• New TLAC ruling leaves G-SIBs with open goal in yen

    Regional Japanese banks have been freed up to invest in loss-absorbing senior debt following new guidance on the regulatory treatment of TLAC holdings. The world's largest FIG borrowers will need to move into the yen market quickly to take full advantage of this new but huge source of investment for their bonds, writes Tyler Davies.

    • 24 May 2018
  • Italy drives rates rollercoaster as SSA knuckles whiten

    The political manoeuvrings in Italy’s path to being governed — as well as poor eurozone economic data — played havoc with rates this week, leading to SSA deals either paying higher new issue concessions, or falling short of subscription. More volatility could come, after the country’s president approved the likely coalition partners’ choice of prime minister but held back from appointing a eurosceptic economist to take charge of the country’s economy. Craig McGlashan reports.

    • 24 May 2018
  • Europe’s IPO market to rebound in June

    A spate of new IPOs might finally give investors something to shout about after a lacklustre, if busy, second quarter of the year. They are hopeful of the chance to be able to buy into growth companies having become increasingly unimpressed by the number of private equity sell-downs sent their way, write Aidan Gregory and Sam Kerr.

    • 24 May 2018
  • Whirlpool suffers heaviest punishment as corporate bond market battles volatility

    American household appliance manufacturer Whirlpool took the brunt of the damage from the volatility in the corporate bond market this week as it had to pull a deal just as investors were waiting for a final update. But it might not be the last issuer to struggle in the European investment grade corporate bond market, writes Nigel Owen.

    • 24 May 2018




  • GlobalCapital Bond Awards 2018: the winners revealed

    GlobalCapital announced the winners of its Bond Awards 2018 on Wednesday night at our 11th annual Bond Awards dinner, at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower in London. Some 280 people were there to see the brightest and best performers in the international bond markets in the past year crowned.

    • 23 May 2018
  • Deutsche unveils deep cuts to equities, but corporate finance spared — for now

    Ahead of its AGM on Thursday in Frankfurt, Deutsche Bank announced it had finished the review of its equities business, and planned to cut headcount and prime finance leverage by a quarter — as part of package of cuts that will see more than 7,000 jobs lost at the bank.

    • 24 May 2018
  • EU told to go slow on tricky green finance Taxonomy

    The European Commission adopted its first Sustainable Finance package on Thursday — draft laws that will begin to implement its strategy. The proposals have been changed at the request of an internal EC committee, to make them more workable, especially when it comes to the planned Taxonomy of green and sustainable activities.

    • 24 May 2018
  • JP Morgan revamps sponsors biz with new role for Zaimoglu

    JP Morgan has named Mahir Zaimoglu head of EMEA financial sponsors M&A and deputy head of its sponsors group, in a move intended to reflect the increasing importance of PE firms, sovereign wealth funds and family offices as drivers of M&A activity.

    • 24 May 2018



  • One order book to rule them all

    IHS Markit’s purchase of Ipreo marks a major step forward in getting the primary bond markets to finally agree on a Street-wide technology standard. But it’s still not the standard the market deserves.

    • 22 May 2018
  • Don’t let Italy's politics deter you from IPOs

    An unorthodox government is now in charge in Italy, but this should not prevent investors from backing Italian corporates as they prep initial public offerings.

    • 22 May 2018

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  • Banking Union: if not now, when?

    The European Commission’s target for having Banking Union in place by 2019 is looking increasingly like an impossible dream.

    • 24 May 2018
  • Fantasy bank M&A

    Big bank M&A is a fun parlour game. If one tires of discussing whether one hundred duck-sized horses could overpower one horse-sized duck, or which West Ham line-up 1980-present was strongest (2000-02 - Ed) it's always worth speculating about who ought to be buying who and why.

    • 24 May 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 168,245.46 652 8.00%
2 JPMorgan 156,950.09 679 7.46%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 152,294.90 499 7.24%
4 Barclays 132,419.52 457 6.29%
5 HSBC 114,461.86 531 5.44%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 27,048.84 35 9.45%
2 Citi 17,424.69 42 6.09%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,049.78 51 5.61%
4 UniCredit 14,686.99 63 5.13%
5 Deutsche Bank 14,357.25 46 5.02%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 7,202.01 32 9.30%
2 JPMorgan 6,815.38 29 8.80%
3 UBS 5,503.59 15 7.10%
4 Citi 5,386.55 31 6.95%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,303.27 25 5.55%