• Brexit bedlam wrecks TSB trade, scares UK markets

    The revolt by UK politicians against the draft Brexit agreement reached by prime minister Theresa May forced TSB Bank to pull its covered bond on Thursday, with investors also selling out of positions in other UK banks. The market fallout adds a thorn to the side of other institutions from the country planning to raise financing over the coming weeks, but it may not be enough to completely shut down markets, write Bill Thornhill, Jasper Cox, Tyler Davies, Sam Kerr and Nigel Owen.

    15 Nov 2018
  • Liberbank’s debut Cédulas shows way out of TLTRO II

    Liberbank plans to issue its first covered bond, a transaction that will help refinance maturing debt borrowed under the European Central Bank's second Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTRO). Many other banks face a similar problem, but seem to be ignoring the €399bn maturity wall that is fast approaching, writes Bill Thornhill.

    15 Nov 2018
  • VW pays the price for outstanding euro volumes

    After Volkswagen (VW) printed the biggest corporate bond trade in its history the previous week, Volkswagen International Finance sold a six tranche dual-currency deal on Monday. While pricing on the dollar clips was commended by market participants, there were fewer compliments about the euro tranches, writes Nigel Owen.

    15 Nov 2018
  • European DMOs question sovereign green bond trend

    Debt management officials from four European countries sounded warnings about the growing sovereign green bond market at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe’s government bonds conference in Brussels this week. The warnings come as the Netherlands gears up for its debut next year. Owen Sanderson reports.

    15 Nov 2018
  • SRI takes centre stage in SSA

    Socially responsible investment deals were the focus of attention in the primary SSA market this week, as the World Bank and the Flemish Community of Belgium sold well-received green and sustainability bonds, respectively. Bank Nederlandse Gemeenten and Eurofirma have added to the public sector SRI pipeline, which is showing no signs of slowing down as the year end approaches.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Lev loan market lives 'like there’s no tomorrow’

    Recent deterioration in credit quality, deal terms and potential recovery rates may be storing up trouble in the leveraged loan market but market sources in Europe fear that many of their peers are taking on these risks with no heed to their future impact.

    • 15 Nov 2018




  • Too many platforms: have Schuldschein banks met their Waterloo?

    Bemusement is growing among Schuldschein lenders, as a seventh issuance platform — again created to promote efficiency — is set to be launched.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • China may be first to cut green loan risk weights after Ma calls for it

    Ma Jun, a member of the People’s Bank of China’s monetary policy committee, has come out in favour of altering bank capital rules to give lower risk weights for green assets — which could be a sign the PBoC is close to adopting the policy. He calls on China to lead the way and argues there is evidence green assets are less risky.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • New index spotlights Big Food for US obesity

    The first US Access to Nutrition Index has been published for investors, aiming to guide them on which big food companies are doing better and worse at feeding the American public healthily.

    • 15 Nov 2018



  • Indonesian success story: Inalum bolsters bonds

    Indonesia Asahan Aluminium’s recent $4bn bond, which pulled the country’s quasi-sovereign curve tighter, has given a much-needed boost to Indonesian issuers in the offshore market.

    • 14 Nov 2018
  • A Gulf of opportunity awaits bankers in years to come

    Despite commodity catastrophes and diplomatic discord, the Gulf is set to be one of the most promising regions for the syndicated loan market in coming years, with a number of projects in the pipeline and governments seeking to modernise their economies by diversifying their funding sources. Banks seeking long-term returns and future ancillary business should pay close attention.

    • 13 Nov 2018

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  • Defusing TLTRO time bomb requires prudence, not hope

    From June 2019 a large chunk of debt borrowed by banks from the EU periphery under the European Central Bank’s second Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTRO II) will no longer be considered stable funding. Banks should refinance that debt in the market instead of hoping for another ECB handout.

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • VW bondholders benefit at shareholders' expense

    It is sometimes said that bondholders are treated like second class citizens at the expense of equity holders. But this week equity holders in Volkswagen should be knocking on its treasurer’s door, asking how investors in the latest bond deal were able to command such a premium for buying new debt.

    • 15 Nov 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 329,208.56 1277 8.09%
2 JPMorgan 321,584.64 1392 7.90%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 296,878.25 1014 7.29%
4 Barclays 249,463.73 926 6.13%
5 Goldman Sachs 218,838.41 733 5.38%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 46,136.68 182 7.00%
2 JPMorgan 44,443.20 92 6.75%
3 UniCredit 35,639.50 153 5.41%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 33,211.72 160 5.04%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 32,419.80 126 4.92%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 13,755.50 61 8.97%
2 Goldman Sachs 13,204.47 65 8.61%
3 Citi 9,716.40 55 6.34%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,471.86 53 5.53%
5 UBS 8,248.12 34 5.38%