 10.68%
2 Citi 15,693.04 32 6.77%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 14,413.17 40 6.22%
4 Deutsche Bank 13,118.70 35 5.66%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 12,117.87 27 5.23%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 5,976.79 28 10.24%
2 JPMorgan 4,842.28 23 8.30%
3 Citi 4,170.20 23 7.15%
4 Deutsche Bank 4,055.26 23 6.95%
5 Morgan Stanley 2,713.30 22 4.65%