• ECB tiering no panacea for ailing banks, say analysts

    The European Central Bank has indicated that it is looking into how to mitigate the costs that years of negative interest rates have exacted on banks. That has led some in the market to bet that it will introduce tiered interest rates at some point. But analysts are not convinced that tiering deposit rates will help weak lenders — or make any difference at all. Mike Turner reports.

    17 Apr 2019
  • Greek govvie rally spurs ‘ideal window’ for issue

    Greek government bond yields rallied to near record levels this week after it emerged that a deal was imminent for Greece to repay a portion of its outstanding loans to the International Monetary Fund. Burhan Khadbai reports.

    17 Apr 2019
  • Gulf lending limits under threat as PIF lines up deal

    Bank are having to dig deep and increase their country lending limits to manage the vast amount of business expected to come from the Gulf as government expenditure across the region grows. The next big deal off the rank will be from Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund, Public Investment Fund (PIF), which is expected to tap the loan market for a bridge loan of up to $11bn in coming months, bankers said, following its highly successful debut deal in September. Mariam Meskin reports.

    15 Apr 2019
  • Exclusivity pays off as Lufthansa sells SSD

    A bid by VC Trade, an emerging technology platform for the Schuldschein market, to overcome resistance and cement its position in the market appears to have paid off this week, as a deal for Lufthansa executed solely via the platform succeeded handsomely. This could prove a turning point for the use of tech in the Schuldschein sector and perhaps other corporate debt markets. Silas Brown reports.

    17 Apr 2019
  • Full plate for Nochu drives managers to pre-crisis deal structures

    CLO anchor investor Norinchukin Bank is said to be looking at a full calendar of deals in the next two months, leaving some managers not on the Japanese bank’s list planning to revive structures not seen since before the last crisis in a bid to drum up interest and improve the arbitrage function of their CLOs.

    • 16 Apr 2019
  • Co-op features in bond market resurrection ahead of Easter

    Co-operative Bank managed to raise £200m of tier two capital this week, in its first bond sale since coming close to failing in 2017. A healthy coupon of 9.5% helped the UK lender to find the demand it needed, even if one investor said that there was still “not much to like” about its credit profile.

    • 17 Apr 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
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1 JPMorgan 132,387.73 545 8.30%
2 Citi 123,981.47 487 7.78%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 105,093.26 413 6.59%
4 Barclays 99,545.40 383 6.24%
5 HSBC 81,053.20 424 5.08%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 11,525.35 30 7.25%
2 BNP Paribas 8,422.96 46 5.30%
3 UniCredit 8,389.55 43 5.28%
4 Deutsche Bank 8,298.69 30 5.22%
5 Commerzbank Group 7,837.68 40 4.93%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Morgan Stanley 4,425.28 19 11.23%
2 Goldman Sachs 4,006.06 15 10.17%
3 Citi 3,527.84 22 8.95%
4 JPMorgan 2,809.08 19 7.13%
5 UBS 2,241.39 12 5.69%