• Monte faces uphill struggle in final tier two push

    The last part of Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena’s capital raising plan could also end up being the hardest, after the Italian lender was constrained this week to raising €300m of tier two at an eye-watering coupon rate of 10.5%. Tyler Davies reports.

    18 Jul 2019
  • Pension big beasts stomp into PE territory

    Pension funds, especially Canadian ones, are increasingly direct participants in the largest leveraged buy-outs. They're appearing not just as members of consortia, but also sometimes alone, as in Ontario Teachers' purchase of Trivium, a spin-out from packaging firm Ardagh.

    18 Jul 2019
  • Ithaca buckles on bond terms under investor pressure

    Ithaca Energy, a UK-based oil and gas operator, revised its bond terms to placate investors this week — marking a rare victory for the buy-side in a market that has offered ever weaker protection. Buyers for the bonds had been prepared to swallow Ithaca's original proposals, but demanded a double digit yield to do so, forcing the borrower to back down to hit its target price. Karoliina Liimatainen reports.

    17 Jul 2019
  • Investors prop up Turkish levels despite shocks

    The US has ousted Turkey from the F-35 stealth fighter programme because the country has begun receiving components of the Russian S-400 missile system. Meanwhile, the central bank’s credibility is damaged and an interest rate decision is only a week away. Does the bond market care? It seems not.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • Sunny forecast as FIG market packs its bags

    JP Morgan made an appearance in euros as it came out of earnings blackout this week amid strong market conditions and as the market winds down for the summer. Boosted by the European Central Bank's dovish policy, FIG bankers expect a smooth second half of the year.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • Legal ignorance chills bondholder engagement

    Bondholders are still afraid to form alliances like those in the equity market to pressure issuers to improve their environmental, social and governance performance. They are paralysed by fear of market abuse and competition rules. But there is hope regulators will reassure them.

    • 18 Jul 2019







  • China’s tighter bond rules should be applauded

    China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has tightened regulations on property companies selling bonds in the overseas market. Those with free market instincts ─ including this paper ─ would typically balk at such heavy-handedness. But a tough stance is exactly what the market needs to become sustainable in the long-run.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • Bulky business, bulky risk in annuity insurance

    The UK’s bulk annuity insurers have enjoyed exceptionally strong sales, and are now coming into the market for debt capital. But bond investors should be aware of the risks inherent in the business.

    • 16 Jul 2019

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  • Créd Ag sticks to its strength and shuns grand pretensions

    Crédit Agricole’s corporate and investment bank (CA–CIB) aims to be realistic in how offers value to clients and its parent company. It’s looking to achieve growth without overreaching in unprofitable or less strategic areas, writes David Rothnie.

    • 18 Jul 2019

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  • Private equity for the people

    The biggest pot of money most people will ever have is their pension, so it’s vital that this cash is worked as hard as it can be.

    • 18 Jul 2019
  • AB InBev has few options after pulling Asian IPO

    Anheuser-Busch InBev’s decision to pull the $9.8bn IPO of its Asian business is a classic example of a seller not listening to the views of investors when it comes to valuation.

    • 18 Jul 2019

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All International Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 JPMorgan 227,365.29 1021 8.28%
2 Citi 211,404.92 882 7.70%
3 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 176,375.36 735 6.42%
4 Barclays 164,503.56 674 5.99%
5 HSBC 136,422.24 745 4.97%

Bookrunners of All Syndicated Loans EMEA

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 BNP Paribas 27,431.07 110 7.85%
2 Credit Agricole CIB 25,823.81 106 7.39%
3 JPMorgan 21,834.93 53 6.25%
4 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 21,382.31 54 6.12%
5 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 16,786.71 79 4.80%

Bookrunners of all EMEA ECM Issuance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Morgan Stanley 7,509.08 37 9.67%
2 JPMorgan 7,363.27 46 9.48%
3 Goldman Sachs 6,842.44 35 8.81%
4 Citi 5,763.97 41 7.42%
5 UBS 4,691.07 23 6.04%