• Center Parcs ensures no break for sterling investors

    Center Parcs UK has become the fourth corporate issuer to sell sterling bonds in the last six business days. The holiday village operator's combination of new bonds and a tap of an existing issue took the total issued by the four issuers to £1.8bn.

    13 Nov 2018
  • Swollen Cali wildfire risk hits insurance, ILS sectors

    Camp Fire is the most destructive wildfire in California’s history and the latest sign that insurers in the state are facing a recurring threat from blazes. Within the catastrophe bond market, the recent events have focused minds on insurance losses as usual, but also on the utility companies that have issued securities to cover their liability for losses.

    13 Nov 2018
  • Kazatomprom trades up on debut

    Kazatomprom, the world’s largest producer of natural Uranium, was up almost 4% on its debut day of trading on the London stock exchange on Tuesday.

    13 Nov 2018
  • Carige to sell tier two converting to shares

    Banca Carige announced its capital recovery plan on Monday, relying on friends and family to help it keep going. Italian banks have agreed to support it with €320m though the interbank deposit protection fund (FITD), and it will also be looking to existing shareholders.

    13 Nov 2018
  • Regulators push to carve out regular bonds from restrictive PRIIPs rule

    European regulators and the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority have hit back against what they see as on overly restrictive interpretation of the European ‘PRIIPs’ rules, intended for structured products. The rules, which came in in January this year, have led some issuers of vanilla bonds to hold back from offering these to retail clients, because they were worried about new documents required.

    • 13 Nov 2018
  • Créd Ag follows BNPP into Euroyen format

    Crédit Agricole was marketing five tranches of Euroyen bonds this week, following a very popular offering in the format from BNP Paribas earlier this year.

    • 13 Nov 2018






  • Gulf of opportunity

    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
  • Who are sovereign green bonds advertising to?

    The main point of a government issuing green bonds is to communicate a message - just like with other special bond formats. But are these messages reaching the right audience?

    • 13 Nov 2018

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  • Italy’s leaders are winning the battle Syriza lost

    J Paul Getty once said that if you owe the bank $100, that’s your problem. But if you owe the bank $100m, that’s the bank’s problem. Italy’s battle with Europe and the response from the European Central Bank (ECB) suggest the same is true of eurozone membership.

    • 08 Nov 2018
  • Mid-terms mean more misery for Moscow marts

    Russian capital markets have had a rough time this year, but the prospect of relief from sanctions diminished this week after the Democrats regained control of the US House of Representatives.

    • 08 Nov 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 325,433.10 1264 8.10%
2 JPMorgan 317,420.42 1383 7.90%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 292,651.96 1006 7.28%
4 Barclays 245,574.95 917 6.11%
5 Goldman Sachs 216,745.88 728 5.39%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 BNP Paribas 45,688.28 179 7.05%
2 JPMorgan 43,572.44 88 6.72%
3 UniCredit 35,452.34 152 5.47%
4 Credit Agricole CIB 33,170.05 159 5.12%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 32,244.80 125 4.97%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 JPMorgan 13,643.79 60 8.96%
2 Goldman Sachs 13,204.47 65 8.68%
3 Citi 9,716.40 55 6.38%
4 Morgan Stanley 8,471.86 53 5.57%
5 UBS 8,136.41 33 5.35%