• Russia shows nerve with bond execution planned

    International condemnation of Russia, which stands accused of poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK, has not stopped the country from forging ahead with plans to raise money in the Eurobond market. Russia had taken orders of $4.5bn and revised guidance for a new 11 year bond and a tap of its 2047s by Friday lunchtime.

    • 16 Mar 2018
  • Regulators fix on Aviva’s pref share cancellation notice

    The preference share market is in disarray after Aviva asserted that it could cancel its instruments at par, a decision that has been derided by fixed income investors of all stripes and is now being examined by UK market regulators. Tyler Davies reports.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • China M&A fight intensifies with Broadcom block

    Deutsche Bank is one of the biggest losers from Broadcom’s failed $142bn bid for Qualcomm after US president Trump issued an extraordinary order to block the world’s biggest technology deal on national security grounds. Silas Brown and David Rothnie report.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • SSAs rush in where others fear to tread

    The widening of the dollar Libor/Overnight Indexed Swap (OIS) spread may be one of the biggest talking points in bond markets but it is wrenching open funding opportunities for public sector borrowers. The accompanying widening in dollar swap spreads led two issuers to break new issue records, writes Craig McGlashan.

    • 15 Mar 2018




  • NPL action package has teeth — but not yet

    The European Central Bank (ECB) and the European Commission (EC) delivered a double whammy of non-performing loan (NPL) action this week, laying out how to amend bank capital rules to better deal with the problem and explaining how supervisors would treat loans going bad in future. Passing a credible package to deal with NPLs is a crucial step in getting northern member states comfortable with a full Banking Union.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • IFC, Amundi close ground-breaking EM bank green bond fund at $1.4bn

    Senior executives of the International Finance Corp and Amundi will gather in Paris on Friday afternoon for the official signing of Amundi Planet — Emerging Green One: the innovative fund the organisations set up to invest in green bonds issued by emerging market banks. The fund is already closed and listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • Natixis announces triple boutique buy as it continues corporate finance acquisition spree

    Natixis has continued the rapid expansion of its mergers and acquisitions business with the purchase of a stake in three independent advisory boutiques.

    • 15 Mar 2018



  • CFTC’s anger at Europe should surprise no one

    A top US derivatives regulator on Wednesday went into battle against his European counterparts over their new proposal that will increase the stringency of the EU’s oversight of foreign clearing houses.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • Could the covered bond directive backfire?

    The eagerly awaited European 'Covered Bond Directive' was supposed to ring-fence the quality of covered bonds by clearly defining the assets that are eligible for the cover pool. But the proposal risks diluting the quality of the product.

    • 13 Mar 2018

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  • Goldman loses sense of timing in succession shambles

    The botched succession to the chief executive seat is un-Goldmanlike, and the firm must provide more clarity if it is to stay focused on its expansion plans and not cede the initiative to its rivals, writes David Rothnie.

    • 14 Mar 2018

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  • Why passivity attracts our aggression

    Bond deals used to be executed by lead managers and co-managers. Then came passive and active bookrunners. Global co-ordinators were then thrown into the mix. And then this week, that role was split into passive and active distinctions on Tullow Oil’s €650m seven year non-call three year deal. These job titles are making less and less sense.

    • 15 Mar 2018
  • Uber: no banks, no bother

    Uber’s self-syndicated leveraged loan is not just another example of big tech’s ambitious approach to the capital markets but a tribute to the hot credit markets that make these efforts fruitful.

    • 15 Mar 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2018
1 Citi 94,984.75 352 8.11%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 91,388.48 264 7.80%
3 JPMorgan 85,989.76 355 7.34%
4 Barclays 75,861.83 231 6.48%
5 Goldman Sachs 63,392.84 171 5.41%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2018
1 Deutsche Bank 11,282.84 20 9.25%
2 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 10,109.80 20 8.29%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 9,894.16 18 8.11%
4 Citi 7,208.72 18 5.91%
5 BNP Paribas 6,855.32 27 5.62%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • 15 Mar 2018
1 Goldman Sachs 4,258.05 18 13.42%
2 Deutsche Bank 2,404.90 13 7.58%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 1,933.40 11 6.09%
4 Credit Suisse 1,775.47 8 5.59%
5 JPMorgan 1,732.54 10 5.46%