• BT finds plenty of subscribers for Friday deal with little premium

    UK telecoms provider BT Group avoided competing with six new issues on Thursday and found itself with no competing supply for its latest corporate bond deal on Friday. While BT’s ambitions for the size of its deal this time were more modest than previous trades, the demand was still strong, allowing it to print tight to secondary levels.

    • 21 Sep 2018
  • Introducing the Covered Bond Marker

    The Covered Bond Marker is a confidential survey designed to show what the market really thinks about the latest covered bond deals. Market participants are cordially invited to mark a range of recently priced euro benchmarks.

    • 21 Sep 2018
  • UBS hires for NPL structuring

    UBS has hired an ex-Deutsche Bank banker to structure securitizations, with a particular focus on NPL portfolios — a major departure for an investment bank that closed its securitization operations in 2012.

    • 21 Sep 2018




  • UBS poised for top spot in Swiss francs as work in Canada and Korea pays off

    Credit Suisse has for decades called first place in Swiss franc bonds its own. But as the fourth quarter approaches, arch-rival UBS is defending a potentially insurmountable lead over its sparring partner, thanks largely to its success bringing Canadian and Korean borrowers to the market this year.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • BAML CIB boss Meissner to step down

    Christian Meissner, head of global corporate and investment banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and one of the architects of the firm’s post-crisis success, is leaving the firm to be replaced by Asia Pacific president Matthew Koder.

    • 20 Sep 2018
  • Goldman revamps senior ranks ahead of Solomon

    Goldman rearranged its senior leadership this week and last to prepare the bank for David Solomon's start date as CEO in October.

    • 20 Sep 2018



  • The struggle continues for Chinese property companies

    Chinese property companies that have been relying heavily on the country’s banks for their offshore loans should beware. The mainland bank lending tap may not be open for too long.

    • 19 Sep 2018
  • UK throws City under Brexit bus because it’s politically easy

    The City has prepared as best it can for a no-deal Brexit, but it's not just the immediate effects it needs to worry about — the UK government’s disdain for the industry its Brexit planning will diminish UK-based financial services for many years, and the government doesn't seem to care.

    • 18 Sep 2018

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  • HSBC mutineers are fighting yesterday’s war

    An anonymous letter criticising HSBC’s global banking division exposes its history of underperformance in M&A. But that was never a priority for the bank, which should be more worried about a broader rebuild after the Matthew Westerman era, writes David Rothnie.

    • 19 Sep 2018

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  • What happens when green bonds get polluted?

    How green should a green bond be? Should the company issuing the green bonds have to be green itself, or is it enough that the projects that the bonds are funding are of a hue most verdant? And just how green are those projects they are funding?

    • 20 Sep 2018
  • Nasdaq must come clean

    A Norwegian trader lost millions on Wednesday in a bad bet on the German and Nordic power markets, putting other members of Nasdaq Clearing on the hook for €107m in losses. The clearing house withstood the test to its capital buffers, but Nasdaq must be clear about what went wrong and what steps need to be taken to maintain confidence in its systems.

    • 13 Sep 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 281,642.23 1086 8.16%
2 JPMorgan 270,584.56 1179 7.84%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 253,429.76 853 7.34%
4 Barclays 210,456.38 780 6.09%
5 Goldman Sachs 188,752.91 614 5.47%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 37,171.06 156 6.65%
2 JPMorgan 34,910.99 67 6.25%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 30,338.70 112 5.43%
4 UniCredit 29,482.91 134 5.28%
5 Credit Agricole CIB 27,998.53 136 5.01%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 11,322.29 47 9.04%
2 Goldman Sachs 10,369.68 49 8.28%
3 Citi 9,134.57 51 7.29%
4 UBS 6,515.43 25 5.20%
5 Morgan Stanley 6,459.47 42 5.16%