• ESG price ratchet enters Schuldschein: bonds next?

    A green structure from the loan market, which reduces a loan’s financing margin if the borrower improves its environmental, social and governance (ESG) credentials, has crossed into the Schuldschein market. This means there is a chance the structure will leap into the bond market, write Silas Brown and Jon Hay.

    13 Jun 2019
  • Party over for covered issuers as RBC sheds orders

    Royal Bank of Canada’s €1.25bn seven year issued on Wednesday dropped more orders than any covered bond has in years, ending up as one of the least subscribed deals of its size since 2011. The transaction starkly illustrated that the balance of power has shifted in favour of investors and offered a salutary lesson for ambitious issuers, writes Bill Thornhill.

    13 Jun 2019
  • Investors near ‘saturation point’ for UK banks

    UK banks jumped back into the bond market this week, enjoying good demand for their funding and capital products. But with the country’s financial institutions having loaded up heavily on debt already, and with political instability causing near constant volatility within the sector, some market participants wonder whether investors have had all the UK FIG bonds they can stand. Tyler Davies and Bill Thornhill report.

    13 Jun 2019
  • ABP bests sceptics, pulls off first switch from Libor to Sonia

    Associated British Ports defied sceptical observers this week and succeeded in persuading holders of a £65m floating rate note to switch its coupon to one set over Sonia — a global first. ABP managed to do it without paying investors a fee, potentially setting a precedent for others to follow. ABP is certainly likely to try again.

    • 11 Jun 2019







  • Hong Kong exchange: the race is still on

    As the first half of 2019 rapidly approaches, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange appears to have lost a lot of ground to its rival bourses in the US. But the market is more resilient than one might think.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • Why are Woodford and LCF fine for retail, but bank bonds not?

    The suspension of the Woodford Equity Income Fund and the collapse of London Capital & Finance show how retail investors lack regulatory protection. This is strange, when a source of safer returns — bonds issued by large banks — is often deemed too complex and risky for the ordinary person to invest in.

    • 11 Jun 2019

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  • Bragging rights available: first ESG-linked bond

    Bond-market alpha types may find it galling when the fusty old loan market can teach them an innovative new structure. And yet, that may be about to happen.

    • 13 Jun 2019
  • UK-China Stock Connect alive at last

    Chinese brokerage Huatai Securities this week will become the first company to list shares in London via the London-Shanghai Stock Connect programme. The deal, which is oversubscribed, is a landmark transaction and an important step for the internationalisation of China's capital markets.

    • 13 Jun 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 187,839.72 828 8.20%
2 Citi 177,811.20 723 7.76%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 146,015.32 604 6.37%
4 Barclays 141,376.85 560 6.17%
5 HSBC 117,136.47 604 5.11%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 17,156.20 81 7.00%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 14,626.10 73 5.97%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,982.20 42 5.71%
4 UniCredit 11,996.19 65 4.90%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 11,443.33 58 4.67%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Morgan Stanley 6,404.49 28 10.72%
2 Goldman Sachs 5,586.94 27 9.35%
3 JPMorgan 5,185.69 33 8.68%
4 UBS 4,134.32 20 6.92%
5 Citi 4,039.74 28 6.76%