• 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
  • EC told to tread slowly on complex green Taxonomy

    The European Commission will adopt its first Sustainable Finance Package on Thursday — draft laws that will begin to implement its strategy in this area. 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.

    • 23 May 2018
  • Buy-side ‘optimistic’ on BTP recovery

    Some investors are optimistic that Italy’s borrowing costs can recover following a rapid rise over the last few days as the spending plans of its likely new government came to light. But they also warned that the picture is rapidly changing — as evidenced by the apparent push-back this week by the Italian president against the proposed candidate for prime minister.

    • 23 May 2018
  • Whirlpool hung out with the washing, M&A uncertainty forces Innogy to pay up

    On Wednesday, US electrical appliance manufacturer Whirlpool became the second investment grade corporate borrower to pull a deal in a week. German energy company Innogy and Whirlpool both found the corporate bond market tough going on Wednesday, despite having employed two-day marketing strategies. Whirlpool, however, took the hardest hit.

    • 23 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

    Italy is speedily progressing towards an unorthodox government, but this should not prevent investors from backing Italian corporates as they prep initial public offerings.

    • 22 May 2018

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  • It’s time to listen to bankers crying wolf

    For much of 2017, corporate bond issuers could be relaxed about when they brought their deals to the market. However, investment bankers kept telling them to hurry up: the first movers would get the best terms.

    • 17 May 2018
  • Don't feign surprise when you miss the obvious

    Sometimes, investors get hit by political events that come out of nowhere. Other times, they walk straight into an oncoming freight train, even though it's blowing its horn at top volume.

    • 17 May 2018

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 164,197.28 637 7.95%
2 JPMorgan 154,023.20 666 7.46%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 148,673.66 492 7.20%
4 Barclays 126,568.82 444 6.13%
5 HSBC 110,180.81 519 5.34%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 25,941.92 30 9.52%
2 Citi 16,837.08 38 6.18%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 15,661.30 47 5.75%
4 Deutsche Bank 14,193.64 44 5.21%
5 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 13,028.84 31 4.78%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Goldman Sachs 6,961.44 31 9.19%
2 JPMorgan 6,815.38 29 8.99%
3 UBS 5,503.59 15 7.26%
4 Citi 5,145.98 30 6.79%
5 Deutsche Bank 4,303.27 25 5.68%